LaVerne and Edith Tripp
Valley Harvest to host song revival
LaVerne and Edith Tripp will perform a song revival at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 30, at Valley Harvest at Vincent, on Ohio 339 in Vincent.
Tripp joined the world-famous Blue Ridge Quartet in 1960. For seven years, he sang lead with this group and led them to unprecedented success. During this period, he wrote and recorded three consecutive No. 1 songs and was voted male vocalist of the year, and his song, "I Know," was song of the year. He was nominated eight times for the Dove Award. At the pinnacle of the group's success, he decided to become an evangelist.
The couple hosted the Praise the Lord program on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Over the past 35 years of ministry, Tripp has traveled around the world, built Bible schools, churches, children's homes, and is the soul sponsor of 300 children adopted in India.
In 2001, CCMA presented Tripp with the Living Legend Award at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. CCMA also awarded him for his No. 1 song, "A Bible And A Bus Ticket Home," from the project, We Will Rise Above It All.
Tripp just released his 79th full-length recording, entitled, "Foundation Stones."
Lighthouse Baptist begins new series
Pastor A. C. Smith is beginning a series of messages on "Heaven" at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 23, at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Vincent.
Among the topics to be presented are, "What Happens When You Die?" "What is Heaven Like?" "What About Eternity?" and "What Will We Do in Eternity?"
For more information: (740) 678-2738. The church is on Ohio 339, between Vincent and Barlow.
Bible Center to offer message to grads
Pastor Myron Guiler, of the Marietta Bible Center church, will preach in the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, May 23. The Marietta Bible College choice, along with the ladies ensemble, will present special music during the service. Guiler will preach a message directed to the students who are graduating.
At 2 p.m., the Marietta Bible College will hold its 32nd graduation. In addition, several students will receive special awards.
Joe Offenberger will preach in the 6 p.m. service.
For more information about the ministry and services of Marietta Bible Center Church: (740) 373-5551.
Evangelist to offer services in Marietta
Evangelist Sam Gipp will conduct special services from May 30 to June 2 at Marietta Baptist Temple. Sunday's (May 30) services will be at 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. Services Monday through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
For more information: Pastor Don Teubert at 374-4047. The church is two miles out Caywood Road off Ohio 26.
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Yard sale will span 12 miles
A 12-mile yard sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5. The sale starts in Friendly, W.Va., up Friendly Hill Road, Dancers Lane and out Sellers Park to West Virginia 18.
There will be food stands along the way and the sale is sponsored by Hope Fellowship Church in Friendly. There is a $5 donation for set up.
For more information: (304) 652-6201.
Guitarist to perform at Marietta church
World renowned classical guitarist, Ana Vidovic, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. All proceeds will go toward Washington County food pantries.
For ticket information: 373-5741.
OVU to present Bible class training
Ohio Valley University's Church Relations department will present an area-wide Bible class teacher training workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, on OVU's main campus. The cost is $25 per person and lunch is included. Six speakers from Texas will give presentations.
The workshop is hosted in conjunction with the nationally-known Christian Education Association in Fort Worth, Texas. The -day long event will consist of intense and practical workshop sessions that have been developed especially for today's Bible class teachers. Pre-register online at www.ovu.edu/teacherworkshop.
For more information or to pre-register: (304) 865-6025.
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VIENNA, W.Va. - Jim Bullock, Ohio Valley University vice president for academic affairs, is serving as an Advanced Placement Reader for the 2010 Advanced Placement Program and Educational Testing Service from June 11 to 17 in Louisville, Kentucky.
This marks the seventh time that Bullock has participated as an AP Reader.
"I consider reading the AP exams in English literature one of the more important things I do each year," said Bullock. "It provides me a way to gauge the writing skills of the incoming class of college freshman students, as well as provide a service to those students in evaluating their efforts in taking the exam."
There will be a pasta dinner fundraiser for the Secret Santa Program from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, in the fellowship hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third St., Marietta.
The meal includes a choice of meat sauce or vegetarian sauce on pasta, salad, bread, dessert and drink. To-go containers will also be provided for take-out meals.
Tickets are $6 or $3 for children under age 5 and will be sold at the door and at Washington-Morgan Community Action at 218 Putnam St. Tickets for the country store will be $4 for $15 tickets. Quilt raffle tickets will be $1 each or six for $5.
The Secret Santa Program is a supplemental gift program that matches children of underprivileged families of Washington County with generous donors in the community willing to provide Christmas gifts. The money raised with the event will be used to buy gifts for children who do not receive community sponsors.
For more information: Catherine Rees at (740) 373-3745, ext. 315.
The Rev. Phillip A. Ross will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday at First Baptist Church in Marietta. His Pentecost message, titled, "The Birth of Meaning," will be based on Acts 2:1-12, and will include some of his testimony.
Ross has published 12 books of biblical exposition and has been in the ministry for 30 years.
Ohio Valley University will host the 2nd annual Gospel Quartet Concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Alumni Gymnasium on the main campus. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m.
The concert will feature the following singing groups: Brothers, Father and Son, The Harmony Four, One-A-Chord, Vocal-A-Chord and a special appearance by OVU's A Cappella vocal group, Express.
Admission to the concert is $5 per person and concessions will be available. Tapes and CD's will also be available.
For more information: Tom Butterfield at (304) 210-4046 or Kim Haynes at (304) 865-6025.
Country gospel recording artist Ruthie Dunn will be singing at The Lowgap Church Revival at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20. The church is in Wileyville, West Virginia, just off West Virginia 7. The Rev. Frank Conley will be speaking . Pastor Lasure and wife, Bertha, welcomes everyone.
Dunn and others will be also be singing at 7 p.m. June 4 at the Rev. Darrell Cramer's Church up on Indian Creek just out of Blue, West Virginia. Everyone is welcome.
Chris and Sandy Longgrear invites the public to experience "Great-Grace Fellowship," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday evenings at the Betsey Mills Club, Fourth and Putnam streets, Marietta.
This is a weekly time of Bible teaching on the New Testament, musical worship, encouragement from the Spirit of God, fellowship, prayer for personal needs, time to relax in the presence of the Lord, and food. Dress code is casual.
"Galactic Blast" is the theme of Vacation Bible School at Belpre Heights United Methodist Church on Clement Avenue in Belpre. The VBS will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. from June 13 to 16. All children up to sixth grade are invited.
Vacation Bible School at Barlow Presbyterian Church will be 6 to 7:45 p.m. June 21 to 25.
To pre-register: Dee Heiss at (740) 678-2610.
First Presbyterian Church and Christ United Methodist Church are teaming up for a week of Vacation Bible School. "Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 26 to 30, at 501 Fourth St., Marietta.
Children ages 3 through fifth grade will experience fun, hands on Bible time events. Each day the children can be come part of history as they see, hear, touch and taste what it was like to live in Pharaoh's empire. They will explore Marketplace shops, visit Joseph (who's in Pharaoh's prison then gets promoted to Pharaoh's palace), take part in games, dance to lively Bible songs and sample tasty tidbits as they discover more about how God was with Joseph in good times and bad.
Registration forms are available at either church.
Grand Central Church of Christ, 5805 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va., is having an end of school carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The event is open to the public.
For more information: (304) 295-5116.
Grand Central Church of Christ, 5805 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va., will be holding a Vacation Bible School from June 27 to 30. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, continuing Monday through Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. each evening. This year's theme is, "Egypt: Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace." Everyone is invited.
For more information: (304) 295-5116.