Free community dinner to be served
A free community dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Norwood United Methodist Church. The meal will consist of choice of sandwich (meat or cheese), fruit salad, potato salad, dessert and beverage. Anyone may come and enjoy these monthly meals and good Christian fellowship. The church is located on the corner of Oakwood Ave and Colegate Drive (one block up from Greene Street). Free community meals are offered by the church every third Friday of the month as part of the church's Outreach Ministries.
For more information: (740) 374-5606.
Waterford church to hold ice cream social
Waterford Methodist Church's annual ice cream social will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 25, in the church parking lot. Musical entertainment will be by Mike and Sienna Stocky, Zane Kesselring, The Sunderman family, and the Earl Wagner Band. Bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the social will be held in the church basement.
Potluck Hymn Sing set for Lowell
Everyone is welcome to attend a Potluck Hymn Sing on Sunday, July 11, on Buell Island in Lowell. The potluck picnic will begin at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Special musical guest will be Eternity, a youth choir and band from United Methodist Church in Duncan Falls, Ohio. Bring a covered dish to share and your lawn chairs. The evening is sponsored by Lowell Ecumenical Cooperative.
For more information: Pastor Don Hart at (740) 896-3047.
Church to celebrate 138th homecoming
Center Valley Baptist Church will be celebrating its 138th Homecoming on Sunday, July 18.
Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m., morning worship will be at 11 a.m., a dinner will be served at noon and special music will be at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The church is five miles north of Newport, beside Frontier High School.
Message to focus on staying connected
Pastor Terry Schmelzenbach of First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road in Marietta, is continuing his series of sermons on, "Now What." This week's message will focus on being diligent and challenging your faith, staying connected, staying centered, and staying confident in your faith.
Independence Day message
Myron K. Guiler, pastor of the Marietta Bible Center Church, will preach the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, July 4. He will bring a special message because of the celebration of Independence Day. Included in the service will be patriotic music and activities. Following the service, the congregation will enjoy an all-American picnic together.
The Sunday evening service will be at 6 p.m. Nationally known children's evangelist, Charlie Chan, will be the speaker. He will present his plans for the week-long Vacation Bible School, which he will lead.
VBS will be held Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The program will include games, music, Bible lessons and refreshments. The young people of the community are invited to attend.
Guiler will preach at a special evangelist meeting at the Beaver Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Monday, July 5. A special invitation is extended to the Amish community. The church is near Batesville, Ohio, just south of Ohio 78 on Ohio 513.
For transportation to the VBS program or other information about the ministries and services of the Marietta Bible Center Church should call (740) 373-5551.
First United Methodist Church of Parkersburg will host its third annual barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 17. The barbecue is free to all community members. There will be free food, free games, and live entertainment. Everyone is welcome.
For more information: Judy Long, church secretary, at (304) 428-0111.