Gospel sing at
Leavitt's in Belpre
Leavitt Funeral Home, 801 Victor St., Belpre, will be having its annual gospel sing from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home.
Musical groups performing will be the Gospelaires, Redeemed and Mission Trio. There will also be Pioneer Antique Auto Club car display, and the Pioneer Antique Power Association display.
There will be free food and drinks and a tent provided for shade. This year's gospel sing is dedicated to the memory of Sandy Richards.
For more information: (740) 423-6326.
Feast day of
St. Francis Monday
The feast day of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, is Monday. This year Hills United Methodist Church in conjunction with the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley will have a Blessing of the Animals service to celebrate the importance of animals in our lives. The public is invited to the 7 p.m. service at the Humane Shelter, 80 Mount Tom Rd, in Marietta. A donation of one item would be appreciated: dog or cat food, litter, toys, cleaning supplies, collars are all needed and welcomed. The public is also invited to bring a photo of their own pet(s), a favorite toy, blanket, or stuffed animal to be blessed.
Refreshments will be served and information will be available for those wishing to learn more about the shelter. The shelter will be open for adoptions after the service.
For more information: contact Pastor Jeff Walker at 740-525-2892.
at Vienna Baptist
Vienna Baptist Church will host Maximum Marriage Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, with speaker Dr. Tim Alan Gardner. The event is open to couples of all ages.
The weekend will consist of four sessions on Saturday, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided Saturday. The cost is $6 per person for the Saturday sessions.
Gardner will also preach at the church at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 3. The church is located at 3401 Grand Central Ave., Vienna.
For more information: (304) 295-4578 or email@example.com.
Three-night revival at 'The Knob'
Point Pleasant Christian Union Church (also known as "The Knob") on Shay Ridge Road will be holding a three-night revival on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
There will be special music each night. Asst. Pastor Jim Scott will be bringing the message. Everyone is invited to come out for a night of worship and hearing God's Word. Host Pastor is Pastor George Hoskins.
Country store, lunch at Gilman church
A country store and luncheon is scheduled for 10 a. M. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will include soup, sandwiches, dessert, and beverages.
Crafts, attic treasures, baked goods, and soup by the quart, will be available for sale. The event is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
For more information: 373-1497.
Roundup Sunday at Harmar Hill church
A RoundUp Sunday will be held Oct. 10 at HarborSite Baptist Church on Harmar Hill at 10 a.m. Pastor Don Arbuckle and the congregation of HarborSite would like to invite the community to a special Western Round Up Day. Preaching by Pastor Arbuckle, special music, western dress, Bar-B-Q lunch, and horse rides for the children and teens; 115 Victory Place (former Fairview Elementary school).
For more information: 374-2924
St. Mary Parish
festival Oct. 10
St. Mary Catholic Church in Marietta Parish annual festival will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, with a chicken dinner, at St. Mary Catholic School, Third Street, Marietta, with all proceeds to benefit the school. There will be a country store, silent auction, basket auction, activities for children including a puppet show, raffle with grand prize of $1000.
For more information: (740) 374-2622, 350-0021, 374-7306 or www.stmarysmarietta.org/festival.
Grace Fellowship adds bible school
Great Grace Fellowship added a weekly bible school to its weekly Christian fellowship, which started Sunday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Betsey Mills Club.
The bible school will last for seven weekly sessions through Oct. 31. People attending the classes can receive either a Certificate of Attendance, or Certificate of Completion, depending upon number of classes attended.
There's no charge for attending the fellowship and classes; weekly offering is received to help cover expenses. Chris and Sandy Longgrear invite the public.
Country fair, quilt raffle at Putnam
A country fair and quilt raffle will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Putnam Congregational Church, 707 Masonic Park Road, Devola.
Lunch of sloppy Joes, hot chicken sandwiches, cole slaw, pie, cake and beverages and homemade vegetable soup will be $4.50 a quart (call 374-7229 with orders). There will also be a bake table and miscellaneous gifts.
The quilt to be raffled is "IRIS GARDEN," 72 x 90, crossed stitched in many colors, and hand quilted. The drawing will be at the country fair at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Putnam Church members.
The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta is hosting a new evening worship service from 7 to 8 p.m. one Friday per month. Entitled "Soulful Sundown," the services are open to all, but will be focused on youth and young adults.
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between the ages of 18 and 35 and other spiritual seekers.
The Rev. Kat Hawbaker and a worship team will offer live music and multi-media format reflections from many sources with a sharing circle format and refreshments after the service. Child care is provided during the service, which will be from 7 to 8 p.m. The church is located at Third and Putnam streets in Marietta.
Upcoming worship services are scheduled as follows:
"Music That Moves Us" will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. - We all have favorite music that calls us to a sense of where we come from, who we are, and what we stand for. Music calls us to stand for what we believe and express our deepest values. A Musical Coffee House follows the service from 8 to 10 p.m., musicians and poets welcome.
Sarahsville United Methodist Church will be celebrating the 185th Anniversary of the church on Saturday, Oct. 16 with a homecoming at the church located at the corner of Main and Mille, Sarahsville, Ohio. Festivities to begin at 11 a.m., with lunch to be served in Fellowship Hall, and 1 p.m. "The Gospel H.I.M.S. (He Is My Savior)" will sing. The history of the church will be on display.
For more information: (740) 732-5013.
"The World Wide Web" will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. - Community is shaped by connections, loyalties and affinities throughout our lives. We are touched by everyone we meet. How do we create meaning in this interdependent web of existence? Where do we find community that sustains us and helps us grow?
The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta is hosting a new evening worship service from 7 to 8 p.m. one Friday per month. Entitled "Soulful Sundown," the services are open to all, but will be focused on youth and young adults (18-35) and other spiritual seekers.
The Rev. Kat Hawbaker and a worship team will offer live music and multi-media format reflections from many sources with a sharing circle format and refreshments after the service. Child care is provided during the service (7 to 8 p.m.). The church is located at Third & Putnam Streets in Marietta.
Upcoming worship services are scheduled as follows: 7 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Oct.15 , "Music That Moves Us"; 8 to 10 p.m., musical coffee house follows the service, musicians and poets welcome.
From 7 to 8 p.m., Friday Nov. 19, "The World Wide Web"
The First Presbyterian Church of Marietta will be having a Chapel Organ Dedication and Recital at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 10.
Earlier this year, the church was able to replace the original organ in the Chapel with an Allen Renaissance Organ, thanks to the gifts of the Virginia Noe Endowment Fund. Her foresight and her gift are enabling the church to upgrade and maintain our treasured musical instruments.
The Organ is a 29 stop two manual console. The console contains four different organs; American Classic, English Cathedral, French Romantic, and Neo-Baroque. This allows for greater musical expression.
The Service will include a program of sacred music performed by Kathy Buckley and Peter Sour. Selections to be performed include works of Bach, Brahms, Peeters and others.
Please join the Worship and Music Commission in this joyful time as we dedicate this new musical instrument. The Church is located at the corner of Fourth and Wooster Streets in Marietta. The program is free and open to the public.
St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Fulda annual sauerkraut dinner will be held after 9 a.m. Mass, Sunday, Oct. 31. Dinners will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carryout dinners will be available. There will be bingo, crafts, 50/50 drawing, cornhole, weather permitting, in the afternoon. The church is located on Noble County 15 in Fulda, off Ohio 564, 6 miles east of Caldwell. Signs will be posted.
For more information: (740) 732-4576.
The Little Hocking United Methodist Men will be holding an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 6:30 to11 a.m., Oct. 16. Donations are accepted and everyone is welcome. The church is located on the corner of Federal Road and Ohio 124, Little Hocking, Oh.
For more information: (740) 989-2429.
On Sunday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m., Pastor Myron K. Guiler, of the Marietta Bible Center Church will preach. He will begin a new series based on the Book of Genesis. His message for this week will be, "In the Beginning, God created th Heaven and the Earth".
Pastor A. C. Smith will be preaching at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Vincent, Ohio, on "The Fiery Furnaces of Life" from Daniel 3. This is part of a series of practical sermons from the book of Daniel. The church is located on Ohio 339, between the villages of Vincent an Barlow.
For more information: (740) 678-2738.
The Mid Ohio Valley Health Ministry Council, a non-profit organization funded by Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund and in collaboration with Marietta Memorial Hospital, is presenting an interfaith program to introduce church clergy, healthcare professionals and lay volunteers to Health Ministry.
The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the South Pavilion Conference room at Marietta Memorial Hospital, 400 Matthew St., Marietta. This is a program open to all who have an interest in the service of the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being of your community. Designed for contact hours for RN's and counselors.
Presenters are Sharon Becker, RN, coordinator of Health Ministry and the Rev. Craig Schneider, M.Div., BCC, United Methodist Pastor and Special Care coordinator, both at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. There will be a panel of three to provide discussion of different health ministry models.
While the program is offered at no charge, a free-will offering will be appreciated and used to offset some of the expenses. Lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is Oct. 20, and seating limited.
To register or for more information: Carol White at (740) 585-2378 or (740) 706-1450 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Let's Talk Turkey: Getting Real About the Aging Process" is a free session open to the public provided through the FaithLink program. FaithLink provides an opportunity for getting answers and resources to deal with questions regarding the concerns and care of an elderly loved one.
Speakers are Missy Righter and Lisa Bettoli, both familiar with decisions that need to be made for the in-home care of people who are elderly and becoming less independent.
The LinkUp will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at the corner of 11th and Market streets in Parkersburg. Plenty of parking is available. Signs will indicate which door to enter.
FaithLink is a program of the Volunteer Action Center and a part of the National Faith in Action Network offering volunteer assistance to those trying to maintain their independence but are without adequate resources.
For more information: (304) 424-3457.