Church to host annual dinner Sunday
Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, will be having its annual Thanksgiving Holiday dinner Sunday evening Nov. 21. The public is welcome to join us. The evening begins at 6 p.m. at the church and includes dinner, special music, a skit by our youth, a Thanksgiving message and fellowship.
For more information: 373-5406.
Thanksgiving Eve service at Sand Hill
There will be a community-wide Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno. Pastor Richard Poole of the Reno Christian Church will be presenting the message with Pastor Paul Morton of the Valley View Baptist Church and Pastor Wendy Erb of the Sand Hill United Methodist Church assisting in worship. The community is invited to the combined service.
For more information: Wendy Erb at 373-8712.
Bible Center service for Thanksgiving
Marietta Bible Center Church will have a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in commemoration of Thanksgiving Day. The Marietta Bible College Choir will sing, along with the Ladies Ensemble. Myron K. Guiler, pastor of the church, will bring a Thanksgiving message.
A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served after the service for all who attend.
On Sunday evening, the Marietta Bible College Choir will travel to Huntington, W.Va., for a service at the Buffalo Valley Baptist Church. Pastor Guiler will preach that evening as well as Monday and Tuesday evenings. Tim Jaynes, one of the teachers in the Bible College, is the pastor.
Joe Offenberger will preach at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the mid-week service.
For more information: 373-5551.
Service offered to 12 step program
A Thanksgiving Service for persons in 12 Step recovery programs and their supporters will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the parish hall of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. The service will feature biblical readings, song, and prayer focused on giving thanks for recovery from addictions by means of the Twelve Steps. It will be a relaxed and casual gathering. Coffee and dessert will be served.
Anyone associated with Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, or any other such program are especially invited to attend. Friends and supporters are also welcome, as are any others who simply want to express their own thanksgivings.
For more information: David Ruppe (740) 525-9948.
School of Apostles offered in Reno
The Family Worship Center on Ohio 7 in Reno will host the School of Apostles & Prophets at 7 p.m., Nov. 20. Apostle Charles Hall's guest this month is Prophet Steve Kekes for praise and worship, Vessels of Lights, Dancing Angels.
There will also be a revival at 7 p.m., Nov. 26 and 27, with other services announced nightly.
For more information: 373-3400.
Open Door Baptist to hold services
Open Door Baptist, 301 Franklin St., Marietta, is celebrating "A Month of Thanksgiving" at the church, focusing on all that we have to be thankful for, each Sunday in November. "Being Thankful" can sometimes be difficult to express, but each Sunday morning in November, Pastor Kapple will cover, "The Top Things We Have To Be Thankful For." This Sunday will focus on being thankful for a God who loves us.
The public is invited to attend the services, which will be held throughout the month of November each Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Norwood church seeks help with meal
Help will be needed to deliver the community Thanksgiving dinners for Norwood United Methodist Church and a meeting for volunteers will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Family Activities Center at the church. Volunteers are asked to come and sign up to help deliver dinners, pick up those needing transportation and go over some tips and have questions answered. Help will also be needed in the kitchen and to help set up and clean up after the dinner. The church is at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Colegate Drive.
For more information or to donate money to help pay for food: 374-5606.
Contemporary service in Tunnel
Contemporary Worship Service at Tunnel United Methodist Church - Gather, Praise, Seek (GPS) will be held from 11:15 to noon Sunday. Pastor Richard Thomas will be continuing a series on the Lord's Prayer and will lead informal discussion. All are welcome to this time of contemporary Christian music, worship, seeking and fellowship. Tunnel Church is located on Ohio 550 at Tunnel, 4 miles west of Marietta.
For more information: (740) 423-5519.
Relay for Life team hosts dinner
Tunnel Relay for Life team will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner Sunday at Tunnel United Methodist Church, serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring turkey, stuffing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other trimmings including homemade desserts. Cost is donation, with all donations going to Relay for Life (American Cancer Society). Tunnel Church is located on State Route 550 at Tunnel, 4 miles west of Marietta.
For more information: (740) 373-3744
Christmas concert planned at Stout
"Christmas at the Keyboards: A Program of Seasonal and Sacred Music," will be presented by Jane Kincheloe Wilfong, piano, and Jan Powers Corrothers, organ/piano, on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, 34th and Broad Street, Parkersburg. Admission is free to the public.
Craft show set for Vienna church
Try Again Homes and City Soul Ministries is partnering to sponsor a craft show at the church, 1101 46th Street in Vienna, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec.11. A variety of crafts and food will be available for purchase that day. Proceeds will go to purchase Christmas presents for Try Again's foster children and to support children and youth ministries at City Soul. Admission price is a voluntary $1 donation.
Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of 34th and Broad streets, is sponsoring an evening worship experience on Sundays at 5 p.m. in the The Gathering Space (church front entrance area). The basic elements of worship at the Gathering include a scripturally based relevant message, music, contemplative prayer and music.
For more information: thegatheringstoutmemorial.org
Meeting on mission work planned
Anyone interested in learning more about mission work through the Volunteers in Mission program of the United Methodist Church is invited to a special meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 in the sanctuary at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of 34th and Broad streets.
Guest speakers will be Jeff Porter of Huntington and Steve Nicely of Parkersburg. Both have participated in programs through VIM.
Auditions for MOVP musical next week
Auditions for the Mid-Ohio Valley Players production of the musical "Smoke on the Mountain," written by Constance Ray, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21-23, at the Players Theatre, 227 Putnam St., Marietta.
Three women and four men, ages 18 through 65, are needed for the play, a Southern bluegrass gospel musical set on a Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, N.C., in 1938. Those auditioning must play an acoustic instrument, sing and act. Individuals must bring their own instruments; a piece will be provided.
Performance dates are March 4-5, 11-13 and 18-19.
For more information: (304) 428-6528 or 740-373-3023.
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