Free luncheon each Wednesday
The Daily Bread Kitchen will be serving the weekly free luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The menu will also include vegetables, fruit, garlic bread and a dessert at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 312 Franklin St., Marietta. This weekly luncheon is sponsored by St. Marys Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. The Daily Bread Kitchen is open each Wednesday with a different menu. All are Welcome.
Methodist men to hold breakfast
The Tunnel United Methodist Men will hold their breakfast meeting on Feb. 13 at 8 a.m. All interested men are invited to attend.
Empty Bowls in Belpre Feb. 19
Empty Bowls, a free community meal for the area hungry, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Feb. 19 at St. Marks United Methodist Church at 302 Maple St., Belpre.
Baptist church offers free soup or chili
Everyone is invited to the North Hills Baptist Church free annual soup/chili meal on March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Along with the soup/chili, there will be bread, dessert and drink. The church is located at 100 Colegate Woods Drive in Marietta; www.northhillsbaptistchurch.org.
Soup supper at Sand Hill March 4
There will be a soup supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on March 4 at Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno. There will be a free will offering; 373-8712.
Chili cook-off set for Sand Hill church
Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno will have a chili cook off from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 1. There will be a free will offering; 373-8712.
Free spaghetti dinner at Norwood
The community is invited to enjoy a free spaghetti dinner on Feb. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Norwood United Methodist Church. The menu will include spaghetti with sauce, tossed salad, bread, salad, beverage and dessert. The meal is free and open to any family or individual who wants to enjoy a hot meal and Christian fellowship. Parking is available off the alley behind the church located at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Colegate Drive in Marietta. The church offers a free community dinner as part of their Outreach Ministry on the third of every month.
GPS service at Tunnel Methodist
Contemporary Service at Tunnel United Methodist Church - Gather, Praise, Seek (GPS) will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon Sunday. There will be light refreshments at 11 a.m. with worship following. Pastor Richard Thomas will be speaking on the topic, "God Has an App for That" Part 3: "A New You." 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, call (740) 423-5519.
Dark side of eternity topic of sermon
Myron K. Guiler, pastor of the Marietta Bible Center Church will continue his special series on "The Dark Side of Eternity" at the 10 a.m. Feb. 13 service. This series is on the Bible teaching on hell. This Sunday's message will be "The Place Called Hell." This series will continue through February with a message on Feb. 20 entitled "The Torments of Hell" and "The Parade of Hell" on Feb. 27. Guiler will also preach at the 6 p.m. service on Sunday.
Joe Offenberger continues his ministry in the Philippines. This week he will teach Bible college classes in Manila. In addition to his teaching and preaching in churches, he also spoke to a reunion of Marietta Bible College graduates who are serving in the Philippines. He will return to the U.S. on Feb. 14.
Guiler will lead the Bible study at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9.
He will continue his Bible lessons on the book of Revelation at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Bible Church.
For more information: 373-5551.
Chili cook-off for Haiti planned
The First United Methodist Church in Williamstown is inviting cooks and tasters for their Second Chili Cook-Off for Haiti on Feb. 19. There are several categories for the competition including traditional chili and alternative chili. There will also be a special competition for dessert. Donations are accepted at the door. There will be a People's Choice Award and a Judges' Choice Award. Competition begins at 5 p.m. Hot dogs will also be provided for $1. For more information, call the church at: 304-375-6386. Contestants are asked to register for the cook-off before Feb. 16. Registration forms are available at the church.
From local reports