'Parade of Hell' topic of Sunday service
Myron K. Guiler, pastor of the Marietta Bible Center Church, will preach in the 10 a.m. service on Feb. 27. He will conclude his series on the Bible Teaching on Hell. The message for this Sunday will be, "The Parade of Hell."
Joe Offenberger will preach in the 6 p.m. service and show slides of his recent trip to the Philippines.
The mid-week service will be on Wednesday, March 2, with Guiler leading the Bible study.
Guiler will conduct a Bible Study from the Book of Revelations, at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, at Kennonsburg Bible Church.
The Marietta Bible College will begin its spring choir trips on March 4, with a service at the Wagoner Union Church on Glendale Rd., in Marietta. Guiler will preach at the 7 p.m. service.
For more information: 373-5551.
Waterford woman author of novel
Deborah Ruth Malec, of Waterford, Ohio, has joined the ranks of published authors with her first novel, a fiction, Christian, suspense, titled, "Bass Mountain: Cut In Two". Book themes of interest are: West Virginia, coal mines, mountain life, murder, and family. This novel is the first of the planned Madison Family series. Her book is available online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook, and CreateSpace.com. She plans to do some book signings and to sell her book at local libraries and bookstores this Spring/Summer, 2011.
World Day of Prayer in Beverly March 4
World Day of Prayer will be held March 4 at Beverly United Methodist Church in Beverly. The theme, developed by the women of Chile, is "How many loaves have you?" There will be a chili/soup luncheon at noon with the service to begin at 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of women and men of many faith traditions who come together each year on the first Friday of March to observe a common day of prayer.
Series planned on world religions
A series on Christianity and the world religions will be presented at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in February by Pastor Diann O'Bryant, at the Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Avenue, Marietta. The message will be on "Christianity" on Feb. 27.
For more information: 373-1497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Married couples workshop planned
"Expectations: The Good, the Bad, and the Miraculous" Worldwide Marriage Encounter Marriage Workshop will be held from 1 to 5:15 p.m. on March 19 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 506 Fourth St., Marietta. It is open to all married couples, an opportunity for married couples to focus on each other and their relationship.
For more information: (304) 295-4052.
Chili cookoff at Sand Hill church
There will be a chili cook off from 4 to 7 p.m., April 1, at Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno. There will be a free will offering.
For more information: 373-8712.
Dinner to benefit St. Jude hospital
There will be a spaghetti dinner from 2 to 4 p.m., March 20 at the First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth St., sponsored by The Marietta College - Up 'til Dawn Sunday. It is open to the community and college with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Admission is free however donations will be accepted at the door. The event is all you can eat to support those battling catastrophic childhood diseases.
For more information: (740) 255-8054 or email@example.com.
Tea party planned at Sacred Heart
The first High Tea Party event will be held at Sacred Heart Retreat House on Sunday, March 20. Doors open at noon. A variety of finger sandwiches, petit fours, sweets of many kinds, and tea will be served. Doors prizes and music will also be included in the afternoon spring gala. The cost is $8 per person.
To register: (740) 667-0100.
'God has an app for that' topic of GPS
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 5: A New Way to Live." from Colossians 3, 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.
Concert set for
The Joyfulaires will present a concert at 6 p.m., Feb. 27, at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Vincent.
The southern gospel group will soon be celebrating 50 years of spreading God's word in song. The group members include twins, Garry and Jerry Fisher, who are from southern West Virginia.
Lighthouse Baptist Church is located on Ohio 339 between Vincent and Barlow. A. C. Smith is the senior pastor.
For more information: (740) 678-2738.
Giveaway planned at Gilman church
There will be a free lunch and clothing and more give-away at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 12. The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
A chicken noodle bake dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., March 25 at Gilman United Methodist Church. It will be sponsored by the church for a free will offering. The menu will also include green beans, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and beverage.
Ash Wednesday Service at the Gilman United Methodist Church will be at 7 p.m., March 9, at the church. There will be Communion and Imposition of Ashes. The message, entitled "Prayer Walk" will be delivered by Pastor Diann O'Bryant.
Beginning on March 6, there will be a six part message series, delivered by Pastor Diann O'Bryant, at the Gilman United Methodist Church, starting at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. The title of this series is," Dying Words to Live By". March 6, "The Promise"; March 13, " Forgiveness"; March 20, " Compassion"; March 27, " Trust"; April 3, " Understanding"; and April 10," Victory".
Registration for four Lenten Studies entitled,"A Season of Prayer" is still open at the Gilman United Methodist Church. The studies will be available on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning on March 13, or on Mondays at noon beginning on March 14. You may register at the Church, or by calling 373-6478. There will be a modest charge for your study book.The four studies are as follows: "Adventurous Prayer", a Bible Study to renew your skill and methods in the power of prayer; "Traveling the Prayer Paths of Jesus" by John Indermark, helps participants to see new depth in the prayers of Jesus and new ways that all might pray' " The Life of Prayer: Body, Mind, and Soul" by Allan Cole, offers insights on the topic of prayer and describes its spiritual and physical effects; " The Presence Based Church" by Terry Teykl, explores the differences between a performance based church and a prayer based church.
For more information: 373-1497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gathering-alternative worship, wear blue jeans, out of the pews, interactive creative worship, not flashy lights, not loud music, acoustic, relationship not religion.
Meets on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. for a new worship experience in a coffee setting. There will then be a meal together at a local restaurant.
Visit the website for more information: www.thegatheringstoutmemorial.org or find us on Facebook.
The Gathering takes place in the Gathering Space at Stout Memorial UMC, 3329 Broad St., Parkersburg.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church will host a special service of worship on March 9, Ash Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The service is designed by the recovery community of the parish especially for people who are a part of Twelve Step programs, but it is open to all interested persons. In this first service of the season of repentance, the focus will be on the Fourth and Fifth Steps. In place of a sermon, those in attendance will be invited to share their experience, strength, and hope with others. Any who wish may receive ashes on their foreheads as a sign of their mortality and their acceptance of a power greater than themselves. Holy Communion will also be offered.
The parish is working to discover ways of ministering with and among people in the Recovery Community in the Mid-Ohio Valley, especially those who are not affiliated with a church. Anyone who would like to be a part of building such a ministry should contact David R. at (740) 525-9948.