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Religion

Jainism: A tradition of non-violence

Paryushana-parva is the holiest period of the year for the followers of the Jain faith. In 2019, that eight-day period is Aug. 28 through Sept. 3. Jainism is an ancient religion of India; its origins trace from millions of years ago up to the 24th leader, Mahavira, who lived in 500 BCE. At ...

Freedom of religion-an interfaith perspective

Freedom of religion – an interfaith perspective July 4 marks our declaration of independence. Our founding fathers then formulated the United States Constitution and its first ten amendments to bring the ideals of that declaration into reality. The First Amendment guarantees the right of ...

Rev. Thomas to retire after more than 46 years of ministry

Reverend Richard Thomas is retiring from the pulpit after more than 46 years of ministry. He has been the minister in 18 United Methodist churches in Ohio, six UM churches in Indiana, and two Presbyterian churches in Missouri. He has served the past 13 years at the Tunnel-Warren Chapel Charge ...

The gift of truly letting go

Last month, I wrote of my sadness that bluebirds had not built a nest in our bluebird house for over two years. In early spring, I went through a series of disappointments each time a pair of bluebirds explored our birdhouse but didn’t stay. Then God gave me another perspective. Instead of ...

Reflections for the new year

Have you ever pondered all that has happened in the course of one year? I often do, especially as a new year is about to begin. As 2018 comes to a close, I look back at both its joys and challenges. Things like being sick with influenza, finishing my thesis and successfully defending it come ...

Remember the reason for this holiday season

As families prepare for Christmas, colorful lights twinkle in night’s darkness while plastic Santa Claus figures, waving snowmen and an occasional nativity scene sit on lawns. Gifts will be wrapped in colorful paper and placed under lighted trees decorated with ornaments which sparkle amongst ...

Parliament of religions gives new perspective on Christmas

My routine requires leaving the house very early. During these winter months, only the clock tells me it’s morning; otherwise, I’m truly in the dark. There’s a small stoop before three steps into the garage where I stand to reach for the garage light. After closing the door to the house ...

The crimson power of the Lord

Several months ago, a dear friend’s husband was experiencing growing fatigue, along with bouts of breathing difficulties. After being put through various tests it was discovered that he was losing blood. Thanking the Lord, his situation was surgically corrected. This is a situation that, if ...

Religion calendar

Saturday - “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday - Our Lady of Mercy Church sausage and pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov. 18, at the church, ...

First Baptist Church of Marietta to host Creation Seminar

Was there a big bang? What happened to dinosaurs? First Baptist Church of Marietta will host a Creation Seminar from Oct. 14 to 17 to address these and other questions about the earth’s creation. Dr. Grady McMurtry from Creation Worldview Ministries, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, will ...

Round up

Fall clothing giveaway at Gilman UMC It’s time to start your fall cleaning and bring in those clothes that don’t fit and items you don’t use, want or need – and donate them to the Gilman United Methodist Church “Fall Clothing and More Give-Away and Community Lunch.” Gilman UMW ...

Calendar

Saturday - Annual Gilman United Methodist Women (UMW) Fall Bazaar & Luncheon, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta; luncheon includes soup, sandwich, beverage and dessert; also selling crafts, baked goods and attic treasures. - ...

Spotlight on Twin Rivers Baptist Church

A Fall Sunday School campaign at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple, kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 23. A balloon launch was held. The Sunday school campaign will continue through Oct. 21. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday of the campaign with a short opening ...

Musician McKnight to perform at UU Church

Folk artist Andrew McKnight will present a special music service, “The Gifts in Our Genes,” on Sunday, Sept. 23, at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, located on the corners of Third and Putnam streets in Marietta. The service begins at 11 a.m. in the church ...

Awana program at Twin Rivers Baptist Church

The Awana program for 2018-19 at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple, began Wednesday, Sept. 19, and will continue throughout the school year, ending in May. The opening session for this year’s Awana program will feature special activities, including inflatables, games and ...

St. Mary Catholic will hold its annual Fall Fest

St. Mary Catholic School will hold its Fall Festival from Sept. 28 to 30 with all activities being held in the Monsignor Kakascik Parish Center of the school. Friday evening, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., will be an adult evening out. A $60 ticket admits 2 (two) for the House of Wines food/wine ...

Spaghetti dinner to help sponsor teens on mission trip

To sponsor Courtney and Dava Clark on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, Watertown Presbyterian Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Watertown Fire Department on Ohio 676. The two completed a similar trip in 2016. The girls are member of 5th ...

Round up

Gospel Mission pantry fundraiser A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Evergreen Community Center (behind Hadley Funeral Home - Reno Chapel). The event is a fundraiser for the Gospel Mission. On the menu will be homemade spaghetti sauce (Don ...

Religion calendar

Saturday ¯ “Wayside Fall Craft and Vendor Fair,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 29, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna; interested vendors should email djarcher@wgu.edu for an application; concessions by Wayside youth. ¯ Marietta First Church of the ...