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Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church

November 19, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Nestled between a couple of hillsides just south of Williamstown, near the stream for which it was named, Williams Creek Baptist Church stands on a 26-acre tract of former farmland. more »»

 
 
 
Decatur church is small and active

November 12, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING—Pots of slow-churned apple butter bubbled over open flames in the Decatur United Methodist Church parking lot Tuesday mornin. more »»

‘Caring’ church full of history

November 8, 2014 Nearly two centuries have passed since a group of Baptists “met in the Easterly part of Marietta and joined ourselves into a church,” according to a plaque mounted on a wall of the First Baptist... more »»

The little house of worship

October 31, 2014 TORCH—Nestled in a field, just off a busily traveled highway in Athens County, Janice Middleton and her husband, Lloyd, planted a mustard seed. more »»

The Unitarians

October 30, 2014 Built in 1855 by John Slocomb, the First Unitarian Universalist Church has stood at the corner of Putnam and Third streets as one of only a few Gothic styles of architecture in town. more »»

Historic St. Mark’s church

October 23, 2014 BELPRE—When St. Mark’s United Methodist Church was formed in the 1800s, it was known as Lewis Chapel. “Historically, the church started with just a gathering of people,” said Pastor Dave Hubbard. more »»

130 years in city; roots in Harmar

October 18, 2014 Looking at the modern brick building on the corner of Sixth and Washington streets, it may be difficult to believe the Church of Christ congregation recently celebrated 100 years at that location. more »»

Small, rural-based, family friendly

October 7, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS—Driving on Ohio 7 toward New Matamoras, a motorist would probably miss the Center Valley Baptist Church because of its seclusion behind the tree line, but its presence in its community... more »»

2 churches thrive as 1

September 25, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING—Before St. Ambrose Catholic Church was on School House Road in Little Hocking, it was in two locations. more »»

New church opening soon

September 12, 2014 In the church that used to house the Family Worship Center in Reno, a new church is forming and nearly ready to hold services next week. more »»

Church’s roots in 1840s

September 3, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Amid skirmishes between early pioneers and Native Americans, the Bethel Presbyterian Church, mother congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Williamstown, was formed. more »»

Restored church thriving

August 27, 2014 BEAVERTOWN—Perched high above The Ohio River—just south of New Matamoras in Beavertown—the once abandoned Parr Hill Community Church is now a thriving place of worship thanks to community efforts to... more »»

Norwood church’s history tied to community

August 23, 2014 Daily at noon the sound of chimes playing traditional Christian music drifts through the neighborhood surrounding the Norwood United Methodist Church in Marietta. more »»

Twin Rivers Baptist finally finds home

August 16, 2014 Hidden back from Ohio 821 at 110 D.A.V. Road lies Twin Rivers Baptist Church which was founded nearly 20 years ago. more »»

First Presbyterian in Marietta celebrating 150 years

July 11, 2014 Since the late 1890s, the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta has called Fourth and Wooster streets its home. Pastor David R. more »»

Newport Baptist Church

July 3, 2014 NEWPORT—The Newport Baptist Church, 255 Greene St., was built little by little over the years. more »»

Where We Worship: Williamstown Methodist

June 28, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—After frequent floods and a desire to move to higher ground, a new Methodist church building was built in 1912 for Williamstown residents at the corner of Fifth and Louisa streets (now... more »»

Church started as a storefront

June 19, 2014 Though the church was founded in the 1930s, Marietta’s First Church of the Nazarene didn’t always sit at the corner of Colegate Drive and Millcreek Road. more »»

Church soon will be history

June 12, 2014 The Marietta Seventh-day Adventist Church, which has graced Fourth Street since the 1800s, will soon no longer be a practicing church building and will eventually be torn down. more »»

A constant in the Reno area

June 5, 2014 On Feb. 11, 1872, Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno held its first service in the then-uncompleted church building. more »»

19th century German roots

May 29, 2014 SITKA—Motorists passing the little white building that sits on Ohio 26 in Lawrence Township might not look at it and believe it was once the Sitka Church, with German emigrant roots dating back to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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