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Longtime musician retiring

April 19, 2014 Kathleen Reel, prominent Mid Ohio Valley musician, is retiring after a lifetime of serving churches in the area. On Easter Sunday, she will retire after almost 70 years of music ministry. more »»

What Is Your Eternal Destiny?

April 19, 2014 The old song “fools rush in where angels fear to tread” may well apply to this article. It’s a subject that was broached by a speaker recently and was the impetus for me to re-study the subjec. more »»


April 19, 2014 Devola preschool holding registration Putnam Church Preschool in Devola will be holding open registration for fall of 2014. Half day programs for both 3 and 4-year-olds will be offered. more »»

Lenten, Easter events

April 19, 2014 n Easter service and breakfast will be held at on Easter Sunday at Second Congregational Church. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. with the service following at 9:30 a.m. more »»


April 19, 2014 Sunday Good News from Christ, half hour of worship and music from Christ United Methodist Church, every Sunday at 10:05 a.m. on WMOA radio, 1490 AM. more »»

The promise of new life

April 12, 2014 It has been a rough winter. It started early and just didn’t seem to want to let go. I have driven through more snow and ice this winter than I have in the last six winters combined. more »»

Area churches plan Lenten services

April 12, 2014 - The observance of Holy Week at First Congregational Church includes the following services: Palm Sunday, April 13: The choir will lead the congregation in the annual Palm Processional marking the... more »»

Live each day as Jesus did

April 5, 2014 It hasn’t been all that long ago when the school closings for snow and the Polar freezes were two or three days of the week in a row. more »»

Special Lenten services planned

April 5, 2014 Churches hold joint Lenten services Beverly-Waterford churches will hold joint services at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and on Good Friday during the weeks of Len. more »»


April 5, 2014 Creation seminar at Williamstown church Faith Bible Church in Williamstown will host a two-day Creation Seminar on April 5 and 6. The seminar will kick off with a free meal at 5 p.. more »»


April 5, 2014 Saturday Empty Bowls food pantry fundraiser, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., April 5, First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta; co-sponsored by the potters of the area, St. more »»

Treat Sunday as God’s day

March 29, 2014 I was asked once, “what is the most precious gift you could receive?” I was young so my answer was, “a good looking man to marry. more »»

Gospel concert at Lowell church

October 12, 2013 The Joyfulaires will be in concert at 6 p.m., Oct. 13, at St. John’s Evangelical Church, 312 4th St., Lowell. Admission is free. There will be a love offering. The public is welcome. more »»

Murphytown Baptist Church welcomes new pastor, wife

October 12, 2013 The congregation of Murphytown Baptist Church will honor its new pastor, the Rev. and Kent and Laura Hall with a welcome reception on Oct. 13 at 12:15 p.m. at the church. more »»

Thoughts of Faith: Giving up worry isn’t easy

October 12, 2013 Anxiety. That word seems to be a central core for so much of today’s ill health. more »»

Religion roundup

October 12, 2013 Gilman church to host fall bazaar Gilman United Methodist Women’s annual Fall Bazaar will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. more »»

Church to host annual Fall Foliage Tour

September 14, 2013 Hill United Methodist Church’s annual fall foliage tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. The first stop will be at The County Home. The second stop will be Sweetapple Farms. more »»

In the presence of God

September 14, 2013 Whatever we are doing, we are doing it in the presence of God, (from Mother Teresa, Essential Writings). The woman who was known as Mother Teresa was not a theologian or a great writer. more »»

Guilt, and what to do about it

September 7, 2013 I’ve been thinking a lot about guilt recently. I run across people who look guilty when they see me and haven’t been to church recently. more »»

‘Rerouting, rerouting...’

August 31, 2013 Have you ever been lost? I think we all have, but I as a man do not like to admit it. One day I was driving down the road with a few of my friends. One of them said, “I think you are lost. more »»



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