Ash Wednesday service planned
An Ash Wednesday service will begin at noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, 409 Columbia Ave., Williamstown.
The service is open to the public.
For more information: (304) 375-6506.
Church to have Ash Wednesday service
The season of Lent will begin with the Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta. The service will include the imposition of ashes.
This year, the church will be distributing the Lenten offering among three mission projects - Harvest of Hope, which will be highlighted on Feb. 21; Homer (Alaska) United Methodist Church, which will be highlighted on Feb. 28; and Haitian Relief, which will be highlighted on March 7.
The church's Lenten study this year will be on "The Easter Experience." The six-week study, which will be led by Pastor Doug Stockton, will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings beginning Feb. 22. Those planning to attend are asked to sign up at the church by Feb. 15 so enough books ($8 each) can be ordered.
For more information: 373-1512.
First part of message series begins Feb. 14
A five-part message series on "Seeking Our Core Values" will begin Sunday, Feb. 14, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. Pastor Diann O'Bryant will be delivering the messages at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services.
Message themes will be "Loving" on Feb. 14; "Serving," Feb. 21; "Growing," Feb. 28; "Inviting," March 14; and "Seeking," March 21.
Church plans Ash Wednesday service
An ecumenical Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Lowell United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Debbie Malec will give the message on "A Broken Spirit and a Contrite Heart." Pastor Don Hart, of Highland Ridge Church and St. John's Church of Lowell, will participate in the Service of Ashes, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season. All are invited to attend.
Service theme: 'Faith Cometh by Hearing'
"Faith Cometh by Hearing" will be the theme of the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, Third and Wooster streets, Marietta. Pastor Joel Vogel's sermon text will be Romans 10:13-17.
A brief fellowship time with light refreshments will follow the morning worship. Sunday school will begin at 11 a.m. with classes for all ages. The Adult Class, under the direction of Vogel, will discuss the topic, "Of the Righteousness of Faith," which is based on Scripture and the confession from the Formula of Concord.
Bible class is held at the church at 10 a.m. every Thursday.
Crown of Life Lutheran is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
For more information: 374-3664 or www.crownlutheran.org.
Fundraiser by Health Ministry Council
The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Ministry Council will be having a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Bob Evans restaurant in Marietta.
People can take their sweetheart out to dinner and help support the MOV Health Ministry Council, a non-profit organization that helps organize and support health ministries in faith communities for the purpose of promoting "wholistic" health.
Grants available for area Christian youth
Grants are available from the Proclaimers Gospel Quartet Fund for area Christian youth.
The availability of the grants was announced by Our Community's Foundation - the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the regional affiliates of Ritchie, Doddridge, Jackson and Mason counties and the Little Kanawha Area (Wirt and Calhoun counties).
This fund provides support for Christian youth and Christian youth groups in need of financial assistance in order to attend or participate in Christian service-related events. Grants may be made for such things as attendance at Christian camps, or for participation in educational events or church or community service activities.
The application period is open through June 1. Applications are available on the foundation's Web site (www.pacfwv.com) in the "Find Grants" section, under "Applications and Forms."
For more information: (304) 428-4438.
House of Prayer to host 24-hour prayer
Christ the King House of Prayer at 2207 Camden Ave., Parkersburg, an interdenominational community of prayer, will host a night and day prayer watch beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.
After 24 hours, the prayer watch will conclude with praise, word and communion at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
Chuck Reber of the Charleston (W.Va.) International House of Prayer will help the group celebrate its 10th anniversary in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
For more information or to sign up to pray: Rev. Greg Myers at (304)588-2372.
Spaghetti dinner for Valentine's Feb. 13
A Valentine's spaghetti dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Centenary United Methodist Church on Morris Drive (Washington County 236), just north of Cutler.
Spaghetti, salad and pies will be served. Cost will be a donation, with proceeds to go to the Community Emergency Relief Fund. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Group to give concert at Living Faith church
The Proclaimers, a southern gospel singing group, will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Living Faith United Methodist Church, Way and Braun roads, outside Belpre.
A love offering will be taken.
For more information: 423-9304 or 678-2665.
Pancake dinner to be for Shrove Tuesday
A Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Third and Maple streets, Belpre.
Pancakes and sausage will be served. Mike King will present his ministry of gospel illusion and there will also be sculpted balloons. Cost will be a freewill donation.
Bishop to conduct local church service
Bishop Bruce Ough, resident bishop of the Ohio West Area of the United Methodist Church, will be visiting Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman St., Marietta, on Sunday, March 7, to conduct the 10:30 a.m. service.
A potluck meal will be served after the service to give people an opportunity to meet him.
The bishop is visiting the church at the invitation of the church's Vision Team.