Reservations being taken for breakfast
Reservations are being taken for a free community pancake breakfast that will be held 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Norwood United Methodist Church, Colegate Drive and Oakwood Avenue, Marietta.
Pancakes and sausages with juice and coffee will be offered. The Easter Bunny will in attendance to hand out eggs to all the children who attend and parents or grandparents are welcome to bring their cameras to take pictures. There will also be door prizes, the bunny hop and music.
It is asked that those planning to attend call ahead so the kitchen will know how much food to prepare. Call 374-5606 by Thursday, March 31, to reserve space. Callers should leave their name, phone number, how many seats they need and the ages of children attending.
Area church to have gospel meeting
The Laings Church of Christ on Route 255, Laings, Ohio, will have a gospel meeting April 18 to 23 with Tom Miller.
Miller will be preaching Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Bible class and at 10:30 a.m. for worship, and at 7 p.m. each evening Sunday through Friday.
Miller is retired as an instructor and dean of academics from the East Tennessee School of Preaching in Knoxville, Tenn., and currently preaches for the Greasy Ridge Church of Christ.
For more information: (740) 472-5508.
Pastor to preach at Middletown church
Myron K. Guiler, pastor of Marietta Bible Center Church, will be preaching on Sunday, March 28, at Grace Baptist Church in Middletown, Ohio, near Cincinnati.
The Middletown church is having a special service to honor its minister, Pastor Roger Green, on his 20th anniversary of ministry at the church.
Joe Offenberger is returning from his ministry in Moldova and will be preaching at both of the Sunday services this weekend, March 28, at Marietta Bible Center Church. The morning service begins at 10 a.m. and the evening service begins at 6 p.m.
For more information: 373-5551.
Preacher returning to give Bible lectureship
Parkersburg and Marietta area Churches of Christ hosted an area-wide event in July 1967 that invited the general public to the Parkersburg High School Memorial Field House to hear lessons presented by Jimmy Allen.
Thousands assembled each of the four evenings of the event to hear the preacher's lessons and hundreds decided to begin a faithful walk, following the footprints of Jesus.
Now four decades later, in April 2010, Jimmy Allen will be returning to Parkersburg to participate in Ohio Valley University's annual Bible lectureship.
Allen is aware that area Churches of Christ are preparing for another area-wide campaign in July. This time the main speaker will be Phil Sanders, co-host for the television program, "In Search of the Lord's Way."
Speaker planned for School of Prophets
"Refreshing For This Season" messages with Tony Slay will be presented March 28 and 29 for a School of the Prophets at the Family Worship Center, 27460 State Route 7, Reno.
Slay will be speaking for the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service and the 6 p.m. Sunday evening service, as well as for the 7 p.m. Monday night service.
Slay is the founder of Ministry International Bible College.
For more information: 373-3400.
Revival services will be at Fairview Heights
Revival services will be held April 1 through 3 at the Fairview Heights Chapel, 115 High St., Marietta.
Services will begin at 7 p.m. each evening with Norman Taylor as the evangelist. There will also be special music each evening.
Vocal Tenn. trio to give worship concert
Beyond The Ashes, a vocal trio from Nashville, Tenn., will be presenting a worship concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at St. John's Evangelical Church in Lowell.
There is no charge to attend; however, a love offering will be taken to support the group in its ministry.
A potluck meal at 5:30 p.m. will precede the concert. All are welcome to attend.
Area teen to go on mission trip to Mexico
Josiah Partin, 16, of Sycamore Valley is hoping to participate in a three-week mission trip to Chiapas, Mexico, this summer. He also took part in a mission trip last year.
"Last year in Puyo, Ecuador, I was part of a mission trip for two weeks to help build schools and churches," he said. "I can speak from experience that we are a land of plenty while other lands are very poor."
Many people take for granted all the niceties we have in America, when most other countries do not have half of the things we do, he said.
"My hope and prayer this year is to attend another mission trip to Chiapas, Mexico, July 13 to 26, 2010," Partin said. "The goal is somewhat higher this year due to me attending an extra week to build one more church on the UW (Ultimate Workout) Reunion Program."
About $2,000 is needed by June in order for him to participate. Donations to help Partin make the mission trip can be sent to Mike and Ruth Partin, 37224 State Route 260, Sycamore Valley, Ohio 43754.
Information about this year's trip is available at the Maranatha Web site at maranatha.org. The Web site also provides a live broadcast from the mission work site almost every day.
The deadline to enroll for the mission trip is April 2 if anyone is interested in attending, he said.
For more information: (740) 934-2811.
From local reports