Father, daughter event at Wood County Christian
A Father Daughter Date Night will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. for fathers (and father figures) and their daughters of all ages on Feb. 5 in the Wood County Christian School gymnasium. The evening will feature speaker and entertainer Trevor Gearhart from Appleton, Wis. He will share humor and song as well as present a special message for dads and daughters. Each father and daughter will have a 5x7 photo taken. Each girl in attendance is asked to bring a tray of baked goods (cookies, muffins, cupcakes) on a disposable plate or tray.
Tickets are $6 each and are available at Sugden's Bookstore, Stoked Coffee and the Wood County Christian School office. More information is available online at www.fatherdaughterdate.com.
Annual voters meeting at Crown of Life Lutheran
"Blessed in Christ Jesus" will be the theme for the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Jan. 30, at Crown of Life Lutheran Church. Pastor Joel Vogel will use Daniel 3:13-27 for the sermon text.
A brief fellowship time with light refreshments will follow morning worship. Sunday School classes for children and teens will begin at 11 a.m. There will be no Adult Bible Class. The Annual Voters Meeting will also begin at 11 a.m.
Crown Jewels, the ladies ministry at Crown of Life will meet Jan. 30 at 12:30 p.m. to plan the events and activities for 2011.
The Thursday morning Adult Bible Class meets each week at 10 a.m. in the office complex at the church. The current topic is the Old Testament book of Esther.
A Bible information class is held every Monday evening at 7 p.m. for the next 15 to 18 weeks. It is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the Bible, review its teachings, or become a member of Crown of Life Lutheran.
The church is located at Third and Wooster streets in Marietta and is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
For more information: 374-3664 or www.crownlutheran.org
Baptist church to offer kids program
HarborSite Baptist Church will be starting a Patch The Pirate Club for children in Kindergarten to sixth grade on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. beginning Feb. 2. Patch the Pirate Clubs teach lessons with Godly character traits, stories, songs, and activities. HarborSite Baptist Church with Pastor Don Arbuckle meets in the former Fairview Elementary School on Harmar Hill. Contact Pastor Arbuckle at (740) 525-1977 with any questions.
Service to discuss reality of hell
Myron K. Guiler, pastor of the Marietta Bible Center church, will preach in the 10 a.m. service on Jan. 30. He will be preaching a series of messages each Sunday in February on the Bible Teaching on Hell. The message for this Sunday will be "The Reality of Hell." He will also be preaching at the 6 p.m. service.
The mid-week service will be on Feb. 3 with Guiler leading the Bible study.
He will conduct a Bible study from the Book of Revelation at 7 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Kennonsburg Bible Church.
New ministry to begin at the Comfort Inn
A ministry of Fresh Fire Ministries International will begin at 6 p.m. on Sundays at the Comfort Inn in Marietta. There will be weekly sessions of praise, prayer, prophecy, worship, Bible teaching on the Gospel of Grace and fellowship with Dr. Christopher and Sandy Longgrear and the Ministry Team.
Youth group to host soup luncheon
The Lowell Christian Church Youth Group is hosting a soup luncheon fundraiser Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu consists of potato soup, chicken noodle soup, hot dogs, cake for dessert, coffee and tea. Cost is by donation to help support the Lowell Youth Group.
For more information: (740) 568-8296.
Sacred Heart couples night out
Couples Night Out is scheduled for Feb. 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sacred Heart Retreat House. Call 667-0100 to make reservations. The cost is $45 per couple; overnight stay is available for an additional $25 per person. The Sacred Heart Retreat House is located at 28246 Torch Road on Ohio 63, Torch, Ohio.
A chicken dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 20 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Seventh St., Beverly. The cost will be $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Take out will be available by calling (740) 984-2555.
Earth retreat planned at Sacred Heart
Stewardship of the Earth Retreat is scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26 at Sacred Heart Retreat House. Bishop Conlon, Father Gallagher, Deacon Mike, and Jim Couts will help reflect on how we can become stewards of God's gift. Call 740-667-0100 to reserve a place. The cost for the retreat is $25 per person; overnight stay is available for an additional $25 per person. The Sacred Heart Retreat House is located at 28246 at Torch Road on Ohio 63, Torch, Ohio.
Tunnel Church plans services Sunday
Contemporary Service at Tunnel United Methodist Church - Gather, Praise, Seek (GPS) will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon Sunday. Pastor Richard Thomas will be starting a new series from Colossians 3, "God Has an App for That, Part 1, A New Perspective" and will lead informal discussion. All are welcome to this time of contemporary Christian music, worship, seeking and fellowship. Tunnel Church is located on Ohio 550 at Tunnel, 4 miles west of Marietta.
For more information: (740) 423-5519.
Church looking for used furniture
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary's Church, Marietta is looking for used furniture, bedding and working appliances. Donations are distributed to those in need free of charge. The Society provides free pick-up of donated items. Please call St. Mary's Church between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday though Friday at 373-3643.
Airplane contest set for Feb. 27
The Great Community Paper Airplane Contest is being sponsored by the First Unitarian Church on Sunday, Feb. 27.
Members of Marietta College's ATO fraternity and other Greek organizations are being invited to participate in an effort to expand the church's traditional paper airplane contest, which has taken place for about the past 20 years.
Pilots of all ages make paper airplanes for contests that include accuracy, time aloft and distance. Planes are launched from the 153-year-old historic church's choir loft.
Everyone is welcome to the community event. Participants are asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item for donation to area food pantries.
Participants may build planes at home or beginning at noon in the church fellowship hall for the 12:30 p.m. contest. Planes must be made of paper with no additions of tape, glue, paper clips or other accouterments.
Volunteers are welcome to assist with this event.
For information: Roger G. Kalter at 373-1784 or email@example.com.
Lecture to feature trips to Korea
Following trips to Korea, Judy Sjostedt will share her amazing adventures in Korea on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Saint Mary Church Social Hall in Marietta, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets. The illustrated lecture titled ANNYONG HASEYO ! will begin at 2 p.m.
Sjostedt is the Executive Director of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and at the same time has had a lifelong personal interest in global cultures. Having recently returned from Korea and Japan, she had previously been a team member of the Rotary International Group Study Exchange Program living in South Korea. At another time, she was International Employee Coordinator for the Dupont Company.
Among her numerous occupations, she is Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Mountain State Blue Cross/Blue Shield Company. She is a member of the National Council on Foundations, is the Vice-President of the Adnet Steering Committee-a seven member national committee and is a staff instructor for the Council's Center for Community Foundation Excellence. Twice she received the WEALTH award-Women of Excellence and Leadership Timely Honored and has been a speaker at many national and local conferences.
ANNYONG HASEYO ! lecture with illustrations is free and open to the public at Saint Mary Church Social Hall. It is sponsored by the Marie Ausenheimer Trust Fund.
From local reports
The Singles and Doubles Class of the First Baptist Church will be offering their Caring and Sharing Free Community Lunch on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church, 301 Fourth St., Marietta. This meal will mark the third anniversary of this project.
The menu will include sloppy Joes, ham salad sandwiches, salads, chips, desserts and beverages. There is no cost and reservations are not required. Any one wishing to enjoy a hot lunch and good Christian fellowship are welcome to attend.
The free lunches are provided on the second Saturday of every month as part of the class's community outreach ministry.
Popular contemporary Christian artist Justin McRoberts will perform at the next Kawfee Haus concert Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center on the Malone University campus in Canton. Tickets for the general public are $5 at the door. Malone University students with a current ID will be admitted free of charge.
Justin's bio: www.christianmusic.com/justin_mcroberts/justin_mcroberts.htm.