Faith

Brother’s Keeper helps put faith into action

RIPLEY — Brother’s Keeper started at the Parchment Valley Conference Center in the year 2000 as a service project for Jackson County, repairing homes for senior citizens, those in financial difficulty and unable to pay for repairs, the physically unable and as Parchment Valley Director of ...

Twin Rivers Baptist Church to mark anniversary Sunday

WHIPPLE — Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, will celebrate its 22nd anniversary during Sunday services Sunday. The day’s services begin during Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. The morning worship service is 10:30 a.m. and followed by a carry-in dinner in the ...

Grace Gospel Church turning 50

PARKERSBURG — May 6 is a day of celebration for Grace Gospel Church. Not just because it is a Sunday, but it is the day the church has chosen to mark its 50th anniversary. Roger Benson is the pastor of the church, the third in the church’s history. Grace Gospel was not a church when ...

Climate change program slated at Marietta church

MARIETTA — Jean Ambrose and Giulia Mannarino, co-vice chairs of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action and certified members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, will present a two-part program on climate change issues and solutions for the adult religious education classes at the First Unitarian ...

Churches present Indelible Grace at Marietta High School

MARIETTA — Five churches are working together to bring a concert featuring Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace to the Marietta High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. April 27. The churches — Williams Creek Baptist in Williamstown, The Journey Church in Marietta, Grace Baptist Church in ...

Global Leadership Summit slated

PARKERSBURG — A simulcast of the Global Leadership Summit from Chicago’s Willowcreek Baptist Church will be broadcast Aug. 9-10 at North Parkersburg Baptist Church, according to Tim Cinnamon, pastor of CONNECT Ministry, and Ryan Brooks, pastor of the i12 Ministries. This is the third year ...

Parkersburg woman to receive Bishop’s Cross

PARKERSBURG — A teacher from Parkersburg will be among three lay women who will receive the Bishop’s Cross from Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. The 24th annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools is scheduled April 22 at the Morgantown Event ...

Parish Faith Missions Conference opening in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — People who have come to Christ in the last 50 years are encouraged to attend the Parish Faith Missions Conference in Parkersburg this weekend, event organizers said. This year’s event, which starts tonight, marks the 50th year of “Giving to the Lord.” “We want people ...

High On Hope event coming to Parkersburg’s City Park

PARKERSBURG — High On Hope Ministries is hosting the second annual High On Hope The Movement event April 28 at Parkersburg City Park from noon-8 p.m. The ministry is focused on attacking the addiction crisis in this region. The goal of the event is to unite the community together, connect ...

‘Empower 2018’ conference set for Parkersburg High School Auditorium

PARKERSBURG — A women’s conference “Empower 2018 — It’s Time!” is scheduled for the Parkersburg High School Auditorium April 13 at 7 p.m. and April 14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration is required, but the conference is free, by going to the link on the Empower 2018 Facebook event ...

Parkersburg ministers to speak at services

PARKERSBURG — Good Friday Services will be today at 6 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, Eighth and Clay streets in Parkersburg. The service is on the seven last words, which will be delivered by seven area ministers. The following are the words and the ministers who will be delivering the ...

Good Friday walk slated in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The annual inter-faith Good Friday walk is March 30 and begins at noon at St. Francis Xavier Church at 532 Market St. The community Stations of the Cross continues its tradition of people of various faiths worshipping together and touring downtown churches. The Stations ...

St. John Central Grade School students learn lessons of Lent

MARIETTA — Out in the community, if you look closely, many people are under some degree of stress right now. But it’s for a good cause. This is Lent, a period intended to mirror among Christians Jesus’s voluntary deprivation in the wilderness in his last days on Earth, and many give up ...

Twin City Opera House to host ‘Chain Breaker’

McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — The Twin City Opera House will host the Christian musical drama “Chain Breaker,” under the direction of Melanie Baldwin, on Palm Sunday weekend, March 24-25. Showtime is 7 p.m. March 24 and 3 p.m. March 25. Doors open one hour prior to each performance. Tickets ...

Bethel Baptist Church pastor retiring

PARKERSBURG — The pastor at the Bethel Baptist Church is retiring. Pastor Randy Kochersperger has been the lead pastor at Bethel since 1986 and will preach his last sermon on Sunday. “I’ll just be kind of reminiscing,” Kochersperger said about the sermon. He has been cleaning out ...

Grants available for Parkersburg area Christian youth

PARKERSBURG — Grants from the Proclaimers Gospel Quartet Fund for Christian Youth are available through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates. The fund provides support for Christian youth and Christian youth groups in need of financial assistance to attend or ...

Mid-Ohio Valley pastors discuss Billy Graham’s legacy

PARKERSBURG — The Rev. Michael Seely of Parkersburg attended a Billy Graham crusade in Pittsburgh. It was a long time ago, said Seely, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church on Juliana Street, but he remembers it was so moving only the most steadfast unbelievers wouldn’t change. “You ...

‘Be Still and Know He Is God’ to be performed at Parkersburg church

PARKERSBURG — A musical about the trials and tribulations of African Americans from being forced into slavery to the civil rights movement will be presented by the ladies of St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Charleston 3 p.m. today at the Zion Baptist Church, Eighth and Clay streets. “Be Still ...

St. Paul Lutheran Church to install Pastor Stinnett March 4

PARKERSBURG — A new pastor will be installed next month at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Aaron Stinnett’s installation service is scheduled for 4 p.m. March 4 at the church, located at 3500 Broad St. Stinnett was born in 1969 in Fullerton, Calif. He and his wife Nancy were married June ...

Marietta doctor recalls Mother Teresa

MARIETTA — An area doctor may have the opportunity to reconnect with one of his most famous patients when a relic of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta comes to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption this week. Joseph Mayo, MD, is a cardiologist who established a Cardiac Catheterization Lab ...