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Ecumenical service to address mental illness

April 25, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A Communities of Faith worship service will be 6 p.m. May 17 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2500 Dudley Ave., in Parkersburg. more »»

Marietta church has seen its share of travel

April 18, 2015 MARIETTA — Organized in 1916, the Marietta Church of God has had its share of buildings before settling into its current Colegate Drive location in 1966. more »»

Lynch Church building has played different roles

April 18, 2015 MARIETTA — Since 1967, the current Lynch Church has stood at the corner of Caywood and Lynch Church roads, going from an active church to an auction house and back to having a congregation. more »»

Costilla using faith to reach prison inmates

April 11, 2015 PARKERSBURG — For several years, Gilberto Costilla has been using his life experiences and his faith — especially his faith — to help people who might be left behind or overlooked due to their past. more »»

Message of Hope

April 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The facts of Easter are detailed in the first four books of the New Testament of the Holy Bible. Those books would be, in order, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. more »»

Marietta sees Walk of Christian Witnesses

April 5, 2015 MARIETTA — Threat of heavy spring rain might have put a damper on the size of the crowd, but a small group of area residents still traveled the streets of Marietta on Friday for the annual ecumenica... more »»

NPBC hosts 29th annual Easter Luncheon

April 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — It may have been the first few minutes Susie Meredith had time to slow down in several days. She did, with “Whoa.. more »»

Faithful mark Jewish holiday of Passover

April 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The local Jewish community is celebrating Passover, the holiday observing how the Jews were freed from slavery under the Pharaoh in Egypt, and the Exodus led by Moses to the Promised... more »»

Reno church active in community

April 4, 2015 MARIETTA — The Cornerstone Messianic Congregation and Ministries in Reno has a long history of community service. more »»

Deep roots at Gilman church

April 4, 2015 MARIETTA — Gilman United Methodist Church can trace its roots to when Rev. Robert Manley preached the first sermon in Marietta on June 19, 1799. more »»

Stations of the Cross Walk slated for Friday

March 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG — There will be a slight step to the left with Good Friday’s Stations of the Cross Wal. more »»

First Lutheran announces Holy Week schedule

March 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Easter Week services at First Lutheran Church, 19th and Plum streets, will begin Palm Sunday, according to the Rev. Ian B. Reid, senior pastor at First Lutheran. more »»

Porterfield Baptist Church still around after 82 years

March 21, 2015 BELPRE — Eighty-two years after its founding in the small community for which it is named, the Porterfield Baptist Church is alive and thriving, in spite of a setback or two along the way. more »»

The Ark church opens in Belpre

March 14, 2015 BELPRE — A pastor and his wife prayed for 18 months and started a new church in Belpre. more »»

Churchtown church around for 164 years

March 7, 2015 CHURCHTOWN—In the mid-19th century, the bucolic rolling hills between Marietta and Waterford were heavily populated by devout Catholic farmers who wanted to practice their faith without making the... more »»

First Baptist Church of Williamstown has historic background

March 1, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — Today's Sunday morning services draw more than 500 people to the First Baptist Church of Williamstown, but the congregation was a lot smaller when the church was first organized 183... more »»

'A Fresh Start'

March 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Being a single mom-to-be can be difficult enough; a single mom-to-be without a place to lay her head can be wors. more »»

Marietta church has had many homes

February 28, 2015 MARIETTA — Marietta’s River of Life Assembly of God congregation has called many places home in its nearly 70-year history, but ultimately it wound up back in Harmar, just a block from where it... more »»

Area Catholic school serving fish for Lent

February 21, 2015 MARIETTA — Despite the below-freezing temperatures, a crowd of people filled up St. Mary School Friday for the parish’s first all-you-can-eat Lenten fish fry of the seaso. more »»

Marietta church dedicated to unity

February 21, 2015 MARIETTA — First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta members not only have a commitment to their faith, but a commitment to the community and to the environment. more »»

Catering to both sides of the river

February 14, 2015 BELPRE — Mullen Memorial Baptist Church got its start before 1923 from residents on both sides of the Ohio River, in Parkersburg and Belpre. more »»



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