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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 »»

United Methodist Men deliver donated potatoes

February 7, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Members of local United Methodist Men groups gathered recently to divide and deliver more than 21 tons of potatoes to food pantries and meal services in an eight-county region. more »»

Church in Reno 117 years old

February 7, 2015 MARIETTA — More than a century has passed since the original Reno Christian Church building was constructed along Sandhill Road. more »»

Church holds own 'Souper Sunday'

February 2, 2015 MARIETTA — Soups ranging from garden vegetable to German chili and cheddar broccoli to creamy chicken with wild rice graced the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church in Marietta on Sunday... more »»

Washington church reaches 110 years

January 24, 2015 MARIETTA — It was 110 years ago that the Washington Hall Christian Union Church was founded in the tiny community of Glass, just a few miles north of the village of New Matamoras. more »»

A New Matamoras fixture

January 17, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS — The 165-year-old Matamoras First Presbyterian Church was established more than a mile south of its present location on Front Street in New Matamoras. more »»

Time for Growth

January 11, 2015 BOAZ—The Sand Hill United Methodist Church got its beginnings from a Sunday school that was organized in April 1867 by the Williamstown Baptist Church. more »»

Church getting a new look

January 8, 2015 PARKERSBURG — St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Market Street, the oldest church building in downtown Parkersburg, on Monday will begin a major renovation. more »»

Infant Jesus still missing

January 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG— A Parkersburg church is hoping to recover a missing item from its outdoor Navity scene before the display is taken down for the year on Tuesday. more »»

Epiphany Service scheduled for Tuesday

January 3, 2015 PARKERSBURG — First Lutheran Church, 19th and Plum streets, will close the Christmas season with the celebratory Epiphany Service on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Joining the Rev. Ian B. more »»

St. Luke's holding strong

January 3, 2015 MARIETTA?— There are an abundance of churches scattered around Marietta, including several with a long-time history, and two of them happen to take on the namesake of St. more »»

Warren church dates to 1800s

December 27, 2014 MARIETTA—The origin of Warren Chapel United Methodist Church can be traced back to a log schoolhouse that once existed just north of the present church building on Warren Chapel Road, about . more »»

Lower Salem church outlasts others

December 27, 2014 LOWER SALEM, Ohio — When the Lower Salem United Methodist Church began in the 1800s, it was surrounded by other churches of various denominations. more »»

Beverly church dates back to 1900s

December 20, 2014 BEVERLY — In the early 1900s, mass in Beverly was not held at St. Bernard Catholic Church; it was held at Beverly College. more »»

Lowell Christian Church has long, rich history

December 13, 2014 LOWELL — The little white church towering tall on Lowell’s Fourth Street has gone through a lot of changes over the years. more »»

Cookie and jam sale at First Lutheran

December 13, 2014 PARKERSBURG — First Lutheran Church is helping residents “eez” into Christmas entertaining with homemade cookies and raspberry and green tomato jam at the Cookeez sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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