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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 »»

Local churches join in global holiday relief effort

December 7, 2014 MARIETTA — More than 1,500 boxes of Christmas gifts from residents for children in need around the world have been shipped to the Samaritan’s Purse distribution center in North Carolina as part of... more »»

Belpre Church of Christ Youth Rally held

November 29, 2014 BELPRE — During the weekend of Nov. 22, approximately 300 seventh- through 12th-grade students gathered at the Belpre Church of Christ for one its biggest events of the year. more »»

Williams Creek Baptist Church to celebrate 20 years at location

November 29, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN — Nestled between a couple of hillsides just south of Williamstown, near the stream for which it was named, Williams Creek Baptist Church stands on a 26-acre tract of former farmlan. more »»

Decatur church tiny, but active

November 22, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING—Pots of slow-churned apple butter bubbled over open flames in the Decatur United Methodist Church parking lot. more »»

First Lutheran becomes deaf accessible

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg church is the first in the region to install a system aiding the hearing impaired, officials said. The Loop System at the First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St. more »»

Churches serving Thanksgiving meals

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — For the seventh year in a row, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1420 Washington Ave., will be holding its Community Thanksgiving dinner at the church beginning at noon Nov. more »»

Parkview celebrates ministry of Powell

November 15, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkview United Methodist Church, 2210 Fairview Ave., has celebrated the ministry of Madalyn Powell, an organist at the church since 1970. more »»

First Baptist Church filled with rich history

November 15, 2014 MARIETTA— Nearly two centuries have passed since a group of Baptists “met in the Easterly part of Marietta and joined ourselves into a church,” according to a plaque mounted on a wall of First... more »»



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