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Faith

New Matamoras church celebrates 150th anniversary

NEW MATAMORAS — The United Methodist Church in New Matamoras will mark its 150th anniversary July 18, with a special worship service starting at 10 a.m. Built in 1871 on the plot at 604 Third St., the original church still stands today. The property was bought from Stinson and Diana Burris, ...

First Lutheran Church to host July COOKeeZ sale

PARKERSBURG — The ladies at the First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., will hold their first Christmas in July COOKeeZ Sale from 10 a.m. to noon July 24 at the church. Varieties of cookies will be packaged in gift bags and are $6 per dozen. Other items will be similarly priced. Proceeds ...

Singing Hills Camp meeting in Wirt County

PALESTINE — The Singing Hills Camp meeting will be held Monday through Friday with services starting Monday at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Speakers are at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers will present lessons, and there will be anointed music. Special guests ...

Jehovah’s Witness convention goes online again

CHARLESTON — The age-old tradition, named the largest convention organization in the world, now has a new online format which will bring together members of the Jehovah’s Witness faith from around the world. For decades, the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center was the place where ...

Ripley congregation unable to return to church

RIPLEY — The beginning of June brought heavy rains to the Ripley community but those impacted are finding a way back to normal as community members volunteered their time and facilities to help. Ripley Pentecostals church on Clay Lick Road had damage to its newly-renovated building and ...

Crossroads United Methodist Church preps 75th anniversary celebration

WAVERLY — For more than 75 years, Crossroads United Methodist Church has been a “beacon of light for the Lord.” To celebrate its three-quarters-of-a-century birthday, members of the Crossroads congregation have planned an event on July 11. “It’s a little country church and one of ...