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Faith

Golden installed as pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

PARKERSBURG — Daniel Golden was installed June 19 as the new pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Golden was ordained the previous Sunday at his home in Waterloo in Upstate New York at the Calvary Church. Golden came to the faith about a decade ago and has spent much of those 10 years ...

McFriends Fellowship to resume meetings

VIENNA — The McFriends Fellowship, also known as the J Dollar Group, will hold its first meeting since December 2019 in July. The group canceled its meetings for 2020 and the first half of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members meet at a different area church 10 months out of the year ...

Vienna’s St. John United Methodist marks 100 years

VIENNA — Pictures and artifacts from the last century were featured as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of St. John United Methodist Church in Vienna this month. “Many churches don’t make it to 100 years,” said the Rev. Dean Cole, pastor of the church. “We just had ...

Showing faith after the Ripley flood

Frank Bounds, pastor of Ripley Pentecostals church, talked about the damage sustained to the building during last week’s flood. People will be on hand to help clean up the property beginning next week. It has not yet been decided if the building will need to be rebuilt. Bounds said church ...

World War II veteran to be feted at Parkersburg’s Zion Baptist Church

PARKERSBURG — A retired barber in Parkersburg who saw action in World War II will be honored at the 11 a.m. Sunday services at the Zion Baptist Church, Eighth and Clay streets. Marchell Jones, who was a barber with his shop on 20th Street for more than 50 years, also will turn 95 on ...

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Parkersburg welcomes new pastor

PARKERSBURG — A new fulltime pastor will be installed 2 p.m. June 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 3500 Broad St., Parkersburg. The congregation will welcome Daniel S. Golden. The Rite of Installation will be officiated by the Rev. Danny Koch, Ohio District Circuit Visitor, ...