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Pagan minister always ready to discuss beliefs

October 5, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The term “Pagan” brings to mind many things about religion — some of it peaceful and some not so nice. It is a term which, according to urbandictionary. more »»

Church celebrating anniversary

October 3, 2015 LUBECK — The Lubeck United Methodist Church, located at 1771 Harris Highway in Lubeck south of Parkersburg, will celebrate its 170th Anniversary Sunday. more »»

Church convention scheduled

October 3, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — The West Virginia and East Tennessee District Council of churches, which is an affiliate of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, is having its fall convention at the Comfort... more »»

Faith-based housing facility open at WVU

October 3, 2015 MORGANTOWN — The Harless Center at Central Place, the first faith-based student housing facility at a college in West Virginia, was dedicated Sept. 27 at West Virginia University at Morgantown. more »»

Jewish community welcomes student rabbi

September 19, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Congregation B’nai Israel, the only Jewish community in the Mid-Ohio Valley, began its yearly services on Friday, Aug. 28 with a Meet’n’Greet for the new student rabbi Brian Nelson. more »»

Mt. Pleasant group encourages prayer anywhere

September 18, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — Encouraging people to pause where ever they are is part of a prayer campaign that began last week at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. The Rev. more »»

First Lutheran celebrates community garden

August 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — After a disappointing first year, the community garden at First Lutheran Church celebrated its fourth season with a garden party Friday. The Rev. more »»

'A Good War Dies Hard' to be presented at Job's Temple

August 8, 2015 GLENVILLE — “A Good War Dies Hard” will be presented by the Presby Pickers of Charleston at the 77th annual homecoming of Job’s Temple. more »»

Church offers thanks for flood relief efforts

August 1, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — Pastor Steve Gedon of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church appreciates the support of churches in helping families after the flash flooding in Mineral Wells on July 12. Mt. more »»

Downing leaving Twin Rivers Baptist

August 1, 2015 WHIPPLE — Noah Downing, who for the past six years was assistant pastor at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, has resigned to serve as the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Wellington, Texas. more »»

Smooth Transition

July 31, 2015 MARIETTA — Hoping to provide a smooth transition before immersing itself into the community and offering up the chance for enhanced services, United Church Homes was welcomed by the Glenwood... more »»

Lighthouse preparing to celebrate 30 years

July 25, 2015 VINCENT — The Lighthouse Baptist Church is preparing to celebrate 30 years Sunday of being the beacon of God’s word to local residents. more »»

Twin Rivers set to start on new addition

July 4, 2015 WHIPPLE, Ohio — After several years of planning, the final phases are complete and Whipple’s Twin Rivers Baptist Church is breaking ground on a nearly $1 million Family Center which will change the... more »»

AG: Congress should protect same-sex marriage opponents

July 4, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The attorney general of West Virginia with other states have asked Congressional leaders to take action protecting the tax-exempt status of nonprofit religious organization. more »»

Worship fun at New Life Church

June 27, 2015 MARIETTA — For those at the New Life United Pentecostal Church in Marietta, going to church is about having a fun time with local friends and gathering to hear God’s word, not something they feel... more »»

Churches prepping summer picnics

June 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Picnics and summer go hand in hand. Churches like to picnic in the summer. Churches also like to share food, whether it’s sharing with its own membership or feeding a neighborhood. more »»

Broadway Church of the Nazarene VBS to cover life's ups and downs

June 22, 2015 PARKERSBURG — When the Vacation Bible School at Broadway Church of the Nazarene opens today, the church sanctuary will be transformed in to a carnival-like atmosphere to illustrate the bible school... more »»

Musician Wines prepares for homecoming

June 20, 2015 BELPRE — A member of a southern gospel quartet will celebrate a homecoming 7 p.m. Friday at the Walnut Street Church of Christ. The Watchmen Quartet includes Bill Wines J. more »»

Ravenswood Church of Christ celebrates 50 years

June 13, 2015 RAVENSWOOD — The Ravenswood Church of Christ will celebrate 50 years in its building at the corner of Kaiser and Douglas avenues with a homecoming June 26-28. more »»

Local church group going to Africa

June 6, 2015 MARIETTA — A group of adults from the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene will participate in a more-than-100-year-old tradition between the church and an African nation. more »»

Marietta church has seen many locations

June 6, 2015 MARIETTA — First started in the late 1970s, Freedom Gate Church has known different names and different houses of worship. When first formed in 1978, the church began with several different familie. more »»



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