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Rev.Toni Pugh, bestselling author of A Step Into Deliverance, will be offering a Bible Study each Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m., beginning Oct. 11, at Orange Grange Hall in Lafayette, Ohio 43845.
The Hall is located on the corner of US Highway 36 and OH 751 and sits next to the Orange United Methodist Church. For more information call or text 330-224-0570.
Fellowship plans spaghetti dinner
Pathways Fellowship is planning a spaghetti dinner along with a live and Chinese auction as a fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Cambridge VFW Hall, 1427 E. Wheeling Ave.
Suggested donations are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. All proceeds go to benefit the Pathways Fellowship. The meal, served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. The Chinese auction is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the live auction is from 4-6 p.m.
To donate items, call Greg Parry, 740-680-4734; or Amy Workman, 740-995-3136; or Cherie McComb, 740-584-1452; or Joan Albaugh, 740-801-0028. Drop off locations include Snider Tire, 9501 Sunrise Road, Cambridge; Tommy’s Pizza, 222 Main St., Byesville; Parry Real Estate, 1620 E. Wheeling Ave., Cambridge; or Studio 901, 901 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge.
There will be a "Camp Meeting" at the Revival Barn, 73330 Old 21 Road, Kimbolton, at 7 p.m. each day, Oct. 9-13. The speaker will be Billy Conn. For information, call 740-498-6878.
VBS at Birds Run
Vacation Bible School will begin on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Birds Run Community Church. The theme is, "The Lord’s Prayer." Join us for a day of fun, food, faith and art. VBS fun for preschoolers through sixth grade and a first time teen/adult class with a surprising twist! Local artist Myrtle Beall will deliver a message to the teen/adult class on the topic, "The Lords Prayer." Then Myrtle will artistically guide participants in painting a beautiful landscape watercolor displaying, "The Lord’s Prayer." Painting is an option not a requirement to attend the class. Donations are asked for the painting participants and those donations will go toward the church’s handicap ramp. Lunch will be provided.
Please text in the comment section on the Facebook page specifying number of children/adults and food allergies. Also, please specify painting adults for supply purposes. For information, contact Pastor Mark "Ty" at 740-260-9667.
New Christian recovery program
The Calix Society is an alcohol and drug recovery group for addicts, alcoholics and family and friends of those struggling with addiction issues.
The group incorporates the AA 12-Steps as the primary tool to overcome addictions . It recognizes that many people’s lives are affected by a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol or that we may have other obsessions/addictions ourselves.
The Calix Society incorporates open expression of our spiritual healing needs into the 12 Step program through prayer, meditation, the Sacraments and worship. The Cambridge Calix Society meets in the street level Conference room (Gomber Ave side) at St. Benedict’s Church every Saturday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., following the 5 p.m. Mass. People of all faiths who want to grow in a spiritual program of healing are welcome.
Beckett Church Fall Bazaar
Beckett United Methodist Church, 1401 Beckett Ave., will have a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors include Brenda Taylor, Judy’s Sewing Creations, Debbie Duniver, Marsha and Lee from For the Birds and Kim Kelsey of Tastefully Simple. For a table, call 685-2300.
A "First Friday Soup Supper" will be from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Harmony Lutheran Church, 12002 Kenyon Ave., Buffalo. There will be a variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts. The cost is by donation and carry-out is available.
Indoor yard sale
There will be an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Activity Building at the Main Avenue United Methodist Church in Byesville. Call 740-685-5811 to inquire about renting a table. Sandwiches, soda and cookies are available for purchase.
Sidewalk Prophets in Zanesville
ZANESVILLE — The Sidewalk Prophets "Something Different" tour will be at Secrest Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show featuring the award-winning contemporary Christian band will begin at 7 p.m. Special guests are Bonray and Carmen Justice.
The free show is being presented by the Ohio Stave Company and Wayne True Love Ministries. Sidewalk Prophets won the 2010 GMA Dove Award for "New Artist of the Year", earned a nomination for pop/contemporary "Album of the Year" and a 2011 nomination for "Group of the Year."
For information, go to www.secrestauditorium.com or call 812-620-5921.
BLAST Youth Group
BLAST youth group, for children in grades K-12, will meet at the First Baptist Church in Barnesville every Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. All area children welcome. Transportation is also available. Call 740-425-2231 or visit www.fbcbarnesvilleohio.com for more information. The church is located at 94 Shady Lane, Barnesville.
Christ United Methodist
Christ United Methodist Church, North Ave., Cambridge, has breakfast fellowship at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday Morning. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Randy Weaver bringing the message. Holy Communion will be served every '1st Sunday of each month.’ An Anthem will be sung by the adult choir; there will be a Children's message with Pastor Randy, and Children's church immediately after that. We are a Wesleyan Covenant church that teaches strictly from God's Holy Word. Pastor Randy will be bringing the evening message at 6 p.m. All are welcome here; come as you are, and enjoy being in the presence of the Lord. We love you and God loves you even more. Remember, you are special in His eyes. Looking ahead, we will be having Revival beginning Sunday, October 28 and continuing through Tuesday, October 30. Evangelist Jerry Harding will be bringing the message each night.
Rix Mills Presbyterian Church
Join us this Sunday for worship service and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Jim Gibson bringing the message, "The Longest Table — World Wide Communion." Scripture taken from the book of Luke 22: 14-27. Everyone is welcome. Sunday school for all ages is during the worship service after the children's message. Holy communion will be observed Oct. 7. The next Pick’n in the Pavilion will be Oct. 21 with "The Love Quartet" and "StoryTeller." Food will be at 6 p.m. and music will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located just outside New Concord, 6 miles out on Rix Mills Rd., the red door and red steeple church in downtown Rix Mills. Pastor Jim says, "See you Sunday!"
Buffalo-Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Join us at 11:15 a.m. with Rev. Jim Gibson bringing the message, "The Longest Table — World Wide Communion." Scripture taken from the book of Luke 22: 14-27. At halftime in the worship service, there will be a sing-a-long directed by Karen, before the children's message. Holy communion will be observed on Oct. 7. Thank you everyone for a successful blood drive with the American Red Cross last Tuesday. It was a wonderful day for all! The next drive will be the last day of November. To who ever made the cookies, we thank you and we enjoyed them. Quilt class and fellowship on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the church basement. Next month we will be having our Harvest dinner. Looking forward to that. The church is located in downtown Cumberland, the brick church on the corner. Pastor Jim says, "See You Sunday!"
New Concord Church of Christ
The New Concord Church of Christ, which meets at 13333 Maple Lane in New Concord, invites area residents to their services: Sunday morning Bible class (classes for all ages), 9:15 a.m.; Sunday morning worship service, 10 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m; Wednesday evening Bible study (classes for all ages), 7 p.m.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church is located at 53516 Old Infirmary Rd., Pleasant City. Sunday worship begins at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Pastor is Ken Hacker. For more information, call 330-550-6644.
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the church parsonage. All women are welcome.
Sermons for Sunday, October 7, 2018
Unity Presbyterian: "Tough Teachings: Divorce"
Church of Christ: A.M.: "Igniting a fire" (Psa. 39:1-5); P.M.: "Necessity of the cross" (1 Pet. 2:21-25)
Rix Mills Presbyterian Church: "The Longest Table — World Wide Communion"
First Christian Church: "Testing Jesus"
Buffalo-Cumberland Presbyterian Church: "The Longest Table — World Wide Communion"