Church News

By Portia Williams

December 21, 2013

Christ Brethren Church

Christ Brethren Church 5877 St. Rt. 139 will be holding services on Sunday, Dec. 22 with morning services at 9:30 a.m. Sunday evening service at 7 p.m. A Wednesday evening service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening we study the Bible. Everyone welcome.

First Church of Christ

The adult choir of the First Church of Christ, 1224 Dogwood Ridge Road, Wheelersburg, will present a Christmas cantata “The Splendor of Christmas” under the direction of Shirley DeCamp at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. Soloists will include Randy and Brenda Wickham, Donna Willis and Becky Lewis, and Valerie DeCamp will be the narrator.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. and evening worship will start at 6. The ladies will have Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, and the Christmas Eve Service will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. Randy Wickham will have devotions at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, at River Bend House in Wheelersburg. For more information about these events or the church, call the church office at 740-574-5031 or Randy Wickham, minister, at 740-574-1913.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church

All Saints’ Episcopal Church invites you to worship on Christmas Eve in the historic church at 610 4th Street in Portsmouth. There will be two services of Holy Communion with carols, the beloved story of the birth of Jesus from Luke’s Gospel, and sermon offered by All Saints’ new Rector: the Rev. Stephen J. Cuff. The Christmas Eve services are at 4 pm and 10:30 p.m. The 10:30 p.m. service includes the full choir under the direction of Mr. Justin Wiget, and a choral prelude at 10:15 p.m. Come! Celebrate the Nativity of our Lord – and God’s promise of peace and goodwill. You are also most welcome to worship at All Saints’ Church on Sundays, with the regularly scheduled services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information, contact All Saints’ Church at 740-353-7919 or www.allsaintsportsmouth.us

Christ United Methodist Church

Christ United Methodist Church, 5731 Gallia Street in Sciotoville

Today at 11 a.m. we will be serving our monthly Community Dinner followed by the Food Pantry. Come join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Caleb LaFond’s message is titled “Even the Grinch Can’t Take That Away” is the fourth in the Christmas sermon series. Sunday School follows at 11 a.m. Monday at 1 p.m. the Foxy Ladies will meet at Bob Evans for their monthly meeting. Join us Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. for our Candlelight Service.

Berean Baptist Church

Berean Baptist Church, 5526 Winchester Ave. Sciotoville, Ohio

Rev. Tim Goodwin — Pastor

Dec. 22 — Hand Bells in the evening service

Dec. 24 — Candlelight Service with Hand Bells and Communion

Dec. 31 – January 1 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. New Year’s all nighter in the family center of the church

Dec. 31 Prayer Meeting at 7 p.m.

Special Missionaries of the week are Milo and Melinda Tomas ~ Serving in the Philippines and supported by Berean since August 2001

Special Anniversaries are Vernon and Maxine Lavender 58 years on Dec. 24; Harry and Mary Willis 60 years on Dec. 24 and Jim and Harness seven years on Dec. 30.

North Moreland Christian Baptist Church

North Moreland Christian Baptist Church Children’s Christmas Play will be Sunday December 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast is served every Sunday morning 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Pastor Paul Hagen. Super Church Pastor Chris Meenach 10:30 a.m. to noon. Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m. to noon. Evening Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting Service 7 p.m. Childrens Bible Club, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Youth Meeting, Thursday, 6 p.m. with Ed Zeno.

Lucasville Community of Christ

Lucasville Community of Christ will hold services on Sunday, Dec. 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m.- Sunday School - 9:45 a.m., and Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. The Theme for Sunday is “Jesus Is Born” with Deacon Paula Bramblett presiding. Evangelist Paul Crabtree will bring the Worship Message, with Tim and Julie Mosley honoring us with their music. Christmas Eve service will begin at 10 p.m., on Dec. 24.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, located at third and court streets in Portsmouth will hold a Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24.