What’s going on throughout the area

Chronic disease

workshop set

A Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in New Cumberland from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Jan. 23.

The workshop will meet once a week for six weeks.

“Self-management sometimes requires support so a friend or family member is included,” a workshop spokesperson said.

To make a reservation, call (304) 564-3343.

Church schedules

2013 activities

Weirton’s All Saints Greek Orthodox Church members have announced the list of planned church activities for 2013.

The events include:

  • The American-Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Super Bowl Sunday event Feb. 3;
  • The Philoptochos Greek Easter Bake Sale, March 21;
  • Eastern Orthodox Easter celebration May 5;
  • Friends of All Saints Dinner, May 11;
  • 26th-annual Weirton Greek Festival, July 18-20;
  • A.H.E.P.A. Oktoberfest, Oct. 5; and
  • The A.H.E.P.A. pancake breakfast, Nov. 3.

For information, call the church at (304) 797-9884.

Free concert at

Mercy Baptist

Contemporary Christian band Led By Mercy will host a free concert from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today at the Mercy Baptist Church located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Matt Redman, Jeremy Camp, Building 429 and Chris Tomlin also will perform.

Refreshments will be served.

Led By Mercy members include Dr. Aldo Pucci, Sandy Pucci, Jim Schwab and Trudy Bender.

Candlelight prayer

service scheduled

A candlelight prayer service for Newtown, Conn., Sandy Hook Elementary School and “peace in our world” will be observed on Monday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Jewett United Methodist Church located 202 W. Main St., Jewett.

Pastor Mark Statler and Pastor Hester Hudson will coordinate “this time of scripture reading, music and prayer,” according to a news release.

“Everyone is invited to join in prayer for the healing of the victims of violence and for the coming of world peace,” the press release notes.

Dinner Jan. 16

at Hill Top

A baked steak dinner will be held in the Hill Top Fellowship Hall at 70 county Road 46 and the intersection of state Route 213, Toronto, on Jan. 16 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The menu will be baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad bar, homemade pie, and hot and cold beverages.

Patrons can eat in but carryout also will be available.

Donations will be accepted.

Jewett UMC to

host blood drive

The Jewett United Methodist Church, 202 W. Main St., Jewett, will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday

Doug Snyder at

Port Homer Church

Brother Doug Snyder will deliver the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service as the guest minister at Port Homer Community Church, 2545 co. Road 68, Toronto.

His sermon title will be “What America Needs.”

Snyder is an evangelist for People for Jesus Ministries, which he founded in 1996.