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Pastor celebrating 43rd anniversary

WEIRTON — The 43rd pastoral anniversary of Bishop D.W. Cummings, along with lady Latisha Cummings, continues this week with services running through Friday and a final celebration taking place Sunday.

This evening’s and Thursday’s service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Temple, located at 330 Main St., Weirton. Friday’s and Sunday’s service will be hosted at the Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, 3000 Weir Ave. Friday’s service takes place at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s service will be held at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Special guest for Sunday’s 43rd anniversary service will be Bishop Harold Rayford, a gospel music international singer, musician, preacher and pastor of the Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Columbus. The Church of Christ choir has been invited.

Cummings served 10 years in Ashtabula, 33 years in Wheeling at the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple and 19 years in Weirton at the Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly. He is one of the longest serving pastors in the Ohio Valley.

Tonight’s guest will be Bishop James Jethroe, from Deliverance Temple, Warren.

Thursday’s service will include guest District Elder Authur Brown from Grace of Mercy Apostolic Church in Parkersburg.

Friday’s guest will be Lisa Hunter of Total Life Ministries in Columbus.

Sunday’s guest features Bishop Reginald Burrows from Living Word Ministries in Philadelphia. The Sunday morning services begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple and 12:30 p.m. at Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly. These proceed the 6 p.m. final celebration.

Stuffed pepper and bake sale

WEIRTON — St. Thomas Episcopal church, located on Three Springs Drive in Weirton, will be having a fundraiser which includes a stuffed pepper sale and bake sale. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Peppers are $4 each. This is a carryout only sale. Pre-orders can be done by calling (304) 723-4120. If no answer, make sure to leave a name, phone number and the number of peppers needed.

Fundraiser set for Sunday

COLLIERS — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser, sponsored by the Pickin’ N’ Grinnin’ music and dance organization, will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 67 Police Lodge Road in Colliers. The fundraiser is to help defray the cost of medical expenses for Weirton resident Chris Preston, who is fighting esophageal cancer.

There will be a 50/50 drawing, donations and a Chinese drawing. Winners do not need to be present for the Chinese drawing. The dinner will consist of spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 through 12. Those under 5 eat free.

Weirton Knights meeting canceled

WEIRTON — The Weirton Knights of Columbus has canceled its regular meeting of July 3 due to the Fourth of July holiday. Meetings will resume in August.

Three Score Seniors hold meeting

WEIRTON — President Ed Powell welcomed members of the Three Score Seniors group at their May meeting. Powell led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and Mary Ellen Groves led the group in singing, “God Bless America.” Bob Shirer gave the invocation.

Vice president Vivian Weigel introduced the Honkey Tonk Sweethearts, who entertained members with singing.

Sunshine chairman Winnie Kemp gave a report on cards sent on behalf of the group. Birthdays were acknowledged.

Reservation Chairman Vivian Weigel noted 43 members were in attendance and total membership is currently at 71.

House Chairman Kathy McCarrick was recognized for her decorating using a spring theme.

Door prizes were given by Lee Edwards, Larry Purks, Jim Hare and Betty Virtue. These were awarded to Lois Cox, Lee Edwards, Brenda Edwards, Vivian Weigel, Nancy Lellie, Jim Hare, Marlene Hare and George Pohlman.

Pohlman and Powell entertained members with jokes prior to the meeting’s conclusion. The next meeting of the Three Score Seniors is slated to take place Thursday.

Tri-State Marine Corps Club meet

WEIRTON — The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held their meeting June 12 with President Shirley Brecht calling the meeting to order.

She began with a prayer by Chaplain Mary Ann Smith, followed by a prayer list given by Marcy Spano. Get-well cards were sent to members of the auxiliary.

The pledge to the flag was recited and roll call was given by Vice President Darlene Kemp.

Spano gave the secretary report which included minutes from the May meeting. These were approved as read. The treasurer’s report given by Brecht and was approved as read.

It was noted auxiliary dues need to be paid for December through April. If dues are not paid, members will not be permitted to be a member.

A social hour which includes cookies and ice cream will be held in July, officials noted.

The women will be bringing a dozen of each cookie that is a favorite they enjoy making.

Guests in attendance included Smith’s cousins from Georgia, Walter and Carolyn Millhorn.

Brecht adjourned the meeting, stating the next session will take place at 6 p.m. July 10 at the Weirton VFW hall.

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