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Progress 2018- How We Worship

St. Sylvester Church Serves Monroe County’s Catholic Community

By JANELL HUNTER Staff Writer WOODSFIELD — St. Sylvester Catholic Church has been serving the Monroe County community since 1866 with its congregation gathering in a log structure until its first brick building was built at 334 S. Main St. in Woodsfield in 1867. Originally part of the ...

Coalbrook Presbyterian Church Still Serving Neffs After 142 Years

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer NEFFS — Coalbrook Presbyterian Church sits stately along Ohio 149 in Neffs — just as it has for more than 142 years. A brick facade and bright flowers welcome the congregation each Sunday, when about 25 members typically attend. A decreasing population ...

St. Joseph’s an Old, Devout Community

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer More than 150 years after its founding in the rural hills of southern Marshall County, the families of St. Joseph’s Settlement still flock to their namesake church on the hill, though many members of the younger generations seem to have moved on. Visiting the ...

Colliers Home to West Virginia’s Oldest Episcopal Church

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer COLLIERS — About 70 years before West Virginia statehood, the Rev. Joseph Doddridge founded what is today known as Olde St. John’s Episcopal Church along Eldersville Road in Brooke County. From donating to various charities to enjoying annual festivals, ...

Mount Pleasant Evangelical Friends Church Expands Ministry to Community

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer MOUNT PLEASANT — Inspired by its roots, Mount Pleasant Evangelical Friends Church is preserving parts of the village’s history and sharing its religious heritage with the community. The church is adjacent to the historic Ohio Yearly Meeting House, built ...

Lawrencefield Parish Small But Strong

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Staff Writer WHEELING — At the crest of a hill along Table Rock Lane in Ohio County, a simple but impressive white church steeple reaches heavenward. On most Sundays, about 60 members of Lawrencefield Parish Church gather beneath that steeple in the Episcopal tradition ...

Rock Hill Presbyterian Heritage Solid

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer BELLAIRE — Rock Hill Presbyterian Church in Bellaire remains rock solid after 108 years of spiritual service, and today it is a vibrant house of worship overlooking the “All-American Town.” The church began under an Elm Tree in 1809. Word had been ...

Cameron Baptist Church Grows From Humble Roots

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer CAMERON — Over the past 30 years, Cameron Baptist Church outgrew its walls twice before stabilizing at its current size, and the second senior pastor to take up the mantle says it has ingrained itself as a staple of the community. Pastor Michael Kelley has ...

Roney’s Point Presbyterian Church Welcomes Faithful for More Than a Century

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer TRIADELPHIA — Roney’s Point Presbyterian Church has been welcoming worshippers to its site on Dallas Pike Road since 1872. Well over a century later, the church has changed many things, but one thing that has not changed is members’ desire to help ...

First Presbyterian Church Looks to Future in Barnesville

By LENNY WITTENBROOK Staff Writer BARNESVILLE — Members of the Presbyterian Church have been meeting at the corner of West Church and North Chestnut streets in Barnesville since 1859, and with the recent installation of a new pastor and renovations to their historical ...

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Barton Sustains Tradition

By JANELL HUNTER Staff Writer BARTON — St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Barton, founded by Slovakian immigrants in 1911, has served the community in the Orthodox Christian faith and provided an ethnic base for those who immigrated from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to make a better life for ...