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Bible study

Londonderry United Methodist Church will begin a six-week Bible study for adults. The group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, at the church. For more information, call 740-630-1750

Camp meeting

Christ United Methodist Church (a Wesleyan Covenant Community), 2167 North Ave., Cambridge, is starting a "new thing" on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. Each Sunday, there will be a ‘camp meeting,’ which will include praise and worship, special music, testimonies and old time gospel preaching and prayer.  

Guernsey Association of Churches Community Lenten Service

The Guernsey Association of Churches is once again hosting the annual series of evening Community Lenten Services during the season of Lent. The second service will take place Sunday, March 8, at 7 p.m., at Faith United Methodist Church, 500 S. 7th St., Cambridge. The speaker for the evening will be the Rev. Jeff Bergeson from Unity Presbyterian Church. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the social hall. An elevator is available. The offerings from all of the Lenten Services will be divided between Feed My People, GRACE Pantry, Share & Care, Open Arms Pregnancy Center, and Samaritan Center, with the first 10 percent staying with the GAC for their program and ministry expenses. All are welcome to attend this community service at First Christian Church, located at 1127 Beatty Avenue in Cambridge.

Indoor yard sale

Main Ave. United Methodist Church in Byesville will have an indoor yard sale on March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church. Table rentals are available for $10.

Minnie Mouse Tea Party

Kennonsburg United Methodist Church is hosting a "Minnie Mouse Tea Party" on Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church. The event is free and all are welcome. Reservations are recommended. Call Sharon Miller at 740-679-2365 for more information or to make a reservation.

Christ United Methodist Church

Christ United Methodist Church has breakfast fellowship on Sunday at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Worship service begins at 10:15 a.m., with Pastor Randy Weaver bringing the message for both the morning service and for the Children’s message. Evening service is at 6 p.m. with this being the second Sunday of the recently started Camp Meetings. Mike McCauley will bring the message, Hank and Cindy Scheffer will provide special music. The Praise Band will bring praise and worship. We would love to have you join us, if you want to experience an evangelical service where Jesus is lifted up. May God richly bless the rest of your week.

Calix 12-step program

The Calix Catholic/Christian 12-Step program has a new winter meeting schedule. Meetings will take place every second Wednesday of the month. Dates for meetings are: March 11 and April 8. Meetings are from 7 to 8 p.m., in the basement conference at St. Benedict Church, 701 Gomber Ave. The entrance and parking are handicapped accessible.

The Calix 12-Step program welcomes all who want to more fully develop their spiritual life using the AA/Al-Anon 12 step program in an openly Christian/Catholic environment. Each session starts with a 30 minute DVD presentation, followed by 20 minutes of discussion.

As with all 12 step meetings we commit to strict anonymity of all attendees and are self-supporting through voluntary donations used for supplies. Come to share or just to listen and learn. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Peggy at 740-260-9519.

Rix Mills Presbyterian Church

Join us this Sunday for worship service on this second Sunday of Lent at 9:30 a.m., with Pastor Jim Gibson bringing the message, "Nicodemus." Scripture is taken from the book of John 3: 1-11. Sunday school for all ages takes place during worship service, after our children’s message with Joy. We are located just outside New Concord 6 miles on Rix Mills Road, the red door and red steeple church in downtown Rix Mills.

Buffalo-Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Join us this Sunday for worship service on this second Sunday of Lent at 11:15 a.m., with Pastor Jim Gibson bringing the message, "Nicodemus." Scripture is taken from the book of John 3: 1-11. Everyone is welcome. Karen will lead us in a sing-a-long at half time of our worship service, before our children’s message. The Third Thursday meal is scheduled for March 19, at 4:30 p.m., menu to be announced soon! We are located in downtown Cumberland, the brick church on the corner.

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, 5 p.m; Wednesday evening Bible study (classes for all ages), 7 p.m.

Cambridge Foursquare Church

The Cambridge Foursquare Church would like to announce a special needs, friendly ministry, featuring a new sensory room and therapy program. The church is located at 425 Clark St. For more information, call Don Boyer 814-657-2213.

Cambridge First Church of the Nazarene

The Cambridge First Church of the Nazarene, located at 530 Madison Ave., has services Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. The schedule of the church is as follows;


Adult Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Breakfast and Children’s Sunday School, 9:25 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Teen Quizzing, 5 p.m.


Youth Group, from 6 to 8 p.m., for Youth in grades 6th-12th grades; Ladies Bible Study, 6 p.m.

Women’s meeting

The Old Washington United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the church parsonage.

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 at 94 Shady Lane, Barnesville.

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church is at 53516 Old Infirmary Road, Pleasant City. Sunday worship begins at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Pastor is Ken Hacker. For more information, call 330-550-6644.

Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of God

All are welcome to the Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of God with Pastor Jon Rhinehart. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service begins at 7 p.m., and Wednesday evening service begins at 7 p.m.

Sermons for Sunday, March 8, 2020

Unity Presbyterian Church: "Flesh and Spirit"

Rix Mills Presbyterian Church: "Nicodemus"

First Christian Church: "The Wilderness of Darkness"

Buffalo-Cumberland Presbyterian Church: "Nicodemus"

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