Members of the Wellsville Area Ministerial Association set out a busy schedule at their monthly meeting held this past Tuesday, April 10. The meeting was held at Tonda’s Place on the 4th Street Square in Wellsville. WAMA President Aaron Smith presided.
Bishop Bill Rudder of New Life Ministries announced that this coming Saturday, April 14, Jubilee Ministries Apostle Mark Kauffman will be conducting a Pentecostal service at 7 PM at the Wellsville church located at 1335 Main St. For more information call 330-532-5433.
Scott Deitch of Savior’s Promise announced there will be a benefit pasta dinner this coming Sunday, April 15, at Sellabration Hall located at 409 Broadway. Dinners will be served from noon to 5 PM. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the “Will the Real Church Please Stand Up” rally to be held June 9 at Thompson Park. For more information on the dinner or the rally call 330-831-7356 or 330-708-4078.
Also scheduled for this coming Sunday, April 15, members of the First Baptist Church will be celebrating Pastor Roosevelt Thompson’s 31st Anniversary as a minister at both their Sunday services. Services are at 11 AM and 3 PM. Thompson has a son who is a Deacon who will speak at the 11 AM service.
Brother Byron Carter announced that Lee’s Chapel will host a two day revival on Thursday & Friday, April 19 & 20. Revival services begin at 7 PM each evening. Lee’s Chapel will also host the annual Mayor’s Breakfast for Graduating WHS Seniors. That breakfast will at 9 AM, May 23.
Pastor Darlene Zanders announced that Mt. Sinai will host an “all you can eat” luncheon on Saturday, April 21, at the church starting at noon. Proceeds from the luncheon will go to benefit this year’s mission to South Carolina. Cost is $10 per person.
Members of Covenant Presbyterian will be joining forces with the Whipping Post Ministries in a mission trip to Honduras this year according to Lucille Huston.
Beverly Hentzell of the Committee to Save the Immaculate Conception Parish announced that on Sunday, May 6, there will be a Human Prayer Chain of Hope and crowning of the Blessed Mother service held at the closed Catholic Church. That will begin at 3:30 PM.
First Christian Youth Pastor Brandon Russell announced that on Wednesday, April 25, that parish will be hosting a Stand-Up to Bullying event to be held on the lawn at the church. There will be music, food and fellowship for all who attend. There is more information available on their event page on FaceBook.
Pastor Kenny Malone advised that Amanda Wilson is organizing a new youth ministry in the area which will be called “Plant the Seed”. The ministry will be open to young individuals from all over the area. Their mission will be to plant flowers; do yard clean up, etc. for elderly residents or others who are unable to perform such tasks. It will be a non-denominational group “that spreads the love of God throughout the community”. Wilson will be holding organizational meetings in the near future and hopes to get started in mid-May. For more information contact Wilson at 614-557-8339 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Malone advised they are looking for volunteers to join in and names of people who could use their help.
Dates were also announced for Summer Vacation Bible Schools. Wellsville’s Church of the Nazerene has theirs scheduled for June 4 through 8. The First Christian will have theirs July 22 through 27. Members of WAMA are attempting to schedule the annual VBS without any overlapping dates this year.
Members of First Christian have elected to have their annual mission right here in the Wellsville area instead of traveling to some far off location. Youth Pastor Brandon Russell remarked that there are those that need help in our area just as much as anywhere else in the nation. To date they have scheduled an event at the church to concentrate on personal hygiene with furnishing free shampoo, soap, tooth paste and tooth brushes, etc. That will take place on Wednesday, June 27 at 6 PM. The mission will run from June 24 through 27 and is a Wellsville community project according to Russell.
In other WAMA news President Smith announced that a new FaceBook page is in the process of being set up. It is hoped to post all area church events once it is started. The annual National Day of Prayer is May 3 will ceremonies set to begin at the 4th Street Gazebo at noon. Smith said the agenda is still being worked on and he can be contacted at 330-383-8651. The annual Men’s Rally will once again be at the Covelli Center in Youngstown on May 5. Tickets are $15 for the all-day event. Baccalaureate is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 at the Wellsville First Christian Church. Services will begin at 2 PM. Donations were given to both the Chaplaincy departments at East Liverpool City Hospital and the Columbiana County Tobin Center.
The next WAMA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8. The meeting will be held at Tonda’s Place at 400 Main St. beginning at 9 AM. The public is invited to the meeting and all the events listed above. Speaker at the May meeting will be Mary Caye Bexter of the Kin & Kids organization.