If I were to describe my life, I must say that I have been treated better than I deserve! I was born and raised by loving parents. I am the oldest of five siblings. My father and mother raised me and my siblings in the church. In the early years, we were Southern Baptist. Then, when I was roughly middle-school-age, my parents became members of a non-denominational, charismatic church called Abundant Life Church in Richmond, Virginia. Abundant Life was an offshoot from a ministry called New Life for Youth. This served to spiritually, personally, and socially restore young men and women with drug abuse issues and criminal backgrounds. Our family was very active in this church and ministry. Later, my parents left this church to attend and become members of a flagship Assembly of God Church called West End Assembly of God in Henrico County, Richmond, Virginia. I grew up attending worship and other functions. I always loved going to Sunday School and church as a child and was very active in church in my youth.
The 6th Annual Live Nativity at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville is scheduled for December 11th, with six presentations repeated every half-hour starting at 5:00pm, the final one beginning at 7:30pm. The Live Nativity is an indoor/outdoor production about the birth of Jesus, followed by an opportunity to pet animals, meet the actors, and enjoy refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. This year also presents the opportunity to meet the new pastor of Starkdale, Rev. Carl Moore, who will be present to welcome and visit with guests in the fellowship hall.
Director, Mrs. Mary Beth Allan reports, “I am so thrilled to be involved in this event that has quickly become a tradition for many Ohio Valley Families. What better way to emphasize Christ in Christmas than to recount the evening of his birth?”