Outreach Committee – April 2017

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH, and the Outreach Committee has placed a Pinwheel of Hope Tree in the Narthex. This year, our donations will benefit The Friendship Warming Room.  Please consider taking a pinwheel from the tree and purchasing the item that has been placed on the tag. Simply bring the item back to the Narthex and place your item under the tree sometime during the month of April.  We will then take the items to the Friendship Warming Center.


The Outreach Committee will conduct a canned soup food drive during the months of May and June to benefit the Cancer Dietary Initiative which provides nutritious food for cancer patients in our community.  If you would like to participate during these months, please place canned soup donations in the chest located in the narthex.


Men’s Prayer Breakfast

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast is returning! They will meet once a month on the third Saturday, from 7:30-9:00 A.M.  The first breakfast will be held on Saturday, February 18th, in fellowship hall. We look forward to the return of this meaningful ministry of fellowship and prayer.  John Calvin Institutes Bible Study meets at 9:00 A.M. following the breakfast.




Outreach – Operation Homefront Project


The Outreach Committee distributed Christmas toys to The Urban Mission, The Salvation Army, and Wintersville Good Neighbors. The toys were donated by the local Dollar Tree Store through Operation Homefront.


Installation Service for Rev. George Carlton Moore, Jr


Welcome Rev. Carl, Rhonda, and Brad Moore

Rev. Moore, received a four-year Master of Divinity in 2005 from Union Theological Seminary.  Upon graduation, served Rennie Memorial Presbyterian Church in Amelia county, Virginia, as a student minister.  Rev. Moore’s first ordained call was from 2006 to 2014, to a yoked ministry with Timber Ridge and Fairfield Presbyterian churches in Shenandoah Valley of Lexington, Virginia.  His second call was as Pastor and Head of Staff at Conklin Presbyterian Church in Conklin, NY, from 2014 to 2016.  During that time he was awarded the Master of Theology in Theology and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary.  He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Historical and Systematic Theology with an emphasis on the intersection of Theology and Culture at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


2016 Live Nativity

nativity2016The 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?”

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