VBS 2016

Jesus Gathers Us Together

JUNE 6-10, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Mark your calendars for this very  exciting week of fun, Bible stories, music, crafts, games, and snacks. Registration forms are available in the narthex and church office.   Pre-registration would be very helpful in ordering crafts and for a smooth registration the first day of VBS.

VBS 2016 is “Farm-tastic!”

The Starkdale Vacation Bible School staff is excited for a farm-tastic VBS!  In Barnyard Roundup VBS, children learn that Jesus gathers us together! They’ll look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore five biblical accounts where Jesus graciously gathers us together to be with Him with His abundant provision and saving protection, now and forever. God’s children of all ages will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us.

Registration is open for ages Preschool through Sixth Grade to attend VBS from Monday, June 6th to Friday, June 10th from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm.  Come along with us as we sing fun songs, do engaging crafts, eat yummy snacks and play awesome games.  Plus, you’ll learn all about Jesus our Savior and how He gathers us together! We can’t wait to see you there! To register fill out a registration form or call the church office (740-264-5309) for more information.

How Can I Help?

Be part of Barnyard Roundup VBS! We have many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. We will also need helpers to set up (Sunday, June 5th after church) and tear down (Friday, June 10th after the Closing Celebration).  Join us to see how Jesus gathers us together!

Spread the word! Invite your children, grandchildren or neighbors to Barnyard Roundup VBS.  Let them know that the week will be a fun opportunity of Jesus centered learning.  Pray for the children attending Barnyard Roundup VBS!  Ask God to bring children to our program so they can know and grow in Jesus, our Savior.  Ask God for the children’s hearts to be opened to the Word and for the leaders to have endless energy and patience during the week.

Cub Scout Troop Pack 415 at Starkdale

scoutsI was blessed beyond measure to speak to the Cub Scout Troop Pack 415 at Starkdale Church tonight for their God and Country badge. I spoke about what Christianity was as well as some of the programs and teachings of our church. The boys were firing questions at me left and right for 25 minutes after my talk was done. They were really interested in learning more about the church and the Christian Faith. I was blown away at the fascinating questions these young boys asked. It was a great night!

Pastor Bobbyjon



From the Session – March 2016

The Starkdale EPC Session has installed two new Ruling Elders to the Class of 2018.

Denise Franckhauser (previously ordained) was installed on January 31, 2016, and Michael Paris was ordained and installed on February 28, 2016.



Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2016

MARCH 20th – 27th


Palm Sunday
March 20th
8:30 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.

Maundy Thursday
March 24th
6:30 P.M. Dinner (RSVP)
7:00  P.M. Communion Service

First Westminster Presbyterian Church
235 North 4th St., Steubenville
March 25th
12:00 Noon

March 27th
8:30 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.
No Sunday School

Please join us for Holy Week Services
All are welcome!



Benefit Concert for Abigail’s Angels


Great news!!! Over $5,300.00 was raised at the Abigail Angels Benefit Concert for Abigail’s Angels and the RDH12 Fund for Sight! Thank you to everyone again! We are overwhelmed at the community support for Abigail. You are all truly “Abigail’s Angels.”