Area church services

* Community of Christ 2237 Russell Avenue West Portsmouth will gather together on Sunday July 19 for their “Summer Celebration” which includes sharing of Camp Kilimanjaro VBS, Camp Bountiful and Back-2-School experiences. Elder Vick Bloomfield will develop the weekly World Church theme of ‘Proclaim Peace’ with Priest Luanne Day presenting the musical selections during the 10:30 AM Morning Worship Service. The youth will be present in the sanctuary to take part in the celebration. After the Morning Worship Service there will be a taco lunch served then the saints will be heading to Shawnee Lodge Pool for an afternoon of swimming and fellowship!!

* The First Church of Christ, 1224 Dogwood Ridge Road, Wheelersburg, will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship services will be at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 19. Rase Martin, minister, will teach during Sunday school and will preach during both worship services. Ladies Bible Study will start at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the office annex.

COLTS (Christians on Local Tours) and friends will meet for lunch at noon Tuesday, July 21, at Ponderosa, 8801 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg. Everyone is invited to fellowship with the group. Rase Martin will have devotions at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the River Bend House in Wheelersburg. Praise, Prayer and Bible Study will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22. For more information about these events or the church, call (740) 574-5031 or Rase Martin, minister, at (740) 574-1913.

* Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene located at 25 Arnett Drive (behind Green High School), Franklin Furnace, Ohio, will begin Vacation Bible School for ages Pre-school to 6th grade on Monday, July 27, 2015 and continue through Friday, July 31, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM. At Everest VBS, kids experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways. Children will embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power and become anchored in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges. Each day, kids trek through field-tested activity stations with their Climbing Crews where every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible Point. The Vacation Bible School Program and Concert will be presented Sunday, August 2, 2015 during the 10:30 Morning Worship service. Vacation Bible School and the Vacation Bible School Program are under the direction of Mrs. Dana Jones. The public is invited. For more information or a ride, call 740-354-9021.

* Sedan Baptist Church located at 5300 Big Bear Creek Road. Sunday School at 10 am and Morning Worship at 11am. Wednesday nights at 7:30, the youth also meet at this time. Sunday, July 19, Brother Carl Sheets preaching the Morning Worship at 11 followed by quarterly business meeting and lunch. Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30. Service at Rest Haven Nursing Home in McDermott July 26. Preaching by Brother Carl Sheets. A Unity Revival is planned with Bear Creek United Methodist and Outreach Ministries. The services will be as follows: August 2 at Sedan Baptist, August 9 at Bear Creek United Methodist, and August 16 at Outreach Ministries. Service time is 7pm. Bus transportation is available. For questions call (740) 259-3856 or (740) 259-0691