Area church services

* The Evangelical United Church of Christ, join us this Sunday at 10am, as Rev. Dr. Herb Goetz Jr. will join us to deliver a message as well as help us celebrate the EUCC’s history with the Boy Scouts. 701 5th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio. 740-354-1420.

*The First Church of Christ, 1224 Dogwood Ridge Road, Wheelersburg, will have worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, and Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. The evening worship service has been canceled as members and friends will be attending the 5th Sunday Singspiration at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Carey’s Run Church of Christ, 1560 Carey’s Run/Pond Creek, West Portsmouth. If you need a ride, please be on the church parking lot at 5 p.m. Ladies Bible Study will start at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the office annex. All ladies are invited to attend Bible study. Rase Martin will have devotions at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the River Bend House in Wheelersburg. The praise, prayer and Bible study service will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and Rase Martin will be teaching. The ladies of the church will be going to Ashland, Ky., for lunch and shopping on Saturday, Dec. 5. They will be leaving the church parking lot at 10:15 a.m. For more information please call the church office. If you would like more information about these events or the church, please call the church office at (740) 574-5031 or Rase Martin, minister, at (740) 574-1913.

* The Lucasville Community of Christ, 1392 Thomas Hollow Road extends an invitation to all to come and worship with us. Presenting the worship for the Church School starting at 9:30 will be Elder Carolyn Crabtree. The worship service will start at 10:30 with Elder Carolyn Crabtree Presiding and Teacher Phil Cartee bring the message for the First Sunday of Advent with the theme being “Be Alert!”

* Portsmouth First Church of the Nazarene, located at Third and Brown Street, Sunday, November 29, 10 a.m. – Bible Discovery – There is a class for all ages, from Nursery through Adult. Sunday, November 29, 11 a.m. – Worship Encounter – Pastor Art will be bring the message from God’s Word. An interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing is available at all services. The children will be dismissed during the offering, to go to the Children’s Encounter. Sunday, November 29, 4:30 p.m. – It’s that time of the year!!! PFNaz will be decorating for the Advent Season. We will provide the decorations, coffee, and hot chocolate. Feel free to bring your favorite Christmas dessert, to share with others. Pastor Art will also have a devotional. Tuesday, December 1, 3 – 5 p.m. – LCM Food Pantry hours are observed, followed by their ministry at Tracy Park. Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m. – Prayer Encounter – Jesus said, “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Mark 11:17. Prayer is the foundation of PFNaz. We gather together every Wednesday night at 6:30 for corporate prayer. After spending some intimate time in worship, we call on God in prayer, we seek His face and present our requests for the needs of our families, our church and our world. Come and encounter the powerful difference that prayer makes. Pastor Art will also continue his teaching on “Discovering the Corporate Cry.” “Where people pray and miracles happen.”