Stories tagged with: church

November 15, 2015 - 7:16pm
36 weeks 2 days ago

Well believe it or not there are only 39 days left until Christmas, and one local girl got a head start on spreading the Christmas cheer.

11-year old Marlee Lawson and her father Chad Lawson teamed up with the world's largest Christmas project of it's kind, Operation Christmas Child. Marlee and her father spent the last year making baked goods to raise money to buy items to put in shoeboxes and pay for postage.

"I thought of it because, last November my life group filled...

October 4, 2013 - 3:54pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Students form Bishop Rosecrans, St. Rose, Bishop Fenwick and St. Benedict spent part of Friday together for the "quad school mass."

Bishop Rosecrans junior Logan McLaughlin said the quad school mass is the best part of Catholic School's Week because he gets to meet kids from the other schools.

"Definitely the quad school mass because it's so big and so much fun," said McLaughlan. "We get to see all the other schools which is really the only time we...

March 1, 2013 - 4:40pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

New Hope Church will be expecting over 1000 people at their 6th annual "Restoration" service at Secrest Auditorium Friday and Saturday. The event is targeted towards middle school, high school, and college students. There will be six bands performing, vendors, concessions, and inspirational speakers discussing important issues.

"All the different things that teens kind of struggle with whether it's direction, whether it's the suicides that we've had in our community,...

November 21, 2010 - 10:41pm
5 years 35 weeks ago

One local church is ringing in the holiday season.

Grace United Methodist Church of Zanesville hosted it's 21st annual handbell festival Sunday evening. Hundreds gathered to watch the concert. Music Director Jim Mayercak says preparations for the event are done well in advance.

"We pick the music for this in late summer, and then begin rehearsing in the fall, usually around early September. "

Six area churches participate in the performance. Mayercak says...

June 9, 2010 - 4:48pm
6 years 7 weeks ago

Two people have been arrested in connection to a break in at a church in Newark.

According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office , 24-year-old Melissa Barton and 54-year-old Richard Hunt of Newark are in custody after admitting to breaking into the Marne United Methodist Church on Licking Valley Road on May 7th.

Authorities say the two also admitted to stealing a safe from the church that contained credit cards.

Barton and Hunt...

June 7, 2010 - 12:18am
6 years 7 weeks ago

Licking County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in solving a church break-in, and it's offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports the incident happened on the morning of May 7th at the Marne United Methodist Church on Licking Valley Road.

Officers say a safe was stolen that contained credit card belonging to the church. Those responsible for the break-in used those credit cards, making several purchases at Walmart...

December 12, 2009 - 10:26pm
6 years 32 weeks ago

One local church is transforming the classic Nativity scene that many of us use to decorate our homes for Christmas.

Members of the Zanesville Bible Methodist Church are re-enacting that special story that took place on Christmas.

"To bring it to life like we have now, they can actually come experience what it might have been like in Bethlehem, " says Krista Blair, daughter of the church's pastor.

Blair says it's an affair for the whole family to enjoy.


November 27, 2009 - 6:20pm
6 years 34 weeks ago

About 200 boy scouts and their families bundled up against the wintry weather today to visit ten churches throughout Zanesville.

It's all apart of the kickoff for the Boy Scouts of America's 100th birthday celebration.

"We go to 10 different houses of worship and learn about a commandment at each house," said Dan Bebe of the organization. "It's part of our duty to god patch series."

"We are getting our god and me patches," said Thomas...

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