Opening Prayer by Cookie West
Special Guest Speaker Mayor Dominick Mucci recalled events from his past 36 years serving in government and the 220-year history of Steubenville. He handed out an Informational Brochure of the City’s Managerial form of municipal government. Steubenville is a full service city: Provides same services as larger cities, such as paid departments of police, fire, recreation, health, building, plumbing etc. We need to think regionally to survive, including county, state and federal government agencies. For example Brook-Hancock-Jefferson council working together to maximize the use of shared assets, like the Ohio river. He emphasized the need to capitalize on education and health care services as opportunities for growth. Steele industry, pottery, coal are not the only sources of income. It should not be surprising that after 220 years, we need to improve our aging infrastructure.
The following recent improvements have been made. After years of planning, Steubenville opened the Prime Time Center for its seniors. City council has been developing our business district street scape and district planning. For example, the north district is residential, central district offers essential services and the south district is poised for commercial development. In the west end, near Hollywood plaza, council added a 5th lane on Sunset between Bob Evans. The Hollywood lane addition was unpopular at the time but now the businesses benefit from the relief of congestion. It was worth the investment. Now the plaza is fully occupied.
On the other hand, Fort Steuben Mall is struggling. However, we recently added a roundabout on Lover’s Lane. We also repaved Route 7, Washington St, and Market Street.
Lawson Ave Bridge received essential repairs through state and federal funding. We paid for adding a Steubenville sign to encourage pride in our city. Council is planning to repave Adams Street because of the traffic. We built the Fort Steuben Park and now have free concerts all summer. We just celebrated LAWS Birthday Bash, July 4th, Frontier Days, Greek Festival, Dean Martin Festival. Council meets every Tuesday evening.
The Bay Six Project in Mingo Junction –
Bobby Alan Westfall met with the landlord to arrive at a good resolution. Prayers were answered.
Urban Frontier –
Thom Way reported on their community development program, which is providing hiring partners, transportation services, financial counseling. Now they are using coach busses instead of vans. He announced tow hiring events, at the Urban Mission Thursday 5-8pm, July 20and Fort Steuben Hotel tomorrow 5-8pmJuly 18.
AIM’s 5k walk is coming in September.
Started 11 groups. Burgettstown is planning to start a group this fall. FCA is looking to bring in Pittsburgh Penguin Matt Cullen.
FCS at EGCC meets each Tuesday 8pmand is open to non-students aged 18 to 30. Liam, Trey Freeman, and Brandon Roach are leaders. It is the first Christian group in the history of the college.
Sonshine Bible Club –
Over 100 children attend every Monday 2:30 to 4pm. Marland Heights is planning to host a Sonshine Bible Club in Weirton on Fridays.
Mom’s in Prayer – Pamela Shea announced the Back to School prayer service on Thursday, September 14.
Tony Corella reported “What’s up downtown.” This Thursday, July 20features a trail event, 5k, 3k, and Bike Ride, including a scavenger hunt, followed by the free concert at the Fort. Free pizza, sliders, and other refreshments offered to participants. Next concert features a Country band. Free swing dancing lessons for all ages Wednesday evenings. The Harmonium Project has received a building and will be renovating it, planning to put on concerts. They are also working on a movie with 100 people in the cast.
LAWS Movement Birthday Bash
Cookie West reported on the Birthday Bash, a Christian way to honor Lee’s memory and celebrate life. About 500 people attended and were served hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, dessert and games. The Fire Department brought a truck for tours.
Urban Mission –
Ashley Steele reported on the Back to School Bash & Concert Aug. 17th. They are collecting book bags and school supplies to give away. Local organizations are invited to set up a booth.
Last year 1600 people came even though it was pouring rain. September is hunger action month. The Mission is planning to host the longest table community fund raiser, which included 300 participants last year. They are receiving the City Rescue Mission and thrift store. They are always looking for partnerships with other organizations.
Liam reported on a Youth camp in TN coming this week. Praying for the leaders. Wednesday is their youth group weekly.
Summer Book Club –
The Benedict Option, is discussed next on July 31st Schiappa Library – Steubenville.
Family Recovery Center
Joe Rawson reported on their Student Drug Prevention Teen Group, giving presentations in schools. Starting to offer services this fall for minors who are at risk or abusing substances. The Programs are named EDGE and JAM. FRC is in new location at 1010 North 6th ST. This June, 18 teens from Jefferson county attended Summer leadership camp at Mohican Lodge to learn prevention skills to bring back to the community.
Cutting Edge and Teen Relationships Ministry– Liam McAfoose is mission rep for Pittsburgh. Cutting Edge prepares teens, grade 7 to 12, for working in ministry teams. Weekend Power Trip, partners with homeless missions to help at food pantries. Brandon and Liam give talks to youth groups on how to have a godly relationship.
Treasure Hunters Five Week Bible Camp– Tower of Power Church offered an all day Bible camp to 170 children, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, for five weeks, all for free.
Rising Stars Night –
The concert drew about 500 attendees to see 20 acts perform, such as solo and group singers, dancers. Thanks to Jerry Barilla for letting them use the stage.
Sonshine (Youth) Center
There are plans for the founding of a Steubenville “Sonshine” (Youth) Center. Please pray for a location, such as Sycamore Church, which may be loaned or deeded to the OVYN for youth activities, teaching, drama, coffee house, theater, arts, crafts, prayer etc.
Currently in Weirton, Dream Big offers private 30 minute music lessons, including progress reports, and concerts. The Families Leading Change grant is allowing him to bring the program to Steubenville. He is hoping to launch the program in Steubenville in September. There is so much talent in this town.
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Eric Timmons voiced appreciation for Mayor Mucci’s leadership.
WIC is available to many people eligible for other services.
Michael Poirrier is asking for musicians to donate songs to the “Comfort and Mother in Crisis” project. This initiative gives at risk mothers an mp3 preloaded with lullabies and soothing songs of encouragement.
Herb Fletcher emphasized the importance of tutoring and a Saturday kids club.
August 24th, 2017 6:30 PM1st Westminster Presbyterian in Steubenville
OVYN Meeting Minutes June 18, 2017
Pastor Bobbyjon led Opening Prayer.
The Bay Six Project in Mingo Junction – Bobby Alan Westfall gave a gripping personal testimony of God’s love being revealed to him. God pursues us, saying “Your life is worth more than this.” Worked in music ministry for 12 years. Saw need for long term ministry to youth. Felt God call him to bring his family to minister in Mingo, where he grew up. Took over Mingo location which previously was used as a Strip Club. Totally gutted and beautifully redecorated it. Last month hosted Egypt Speaks. Had a painting class last week. Planning to clean the side lot for outdoor events, live music. Next week, three Christian (Silver Side, Chaotic Resemblance, Keodi) are coming through and willing to play here for donations. Working toward starting a Bay 6 building in Kenya, which would combine with a food pantry. Fundraising by selling collectibles, art and crafts through “Rustic Junction”.
Karen Reynolds & Maddy Burns – Dirty Vagabond Ministries
Urban Frontier - Thom Way
AIM Update – Victoria Fallon & Terri Janosco. 5K walk/run.
FCA Updates…At Edison, Indian Creek, SHS, Harding, Toronto HS/MS, JVS, Alternative School, Hancock County (new Supt. June 30th) – Looking to bring in Pittsburgh Penguin Matt Cullen, who has been in FCA.
FCS Update at EGCC – Becca Rook – Trey Freeman. Meeting during the summer, every Tuesday 8pm.
Sonshine Bible Club – Is meeting during the summer on the north and south end of town on Tuesdays. May start one in Weirton. Schools help with bussing.
Mom’s in Prayer – Andrea Bolster and Denise Mellow (group praying regularly for Steubenville Catholic Schools) partnership with Cookie West and Pamela Shea (group praying for Steubenville City Schools). Back to School Prayer Service 7pm Sept 7 at Gracepoint. Speaker Ashley Steele. To cover every school in the valley with collective intercessory prayer meetings on a regular basis. The theme of this event is God of city and the virtue is Hope.
“Steubenville Revitalization” - Therese Nelson “Young preservationists” to bridge the gap between homeschooled youth and the general population. Hosted 5K Club, Street Dance, Dance Marathon, Dino Dash (500 participants). This summer hosting Swing dance lessons each Wednesday at Froelick’s. Working to host Weekly Jam sessions and a Young artists group.
Fisher’s Council- Quinton Littlejohn. Ministry works with ages 8 to 18.
LAWS Movement – Cookie West. July 15, 11am to 6pm in Belleview Park lower level. to celebrate Lee’s 21stbirthday. Free food, clowns, games. Luke 14:23 “That His house may be filled.”
Marland Heights Community Church. Nate & Trey Freeman doing prayer on the porch tonight in Steubenville with free food, singing tonight. Monthly prayer burn on last Friday.
Urban Mission – Ashley Steele – Back to School Bash Aug. 17th.. Free food, backpacks, outdoor concert 1pm. Food distribution with multiple sites.
“The Benedict Option” Summer Book Club – June 27th, July 31st Schiappa Library – Steubenville. How to reach out in a post Christian culture. 6:30pm.
“Victory in Da Ville” – Martariesa Fiala June 24th – Everything is free. Trey Freeman, CB 180, Allegheny Angels, Car Show, Face Painting, Slip and Slide. At Brentwood UMC Wintersville.
Jefferson County Youth Coalition - Student Drug Prevention Teen Group – Michelle Polowski. Annual Summer 5 day leadership camp for 9th to 12th grade students. Last March attended “We are the Majority” rally and march in Columbus.
Treasure Hunters Five Week Bible Camp – Tower of Power Church. Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Field trips going to Pittsburgh museums, Oglebay and other sites.
Rising Stars Night – July 8th 6:30pm at Berkman Ampitheater. AKC Dancers and many other artists. Free.
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Next Meeting Tentative date July 17, 2017 6:30 PM 1st Westminster Presbyterian in Steubenville
OVYN Meeting Minutes April 17, 2017
Website, details online
Opening Prayer Nate Freeman
Kim Weaver –
· Weirton Christian Center 100 years old in 2017.
· Mill workers came to learn English. Milsop opened 1952.
· Kindergarten to 1979. Now preschool and afterschool Christian program K through High school.
· Prayer, Scripture, free tuition, meals and transportation home at 6pm.
· United Way and other donations make up the funding for the organization.
· Partners with God’s Helping Hand to assist with groceries, utility bills.
· Matt. 25 separates the sheep from the goats depending on how we meet the needs of others.
· On the board for 11 years before becoming director of the center.
· Currently they meet in an old Orthodox church.
· If we can give them Jesus, they have Him for the rest of their lives.
· 5 vans are used for camps and daily route. Drivers needed.
· Increased reading levels by 4 grade levels through their programs.
· They provide funding for 100 kids to go to camp.
· They have a Summer program for students also.
· Needing prayers for building campaign.
· They are in partnership with Memorial Baptist in Weirton.
· Volunteers wanted.
· Partners with a dance company providing a weekly lesson.
Ø All Valley Youth Rally –Big Red Auditorium May 7th 6:00 – Speaker Raul Diaz, Testimonies by Bryce McAfoose and Noah Wodnicki. Praise music by Frankie Russell. Dance teams: New Life (The Pulse), Greater Zion Youth, Tower of Power, Promise of Victory.
Ø Urban Frontier - Thom Way (absent) providing work opportunities and transportation for events.
Ø AIM Update – Terri Janosco (absent) 600 attendees. Crisis pregnancy help, free U/S, pro life.
Ø Brightway Update – Cathy Takach – Ladies and Girls Tea Event coming up
Ø FCA Updates…At Edison, Indian Creek, SHS, Harding, Toronto HS/MS sent care pkgs to Urban Mission, JVS, Alternative School meeting weekly. Two of the shooting victims attended this FCA (both survivors). Gang related retaliatory fighting. Please pray for all the kids in the city. Hancock County (new Supt. June 30th)
Ø FCS Update at EGCC Room 1500 – Becca Rook New Advisor – Trey Freeman. Ben Miller moving on to another opportunity. Brandon Roach will take Ben’s place as new leader.
Ø Sonshine Bible Club – Each Monday. Going much better. Volunteers needed. May start one in Weirton.
Ø Mom’s in Prayer – Pamela Shea. Are going to start new groups around the area.
Ø “What’s Up Downtown” @ The Fort Steuben Ballroom March 29th 6:00-8:00 with many musical guests performing – Recap - Therese Nelson (absent)
Ø The Bay Six Project in Mingo Junction – Bobby Alan Westfall (absent) Ministry. Rappers, games, snacks. People were encouraged to attend their May 27 event.
Ø Fisher’s Council – Selena Fletcher (absent)
Ø LAWS Movement – Cookie West (absent)
Ø Tower of Power 6 weeks summer camp 8 to 5pm. June 12 to July 13. Free. 3 meals. Field trips. Volunteers and donations needed.
Ø Marland Heights Community Church – Nate & Trey Freeman. Gave away a car, which was won by a family in recovery from addiction. Daily discipleship is badly needed to teach families how to live. When we work together for the kingdom, our efforts are multiplied, not added. We need to collaborate more before more kids die. Where are the hands and feet of Christ daily. The needy are not going to walk into our churches. We are in a war against principalities and powers. It’s not about denominational lines. Valley pastors network first Wednesday monthly may be a good forum to plan additional initiatives. Eg. Mini carnivals, neighborhood visitations, feed children, Take the church outside the walls to the street. Maybe host a valley pastor’s weekend retreat to discuss.
Ø Urban Mission – Ashley Steele – Minority Health Walk
Ø iServe day of Community Service - For youth and adults to build an ethic of service. Projects ready to go as soon as volunteers arrive. iServe will take place Saturday in May 6th from 9:00-3:00. Free pizza, T-shirt. Big Red and Harding are sending students
Ø Dirty Vagabonds Updates – Maddy Burns. Bible Study Tuesday evenings for over 60 kids.
Ø Gracepoint – Liam reported 150 attended their Easter dinner, many under 13 years old. Planning outdoor Bible club through the summer.
Ø “Victory in Da Ville” – Martariesa Fiala. At Brentwood UMC. Free food, Christian band concerts, all day. June 24. Celebrate Recovery each Monday 6pm.
Ø STRONG Student Drug Prevention Teen Group – Going to schools now – Kalahari Trip. Teens attending overnight rally in Columbus.
Ø New Ministry To Youth– Liam McAfoose.740-275-6526. Partnered with Cutting Edge to bring teens to share Jesus with the homeless in cities. Last week trip to Pittsburgh. For the kids going because so many teens are not on fire for the Lord. Teaching kids to help others focus on God. Needing to reach out to invite teens to go. $69 pp includes food, lodging and transportation for the weekend. Work based scholarship available. Called to help churched teens fall in love with Jesus. Team going to give talks about sexual immorality and dating. Needing invitations to come talk to youth groups and churches. Studying Boy Meets Girl by Louis Giglio.
Ø Baccalaureate Service May 22nd at Big Red HS Featuring Sean Patterson of 411 Ministry in Columbus. All are welcome to attend.
Ø FCA Banquet – Featuring Rich Donnelly (MLB Coach) May 8th @ 6:30 at Big Red. World Series winner.
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Ø YWCA 11am Sunday church and meal on every 5th Sunday.
Ø April 29 Tracy Morelli event walk for Haiti mission.
Ø Gracepoint benefit for Laurie Wheeler April 29 at 1pm. Food, music.
Closing Prayer First Lady Dawkins
Next Meeting: May 15, 2017 6:30 PM at First Westminster Presbyterian Board Room
OVYN Meeting Monday, March 13, 2017
Pastor Gary Halburg opened with prayer.
Liam McAfoose announced Power Trip Mission trip to Pittsburgh April 7-8, 2017. High school and college aged students. Friday night staying at Gracepoint two overnights. $65 travel, lodging, food. Financial aid available. 740-275-6526. Liamwm55@gmail.com.
a) Kimberly Hahn
Council woman at large for Steubenville. Guest Speaker. City website is being upgraded. Working on improving citywide communication network. Steubenville is advertising a position open for a new parks and recreation director. Pool closure is being discussed, addressing problems of last summer to avoid closing the pool. Developing Steubenville Heritage bike trail. May 5 and 6 are free fishing days. June 17 is the Ohio River Sweep. Working to improve the Marina. Ball fields being prepared. North End Park improved with new equipment, but needs new fence. We need to pray for jobs, especially with the closure of stores at the Mall, which was purchased by US Bank for 1/3 of the value. Do not give in to discouragement in the face of discouraging events. Responsibility. Code enforcement workshop will include accountability of departments responsible for code enforcement. Broken window theory illustrates that for the good of all we need to follow through on violations. Good neighbor guidelines preparing to publish guide with illustrations. Prov. 3:5-6. Not every idea is worth doing, but with prayer we can discern which ones are worth doing. Exploring residential treatment programs for local prostitutes and drug addicts. Ohio is 3rd highest in human trafficking among states in the USA. Generational sin. Jer. 21:11. Exploring ideas, such as HGTV filming of Revitalization, eg. the Grand Theater. People need the Lord. The city cannot heal human brokenness without God. We need greater collaboration between government and the churches. We have so many people of faith in this community that we can be a sign of hope and find practical solutions to the problems that government cannot address. Please pray for each member of the city council. Break our hearts with what breaks God’s heart. Shed light on what is in darkness. Be salt and light in a dark world thirsting for Christ. Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
b) Retro Night 2018 will raise funds for Quinn AME Church as in previous years. We are grateful to Quin AME for allowing the OVYN to follow their successful model in 2017.
c) Urban Frontier. Thom Way. 68 people applied and active roster of 65 to work at events.
d) AIM. Terri Janosco announced 30th anniversary banquet. St. Florian Hall. Kirk Walden speaker. Almost full, expecting 560 guests. Crisis pregnancy ministry. Sonograms available. 740-283-3636.
e) Brightway. Easter event for K-3rd grade. April 8, 10am - noon. Stories. RSVP by 1 April 740-733-7480. Had class on healthy relationships.
f) FCA. Edison has 36 students. Started 11 clubs. Harding almost 60. JVS meets twice on Thursdays. Alternative school student gave his heart to Christ. Hancock County new superintendent.
g) FCS at EGCC. Trey Freeman described one of the students seeking counsel from Rebecca Rook, faculty advisor. At least 10 or more attending. Tuesdays in room 1502 at 8pm. All young adults 18 and up are encouraged to attend and stay connected to Christian peers. No need to be registered at EGCC.
h) Sonshine Bible Club. The Lord has turned things around in answer to the prayers of many. May start another club in Weirton.
i) Moms in Prayer asks for events we can pray for.
j) Community Prayer Stations. Rev. Ashley is loaning their van for the tour March 17 at 6pm.
k) What’s Up Downtown. March 29 at Fort Steuben Ballroom. 7 youth artists.
l) Bay Six Project. Mingo Junction. Bobby Allan Westfall. Coffee shop ministry, classes, musicians, hip hop. Open daily.
m) Fisher’s Council. Sister Services. Selena Fletcher leads mentorship and study every other Thursday, 6pm at Gracepoint. Help needed from all the churches for this community outreach.
n) City Center Church. Easter service will include a car giveaway and 10,000 Easter eggs.
o) Hip Hop and Hope March 25. Raul Diaz from Cornerstone Church. Kid Justice. Josua Elias. Elisha Fletcher.
p) Urban Mission. Minority Health Walk. 5K April 1. Theme: Stop the violence. Free event open to all. Free prostate screening throughout April. Dance workshop. Foot washing Thursday, April 11 from 10am to 2pm.
q) i-Serve May 6 from 9am. Landscaping, building improvement. Prayer. Devotional. Big Red sending students. Free lunch and T-shirt.
t) Plugged In outreach March 19 at 6pm.
Rugged Joe’s mentioned.
Kid Justice and Quintin Littlejohn plan to carry a large cross from Steubenville to and from Wintersville, beginning 8am May 1. Contact Josborne1494@gmail.com
There is a Good Friday walk from Westminster to Crossroads in Wintersville.
Friendship Room Center of Hope. 419 Logan St. Open 24 hours per day due to cold. Flannery Mc Govern. Movie night. Giving toiletries. See their Facebook page to see posts for needed donations.
Hannah’s House of Grace transitional housing for women. April 8 women’s luncheon and style show. RSVP 740-424-1401 Pastor Toni.
Dan Hawrot. Would like to follow model of the book Circle Maker. email@example.com
Pastor Toni Hubbard closed in prayer.
OVYN Network Agenda - February 20, 2017
Welcome--call to order 6:32pm
Mark Nelson – Steubenville Renewal and Testimony “Thank you everyone, born in moved to different states as a child and teen with his family to work with inner city poor- within men’s home nursing homes soup kitchens, have been mugged a few time and got around, 9th grade moved to WV and built homes, and 10th grade moved to Steubenville, where he went to Catholic Central after graduation he then went to Franciscan and began wood working with crosses in which he stayed in Steubenville manufacturing as Nelsons Fine Art, 2009 bought school and then began investing in the city, isolated themselves outside the city previously on the farm but then Teresa wanted to fix grand theater and started to go to the city council meetings and in 2011 he brought projects to the council to be fixed around the city but was rejected so he went to Bill Johnson and Johnson told him he had to make a difference in the city before state could be involve and he would have to become political involved therefore he became involved with the water and soil division to provide resources locally. “How do we have faith in our future?” Steubenville has a long history of revitalizing itself. In 1942 a book was written 12 against the underworld –the children are the future and building a place for them is what it about. Many are immigrants, many different reasons to come and bring with us standards and values, and this will be our children’s’, both the city of Steubenville and the university of Steubenville and they are what makes Steubenville exist, it shows that interaction between organizations is crucial, it encourages us to remake the city and solve the problems, full of prayer, beauty, love, the things that make us humans, all of us have to do our parts and we may ask when are they going to fix it and we are they and it is citizenship and we are missionaries, hold everyone accountable and sometimes it may be ugly or it may be creative but we’re all in it. The young generation to rebuild, many different shops, but we give it our all. “Briefly share about how you met your wife—Invited to go pray in front of an abortion clinic during the year 1987 and he went to stand to provide more time to talk to ladies before abortion to give them other options and there was light and dark and there was such an impact that he was never the same and the police were dragging people away. He usually videotaped or gave meals being underage but when he became 18 he was a part of Operation Rescue -largest peaceful demonstration in the US, launched prolife, now it’s a federal offense to stand in front, was sentenced to a year in solitary in Pittsburgh then traveled all over for prolife, officially met in the north side of Pittsburgh lock up, went to prison for another year, and became involved in jail ministry and worked with men, able to bring light. They ministered in funerals by collecting babies outs of dumpsters and to give the unborn names and show love. This is a conviction of what youth can do. He was 17 when he started, 18 when he was arrested reformed at 22. While he was charged with felonies he was not convicted of felonies.
1. All Valley Youth Rally January 29, 2017 165 attended and Liam preached. Another in April
2. Retro Night 2/25/2017 – coming up this Saturday – youth perform 80, 90, 00’s family friendly fundraiser
3. Thom Way. Urban Frontier. Tieberry Program – Employment Ministry Hand up program find jobs and provide transportation have application event this
4. Urban Mission Wednesday 3-5 then orientation and work Hockey Game- people out of work that want to work
5. AIM Update – Crisis pregnancy ministry and they give counseling and change fear and confidence – can help provide the needs and resources march 20th is the banquet (Monday)
6. Brightway Update – mentoring, character education training
7. FCA Updates. Edison 35kids, Indian Creek MS HS, SHS, Harding 55-60 kids, Toronto HS/MS, JVS, Alternative School 30kids, Hancock County (new Supt. June 30th)
8. FCS Update at EGCC Trey Freeman doesn’t have a real athlete program and since the day it started and have new faces every week as well as consistent faces, dig in the bible and getting to know the students and they are going through real life issues and struggles and to see the light in their eyes they engage and their lives change open to all people 18 – 30 don’t have to be student really dynamic, tough college and Ben is going to speak tomorrow’s meeting and will dissect in an apologetic way-reliability of scripture and the apologetics of scripture Tuesday night’s 8-9:30pm
9. Sonshine Bible Club-kids are becoming under control, split the groups and it’s much better now, the goal is to start young in Wintersville and Stanton and Richmond
10. Mom’s in Prayer- meeting Saturday at 7am, prayer calendar firstname.lastname@example.org church service featured to pray for
11. Fisher’s Council -Selena, still in planning period in sister services and in the stuck program women’s study for character building as a Christian, Thursday 6p at Gracepoint for women bible study and community service, planning to take girls out as rewards, be around godly women, open to anyone for help community has to come together and bring the love of Jesus Selena 314-532-4073 email@example.com
12. LAWS Movement – Memorial Celebration service and honored based on student essay about teacher impacting their lives, honored to relate to so many that connect with the village “it is easier to build strong children then to repair broken men” Frederick Douglas
13. Nate Freeman – City Reach; Prayer Burn February 24 6pm-midnight (last month 6 hours) see people of all kinds of just coming and praying worshipping and loving; prayer on the porch 5th street memorial-Labor 6pm covered dish then pray-Prayer Challenge going across all denominations to prayer for each other and put it online- God has one church we just happen to meet at different places
14. Urban Mission-taking over the city rescue mission -community prayer stations, Hungry Action, 5k walk & run 4/1/2017
IServe. For youth and adults. Projects ready to do as soon as volunteers arrive. Next IServe first Saturday in May. (May 6, 2017 9am-3pm)
15. Dirty Vagabonds- no representative for updates
16. Gracepoint-no representatives
17. Plugged in - Bill Westling pastor
18. STRONG – Going to schools now – Kalahari Trip – couldn’t make it
19. Coffee House Ministry Steubenville Ben Miller. Rugged Joe’s went to Guatemala; might go back for month long internship at one of the top 10 coffee shops Facebook page – Rugged Joe’s in Wintersville Ohio and hopping to sell some coffee and have coffee ministry supplier from Guatemala to church within a week-more info to come
20. Liam McAfoose going on a mission Trip to Pittsburgh – had to work
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Rev Toni – Hannah’s house of grace, women out of jail to the house contact with Judge Miller contact mental health evaluate girl and assessments -3bedroom home; having mother daughter style show 4-8 at ywca $12
Bobby Westfall– Bay Six Project, goal is to partner with churches and outreach events downtown Mingo was a strip club and turned into a community parlor play board and video games not tied to one church have kids and young adults that don’t feel wanted and then connect with a church, disciple with them love them where they’re at business cards March 25th – hip hop night artist from Columbus Christian rapper and open mic night – rustic junction a way to fundraise
Tony – Hunter fell off the car at JVS not doing well at children’s hospital
NEXT MEETING MARCH 12, 2017 AT FIRST WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN BOARD ROOM
In attendance: Bobbyjon Bauman (Ohio Valley Youth Network), Martariesa Fiala (Brentwood UMC & Jefferson County Educational Service Center), Anne Sweeney, Pastor Rich Muckle (New Life Church), Dave Hennen (Meadowbrook Church of God), Cookie West (Tower of Power & LAWS Movement), Marie Hosdil, Carolyn Buchanan (Gracepoint & TriState Security), Maddy Burns (Dirty Vagabond), Muara Conant (Coleman), Teri Janosco (AIM), Trey Jeter (3D Ministry), Cynthia Smith (Urban Mission) and Dave Whalen (Guest Speaker)
Introductions (Please sign the attendance sheet)
Special Guest: Dave Whalen of the Social Media Research Council (an expert on teens and Social Media)
Dave and his ministry:
Member of St. Paul’s Catholic church in Weirton. Social Media Advisory council. Have a very specific mission. Promote educate advocate media use. Appreciate the fact that social media is out there and can be positive. How can people use it in a positive way? What is really an eye opener? That this is the first time in our society that the kids know more about something than the adults and a lot more than adults. Trying to get their hands around it in a positive way.
Started a website, www.smacounsel.org
This is a free site and populates it as a user guide.
Helpful tips to stay out of trouble and how to navigate it. the other thing they have is they came across “irespect” cyber bully prevention program. Development by university of WV and can be taught in public schools. Want to come talk.
Irespect is geared to 4th-8th grade. Feels that is the most vulnerable time for kids. 80% of kid don’t realize they are being a cyber bully. How to recognize that you bullying when you don’t think they are. How to inform the kids if they are or not. Most scary thing is the silence. Most parents and other kids don’t know and don’t share this. Recognize the techniques that are out there. Also reinforce that ALL kids are important. When kids bully they focus on the weakness of the other. Need to realize the wholeness. They are more than this they are ________ (positive nouns).
Also encourage good digital users. Can’t take this away, taking the phone away isn’t what will work. Most important, if you are being bullied what to do how to get through it. comes in different flavors in 5 modules but can be more condensed. Adapt to the needs of the community. There is also a parent’s advisory module that can be separate or stay together; Kids & Parents. The kids aren’t going to come home saying they have been bullied so parents can see the signs without making more damage. These are the kinds of programs available. This is still fairly new and there are dedicated instructors to teach the youth you need to be on their level.
The other thing that is irespect is that you have to be prepared for emotional responses. Step delicately.
Question: Have a one-night event? Yes, can do this
When it is done in school a letter is sent to the parents to let them know what is being taught. The new platforms are so organic. When you talk in social media there is different language. These are also things that are covered.
Possibility to have a parent night and youth night
The next meeting will be Monday, October 10th at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
September 13, 2016
Ladies 4 Tea, Moms In Prayer
220 Woodridge Dr. Wintersville, OH 43953
September 13, 2016
Breakout Fall Kickoff
Urban Underground 338 market Street
(Youth 8th-12th grade)
September 17, 2016
Dreams Come True II
Center Court of Fort Steuben
September 23, 2016
Women’s Community Prayer Service
September 25, 2016
The Longest table (tickets $30)
September 25, 2016
All Valley You Rally
Big Red Auditorium
October 3, 2016
Sonshine Bible Club
Saturday, October 22, 2015
9:00am - 3:00pm
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ohio Valley Youth Network Meeting
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
October 8, 2016
Center Court of Fort Steuben
October 9, 2016
Day Out w/ Daddy
Martin Luther King Center
Friday, October 30, 2016
Valley's Got Talent
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ohio Valley Youth Network Meeting
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
November 15, 2016
The Silver Ring Thing
New Life Church in Weirton
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ohio Valley Youth Network Meeting
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
December 16, 2016
The African Children’s Choir
The Valley's Got Talent 2016
Ages: 10-23 (bands/choirs/soloists can have people over age 23 accompanying/backing the vocalists/musicians but only the vocalists/musicians ages 10-23 will be judged in the competition)
Residence: Contestants must live within 40 miles of Steubenville OH.
a.) Bands/Vocal Groups
d.) Miscellaneous (non-vocal) talent
Songs must have inspirational/Christian content. Since this is a competition sponsored by the Valley Youth Workers Network which has the goal of uplifting the hearts and minds of our youth as they use their gifts to reflect God's creative gifts in their lives we ask that you please submit the lyrics to your song along with your entry. The screening committee composed of Valley Youth Workers Members will have the final say on what is appropriate for the competition.
Deadline: Songs must be submitted via YouTube, CD, e-mail link, video or audio tape and received by October 18th. The songs/performance must be five minutes or less. Contestants/acts chosen to perform will be informed on or before October 21st. Only twenty acts total (five per category) will be chosen to perform at the "Valley's Got Talent" Night at the Steubenville high school Auditorium on Sunday November 8th at 6:00 P.M.
Online entries can be submitted through the Valley Youth Workers Network Website at:
a.) Spiritual/Inspirational Effectiveness b.) Vocal/Instrumental Excellence c.) Presentation (ability to engage/connect with the audience)
Grand Prize Winner: (Best Overall Regardless of Category) $500
First Place In Each Category: $100
Second Place In Each Category: $25
Valley Youth Workers Network Meeting Minutes – March 7 2016
Prayer – Pastor Bobbyjon
Victoria Fallon AIM
· Info and health care for pregnant women in need, lacking support, fearful, needing love, info free of manipulation, often feel they have no choice.
· She wants to change anxiety into confidence, pause, consider all options, benefits of alternatives
recognize fears, nonjudgmental, can come back even if they have an abortion.
· AIM provides counseling, ongoing relationships, & follow up.
· 1987 Started with 110 women, making a difference for almost 30 years.
· They provide free Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, vitamins, they have 2 Nurses, Dr. weekly, STD tests, one less broken women/man.
· Victoria’s personal experience with AIM…Found housing, lawyer for adoption, counseling,
· Bridges classes learn and earn (cribs, car seats, strollers, ) first time mom, led by Terri Janesco, what to expect in pregnancy, 8-10 weeks, life choices, relationships, overcome fears, face issues, make healthy changes,.
· Rachels vineyard- many women broken from abortions,
· Outreaches include…Baby bottle campaign, Baby Bottle shower, $ donation, banquet, 5k run,
· Adoption Stories of hope needed. Thom Way shared his story of being adopted and how it was a blessing as well as Charity McAfoose shared about her recent adoptions
· I Serve … paint, clean, pantry, gardens, youth and adults, schools, Key club, FCA,
· Liam McAfoose, Edison, 20 people, devotions, Compassion ministries, Soccer team sponsorship "The Rivals" donations flexible,
· Starting an FCA, seniors starting, need juniors to lead next year,
· 21 people, 4 coaches, largest turnouts ever the last two weeks
· Program has started and is going well!
· 15 people last week
· Pastor Bobbyjon & Pat Herring are leading it
· Mike Matheson helped by talkingto AD’s & Principals
· Need to place leaders in schools, Oak Glen HS leader pending (Weir and Oak Glen MS leaders are set), then have Principals and AD’s go to school board directly for approval
c. Sonshine Bible Clubs
· Bobbyjon spoke with Eric Yoho and it is going well
· 50-60 kids each Mon 2:30-4pm, need help, very challenging, need prayer partners during Monday classes, 1st Westminster off 4th Street.
d. Fishers Council
· Quinton Littlejohn Joining Steve Forte
· Meets at Harding, Tues after school 2:30-3pm, life skills, Jesus, 2 months, Zoo, Science Center, leadership skills, mentorship, listening skills, sewing, knitting, guest speaker, ages 10-16.
· Pastor Jeremy at Grace Point Pastor loaned van, snacks, young adult leaders,
· Mentoring program up and running, Edison, Buckeye, Toronto, JH and HS, Rayland.
· Seeking mentors, 5 per adult mentor, Thurs 10, Fri 11 JH 9am to 1pm, Danae Gresch (sp?) helping, male and female chastity ed. event, talk show style, low expectations, Stats show monogamous relationships most satisfying, woman's hormones attach regardless of mind, wait for God's best, date pending,
g. Walt Mueller
· 200 teachers and staff attend from the Steubenville City Schools on the topic of Narcissism and Marketing to teens,
· 60 people attended the evening session on Understanding Teen Culture at Big Red HS
h. April 10 Youth Rally
· At the Center Court of the Ft. Steuben Mall from 4:00-6:00, Grace point will provide chairs, sound, artists, can add more artists, Sean Ganoe speaker (teen challenge) will preach, Invite youth groups to attend
i. Abigail's Angels Benefit Concert
· Posters done pro bono by Nelsons, TV commercials, newspaper articles, expecting large attendance, will take place Sunday March 13th at 6:00 at Starkdale Church
· Interns available. Contact Bobbyjon for details
k. Little Library
· Franciscan University is starting Little Libraries…Locations include… MLK, Prime Time, Jim Woods, need children's books,,,contact Mary Beth Sills if you would like to donate some.
l. Pure Freedom
· Event was dynamic, 180 people, boys event pending
m. Pam Stenzel
· Pending, Sept 25-27 chastity-abstinence speaker, Big Red, great testimony.
n. Coleman Counseling Services - Rep Lisa Ward
· To speak on Teen Depression, Self-Injury and Suicide at Starkdale Church March 20th at 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.
· Prolific problem, HS student to share testimony.
· Coleman began in July, growing, diagnostics, case management, vocational workers, Gill House on 6th St., children to 3200 Johnson
· Working in schools & juvenile court
o. L.A.W.S Movement
· Since 2012, Cookie West, Tower of Power youth, schools, offer safe activities, fun for youth, providing services for young girls, village model of raising a child, restoring community, Block Party in Sept, July Birthday Bash, Basketball tournament after Xmas,
p. Sam Williams
· “Life Support” sober living house 24 hour monitoring, make ladies whole, remain near children, home for families and men in future.
· April 3 Sam will share his testimony at Starkdale Church at 6:00 for Storytellers night
q. Grace Point Update
· Dinner twice per year, need help, 100 to 400 people attend, pick up at Urban Mission, Mt Carmel, March 26th is the date of the dinner.
r. Parks and Recreation – Mary Beth Sills
· Opening pool 2016, need help food program outsourced, BB pitch hit and run, Olympic Day, all events are free
s. House of Hope
· Orchard street, WV, Kim Weaver shared about…after school food, restore families, 300 kids per year, supervised visitation rooms, life skills taught in the kitchen
· Get dresses for school formals, 150 dresses for low income girls, creating prom store, need hangers, carpet, if interested in getting formal dresses for low income students call Kim at 304 479 2140
t. Top of WV Day of Hope
· Barb Canterbury spoke about this, Aug 13, had 1200 people attended, 400 hot dogs, snow cones, $2500 school supplies, publicize free resources, tables for ministries, part of amazing graces,
u. Closing Prayer- Cookie West
v. Closing Admonition – Pastor Bobbyjon – “Do not grow weary in well doing…”
w. Next Meeting
· April 11th at Starkdale with the special speaker – Diane Hutchinson –Jefferson County Christian Schools