Blessing of waters

Blessing of waters


The Eastern Orthodox Clergy Association will bless the waters at 3 p.m. Sunday on the shoreline at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek MetroParks.

Take the Glenwood Avenue entrance to the park to the parking lot by the lake.

Orthodox Christmas


Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird Ave., will conduct Christmas services with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. and Christmas matins and blessing of the yule log at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Monday.

Novena prayer


Sister Mary Alyce Koval of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown will offer a presentation on the life and ministry of St. Angela Merici after the 10-minute novena prayer at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Angela Merici Parish, 400 Lincoln Park Drive.

Sister Mary Alyce is on the Ursulines’ leadership team and also is the education director for Beatitude House.

Dr. Linda Lucarell Miller will present a program on “Living out the Merician Charism” after the novena prayer at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the church.

Dr. Miller is a member of the religious education faculty at Ursuline High School. She completed her doctor of ministry project on the Charism of St. Angela Merici at the school, founded by the Ursulines, and how it affects adolescents.

On nine Wednesdays preceding St. Angela’s Feast Day on Jan. 27, a novena is being said at the parish.

The parish is the combination of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Conception churches.

Dinner and classes


Central Christian Church 2051 E. Market St., will sponsor dinner and classes starting next week and continuing Thursdays through March 21.

Dinner will be at 5:45 p.m. There is a $6 charge for adults and $3 for children for meals; a family plan is available. Call the church office Monday or Tuesday to check the menu and make reservations. No walk-ins are accepted.

One-hour classes start at 6:30 and are free to the public. Sessions planned are: Questions from the Bible — a Bible study with the Rev. Jim Schimmel; a history class, “The Crusades: Crisis in the Middle East,” taught by Doug Neuman; a book discussion of “Conversations With God,” facilitated by Michael Gianoutsos; and a computer class in the church lab taught by Charlie Sager. Participants may come for dinner only, class only, or both.

For information or to make dinner reservations, call the church office at 330-372-1676 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Prayer team


The Youngstown City and Regional Prayer Team will meet for a prayer assembly at 10 a.m. today at Fifth Avenue Community Church, 1361 Fifth Ave.

Prayer leaders are Larry and Betty Stephens.

Puppet party


Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, will feature Sadecky’s Puppets in the program “New Friends” from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday. The theme is “Bullying, Respecting, Caring.” The program is free.

Registration for Pioneer Club winter semester will start Jan. 16. Activities include exercise, clay modeling, puppetry and international fun.

Contact Erika Carcelli at the church, 330-757-1547.

Church anniversary

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First Presbyterian Church, 3654 Main St., plans its 150th anniversary celebration kickoff next week. Members for 50 or more years will be recognized at the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13. A free concert featuring the Seraphim Chorus, directed by Kris Harper, will be at 3 p.m. “Give Me That Old Time Religion” will feature Gospel music. Soloists will be Andrew and Debbie Lawlor, Linda McGrath and Westminster College music education sophomore Alexis Musgrove.

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