move to mahoning Grace Evangelistic Temple Church

Grace Evangelistic Temple Church, formerly located at 1026 Shehy St., Youngstown, is moving to its new location at 2214 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, the former building of Mahoning United Methodist Church. Grace Evangelistic was destroyed by a fire May 12. The residence next door caught fire about 3 a.m. and spread to the church, whose cornerstone dated to 1902.

Sunday: Church members will assemble at the old church site on Shehy at 9:30 a.m., then have a “crossing over caravan” at 10. They will travel from Shehy to Himrod Avenue, East to West Federal Plaza then cross over the Spring Common Bridge on Mahoning Avenue. The first service at the new location will be at 11 a.m.

Aug. 9: The church will host a community gathering starting at 11 a.m. with food, music and games as a way to introduce itself to the area.

In September: The church will conduct a dedication service, the date to be announced.

Services: Regular services are at 11 a.m. Sundays with Sunday school at 9:45. Bible study will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Information: Call the church office at 330-707-4714.

Mahoning UMC: Rick Wolcott, director of communications for the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, said the Mahoning UMC congregation is worshipping at 11 a.m. Sundays at Centenary United Methodist Church, 1413 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The congregation could not afford the big building and put it up for sale in January. The church marked its 100th anniversary in 2012. Wolcott said the congregation is exploring options for its ministry.

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