Groening lecture

Groening lecture


The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends will have a 90-minute lecture, featuring Arlene Barkan, leader of the Youngstown and Cleveland Communities, and Internet Children’s Community of North America, at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St.

A short documentary film will be shown. Admission is free.

The Circle of Friends is not affiliated with Lord of Life Lutheran Church, or any other religion.

Bruno Groening (1906-59) was a German healer who taught about the power of faith in overcoming disease. The Circle of Friends passes on his teachings through information lectures.

To attend community hours, participants must be introduced at an information lecture.

Contact Barkan at 330-372-3144 or send email to Visit

Appointments made


Bishop George V. Murry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has appointed the Rev. John Sheridan and permanent deacon Randy Smith to the Office of Church Vocations.

Father Sheridan, pastor of St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish in Jefferson and St. Andrew Bobola Parish in Sheffield, will be responsible for promoting vocations in the Ashtabula and Trumbull area. Deacon Smith, a permanent deacon at St. Joseph Parish in Massillon, will promote vocations in Stark and Portage counties.

For information, contact the Rev. Chris Luoni at

Scout Sunday


Cub Scouts and their families of Cub Scout Pack 25, Boy Scouts and their families of Boy Scout Troop 25 and the congregation of Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., will recognize the 105th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Scouting began Feb. 8, 1910, and the 12th point of the Scout law is “A Scout is Reverent.”

The Rev. Susan Brown, pastor, will deliver the message. Seven Webelos Scouts in fourth and fifth grades of Pack 25 will be presented their God and Family Religious Award that they have recently completed.

Troop 25 has had more than 170 young men earn the Eagle Scout in its 88-year history. It was established in 1926 at Canfield UMC.

Scouts also will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. in fellowship hall. The event is open to the public; a donation will be accepted.

Beatles Mass planned


Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave. NE, will present its fourth annual Beatles Mass at 5:30 p.m. next Saturday featuring music by The Beatles provided by Mainstreet Lions. The Rev. Jeff Baker will preside over the contemporary worship service, which will blend an Episcopal Mass with music of The Beatles.

After the Mass, there will be a reception and open-mike sing-along in the parish hall.

The event is free and open to all.

Christian Associates


Christian Associates had a Unity Service at Hickory United Methodist Church with representatives from 11 churches.

David Cole, Christian Associates treasurer, presented checks to representatives of Joshua Haven and St. John’s Episcopal Services. The Rev. Liddy Barlow, executive minister of South West Christian Associates, spoke. An ecumenical choir, directed by Jane Bartholomew, sang.

A Christian Music Fest will take place at 3:30 p.m. March 1 at St. Paul’s United Church Of Christ, a spring hunger walk at 2 p.m. March 22 at Christ Lutheran Church and the annual dinner and election meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

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