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‘Prophetic Unveiling Conference’ scheduled

Saturday, June 23, 2018

‘Prophetic Unveiling Conference’ scheduled

YOUNGSTOWN

Triedstone Baptist Church, 2045 Jacobs Road, will host “The Prophetic Unveiling Conference,” presented by the International Brotherhood of Christian Men in conjunction with Pastors Wayne L. Penny Sr. and Prophetess Dieldra L. Penny of Perfecting Faith International.

The public is invited to witness through revelation the prophetic unveiling from the spirit of truth by the written word of God. There will be a community prayer at 5 p.m. today. The conference will take place at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. David Moncrief is the host pastor.

St. Pat’s in Hubbard celebrates 150 years

HUBBARD

Hubbard St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 225 N. Main St., celebrated the opening of its 150th anniversary year at Mass on June 10. Mass began with a call to worship on the church’s portico.

There was a 150-balloon liftoff, attached with the prayers of thanksgiving and petition for the St. Pat’s Parish family, relatives and friends.

The theme for the yearlong observance of the sesquicentennial anniversary is “Generously God has blessed us. Graciously we respond.” Currenty, a 150th Anniversary cookbook is in the works that will include favorite recipes of parishioners.

Blessing of orchard

YOUNGSTOWN

Parishioners at Youngstown St. Patrick Church, 1410 Oak Hill Ave., recently proceeded from morning Mass to attend the blessing of a mini apple orchard planted by the Ohio State Extension Service. The church was one of four sites selected, one on each side of town, to participate in the planting. The types of trees planted were Enterprise Apple Dwarf and Gold Rush Apple Dwarf.

Scholarship awarded

WARREN

Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road NE, awarded its second-largest Larry L. Maggiano, M.D. Memorial Scholarship to Zachary Blythe on Sunday.

Nun celebrates her 50th Jubilee

YOUNGSTOWN

A sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., who is from Youngstown is celebrating her 50th Jubilee this year. Sister Jan Craven currently ministers as the co-director of Providence Spirituality and Conference Center and Director of Shrines at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Jan entered the Ursuline Community Sept. 15, 1968. She transferred her vows to the Sisters of Providence on July 4, 1981. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Youngstown State University and a master’s degree in theology from Fordham University. She also earned a master’s degree in religion from Claremont University.

Villa Maria center plans summer camps

VILLA MARIA, PA.

Registrations are being accepted for a summer day camp for children and teens at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road.

Youth ages 10 to 16 are invited to learn and use outdoor skills at the 2018 Outdoor Summer Experience Camp taking place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 9-13. Lunch and snacks will be provided during both camps. Registration deadline is July 8.For details or to receive a brochure, call 724-964-8886.

Improve your fitness

CANFIELD

The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, 4280 Shields Road, can help improve your physical, mental or spiritual fitness. The Motherhouse pool offers classes for all ages. They also have SilverSneakers by Tivity Health classes for mature adults comprising strengthening, cardio, water and yoga. The center also features spirituality series, individual counseling and spiritual direction.

For information, visit www.theursulinecenter.org or call 330-799-4941.

Praying Sisters to host retreat for women

STRUTHERS

The Praying Sisters of Phillips Memorial Baptist Church will host a retreat titled “Empowering Women Together” from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Elm Tree Catering Hall, 170 Walton Ave.

Guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Robin R. Woodberry of New Bethel Baptist Church of Youngstown. The cost is $35.

For information, contact the church at 330-743-3792 or Rev. Jeanette Humbert at 330-318-0651.

Fundraiser planned

GIRARD

Following June will perform a fundraiser for the Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, at 6:30 p.m. today.

The concert is family friendly, free and open to the public. Fundraiser donations or love offerings will be accepted. Those attending are asked to bring chairs.

New Bethel Baptist to mark anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN

New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., will celebrate its 94th anniversary at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Michael Harrison and congregation of Union Baptist Church on the city’s North Side will be the special guests.

The theme for the event is “Transformed into His Image, As We Serve for His Glory.” A video honoring deceased members will be played from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Pastor will be ordained, installed

NEW MIDDLETOWN

The Rev. David P. Wyant of Austintown will be ordained and installed at Bethel Church of the Brethren, 4023 E. Calla Road, on Sunday after a congregational vote and will begin serving as the church’s bi-vocational pastor.

Rev. Wyant has been the church’s interim pastor since Sept. 2017 and will continue to lead the weekly 11 a.m. service at the church.

Missionary service

YOUNGSTOWN

There will be a missionary service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at The Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd.

Max and Debbie Thompson, leaders of an orphanage in Liberia, Africa, will be speaking. Pastor Jonathan and Joyce Mitchel will lead the service. The public is invited to attend. A luncheon will follow the service.

‘Praying with Clay’ conference retreat

VILLA MARIA, PA.

Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, will host a conference retreat with Paulette Kirschensteiner titled “Praying with Clay.”

The retreat is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. July 8 and conclude at noon July 12. The cost is $215 and includes the retreat, lodging, supplies and meals/refreshments from a light supper Sunday to lunch Thursday.

Registration is required by Monday. To register, call 724-964-8886.

Investigation closed

CANTON

The formal diocesan investigation for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Rhoda Wise will close July 6. The Acts of the Case will be presented and sealed for transport to Rome at a 10 a.m. Mass to take place at St. Peter’s, 726 Cleveland Ave. NW, on July 7, the 70th anniversary of her death.

The main celebrant will be Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Vicar General of the diocese. The celebration will continue with a Eucharistic holy hour, recitation of the rosary and the opportunity of confession after Mass. Rhoda Wise House and Grotto will be open to the public at 1 p.m. that day. See www.rhodawise.com or call 330-453-0322 for details.

Vacation Bible schools

CANFIELD: Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, will host vacation Bible school through Sunday. The theme is “Polar Blast: Where Jesus’ Love is Cool.” The program is free to all children from preschool age through sixth grade. Preschoolers must be potty trained. The times are as follows: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For information visit www.westernreserveumc.com or call 330-792-5805.

GIRARD: Girard Community Vacation Bible School will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at St. Rose Catholic Church, 48 Main St., and Trinity Lutheran Church, 78 E. Liberty St., for children ages 4 to completed fifth grade. The theme this year is “Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus.” There will be a registration fee of $5 per child. For information, call 330-284-2468.

BROOKFIELD: Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove St., will host vacation Bible school from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 9-13. For information, email brookfieldyouthministry@gmail.com.

YOUNGSTOWN: Beulah Temple United Holy Church, 523 Griffith St., will host vacation Bible school from 5 to 8 p.m. July 9-13 for children age 5 to 14. The theme will be Glow For Jesus Part 2. This free program includes Bible lessons, crafts, music and snacks.

GIRARD: Center Point Church, 2722 W. Liberty St., will host a vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. July 10-13 and from noon to 2 p.m. July 14 for children age 4 to 12. The theme will be “Life’s Big Game.” A snack will be provided. To register, visit www.centerpointchurch.com/vbs or call Nichole at 330-622-1234.

CANFIELD/AUSTINTOWN: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, will host its annual vacation Bible school for children age 3 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon July 18-20. The theme will be “On the Farm.” The program will take place at the Mahoning County Experimental Farm Classroom, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, the first two days. The final day will take place at the church in Austintown. There will be a picnic on the last day. The program will include crafts, games, gifts, music and fun. The event is free and open to all children in the age range. Register online at www.redeemer-Austintown.org or contact the church at 330-799-7823.

YOUNGSTOWN: Wedgewood Park Evangelical Church, 1944 S. Meridian Road, will host vacation Bible school from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. July 23-27. The theme will be “Shipwrecked: Rescues by Jesus,” and will feature Bible stories, verses, songs, snacks and hands-on explorations anchoring kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. The program is free for all children from age 4 to sixth grade. For more information visit www.wedgewoodparkchurch.com.

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