New Beginning services
New Beginning Church, 3000 Market St., will host services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The church will also host Huntley Brown, pianist for Franklin and Ruth Graham Ministries at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.
Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J. has appointed Stephen J. Carattini as the Director for Social Concerns for the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Mr. Carattini’s appointment follows a national search facilitated by Catholic Recruiter Associates of Ridgefield, Conn., and the recommendation of a local search committee comprised of community and religious leaders from across the Diocese of Youngstown.
Hubbard First Presbyterian Church, 22 Westview Ave., is in need of a church accompanist. Organ skills are a plus, but not required. The position is part-time and includes weekly choir rehearsal. The accompanist will work as a team with the music director. Music genres include traditional and contemporary choral works. Working atmosphere is pleasant and organized. Contact the church office at 330-534-9721.
Journey through Lent
The First Presbyterian Church, 3654 S. Main St., will focus its journey through Lent with a monologue series “Thy Will Be Done.” Each Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. worship service a different biblical character represented by a member of the congregation will present a story. The monologues will be followed by a brief reflection from Rev. Jamie Milton. Each Sunday the service will include “Gracie the Fish” who will explain the importance of the One Great Hour of Sharing during the children’s message.
Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, will host a historical journey back to the early 1800s roots of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and Churches of Christ. Explore the early pioneers of Restoration of the church to the New Testament and how their stories tie together. This will be a series beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. Pastor David Coxson will lead the presentation. All Bible scholars and seekers of area history are welcome.
The Cathedral of St. Columba Parish, 159 W. Rayen Ave., will host the viewing of the film series “Catholicism: The Pivotal Players,” Monday and March 12. Evening prayer will take place at 6 p.m. in the cathedral, and the soup-and-movie series will take place in the hall. Come learn about Catholicism’s pivotal players, including St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis of Assisi and G.K. Chesterton by watching the film series produced by Bishop Robert Baron. To register call the parish office at 330-744-5233.
The Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, in cooperation with St. Paul Parish, is offering The Catholic’s Survival Guide from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and March 14 and 21 at St. Paul Parish, 241 S. Main St., in the North Room B (lower level of the church). There is no cost. For information or to register call 330-744-8451.
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 7345 Westview Drive, will host the Lenten Breakfast Speaker Series from 7:40 to 8:20 a.m. Wednesdays until March 14 in the St. Matthew Room. Denise Stoneman will speak Wednesday and the Rev. Edward Brienz will speak March 14. A continental breakfast will be provided.
‘Sacrifice of Sacrifice’
The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host Ed Foote as the speaker at services beginning at 11 a.m. March 11. The message will be “The Sacrifice of Sacrifice.” Foote will also conduct a workshop after services at 1 p.m. – “Finding and Living your Spiritual Ideal.”
Women’s Bible study
Lucille Orr Ministries will host a women’s Bible study “Seeking Him” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 14. Experience the joy of personal revival by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Tim Grissom with Life Action Ministries. The 12-week course will cost $15 and includes a workbook. The Bible study will take place at The Master’s Touch Healing and Training Center, 5357 S. Raccoon Road. For information, call Judy at 330-758-2478.
Unity Centre event
The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host a lecture by Rhonny Dam entitled “Women and Climate Reality” at 7 p.m. March 12. There is no cost for the event, but donations will be accepted. For questions, call the Centre at 330-539-0122.
There will be midweek Lenten services offered at a few Lutheran churches for the Wednesdays of Lent. There will be a soup supper offered at 6 p.m. with the service following at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is the Beatitudes. Rev. Pam Kelly will host the March 7 service at Martin Luther Lutheran, 420 Clearmont. March 14 will take place at Christ Lutheran, 250 Sexton St., Struthers, with Rev. Rebecca Zielke. Bethel Boardman, 425 Crestview Drive will host March 21 with Rev. Julianne Smith.
Temple El-Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, will host Setting the Record Straight: Misconceptions of Judaism and other religions. The event will take place Wednesday. A gathering will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the program starting at 1 p.m. The public is invited.
Retreat in Daily Life
The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, is offering Retreat in Daily Life based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. All that’s required are 30 minutes a day of personal prayer and a 30-45 minute meeting once each week for eight weeks with Spiritual Director Eileen Novotny. Participants pick a time that fits their schedule. To sign up, contact Novotny at 330-533-3831 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings should begin before March 1 and will be at the Motherhouse. The cost for all meetings and materials is $80.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., will host a 12-week course/discussion group for those who are going through or have gone through a recent separation or divorce. DivorceCare will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for 12 consecutive Mondays beginning Monday. To reserve a spot contact Margie Hynes at email@example.com or visit the website, www.ihm-parish.com/divorce-support to register online. You can also register by calling the rectory at 330-793-9988.
St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., will host Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries” musical passion play “Tetelestai” March 16, 17 and 18. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Doors will open approximately one hour before the performance time. There is no cost, but free-will offerings will be accepted.
Day of Spirituality
The Benedictine Sisters of the Byzantine Church at Queen of Heaven Monastery are offering a Day of Spirituality in preparation for the Resurrection of Christ from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 18. The event will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Center, 180 Belvedere Ave. NE. To register, called 330-856-1813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 11.
St. Patrick Church rectory, 225 N. Main St., will host a communitywide Inter-Faith Seder dinner and ceremony March 13. The program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Rabbi Joseph Schonberger of Temple El Emeth Youngstown and Rev. George Balasko, co-creator of the Youngstown Jewish/Christian Dialogue, will serve as the masters of ceremonies. Attendees are able to bring their own wine. The cost is $30. For tickets and/or sponsorship opportunities contact the St. Patrick Parish office at 330-534-1928 or email@example.com by today.
‘Change Your Life’
The Rev. Joshua Wagner will preach “Four Phrases That Will Change Your Life,” a powerful message that demonstrates how the Mass is no just another nice thing we do Sunday mornings, but teaches us how to be authentic human beings. The presentations will take place at 7 p.m. March 18 and 19 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Drive, and is appropriate for all ages.
Kids Easter program
There will be an indoor program for kids called Easter Alive at 11 a.m, March 24 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road. There will be lambs to pet, a puppet skit, an Easter craft, games, gifts, a snack and candy. There will also be a raffle for a gift basket. The event is free and open to all kids in the community between the ages of 2 and 12. Contact the church at 330-799-7823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host guest speaker Matthew Starcher from Unity of Southeastern Ohio at 11 a.m. April 8. A workshop will follow. For information call 330-539-0122.
Call to serve
Pastor Julianne D. Smith, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church since 2010, has accepted the call to serve as director for Evangelical Mission in the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evengelical Lutheran Church in America and assistant to Bishop Abraham Allended of the NEOS ELCA.
Unity Churches of Northern Ohio presents “The Amazing Wisdom Within Us” Third Annual Retreat from April 20 to April 21. Experience the HeartMath Solution with Rev. David McArthur. For information call the office at 330-539-0122.