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Linda Linonis

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Program offers offers tips to curb procrastination

Bella Nitesh offering new Lunch and Learn series.

Jerusalem Lutheran Church marking 200th year

Jerusalem Lutheran Church marking 200th year

The congregation has a history of community involvement.

Food sale funds Girard church's free community activities

Cameron Giron, 11, taste tests a pepperoni roll prepared by his parents, Melissa and Chris Giron, center in background, who volunteer on the kitchen crew of a food sale sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Girard. Looking on is the Rev. Debby Dockstader, pastor, left.

Free meals come with good food, fellowship and prayer

The dinners are part of a community outreach at Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers.

Valley residents comment on Pope Francis’ visit to America

Many describe pope as sincere and inspiring

Butler Memorial Presbyterian Church closing

Founded in 1923, Butler Memorial Presbyterian Church is closing

The final service will be 3 p.m. Sunday.

Valley residents make trip with hope of getting close to Pope Francis in Philly

More than 2 million people expected in Philadelphia

The main events are the Festival of Families and Mass on Sunday.

Emissaries from Israel share secrets of challah

Emissaries from Israel share knowledge and ...

Prayer and symbolism are part of the bread-making process.

Church and community say goodbye to Rev. Greg Maturi

The pastor at St. Dominic Church is being reassigned.

Children learn about Rosh Hashanah at Seder at El Emeth

The observance begins at sundown tonight and concludes on Yom Kippur,

Speaker relays that friends renew, restore and revitalize the spirit

Christine Mabon details 'five essential friendships'

First Christian Church plans Agape prayer

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com GIRARD Agape, which comes from Greek, means love,

National nonprofit helps organize local efforts to address race issues

The focus will be on black infant mortality.

Awana Clubs nurture the mind, body and spirit

Grace United Methodist Church, Warren, is starting the ministry

Casa Madre needs volunteer tutors

The children's program is offered through the HIV/AIDS Ministry of the Ursuline Sisters.

Gamaliel director promotes ‘living out your faith on the streets’

Ana Garcia Ashley spoke at the ACTION clergy caucus.

Hubbard couple to share nature’s beauty again Sunday

Rodney Toth looks at an Emory Paul, one of the large dahlias he grows in his expansive gardens at his home in Hubbard. Toth and his wife, Kay, will host their 19th open gardens event Sunday. He uses umbrellas to shield the blooms from the sun.

Minister blends sax and Scripture to spread word of God

The Rev. Ed Arrington, pastor of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown, is an accomplished musician who retired after a 30-year career as a music educator. He plays the alto and soprano saxophones and has incorporated his music into worship at the church.

Youngstown Metro Church mission team works in Nepal

Youngstown Metro Church team volunteers in Nepal

It was a learning and faith experience.

Legacy of supporting Israel Tennis Centers continues in generations

Tennis players give exhibition as fundraiser


Rev. Jack W. Pettis marking 25th year at Mount Zion Baptist Church

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The Rev. Jack W. Pettis credits the

Earth Angel Farm nurtures mind, body and spirit

Earth Angel Farm is rooted in aiding those with mental, physical disabilities

The organization is for participant with physical and developmental disabilities.

Volunteers prep for book bag giveaway Saturday at Covelli

Volunteers behind a school-supply giveaway get a spiritual payback

NOW Youngstown, Youngstown City Schools and Community Initiative to Reduce Violence are partners in the project.

Summer camp drums up interest of youth at E.B. Family Life Center

The activity included a junior police academy and career development program.

Memories of Father Kane Camp will be shared

"Raising Kane" is the theme of parish picnic Sunday of St. Patrick Church

Program promotes sharing the bounty of gardens

After taking root 4 years ago, garden program continues to grow

Fresh produce is available at free dinners offered by Springfield Township Community Council of Churches


Bible study of Lord of Life Lutheran Church located in summer setting at Greasal Park

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com CANFIELD The Rev. Rebecca “Becky” Zielke, pastor of

Mahoning MLK committee marks 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

The act was signed into law Aug. 6, 1965

Summer Arts Camp promotes fine arts

St. Patrick Church hosts summer camp for kids

Youth are discovering creative talents.

Brookfield United Methodist Church plans Summer Fest

The community event will be Saturday and Sunday on the Village Green

Operation Impact community ministry gives free fuel

The occasion was the celebration of the seventh pastoral anniversary of Pastors Lock P. and Gloria Beachum of Victory Christian Center at Liberty.

Christian film being made in Valley

Christian movie being made in the Valley as fundraiser for Spanish Evangelical Church

Joe Colon of Spanish Evangelical Church wrote the story, "Amish Outsider"

Fun activities fill time at children’s art camp

Missions Office of the Diocese of Youngstown hosts children’s program

The Missions Office in the Diocese of Youngstown hosts the program

Prayer at Gazebo planned Wednesdays during July

Rev. Susan Brown of Canfield United Methodist Church is leading prayer

Confederate flag has different meanings

Valley ministers reflect on meaning of flag

Ministers and history professor comment on flag's history

Alpha and Omega First Baptist Church marking 100th year

Alpha and Omega First Baptist Church plans banquet and service

A banquet and service will mark the occasion July 18 and 19

Mission of Hope is a ministry of service

Team members belong to St. Joseph Church in Strongsville

Community garden at church cultivates children

The outdoor activity is part of Bondage Busters at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Youngstown

Take preventive steps to keep pets safe in summer

Take preventive steps to keep your pets safe, calm over July Fourth

Dog trainer addresses issues associated with fireworks and storms

Midlothian Free Health Clinic is open at First Presbyterian Church

North Side church REVIVES closed South Side health facility

The new space, in a downtown location, was remodeled to suit clinic needs.

Mandalas described as ‘visual meditation’

Process of making a mandala is ‘a spiritual journey,’ nun says

Sister Bridge Nolan emphasized the process over the end result

Boardman UMC sending cards of love and sympathy to Emanuel AME

Boardman church expresses sympathy to South Carolina congregation

The pastor said the person-to-person message are powerful.

Planning is key to handling emergencies at house of worship

A retired police officer with expertise in crisis intervention offers suggestions

Loom class featured as part of summer enrichment sessions

Using a round loom is simple.

Villa Maria Community Center hosts summer enrichment series

Villa Maria Community Center offers summer enrichment

Villa Maria Community Center hosts summer enrichment series

Rev. Timothy O’Neill to celebrate retirement Mass

St. Patrick Church pastor to retire after 23 years

His philosophy is "unselfish giving equals happiness."

Scripture, hymns, prayers and reflection highlight interfaith memorial service

Valley leaders and residents gather to pray for victims of South Carolina church massacre

Reeds Chapel AME Church hosted the prayer service

Fostering Dreams founders see opportunity at former church

Bob and Mary Alice Noble 'took a leap of faith'

Heritage Center didn’t garner enough community support

545 Management Group sells former church

95-year-old man is self-taught organist

95-year-old organist brings joy to fellow residents of senior center

Ernie Bernard plays a concert every Wednesday at Whispering Pines Village



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