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Budding Buddhist community meets in Valley

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com BOARDMAN In the study of Shinnyo Buddhism, the

Take a tour of St. John’s Episcopal Church

Tours will be Saturday as the church participates in the Summer Festival of the Arts

Holy Ground March: Participation by all needed to reclaim Youngstown

About 50 people participated in the walk. An outreach rally followed.

Shenango Valley Gardeners plan tour

The event Sunday showcases different styles of gardens.

Crossroads Hospice seeks volunteers

Veterans to serve veterans are especially sought

Unique service used flowers to help people blossom through positive changes

Flower exercise helps participants reflect on past, then move forward

First Unitarian Universalist Church hosted the flower exercise.

Women salute military service with quilts in red, white and blue

Quilts are earmarked for Vietnam veterans.

DeBartolo, York families make 'substantial' donation to Mooney

“Substantial” is the term used to describe a monetary gift to Cardinal Mooney High School by Denise DeBartolo York, CMHS class of 1968, and her brother, Eddie DeBartolo, class of 1964, and their families.

Holy Ground March brings together 3 groups aimed at improving city neighborhoods

ACTION, NOW Youngstown and S.A.A.N.D.I. plan march on Tuesday.

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Valley residents commemorate 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King J. Planning Committee of the Mahoning Valley sponsored a gathering.

Music and a meal combine in July 17 program

Food grown in the Valley and special music will be featured at Leetonia Mennonite Church.

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Chancellor retires after 40-year career in diocese

Nancy Yuhasz started as a secretary in 1974 and was named chancellor in 1996

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This sisterhood put Dangerous Curvez on wheels

Members of Dangerous Curvez MC Inc., an all-female motorcycle club, gather at Wick Park in Youngstown. From left are Sondra Jones, Fatimah Phillips, Courtney Brown, Gwen Bell, Vickie Spencer, Taneka Hogan, Camesha Edmonds, Ranesha Daniel, Melanie Ross and Yatasha Hill, who founded the club with Jennifer Jackson.

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Feast Day vigil of St. John the Baptist features fire, food, music and prayer

‘Torn and worn’ religious articles were burned in a bonfire at St. Patrick Church in Youngstown.


Team works with Roma people in Croatia and Serbia

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com boardman A mission trip to Croatia took team members

Therapy rabbits hop to it in Some Bunny to Read To

F5RS rescue group for small animals has collaborated with Beyond Expectations Speech Therapy on the program.

Your dog at work good for you both

Sam Boak of Boak and Sons Inc. in Austintown poses with the company mascot, Marley, his 6-year-old golden retriever, who accompanies him to his office three or four days a week. “She brings smiles to work,” he said.

SNAP objects to 2 appointments in Youngstown Diocese

SNAP criticizes chancellor, principal choices

Judy Jones, Midwest associate director, conducts press conference

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Senior project turns into ongoing effort

Emily Erb makes Blankets of Hope for cancer patients

Rabbi discusses national interfaith initiative on civility

Rabbi Steve Gutow leads the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

Garden Forum sponsors flower show on Father’s Day

Roots of the organization date back more than 80 years

The organization, founded in 1930, held its first show in 1932.

Come hither and make merry at medieval festival

Christ Episcopal Church in Warren is hosting the event with a madrigal dinner tonight and festival on Saturday.

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Open Arms Community Outreach fills a need

The ministry distributes personal care items and sack lunches on Saturdays downtown.

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Christian groups join forces to serve students at YSU

Garret White is the campus minister.

Rev. Kathryn Adams retires as PCM director

The minister will remain involved with Project Orphans Outreach, formerly To Russia with Love.

Vegetarians of Greater Youngstown Area follow dietary lifestyle choice Rooted in vegetarianism

The group meets monthly to share information, recipes and food.

Catholic and Lutheran bishops discuss pope’s document

The Joy of the Gospel was the focus of a gathering at the Ursuline Motherhouse auditorium.

Faith Chapel Fellowship plans worship for special needs children

Faith Chapel Fellowship plans worship for special-needs children

The ministry will conduct the first service at 6 p.m. June 14.

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Pastors share commitment to ‘increase the peace’

NOW Youngstown and Community Initiative to Reduce Violence plan third year of outreach rallies

Legacy Dog Rescue event brings attention to chained dogs

The non-profit organization has 2 fund-raisers planned.

‘Help for Hurting’ family conference planned

Teen Straight Talk is partnering with pastors for the event June 6 and 7.

‘Growing fruitful congregations’ is gist of initiative

‘Growing fruitful congregations’ is gist of initiative

Rev. David Gilbert of Churchill United Methodist Church is a program leader

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Purple Cat clients look forward to ‘super’ prom

The youth ministry of Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers is sponsoring the event with help from other churches.

Goal of poetry therapy is healing and growth

Participants share feelings through self-expression.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church marks 50th year

Lord of Life Lutheran Church marks 50th year

Celebration planned May 17 and 18 by congregation committed to its faith and involved in community.

Adoptive mother finds joy in caring for special needs son

Adoptive mother finds joy in caring for special-needs son

Lisa Denmeade said Medicaid pays for only so much. Creations for Cody, a jewelry-making business, earns money for additional therapy.

Hope Conference aims to help ex-inmates, reduce violence

Community Initiative to Reduce Violence is sponsor of May 15 event

Taste of the Faiths Festival lives up to its name

Mahoning Valley Association of Churches sponsored the annual event.

Poland pastor prays on rooftop during national observance

National Day of Prayer events took place throughout Valley

Barry Knaub of Memorial Baptist Church in Poland celebrates day of prayer in unique way.

Holocaust program recognizes student writing contest winners

About 100 attended the event Tuesday at Mahoning County Courthouse.

Men’s Rally in the Valley set Saturday

So far, some 3,500 tickets have been sold for the event at the Covelli Centre.

Trinity UMC sets aside time for weekly City Prayer

Trinity UMC sets aside time for weekly gathering

Prayer is from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday.

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Find a treasure at Angels for Animals garage sale

Angels for Animals hosts annual garage sale

The fund-raiser is Friday through Sunday at Canfield Fairgrounds

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Church women send fabric hugs around the world

Knit and quilt group at Lord of Life Lutheran Church work on projects.

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Big Reach Center of Hope distributes food, clothing and hope and more

Greenford center’s helping hands extend to 30,000 people in region

The site evolved from a back-to-school giveaway to a multi-faceted program that helps people improve their lives.

Rising Star Baptist Church stages Passion play

Rising Star Baptist Church stages Passion play

The production is in its 15th year and continues to draw a faithful audience.

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Walking Jesus' footsteps in Campbell

Jesus, played by Jacob Sebest, 17, of Campbell, carries the cross while being whipped by guards, Jan-carlos Lebron, 17, left, and Christian Nieves, 15, during a rehearsal for live Stations of the Cross at St. John the Baptist Church in Campbell. The event will be at 1 this afternoon.

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Foot washing on Maundy Thursday follows Christ’s example

Rev. Jeff Baker of Christ Episcopal Church in Warren cites Scripture

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Six-county diocese participates in Chrism service

The Chrism Mass, a ritual of Holy Week in the Roman Catholic Church, also is an occasion for priests of the six-county diocese to renew their pledge of service.

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Chocolate Seder engages children in Passover story

Chocolate event helps teach the Passover story to children

Abby Hagler, 3, of Poland draws on “The Passover Chocolate Haggadah,” the prayer book for the Seder, during a Chocolate Seder recently at Congregation Rodef Shalom in Youngstown.



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