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MLK commemorative celebration featured singing, praying and challenges

Speaker at MLK community worship service issues a challenge of charity

Several hundred people gathered at Tabernacle Baptist Church for the event.


St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church continues tradition

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com CAMPBELL The Rev. Andrew Nelko continues a long-

Malanka welcomes the new year

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church continues the ethnic tradition with event Jan. 24

St. Paul’s Table of Plenty serves God through service to people

St. Paul’s event serves God through service to people

Those attending share a meal, fellowship and get produce through Garden Share Program.

Fitness Fun exercise class has faithful following

Fitness Fun at St. Michael Church

Marion Calpin leads the activity at St. Michael Church


Pastor Dick Smith appreciates 2nd career serving the Lord in community

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com BROOKFIELD As the oldest of eight children, Dick Smith

Concerned Valley residents calling humane agencies about animals outside in frigid temps

Agents say people who see outside animals with inadequate shelter, food and water should report it.

Blessing of Waters celebrates Holy Theophany

Prayer service celebrates Holy Theophany, the baptism of Jesus

Orthodox clergy blessed water that flows through the Valley

Unitarian Universalist Church supports Equal Exchange project

Buying coffee benefits small farms around the globe

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary provides safe haven

Happy Trails Farm provides safe haven for animals

Abused, abandoned and neglected farm animals get medical care, food, shelter and love

New Year’s Eve service is about ‘Reclaming the Time’

Pastor Lock P. Beachum Jr. will speak at Victory Christian Center in Coitsville

Midlothian free clinic relocating to downtown church

Midlothian Free Health Clinic will relocate to church in Youngstown

The clinic had been housed in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, which is closing.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church to conduct last service Sunday

Bethlehem Lutheran Church to conduct last service Sunday

The church, founded in 1812, doesn't have the membership and funds to continue

Kwanzaa promotes 7 principles of behavior

Kwanzaa promotes seven principles of behavior

A special service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church.

Sight of Santa special treat for special boy, Cody

Cody Denmeade's health has declined and he is having seizures

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St. Columba Cathedral bedecked for Christmas

With a vision and the help of many volunteers, St. Columba Cathedral becomes a glittering Christmas display

With a vision and the help of many volunteers, St. Columba Cathedral becomes a glittering Christmas display

Zion Lutheran Church to stage 35th annual nativity

Zion Lutheran Church

Four presentations are planned Sunday.

Oplatky remains a Christmas tradition

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish offers oplatky as part of its rich Slovak heritage

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish offers the wafers in Christmas packaging

Church volunteers' annual baking real holiday treat Saturday

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church will sponsor the fundraiser on Saturday.

Miracle and religious freedom are focus of Hanukkah

Rodef Sholom shop carries items for Hanukkah and other Jewish observances

The festival of lights begins at sundown tonight.

Peace Light is shared around the globe

Campaign brings flame to Valley from Bethlehem

Jason P. Wolf, Scout executive of Boy Scouts of America of Warren, lights a lamp Friday with the flame from the Peace Light that is traveling all over the world from Israel.

Advent programs promote reflection and prayer

Advent programs anticipate birth of Jesus

“The Prolog of John’s Gospel” will be Dec. 18 at the Ursuline Center.

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Faithful bakers at Bethel Lutheran Church to sponsor fundraiser

Christmas cookie walk, soup and quilt sale is Saturday.

Special services designed to deal with loss

For some, Christmas is a time of grief and sadness

Catholic Charities helps those in need year-round and at Christmas

In the six-county diocese, various holiday help is available.

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Polish Arts Club hosts traditional Wigilia

Dinner, caroling at Youngstown Wigilia hark back to holiday traditions in homeland

About 80 attended the Christmas vigil event at Brier Hill Cultural Center

Triplets fill the role of baby Jesus in Journey to Bethlehem

Triplets share the role of baby Jesus while mom and dad play Mary and Joseph in holiday production at Warren church

Triplets, from left, Payton, Graycelynn and Brynnley Campbell, nearly 12 weeks old, will rotate in the role of baby Jesus in the live Nativity, Journey to Bethlehem, planned Sunday at Central Christian Church in Warren. With the babies are their mother, Charlotte; 2-year-old brother Lucas; and father, Brian. The parents will play Mary and Joseph.

Journalist and Vatican analyst reflects on ‘Papacy of Francis’

John Allen speaks to First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown

Church presents live nativity as gift to community

'Admission' of food and cash donations benefit Project: Feed Our Valley

Woman claims sexual abuse by a priest in 1963; seeks $1 million settlement

The East Liverpool resident said the abuse occurred on a school field trip.


WORKS OF ART Sale of handcrafted items benefits ministries of nuns By LINDA M. LINONIS

Youngstown Fred Astaire Dance Studio marking 60th year

A gala celebration with historical tribute and dance presentation will be Dec. 5 at Tyler History Center.

Hubbard Christians in Action addresses physical, social and spiritual needs

The group also operates a Salvation Army unit.

Tapestries presents medieval celebrations

Tapestries re-creates medieval times

Food, fun and fanfare are included.


Poland churches will gather for community Thanksgiving service

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com POLAND Churches in Poland will gather Sunday for a

Ursuline Sisters have 140-year history in Valley

The nuns have developed ministries to meet changing needs

Day of Hope events offer free food, family activities

Events will be Saturday at Wilson Middle School in Youngstown and Salem High School.

Good Hope Lutheran Church marks 85th year

Good Hope Lutheran Church marks 85th year

A special service and dinner are planned.

Ursuline Center forum focuses on funerals, wills, other late-life issues

In America’s youth-obsessed society, few want to think about aging. But getting older is a fact of life.

Boardman jewelry-maker creates wearable art

Steven Dailey’s designs are one of a kind.

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Clowns for Christ shares the word of God

The ministry at Boardman United Methodist Church is a recent innovation.

C.S. Lewis Institutes develops disciples who live their faith

The institute has a Northeast Office in Youngstown, which offers programs.


The Revs. Vicky and Ken Kelley are a clergy couple

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com girard As a married couple, Vicky and Ken Kelley share

Election Day spaghetti dinner is tradition for Lord of Life Lutheran Church

The pastor sees the event as a vehicle that brings people together.

Discernment of vocation is involved process

Vocation director in diocese mentors those who feel a calling

Rev. Christopher Luoni is director of vocations in the Diocese of Youngstown.

Halloween has Christian roots

By LINDA M. LINONIS linonis@vindy.com Today, All Hallow’s Eve, popularly known as Halloween, is

Bondage Busters nurtures positive development

Program aims to nurture positive development

Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Youngstown sponsors the afterschool program.

Groening followers believe in spiritual healing

Free public lecture set at North Side

A Circle of Friends meets regularly in Canfield.

Mitzvah Day to spread good deeds across region

The social action committee of Congregation Rodef Sholom is sponsoring the project.

Blessing ceremony marks rebirth of St. Nicholas National Shrine

Blessing ceremony marks rebirth of St. Nicholas National Shrine

By LINDA M. LINONIS linonis@vindy.com new york Members of the Rev. Thomas Constantine’s family


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