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Bishop addresses ACTION clergy caucus

The focus centered on community-police relations

Prophetic Seder aims to inspire and educate

Inspiration, education are goals of Touch Heaven Church event

The event will be March 21 at Touch Heaven Church in Canfield

Youngstown Diocese library offers many religious resources

It is available to people of all faiths.

Restored in Christ

Bethel Lutheran Church conducting midweek Lenten series

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com BOARDMAN Lent is a walk with Christ and a time to

Shabbat Across America showcases unifying Jewish event

Congregation Ohev Tzedek-Shaarei Torah is participating March 13

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‘Slash the Stache’ highlights Purim event at Temple El Emeth

Mark Perlman shaves off mustache for fundraiser

SAINTS ALIVE

Lent Madness is fun, educational online devotion

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Lent Madness has attracted a faithful

Temple El Emeth hosts P.J. Library Purim Bash

Children made cookies and groggers then listened to a story by the rabbi.

Campbell cops take proactive approach to animal welfare

Charles “Chuck” Butch, a Campbell police officer, found this stray dog on Wilson Avenue in the city Monday. The dog has since been reunited with its family and licensed. Police Chief Drew Rauzan, who has three dogs including two rescues, said the department has an animal-friendly history, but is being more proactive in animal-related incidents.

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Gardeners invited to dig into book sale

The fundraiser is at Antonucci Horticulture Library at Mill Creek MetroParks.

Laughter Yoga stretches imagination at Nature Center

Laughing benefits the body and mind.

Ash Wednesday begins Lenten season of preparation

Imposition of ashes reminds humans of their mortality

Salem program caters to those sweet on chocolate

Chocolate took center stage this Valentine's Day weekend at Salem Public Library, as Kim Kenney, curator at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in Canton, offered insights into the alluring treat during the presentation “Sweet Stuff: The Story of Chocolate” Friday afternoon.

Stained glass windows are tribute to families and church

Grace Lutheran Church will dedicate new stained-glass windows

A member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church designed two new windows

Mahoning Valley Association of Churches plans Sacred Music Festival

The event will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Warren

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Bishop’s Appeal sets goal of $4 million

Catholic Charities uses funds to help people in need.

Buhl Farm described as ‘living legacy’ in Shenango Valley

Families made many memories at the recreational area

Warren child advocate is guardian angel on earth

Betty Strawderman has legal custody of the 22 children in her care.

Humane Society of Columbiana County working to get out of debt, restore services

The lack of money has curtailed services, but Saturday's fundraiser will help.

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Congregants get closer to God through Torah mitzvah

Ron Sabelli, a member of Congregation Ohev Tzedek in Boardman, wears gloves as he erases dirt from the Torah. The temple has eight Torahs and one Holocaust Torah. The one being cleaned, one of the temple's youngest, is about 125 years old.

Prayer paths are diverse

Zion Lutheran Church offers various avenues

Options encourage people to find what works for them in order to be attentive to God By LINDA M.

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Niles senior center classes benefit the mind and body

Brian Jones, a certified fitness instructor, leads senior citizens in a movement in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program offered at Niles SCOPE Senior Center.

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.

BLESSING OF HOMES

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

GOD CALLED

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

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