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Linda Linonis

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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.

Palm Sunday presentation focuses on Jesus’ sacrifice

The program will be at Antioch Baptist Church in Youngstown.

‘At the Ninth Hour’ is Palm Sunday cantata

Choir will present ‘At the Ninth Hour’ cantata

Faith Community Covenant Church choir plans the special presentation.

All Around Easter is teaching tool about Jesus

Good Hope Lutheran Church is sponsoring the event

Youngstown schools detail snow day make-up plan

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Some board members expressed reservations about the blizzard bags

Baptist Pastors’ Council remembers MLK's death

Remembering Dr. King

Mahoning County Courthouse is site of annual program.

Artwork of many genres depicts Mary at the cross

Artwork of many genres depicts the mother of Jesus at the cross

The Rev. James Daprile presented a program at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

ACTION speaker: Faith leaders have 'gotten lazy'

Sister Jerome Corcoran and the Rev, Joseph Fata receive awards.

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More than 200 share cultures at pre-Passover Seder at Stambaugh

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Rabbi Joseph Schonberger and the Rev. George Balasko are leaders.

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Women of His Vision to sponsor second rally

The event is April 26 at Victory Christian Center in Coitsville.

Long-lost Passion composition to premiere Monday in Youngstown

A YSU music professor worked to reconstruct the score. The modern premiere will be Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Youngstown.

Biblical prophecy is theme of lecture

By LINDA M. LINONIS linonis@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Dr. Ellen F. Davis offered five aspects of


New Life Lutheran Church focuses on prayer at Lenten services

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com LIBERTY The power of prayer and its pivotal role in

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Seafood Fest lives up to it billing

Seafood Fest at church delivers on its claim

St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church in Boardman sponsors the event on Fridays in Lent through April 11.

Special blood drive to honor Rev. Popovich

The event is Friday at Free Methodist Church in New Middletown.

Lenten Bible study promotes positive change in behavior

Lenten Bible study promotes positive change in behavior

The group will meet Thursdays through April 17 at First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown.

Easter celebration set April 19 at Arlington Heights Recreation Center

The event will include games, crafts and a spiritual message.

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Public officials participate in Meals on Wheels campaign

Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County delivers to 105 clients in six communities.


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