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Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 125th anniversary

‘Make Jesus Known’ is the church motto.

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Bella Nitesh embraces mind, body and spirit

Deana Tareshawty, a Spiritualist minister, founded the spiritual arts and education center.

24-hour prayer vigil planned by Unity denomination

Unity Centre for Spiritual Living will conduct a prayer service at 7 p.m. today followed by a harp meditation.

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Red Cross K9 Action Team provides comfort therapy

The dogs and their handlers participated in a Stand Down/Resource Fair in Sharon, Pa.

Bishop oks ALS challenge at Diocese schools if direct gift

Students of St. Charles School in Boardman chilled out Friday afternoon on the lawn in front of the school as 24 staff members answered the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by being doused with ice water. Donations collected from the event will go to retired Boardman teacher Christine Terlesky, who has ALS.

Holy Family youth ministry takes mission trip to Kentucky

Holy Family youth ministry takes mission trip to Kentucky

The group and 2 others from Diocese of Youngstown do work projects

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Ruritans sell food at fair to benefit scholarships

Ruritan club serves up tons of taters

Springfield Township club specializes in fries; Greenford offers barbecued chicken and more

Women’s Equality Day celebrated in Warren

The event marked the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote

Chef presents Biblical Cuisine program

Chef Rafi Hasid presents program at the Jewish Community Center

The cooking class, dinner and lecture were at the Jewish Community Center.

upton association | What it’s all about

The Upton Association involves men and women interested in preserving the legacy of Harriet Taylor

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Upton House showcases legacy of Harriet Taylor Upton

The Warren woman worked tirelessly in the women’s suffrage movement.

For good measure, visit 8 stops on Charming Quilt Shop Tour

Charming Quilt Shop Tour offers participants a chance to get ‘out and about’

The event is from Thursday through Aug. 30

King’s Kamp focuses on fun, learning as path to success

Program for kids blends fun and learning

A youth police academy is part of the program at E.B. Family Life Center

Memorial Baptist Church hosting Korean congregation

Memorial Baptist Church hosting Korean congregation

They share beliefs of the Southern Baptist Convention

First Presbyterian plans health and safety day

The event will be Saturday at the church in Mineral Ridge

Mahoning County GOP nominates Meacham as auditor candidate

Meacham replaces Reese on ballot; party backs Rusu for probate judge

The committee also endorsed Rusu, independent candidate for probate court judge

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Helping Hands Closet provides personalized service

Helping Hands Closet in Canfield gives customers a personal touch

The very reasonably priced clothes and accessories are sold at Western Reserve United Methodist Church.

Mark Lee Pringle makes music as Elvis tribute artist

The Girard resident performs as the music icon from 1954-58

Youth group participates in Sandy Relief projects

Westminster Presbyterian youth group participates in Sandy Relief projects

Team from Westminster Presbyterian works on 2 homes

General Assembly will define vision for Youngstown Diocese

Rev. Nicholas Shori discusses how information will shape future

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Garden at St. Catherine Church is a work in progress

The Rev. David Merzweiler is pastor and gardener

New VP at Catholic Charities USA will help ‘shape public policy’

Brian Corbin takes practical experience at diocesan level to national forum

Grace Evangelistic Temple Church moves to new location on West Side

Grace Evangelistic Temple Church relocates to West Side

The church building was destroyed by fire in May

Rev. Woodberry new director of Mahoning Valley Association of Churches

She serves as assistant pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown

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Sisters reach out to young cancer patients and their families

Mariah Leskovac, 10, second from left, and her sister, Destiny, 13, third from left, created Mariah’s Destiny to collect donations of new items such as toys and games for sick children.

HM sisters mark 150 years since trek from France

Sister Joanne Gardner, left, archivist, and Sister Barbara Wincik, a member of the leadership team of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, look at the community’s “A Living Document,” which details the community’s vision.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel granted honorific title of Minor Basilica

Diocese of Youngstown church granted title of Minor Basilica

Bishop George V. Murry announced the honor at noon Mass on Sunday.


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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