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MARCH FOR JESUS: The annual March for Jesus happens today as an online event because of the coronvavirus outbreak. People are being asked to walk and pray in their own neighborhood by themselves or in small groups at 11 a.m.

The event is being held nationwide as a way for communities to celebrate Jesus. Fifty churches in the Youngstown area are participating.

Information on the march is at www.marchforjesusmv.com

CHURCH RESUMES IN PERSON: Austintown Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 Canfield Niles Road, will resume in-person starting 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

BACK-TO-CHURCH SUNDAY: Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, will have its first service back in the sanctuary 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Assistant Pastor Kenneth Phillips will speak in the absence of Pastor Jonathan Mitchell. Wearing a mask is optional.

PROTESTANT SERVICES: Protestant Family Service has received COVID-19 Crisis Relief Funds to assist clients who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Money is available for utilities, mortgages, rent and life-sustaining medications.

Due to limited office space and the required social distancing, clients will be serviced by phone, fax and email. Call 330-746-4600. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

CHURCH TO REOPEN: Leavittsburg Baptist Church, 4150 Kincaid Road, Warren Township, will reopen 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sunday school classes will resume at a later date.

HOLY SENIOR GROUP: Due to the current coronavirus situation, the Holy Family Seniors Group will not meet through August. The group’s leadership hopes to resume meeting in September.

SERIES CANCELED: Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, the First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown has canceled programs for June, July and August.

DRIVE-IN STYLE: Bazetta Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Everett Hull Road, is holding drive-in service 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Bulletins and a sealed communion cups and wafers will be left on a table near the parking lot entrance. Nonperishable food items also are being collected.

Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Air Road, New Castle, Pa., is holding worship drive-in style in the parking lot 11 a.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, is holding drive-in church services 11 a.m. Sundays. Individuals will remain in their cars and tune into 89.3 FM.

CHANTING MANTRAS: Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will hold Tuesday night ongoing metaphysics meeting 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. each week. The group is discussing metaphysical topics and chanting mantras. Discussion includes some of the mantras that associate with the second cakra, which mainly deal with emotions.

If interested, download the app from www.freeconfer encecall.com and enter the meeting ID, info69845.

For more information, email rdjuntunen@gmail.com or call 330-883-0977.

FESTIVALS CANCELED: St. Christine Parish has canceled its annual summer festival June 11 to 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival committee at Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers also decided to cancel the COSP Festival at St. Nicholas Church. Next year, the festival will be in June.

The festival is offering its raffle this year, with early bird drawings leading up to the big drawing June 14. The parish asks people to buy or sell tickets and mail them to the parish office with attention to Festival Ticket Chairman.

MEN OF FAITH: The Men of Faith will not be having the First Saturday Breakfast indoors at the Restaurant in the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport for the months of June and July because of the pandemic.

An open praise is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 27 on the lawn of Courthouse Square in Warren. There will be music, testimonies and prayer. Bring your lawn chair.

ISRAEL TRIP: The Church at Warren in Bazetta is planning a “Best of Israel” trip Sept. 8 to 17. The 10-day tour includes visits to Sea of Galilee, Israel, Jerusalem, Holocaust Museum and Bethlehem. For information, call David Natale at 330-638-2959 or ndavid123@hot mail.com The trip is through Pilgrim Tours.

BASEMENT OUTREACH: Since the coronavirus pandemic started, Basement Outreach Ministries has provided food and other items to more than 500 families.

Basement Outreach Ministries is designed to provide groceries or urgent supplies, prayer and homeless assistance. Call 234-806-4022 or emailbasement805terraalta @gmail.com.

Money and food donations are needed. The Basement Outreach Ministries is a tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible.

AWARD RECEIVED: Judging has been completed and two of CTNY’s works have been selected by the academy to receive a 2020 Telly Award. CTNY won a Silver Telly Award for “Spotlight” with host the Rev. James Korda and guest Bob Elder, who told his personal story of clergy sexual abuse.

A Bronze Telly Award was given for the two-part series called “Power to Protect, Pledge to Heal” on clergy sexual abuse. Participants in that series included Bishop George Murry, Monsignor John Zuraw, diocesan chancellor, and Delphine Baldwin-Casey, investigator for child protection.

The 41st annual Telly Awards honors the best in TV and cable, digital and streaming and nonbroadcast productions.

To submit an item for religion section email to religion@tribtoday.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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CHURCH TO REOPEN: Leavittsburg Baptist Church, 4150 Kincaid Road, Warren Township, will reopen 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sunday school classes will resume at a later date.

DRIVE- IN STYLE: Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Air Road, New Castle, Pa., is holding worship drive-in style in the parking lot 11 a.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will conduct drive-in church services 11 a.m. Sundays. Worshipers are to remain in their cars and tune into 89.3 FM.

CHURCH TO REOPEN: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave., Warren, will hold public reopening of the worship May 30-31.

A new worship schedule consisting of three distinct worship experiences will be implemented to limit the number of parishioners in attendance at any single service.

Saturday worship at 6 p.m. will be a contemporary worship service; the Sunday early worship will be at 8 a.m. will be a traditional service; and the Sunday late worship at 10:15 a.m. will be a contemporary service.

Guided entry, seating and exiting procedures have been implemented to ensure proper distancing of all parishioners. All attendees must practice social distancing, sitting only with their families and avoiding physical contact with others. All attendees must wear masks, especially when entering and exiting the sanctuary. Masks will be available to attendees who do not have them.

Worship-related activities, such as offering, communion and corporate prayer, have been adjusted to a contact-free format. The van ministry will not operate until further notice.

Individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are not to attend services.

All services will be broadcast on the church’s Facebook and You Tube pages. Sunday school classes and children’s church will not be held.

MASS CANCELED: The St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Villa Maria Road, Lowellville, will not celebrate the annual Memorial Day Mass due to COVID-19.

CHANTING MANTRAS: Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will hold Tuesday night ongoing metaphysics meeting 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. each week. The group is discussing metaphysical topics and chanting mantras. Discussion includes some of the mantras that associate with the second cakra, which mainly deal with emotions.

If interested, download the app from www.freeconferencecall. com and enter the meeting ID, info69845.

For more information, email rdjuntunen@gmail.com or call 330-883-0977.

NIGHT TO HONOR MARY: The annual Night to Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary Prayer Service was held May 15. The event will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Youngstown website, www.doy.org. CTNY will rebroadcast this service 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday.

MARCH FOR JESUS: The annual March for Jesus will take place locally on May 30 but has changed to an online format because of the coronvavirus outbreak.

The march is held nationwide as a way for communities to celebrate Jesus and has been modified to be a praise walk. Organizers ask that people walk and pray in their own neighborhoods by themselves or in small groups at 11 a.m. May 30.

The number of local churches participating in the Youngstown area is about 50. Information on the march is at www.march forjesusmv.com.

SERIES CANCELED: Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown has canceled all programs for June, July and August.

HOLY SENIOR GROUP: Due to the coronavirus situation, the Holy Family Seniors Group will not meet through August. The group’s leadership hopes to resume meeting in September.

PROTESTANT SERVICES: Protestant Family Service has received COVID-19 Crisis Relief Funds to assist clients who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Money is available for utilities, mortgages, rent and life-sustaining medications.

Agency guidelines will be adhered to. Due to limited office space and the required social distancing, clients will be serviced by phone, fax and e-mail. Call 330-746-4600 to speak with the caseworker to get registered.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

DISCUSSION SET: The public and congregations of ACTION are invited to attend the Zoom forum titled “Attacking COVID-19 (Conversation on Racial Insecurities),” with ACTION and Association Fundraisers Professionals Diversity Committee at 6 p.m. June 4.

Pre-Registration is required at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvfuqupzwpGtKUeiE5-hGjpFyP-a2NdONW.

Guest speakers are Carol Bennett, assistant provost for diversity and inclusion; Leigh Greene, Youngstown Health Department; Dr. James Baber, EGCC and ACTION president; Dr. Lashale Pugh, medical geographer; Pastor Dwight Dumas; Author Dionne Dowdy; and the AFP Diversity Committee.

The informational forum is geared to bringing the community together. As grassroots organizing initiative, ACTION. seeks to be broad based and inclusive along racial, social and economic lines.

BASEMENT OUTREACH: Since the coronavirus started, Basement Outreach Ministries in Warren has been helping to provide food and other items to more than 500 families.

For prayer, meals or homelessness assistance, call 234-806-4022 or email basement805 terraalta@gmail.com.

To submit an item, email to religion@tribtoday.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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PROTESTANT SERVICES: Protestant Family Service has received COVID-19 Crisis Relief Funds to assist clients who have been affected by the pandemic. Funds are available for utilities, mortgages, rent and life-sustaining medications. Agency guidelines will be followed. Due to limited office space and the required social distancing, clients will be serviced by phone, fax and e-mail. Call 330-746-4600 to speak with the caseworker to get registered. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

SPRING REVIVAL: Church of the Living God, 2015 Sixth St., Warren, will host a spring revival 6 p.m. today and Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor is Elnora Edge.

SERIES CANCELED: Because of the COVID-19 health pandemic, First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown has canceled its programs for June, July and August.

NIGHT TO HONOR MARY: The annual Night to Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary prayer service was held Friday. The event will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Youngstown website: www.doy.org and CTNY will rebroadcast this service 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 22 and May 29.

DRIVE- IN STYLE: Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Air Road, New Castle Pa., is holding worship drive-in style in the parking lot 11 a.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will conduct “Drive in” church services 11 a.m. Sundays. Individuals will remain in their cars and tune into 89.3 FM.

RESPONSIBLE RESTART: As the “Responsible Restart Ohio Plan” is implemented during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic allowing a gradual return to work and lifting of some of the restrictions, the Catholic Bishops of Ohio announced directives for the safe return to the public celebration of the Mass. The bishops of Ohio have agreed that each diocese will determine a soft opening date later in May granting permission for the public celebration of daily Mass where it can be achieved safely and where pastorally possible with less than 50 percent occupancy of the church building, and respecting social distancing. This plan provides for the possibility of the gradual return to the public celebration of Mass on the weekend of May 30 and 31. For the Diocese of Youngstown, the public celebration of daily Mass may resume May 25. Directives and guidelines for the Diocese of Youngstown will be sent to all parishes regarding instructions for the distribution of Holy Communion.

The Solemnity of Pentecost will be marked on the weekend of May 30.

CHANTING MANTRAS: Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will hold Tuesday night ongoing metaphysics meetings 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. each week. The group is discussing metaphysical topics and chanting mantras.

If interested, download the app from www.freeconference call.com and enter the meeting ID, info69845.

For more information, email rdjuntunen@gmail.com or call 330-883-0977.

FESTIVALS CANCELED: St. Christine Parish in Youngstown has canceled its annual summer festival June 11 to 14 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival committee at Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers also decided to cancel its festival at St. Nicholas Church. Next year, the festival will be June 10-13.

The festival is still continuing the big raffle this year, with a chance to win $6,000. There will be early bird drawings leading up to the big drawing on June 14. The parish asks people to buy or sell tickets and mail them to the parish office with attention to “Festival Ticket Chairman.”

MEN OF FAITH: The Men of Faith breakfast has been postponed until June 6 at the new location in the restaurant at The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The last breakfast in March featured 100 men from about 25 different churches coming together in fellowship. The Men of Faith presented all the pastors in attendance “God’s Army” hats for their faithful service.

ISRAEL TRIP: The Church at Warren in Bazetta is planning a “Best of Israel” trip Sept. 8 to 17. The 10-day tour includes visits to Sea of Galilee, Israel, Jerusalem, Holocaust Museum, and Bethlehem. For information, call David Natale at 330-638-2959 or ndavid123@hotmail .com. The trip is through Pilgrim Tours.

AWARD RECEIVED: The 26th annual Communicator Awards were held and CTNY, the Catholic Television Network of Youngstown, has been selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts to be recognized as a 2020 Communicator Awards winner.

CTNY received two Awards of Distinction and one Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is for “Wineskins.” The two Awards of Distinction are for “Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal” and “Spotlight.”

The mission of the Communicator Awards is to seek out and recognize outstanding work in marketing and communications. The Communicator Award honors those who spread their message to the world. “Wineskins” is a radio program conceived, produced and assembled in a magazine format by CTNY, airing every Sunday over several local radio stations within the six-counties of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Since its beginning in August of 1981, Wineskins has won many awards. “Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal” is a two-part series produced by CTNY to highlight the issue of clergy sexual abuse. The program host is the Rev. James Korda, president of CTNY, and guests included Bishop George Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown, Msgr. John Zuraw, diocesan chancellor, and Detective Delphine Baldwin-Casey, investigator for child protection. CTNY has received a total of 17 Communicator Awards.

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SPRING REVIVAL: Church of the Living God, 2015 Sixth St., Warren, will hold a spring revival 6 p.m. today and Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker is Apostle Kendal, revivalist from Mobile, Ala.

The revival will continue 6 p.m. May 15 to 17 and 11:30 a.m. May 17.

The host pastor is Elnora Edge.

DRIVE- IN STYLE: First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, is conducting drive-in church services 11 a.m. Sundays. Individuals remain in their cars and tune into 89.3 FM on their radios.

Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Air Road, New Castle, Pa., also is holding worship drive-in style in the parking lot 11 a.m. Sundays.

TASTE OF FAITH: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches has postponed the annual Taste of Faith originally scheduled for Monday.

The MVAC plans to reschedule the festival, which celebrates the foods of the congregations of the Mahoning Valley.

For information, call 330-788-5914.

STAY AT HOME EXTENDED: The Catholic Bishops of Ohio extend the temporary suspension of all publicly celebrated Masses / liturgies through May 25, with the hope of publicly celebrating together the Solemnity of Pentecost on the weekend of May 30.

Bishop George Murry dispenses the Catholic faithful who reside in the Diocese of Youngstown and all other Catholics currently in this territory from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass during this time.

Over the next few weeks, personnel of the Diocese of Youngstown will work on reasonable, gradual and responsible initiatives to welcome back the faithful to Sunday Mass.

CHANTING MANTRAS: Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will hold Tuesday night ongoing metaphysics meetings 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. each week. The group is discussing metaphysical topics and chanting mantras.

If interested, download the app from www.freeconferencecall.com and enter the meeting ID, info69845.

For more information, email rdjuntunen@gmail.com or call 330-883-0977.

BREAD OF LIFE: Living Bread Radio Network will hold a pledge drive “I am the Bread of Life” Tuesday to Thursday, with special programming planned.

Programs can be heard on 89.5 FM in Youngstown or

LivingBreadRadio.com.

To donate visit LivingBread. com or call 888-966-2903.

NIGHT OF LAUGHTER: The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will host “A Night of Laughter, Love, Help, and Hope,” a virtual event, from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The live virtual event will include, music, comedy, special surprise guests and an appearance by renowned comedian Joel Chasnoff.

To learn more, and to view the event, visit jewishyoungstown .org.

NIGHT TO HONOR MARY: The annual Night to Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary Prayer Service will be 6 p.m. Friday in St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.

The service will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Youngstown website, www.doy. org, and CTNY will rebroadcast the service 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 22 and May 29. Check local listings.

The service will include Scripture readings, a homily, hymns and recitation of the rosary.

FESTIVALS CANCELED: St. Christine Parish has canceled its annual summer festival June 11 to 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival committee at Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers also decided to cancel the COSP Festival at St. Nicholas Church. Next year, the festival will be June 10 to 13, 2021.

The St. Christine festival is still holding its raffle for a chance to win $6,000, with the drawing still set for June 14. The parish asks people to buy or sell tickets and mail them to the parish office with attention to Festival Ticket Chairman.

NEED HELP: Catholic Charities in Youngstown, 144 W. Wood St., is in need of basic hygiene items, including body wash, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper and tissues. Items can be dropped off at the agency sites or ordered online through the Dollar Days Wishlist.

For information, call 330-744-8451.

BASEMENT OUTREACH: Since the coronavirus started, Basement Outreach Ministries in Warren has been helping to provide food and other items to more than 500 families. In April there were 344 people helped. Since March, it has been more than 500.

Basement Outreach Ministries is designed to provide basic needs of groceries or urgent supplies, or delivery of these, a meal, prayer and / or homeless assistance. Call 234-806-4022 or email basement805 terraalta@gmail.com to let them know of the need.

Donations of both food and money are needed to help the organization. All donations are tax deductible.

VBS CANCELED: Grand Valley Community Vacation Bible School at Orwell United Methodist Church will be canceled for this summer.

MEN OF FAITH: The next Men of Faith Breakfast is postponed until June 6 at the new location in the Restaurant at The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

The breakfast in March was attended by 100 men from about 25 churches. The Men of Faith presented all the pastors in attendance “God’s Army” hats for their faithful service.

ISRAEL TRIP: The Church at Warren in Bazetta is planning a “Best of Israel” trip Sept. 8 to 17. The 10-day tour includes visits to Sea of Galilee, Israel, Jerusalem, Holocaust Museum and Bethlehem.

For information, call David Natale at 330-638-2959 or ndavid123@hotmail.com The trip is through Pilgrim Tours.

To submit an item for religion section email to religion@tribto day.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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DAY OF PRAYER: The Trumbull County Prayer Movement will hold a local observance of the National Day of Prayer 8 a.m. Thursday. The observance will be a Facebook Live interactive event on The National Day of Prayer Trumbull County Facebook page.

Local pastors will read Scripture and lead prayers for the area, state and nation.

This year’s theme is, “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth.”

TASTE OF FAITH: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches has postponed the annual Taste of Faith originally scheduled for May 11. The MVAC plans to reschedule the festival which celebrates the foods of the congregations of the Mahoning Valley.

For information, call 330-788-5914.

DRIVE- IN STYLE: Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Air Road, New Castle Pa., is holding worship drive-in style in the parking lot 11 a.m. Sunday.

NEWLY APPOINTED: Pastor James and Lady Tyson are returning to Greater Apostolic Faith Church in Warren. An outdoor service dubbed “Praise on the Parking Lot” will welcome them at 11 a.m. Sunday.

They served as pastor and first lady in the Warren church from 1977 through 1993. For the past 25 years, they have served in various ministries throughout the Indianapolis area.

Pastor Phillip W. Shealey assumed the role of pastor in 1994. He retired in September of 2019. The Tyson were called upon to return to the Warren church.

Those attending can stay in their cars.

STAY-AT-HOME EXTENDED: The Catholic Bishops of Ohio extend the temporary suspension of all publicly celebrated Masses / liturgies ending to May 29, with the hope of publicly celebrating together the Solemnity of Pentecost on the weekend of May 30.

Bishop George Murry dispenses the Catholic faithful who reside in the Diocese of Youngstown and all other Catholics currently in this territory from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass during this time.

Over the next few weeks, personnel of the Diocese of Youngstown will work on reasonable, gradual and responsible initiatives to welcome back the faithful to Sunday Mass.

CHANTING MANTRAS: Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will hold Tuesday night ongoing metaphysics meeting 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. each week. The group is discussing metaphysical topics and chanting mantras.

If interested, download the app from www.freeconferencecall.com and enter the meeting ID, info69845.

For more information, email rdjuntunen@gmail.com or call 330-883-0977.

BREAD OF LIFE: Living Bread Radio Network will hold a pledge drive “I am the Bread of Life” May 12 to 14 with special programming planned. Programs can be heard on 89.5 FM in Youngstown or LivingBreadRadio/com.

To donate visit LivingBread.com or call 888-966-2903.

NEED HELP: Catholic Charities in Youngstown, 144 W. Wood St., is in need of basic hygiene items, including body wash, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper and tissues. Items can be dropped off at the agency sites or ordered online through the Dollar Days Wishlist.

For information, call 330-744-8451.

To submit an item for religion section email to religion@tribtoday.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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