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PEARL HARBOR MASS: Local veterans organizations will host Pearl Harbor remembrance at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. Veterans are to assemble at 10:15 a.m. in the church entrance with their colors.

On Dec. 7, 1941, before many Americans were even awake, the Japanese Navy struck the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with a surprise and deadly attack, The next day the United States declared war on Japan resulting in the U.S. entry into World War II.

Catholic War Veterans Post 1222 and VFW Post 1423 are inviting the public and veterans to a Pearl Harbor remembrance with veterans.

ANCIENT TIMES: Poland Village Baptist Church will resume “Ancient Times: An Integration of the Old Testament with Ancient History” with Bill Henry at 6 p.m. Sundays.

Topics include “Did the Israelites Really Cross the Red Sea?,” “Why Did Israel Separate into Two Nations?,” “What Happened to Ancient Israel?” and “What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments?”

Call 330-757-9258 for more information.

RINGING OF BELLS: Tod Avenue United Methodist Church in Warren will be ringing church bells at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday for the holiday season.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Love Charity Alms is offering the Jeremiah Barnes Humanitarian Award and will accept nominations through May 7. The award will be given to a Warren area high school student who demonstrates humanitarian spirit, acts of kindness and work ethic demonstrated by Jeremiah Barnes from the time he was able to assist others until his death in June 2019. To be eligible for the award, submit no more than two pages on how the student is deserving of the award. For information, visit Love Charity Alms on Facebook.

BLUE COATS COLLECTION: The Youngstown Blue Coats will hold a “Stuff the Bus,” with people able to bring donations to the back parking lot of Cornerhouse Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard. Items needed are sleeping bags, coats, hooded sweatshirts, boots, gloves, winter hats, hand and foot warmers, blankets, tents, tarps, and socks. Monetary donations can be made by calling 330-531-1762 or website Ytownbluecoats.org

SERVICES START: Sunday morning services have resumed at the Petro Truck Stop on Salt Springs Road at Interstate 80 exit in Weathersfield. Services start at 10 a.m. and are located inside the theater. Services were suspended during the statewide shutdown in March due to COVID-19. For information, email petrotruckminis

try@gmail.com.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Adults seeking to learn more about or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic Church practice can take part in new online opportunities provided by the Office of Religious Education of the Diocese of Youngstown. Fall courses include “Catholic Belief and Tradition,” “Living Catholic Morality” and “The Letter of James Pearls for Wise Living.” The online sessions allow for flexibility in schedules because learners can read, reflect and respond any time of the day. Registration information, course dates and descriptions available at https://

catechistcafe.weebly.com under “For Catechists. Catechist Courses.” For information, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 302.

CANCELED EVENTS: An Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, which was scheduled to take place 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. James site, has been canceled. Also, St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown has canceled its Lessons and Carols program scheduled for Sunday.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer a virtual presentation via Zoom with Natalie Terry, titled “Night Visions: Advent Reflection Circle.” This virtual opportunity will take place on Mondays from this Monday to Jan. 11, 2021 (except Dec. 28), via Zoom.

The Advent Reflection Circle will be a hybrid book group and reflection group. Participants will be invited to create a personal daily reflection space and meet (virtually) with the community group (10-15 people) each week during Advent.

These virtual community gatherings will include guided meditation, poetry, song and communal reflection on the weekly theme from Night Visions. Participants will receive an email with reflection prompts each week before the virtual time together.

Natalie Terry, the assistant executive director of VMESC, is a minister, preacher and educator.

Cost is $25 for the entire series. The program is limited to 15 participants.

The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent the day before the session.

Program information is available at www.vmesc.org or by calling 724-964-8886.

ONLINE CONFERENCE: The Christian Leaders Fellowship world conference will be held online Monday through Thursday at clfusa.org

CLF USA is a global faith leadership initiative that strives to unite Christian leaders through Bible-based theology, implement practical ministry solutions, and encourage fellowship rooted in the gospel. It will hold the conference and will feature lectures of executive pastors from a variety of Protestant denominations and worship from prominent worship groups.

Keynote speakers will deliver lectures on healing, youth ministry, prison ministry and how to live a life of faith.

Through these various programs, church leaders and pastors who wish will receive advice from expert spiritual guides have an opportunity to do so.

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ONLINE THANKSGIVING SERVICE: The Newton Falls Ministerial Association will provide an “Online Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service” 6:30 p.m. Sunday with the service to be led by various community pastors. The service will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube page of the First Church of God in Newton Falls. Visit www.nffcog.com

SINGSPIRATION EVENT: Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Road, Garrettsville, will host a Singspiration / ice cream social 6 p.m. Sunday. Scripture reading, poems, short skits, songs and testimony will take place.

VIRTUAL CONCERT: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will present a virtual concert at 8:15 p.m. Sunday. “A Jewish Journey Through Music with Amit Peled” is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federations of Ventura County and Greater Santa Barbara.

Israeli-American cellist and conductor, Amit Peled, will perform. Peled is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today.

Visit jccyoungstown.org/culturalarts to register for the event.

Peled is founder of the Amit Peled Cello Gang, a touring group composed of students from his studio at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught since 2003. Peled also is conductor and artistic director of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi.

In 2017, he published a children’s book, “A Cello Named Pablo.”

RINGING OF BELLS: Tod Avenue United Methodist Church in Warren will be ringing church bells at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE: A Thanksgiving Eve community service will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, East Market Street, Warren.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Love Charity Alms is offering the Jeremiah Barnes Humanitarian Award and will accept nominations through May 7. The award is being added to bestowed to a Warren area high school student who demonstrates humanitarian spirit, acts of kindness and work ethic demonstrated by Jeremiah Barnes from the time he was able to assist others until his death in June 2019. To be eligible for the award submit no more than two pages on how the student is deserving of the award. For information, visit Love Charity Alms on Facebook,

BLUE COATS COLLECTION: The Youngstown Blue Coats will hold a “Stuff the Bus” with people able to bring donations to Cornerhouse Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, in the back parking lot. Items needed are sleeping bags, coats, hoodies, boots, gloves, winter hats, hand and foot warmers, blankets, tents, tarps, and socks. Monetary donations call 330-531-1762 or website Ytownbluecoats.org.

SERVICES START: Sunday morning services have resumed at the Petro Truck Stop, Salt Springs Road off I-80, Weathersfield. Services start at 10 a.m. and are inside the theater. Services were suspended during the statewide shutdown in March due to COVID-19. For information, email petrotruckministry @gmail.com.

ANCIENT TIMES: Poland Village Baptist Church will resume “Ancient Times: An Integration of the Old Testament with Ancient History” with Bill Henry 6 p.m. Sundays.

Topics include “Did the Israelites Really Cross the Red Sea?”; “Why Did Israel Separate into Two Nations?”; “What Happened to Ancient Israel?”; and “What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments?”

Call 330-757-9258 for more information.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Adults seeking to learn more about or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic church practice can take part in new online opportunities provided by the Office of Religious Education of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Fall courses include “Catholic Belief and Tradition,” “Living Catholic Morality,” and “The Letter of James Pearls for Wise Living.” The online sessions allow for flexibility in schedules because learners can read, reflect and respond any time of the day. Registration information, course dates and descriptions available at https://catechistcafe.weebly.com under “For Catechists.Catechist Courses. Call 330-744-8451, Ext. 302.

CANCELED EVENTS: An Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols which was set for 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. James site, has been canceled. Also, St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown has canceled its Lessons and Carols program on Nov. 29.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer a virtual presentation via Zoom with Natalie Terry, titled “Night Visions: Advent Reflection Circle.” This virtual opportunity will take place on Mondays from Nov. 30 to Jan. 11, 2021 (except Dec. 28, 2020) via Zoom.

The Advent Reflection Circle will be a hybrid book group and reflection group. You’ll be invited to create a personal daily reflection space and meet (virtually) with the community group (10-15 people) each week during Advent.

These virtual community gatherings will include guided meditation, poetry, song and communal reflection on the weekly theme from Night Visions. You will receive an email with reflection prompts each week before our virtual time together.

Terry serves as the assistant executive director of VMESC. She is a minister, preacher and educator.

Cost is $25 for the entire series. The program is limited to 15 participants.

The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent the day before the session.

Program information is available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.

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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BLESSING OF ANIMALS: Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St, will host Blessing of the Animals 11 a.m. today in the church parking lot.

REVIVAL: One Nation Kingdom Ministries will meet 10 a.m. Sunday at the Focus Building, 2041 Niles Road SE, Warren, for a revival with evangelist Michael Vance of South Carolina.

NEW HOME: Abundant Grace Fellowship Ministries will host a reception on Sunday following the 10 a.m. worship service to celebrate its new home at 3771 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Abundant Grace Fellowship is a nondenominational ministry that exists to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Pandemic safety guidelines will be followed.

ST. PATRICK CONCERT: St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard, will present a “Future Full of Hope” parish concert and mission 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday with Vince Ambrosetti, former Catholic Artist of the Year and the Faith on Fire Missions Team.

The church also will host a three-day mission Monday through Wednesday that will include music, the word, ritual and story.

Topics include: Monday, “Recognizing and Experiencing the Vision of God for His People;” Tuesday, “Embracing and Living the Vision of God through Healing and Forgiveness;” and Wednesday, “Becoming the Vision of God Born of the Banquet Table.”

The public is welcome to attend all of the events, and fellowship will take place in the church hall at the end of each evening. Event organizers said the parish seats 1,000, so there is plenty of room for social distancing.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE: A Thanksgiving Eve service will be 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at St. Paul Lutheran Church on East Market Street in Warren.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Love Charity Alms is offering the Jeremiah Barnes Humanitarian Award and will accept nominations through May 7. The award is being bestowed to a Warren area high school student who demonstrates humanitarian spirit, acts of kindness, work, ethic demonstrated by Jeremiah Barnes from the time he was able to assist others until his death in June 2019. To be eligible for the award, submit no more than two pages on how the student is deserving of the award. For information visit Love Charity Alms on Facebook,

BLUE COATS COLLECTION: The Youngstown Blue Coats will host a “Stuff the Bus” with people able to bring donations to Cornerhouse Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, in the back parking lot. Items needed are sleeping bags, coats, hoodies, boots, gloves, winter hats, hand and foot warmers, blankets, tents, tarps and socks. For monetary donations, call 330-531-1762 or visit the website Ytownbluecoats.org.

SERVICES START: Sunday morning services have resumed at the Petro Truck Stop on Salt Springs Road off Interstate 80 in Weathersfield. Services start at 10 a.m. and are inside the theater. Services were suspended during the statewide shutdown in March. For information, email petrotruckministry@gmail.com.

ANCIENT TIMES: Poland Village Baptist Church will resume “Ancient Times: An Integration of the Old Testament with Ancient History” with Bill Henry 6 p.m. Sundays.

Topics include “Did the Israelites Really Cross the Red Sea?,” “Why Did Israel Separate into Two Nations?,” “What Happened to Ancient Israel?” and “What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments?”

RESUMED SERVICES: Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada Ave., Warren, has resumed indoor services. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship services begin at 11 a.m. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesdays. All pandemic safety guidelines are being followed.

NEW WORSHIP TIME: First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will offer the Sunday morning worship service at a new time, with the service now beginning at 10 a.m. Social distancing and face coverings will be observed at this inside service.

The service also will be broadcast into the church parking lot on 89.5-FM radio and streamed on the church’s Facebook page.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Adults seeking to learn more about or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic church practice can take part in new online opportunities provided by the Office of Religious Education of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Fall courses include “Catholic Belief and Tradition,” “Living Catholic Morality,” and “The Letter of James: Pearls for Wise Living.” The online sessions allow for flexibility in schedules because learners can read, reflect and respond any time of the day. Registration information, course dates and descriptions available at https://cat echistcafe.weebly.com under “For Catechists. Catechist Courses.” Call 330-744-8451, ext. 302.

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20TH ANNIVERSARY: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America marked the 20th anniversary of the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant on Oct. 29. Signed Oct. 29, 2000, by Bishop Thomas Tobin and Bishop Marcus Miller, the covenant confesses the faith shared by Lutherans and Catholics and dedicates them to prayer, study and action for Christian unity.

The Lutheran Catholic Covenant Commission invites Lutherans and Catholics of northeastern Ohio to commemorate the anniversary through the congregation bulletin, website, Facebook or other social media, organize an ecumenical Advent Bible Study, pray for Christian unity during Sunday worship in November, and promote Christian unity through works of mercy and justice. View the commemorative video produced by the Catholic Television Network of Youngstown (CTNY) at https://youtu.be/jQJZP KZi5ZE. or www.doy.org.

VIRTUAL EVENT: ACTION of the Mahoning Valley will present a virtual anti-racism event “Anti-Racism and the Crossroads Healing the Great Divide” 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event will include a presentation, questions and answers, music and prayer, Sister Patricia Chappelle and Sister Ann-Louise Nadeau are among the guest speakers.

Chappelle was the executive director of Pax Christi USA for eight years and president of the National Black Sisters’ Conference for five years. Nadeau served eight years in ministry in Washington, D.C., at Pax Christi USA as director of programs.

The event will be via Zoom at with registration at 330-941-0475 or 330-717-8953.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Love Charity Alms is offering the Jeremiah Barnes Humanitarian Award and will accept nominations through May 7. The award is being bestowed on a Warren area high school student .who demonstrates humanitarian spirit, acts of kindness, and work ethic demonstrated by Jeremiah Barnes from the time he was able to assist others until his death in June 2019. To be eligible for the award, submit no more than two pages on how the student is deserving of the award. For information, visit Love Charity Alms on Facebook.

CATHOLIC MAN NIGHT: Catholic Men’s Fellowship will host a Catholic Man Night 6:30 p.m. Wednesday virtually. This is the second of the Knights of Columbus “Into the Breach” series with the video focusing on various aspects of authentic Catholic manhood. The second video is titled “The Brotherhood” and speaks to the need of Catholic men to support other Catholic men in their daily walk with the Lord. The event is via Zoom at CMFDOY.org for the link.

CHURCH HELPS: First Federated Church of North Jackson for the past dozen years has alternated between supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Rescue Mission in Youngstown by purchasing and donating a hog from a local 4-H member. This year the church donated a hog to both organizations. The church purchased the hogs of Ethan Dunkel and Carson Myers.

REVIVAL SET: One Nation Kingdom Ministries will host a revival 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Focus Building, 2041 Niles Road, Warren,with Evangelist Michael Vance of South Carolina. Masks are required, and social distancing will be observed.

NEW LOCATION: Abundant Grace Fellowship will begin worship services 10 a.m. Sunday in the former Worship Center, 3771 Mahoning Ave. NW, in Warren. Pandemic safety guidelines will be followed.

SERVICES START: Sunday morning services have resumed at the Petro Truck Stop, Salt Springs Road off Interstate 80 in Weathersfield. Services start at 10 a.m. and are inside the theater. Services were suspended during the statewide shutdown in March. For information, email petrotruckministry@gmail.com.

HELPING COMMUNITY: Second Baptist Church, 1510 Main Ave. SW, Warren, known as “A House of Hope,” has been a center of spiritual development and community uplift on the southwest side of Warren since its founding over 100 years ago and continues to offer family-centered Gospel ministry while spearheading strategic initiatives geared toward bettering the lives of those in the Warren area.

BLESSING OF ANIMALS: Boardman United Methodist Church will have Blessing of the Animals 11 a.m. Nov. 14 in the church parking lot.

CHURCH HELP: The congregation of Grace United Methodist Church in Warren donated candy to fill more than 200 quart-size plastic bags that were delivered by members to the porches of more than 200 homes in the surrounding neighborhood early Halloween morning. The church has had a Trunk or Treat event for several years, but decided to “treat” the neighborhood with a candy delivery this year.

ANCIENT TIMES: Poland Village Baptist Church will resume “Ancient Times: An Integration of the Old Testament with Ancient History” with Bill Henry at 6 p.m. Sundays.

Topics include “Did the Israelites Really Cross the Red Sea?,” “Why Did Israel Separate into Two Nations?” “What Happened to Ancient Israel?” and “What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments?”

Call 330-757-9258 for more information.

RESUMED SERVICES: Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada Ave., Warren, has resumed indoor services. Sunday school is held at 10 a.m., and worship services at 11 a.m. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

All pandemic safety guidelines are being followed.

NEW WORSHIP TIME: First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will offer the Sunday morning worship service at a new time, with the service now beginning at 10 a.m. Social distancing and face coverings will be observed at this inside service.

The service will also be broadcast into the church parking lot on 89.5-FM radio and streamed on the church’s Facebook page.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Adults seeking to learn more about or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic church practice can take part in new online opportunities provided by the Office of Religious Education of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Fall courses include “Catholic Belief and Tradition,” “Living Catholic Morality,” and “The Letter of James Pearls for Wise Living.” The online sessions allow for flexibility in schedules because learners can read, reflect and respond any time of the day. Registration information, course dates and descriptions available at https://catechistcafe.weebly.com under “For Catechists. Catechist Courses.” Call 330-744-8451, Ext. 302.

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

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