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PASTOR SURVIVES COVID: Faith Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Youngstown will welcome the return of the Rev. Jonathan Mitchell and his wife Joyce at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Mitchell survived COVID-19 and is returning to preach for the first time since March.

Mitchell served for 44 years in the ministry. He is a journeyman carpenter. Using that skill, he and others have built churches and remodeled parsonages. For three years, he served in world missions to Africa ministering in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Liberia. He is referred to as the “Miracle Man.”

CHURCH SALE: Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road, is hosting the 37th annual church garage sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with monies raised to help with church missions. The event has items provided by as many as 300 families. Items are spaced apart in different areas of the church. Those at the event are asked to wear a mask. Today is half- price day or $1 per bag for shoes, clothes and books.

RABBIS OF YOUNGSTOWN: As part of the Newman Levy Speaker Series, the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, will present “The Rabbis of Youngstown” noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

At one time, five temples were active in Youngstown: Rodef Sholom, Anshe Emeth, Ohev Tzedek, Children of Israel and Emanuel. In this lecture, Marcia Levy will present interesting facts about 25 of the area’s rabbis from 1867 to the present.

The event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Lunch will be served. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

70TH ANNIVERSARY: Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 328 S. Forest St., Youngstown, will celebrate its 70th anniversary at 4 p.m. Aug. 2. Speaker will be the Rev. Mary Austin from Greater Mount Calvary Church of Youngstown.

METAPHYICS OFFERED: The Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will offer OM Ongoing Metaphysics classes virtually 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday with a conversation and discussion, and will end by chanting mantras.

Discussion will be on the mantras associated with the third cakra (solar plexus), dealing with removal of anger, among other things, plus some Surya (sun) mantras.

If interested, download the app from www.freeconferencecall.com and enter meeting ID info69845, or contact facilitator Roger Dale Juntunen at rdjuntunen@gmail.com or 330-883-0977.

ST. PATRICK RAFFLE: Hubbard St. Patrick Church will hold a grand raffle of a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox or $20,000 with the drawing to be held Aug. 9. Tickets are $25, which is half price.

For tickets, visit www.saintpatsfestival.com, stop by the parish office, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard, or call 330-534-1928.

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. Basement Outreach Ministries is designed to provide groceries or urgent supplies, or delivery of meals, for prayer for callers or someone the caller requests, and / or homeless assistance.

Call 234-806-4022 or email basement805terraalta@gmail.com. Both monetary and food donations are needed.

ASSUMPTION CELEBRATION: Christ the Good Shepherd St. Lucy Church, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell, will host a traditional Assumption celebration 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Palermo Center, with Mass followed by a traditional procession through the streets and culminating with a reception at the center.

Admission is free, but reservations are needed. Call 330-755-6801 or 330-744-7422.

LAWN CONCERT: Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a Concert on the Lawn with Rick, Nina and Roger 5:30 to 7 p.m. today. Bring a blanket, chair and picnic dinner. In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

A HeartMath Book Study Class is being planned at Unity Church Centre for the fall. To join, call 330-883-0977 or email rdjuntunen@gmail.com.

NUN RUN FUNDRAISER: The Ursuline Sisters would have held the sixth annual Nun Run 5k Run and 1-mile walk fundraiser to support children served by the Ursuline Sisters.

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 and possible future restrictions, the organization has decided the month of November will be the first ever Virtual Nun Run. The virtual race can be run (or walked) from any location at any time during the month of November. Participation in this event is a way to support the missions of the ministries, stay active and get the whole family involved in a healthy activity.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the children served by the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry and the Ursuline Preschool & Kindergarten. To beguaranteed a race t-shirt and finisher medal, registration must be received by Oct. 7.

Also, back by popular demand is “Run for a Nun.” Participants can sign up to run in honor of an Ursuline Sister. Online registration and sponsorship opportunities are available on the race website at www.runsignup.com/nunrun.

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68 YEARS IN MINISTRY: The Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, will feature Dr. Jack G. Bridges, retired, preaching on the 68th year of his ministry at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. His first sermon was preached July 12, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, and he will be preaching Sunday on the subject, “It Is Later Than You Think.”

RETURN TO WORSHIP:

• Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will return to worship Sunday. There will be two morning worship services at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Worshippers are being asked to arrive a half-hour early to adhere to health safety guidelines.

• One Nation Kingdom Ministries will meet 10 a.m. Sunday at the Focus Building, 2051 Niles Road, Warren, for a drive-up service. There also will be a Bible study livestreamed at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the church’s Facebook page.

SERVICES RESUME: Area churches are returning to in-person worships.

• West Farmington United Methodist Church, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with masks required. Bring a towel to sit on.

• Ellsworth Community Church, 11171 W. Akron-Canfield Road, North Jackson, will resume morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Tod Avenue United Methodist church is open and having Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

• McKinley Community Church, 1524 Elm Road NE, Warren, has opened with regular service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor David Luther. Masks are required per state mandate for Trumbull County. Bible study has been discontinued until further notice.

• First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will offer two Sunday worship services. There will be a drive-in service at 9:30 a.m. and a second service inside the church at 11 a.m.

ST. PATRICK RAFFLE: St. Patrick Church in Hubbard will hold a grand raffle of a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox or $20,000 with the drawing Aug. 9. Tickets are $25, which is half-price. Purchase online at www.saintpatsfestival.com, visit the parish office, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard, or call 330-534-1928.

SERIES CANCELED: First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown has canceled all programs for July and August.

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.

METAPHYICS OFFERED: The Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will be offering OM Ongoing Metaphysics classes virtually 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. The group is discussing metaphysical topics and chanting mantras. Discussion will be the mantras associated with the third cakra (solar plexus), dealing with removal of anger, among other things, plus some Surya (sun) mantras. If interested, download the app from www.freeconferencecall.com, and enter the meeting ID, info69845. Roger Dale Juntunen is facilitator. For information, email rdjuntunen@ gmail.com or call 330-883-0977.

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. Basement Outreach Ministries is designed to provide groceries or urgent supplies, or delivery of these, a meal (prepared or boxed / bagged), prayer for themselves or someone else, and / or homeless assistance. Call (234) 806-4022 or email basement805ter raalta@gmail.com.

Food and monetary donations are needed to help the organization. The Basement Outreach Ministries is a tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of IRS regulations.

LAWN CONCERT: Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a Concert on the Lawn with Rick, Nina and Roger at 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 25. Bring a blanket, chair and picnic dinner. A HeartMath Book Study Class is being planned at Unity Church Centre in Liberty for the fall. To join, call 330-883-0977 or email rdjuntunen@ gmail.com as a heads up.

PROGRAM OFFERED: “Moving Toward Mutuality: Five Plus Decades on the Catholic Jewish Journey of Friendship” with Philip A. Cunningham will be offered 7 p.m. Thursday as a virtual presentation via Zoom at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa. The event is co-sponsored by Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, Villa Maria, Pa., the Rev. George Balasko in memory of Rabbi Samuel Meyer and the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph University as part of the Annual Nostra Aetate Lecture Series.

Cunningham is a professor of theology and director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Since the Second Vatican Council in 1965, interactions between Jews and Catholics have become more frequent and positive than ever before in history. Official and informal dialogues have multiplied, and religious leaders in both communities have reconsidered and reformed long-held ideas about each other in a process that still continues.

Program information and registration are available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.

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