Religion news and notes
OUTSIDE SERVICE: Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Road, Garrettsville, will host an outside service 11 a.m. Sunday under and around the church pavilion with Pastor Michael Grantz. A Singspiration and ice cream social will be at 6 p.m. The event also will include favorite Scripture readings, poems, a short skit and testimonies.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Third Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 241 First St. SW, Warren, will host a Back to School giveaway 12:30 p.m. Sunday. School supplies and a lunch to go will be given.
OUTDOOR MASS / PICNIC: St. Luke Catholic Church, 5235 South Ave., Boardman, will host an outdoor Mass and picnic 4:30 p.m. today. Mass will be in the parking lot in front of the church with social distancing to be followed.
REDEDICATION OF CEMETERY: A rededication of the restored original Corner House Church cemetery, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, will take place after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sept. 6. The project was completed by volunteers offering their time, money, skills, resources, and equipment. There are at least 16 veterans from our country’s early history and many of the early settlers including the Hall family who donated the land in the cemetery. The public is welcome to attend with social distancing.
OUTDOOR EVENT: Touch Heaven Canfield Church, 10 Skyline Drive, Canfield, will host a “New Creation Kids Ministry Event” 11:30 a.m. Sunday with a petting zoo, pony rides and church picnic. Families are invited.
FINAL SERVICE: First Presbyterian Church, 4 Summit St., Niles, will host its final worship service at 6 p.m. Sunday. Current and former members are asked to attend the special service with guest minister, the Rev. Rusty Cowden, retired pastor from the Warren First Presbyterian Church. The church has been located at the corner of Robbins Avenue and Summit Street for more than 60 years.
Members of the congregation voted in June to close the church because of declining membership, with members to attend other Presbyterian churches or other churches in the area.
Following the service, refreshments will be served.
RETURN TO WORSHIP: The Unity Church Centre in Liberty will return to in-person worship 11 a.m. Sept. 5. Viewing of the service online on Facebook and on the website also will continue to be available.
DRIVE-UP SERVICE: One Nation Kingdom Ministries will hold a drive-up service 10 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot at Focus Building, 2051 Niles Road, Warren. Bible study will be livestreamed via Facebook at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP: Grace United Methodist Church, 1825 Drexel Ave., NW, Warren, is holding outdoor worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday until further notice, with worship led by Pastor Lizzie Wood. Those attending can bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the service will move indoors. Face masks are required.
EXTENDED MASS: The Shrine of Our Lady, 577 S. Belle Vista Ave, Youngstown, is offering an extended Mass schedule to accommodate parishioners during the pandemic: 7 a.m., 9 a.m., and noon Monday to Saturday, vigil Mass 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon Sunday. The book of Mass Intentions for 2021 is now open and can be made by phone, mail or walk-in. The cost is $10. Call 330-799-1888.
RETURN TO WORSHIP: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 140 Cherry Ave., NW, will resume in-person worship 10 a.m. Sunday Masks are required. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
AVENGE HUNGER MONTH: Breaking Bread will host the third annual Avenge Hunger Month from Monday to Oct. 4 to help food pantries in local communities. In 2019, the event collected 41,616 pounds of food and $12,264 in monetary donations. Nearly 200 community feeding programs received resources through the efforts. For information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org
The Avenge Hunger virtual 5K will be Tuesday to Sept. 30 with run, walk, bike or treadmill at your own pace. Sign up at ArmstrongOneWire.com/Breaking Bread. Registration deadline through Sept. 23. All participants will receive a finishing medal.
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Religion news and notes
ASSUMPTION PILGRIMAGE: The 55th annual Assumption Pilgrimage will take place Aug. 13 to 15 at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson. The event will include Mass, confessions, anointing of the sick, a candlelight procession, band concert and food. The event is billed as significant because people have had to endure the coronavirus pandemic.
70TH ANNIVERSARY: Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 328 S. Forest St., Youngstown, will celebrate the church’s 70th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. Speaker is the Rev. Mary Austin from Greater Mount Calvary Church of Youngstown.
HOLY SENIOR GROUP: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Holy Family Seniors Group will not meet in August. The group’s leadership hopes to resume meeting safely in September.
ST. PATRICK RAFFLE: Hubbard St. Patrick Church will hold a grand raffle of a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox or $20,000 with drawing set Aug. 9. Tickets are $25, which is half price.
For tickets, visit www.saintpats festival.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. BOM is designed to provide groceries, urgent supplies, delivery of meals or prayer for callers or someone the caller requests, and / or homeless assistance.
Call 234-806-4022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monetary and food donations are needed. BOM is a tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of IRS regulations.
ASSUMPTION CELEBRATION: Christ the Good Shepherd St. Lucy Church, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell, will hold 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.
Vigil of the Assumption will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church grounds, where there will be the reciting of the Rosary at the St. Lucy Shrine.
NUN RUN FUNDRAISER: The Ursuline Sisters scheduled its sixth annual Nun Run 5k Run and 1-mile walk fundraiser to support children served by the Ursuline Sisters. The Virtual Nun Run can be run (or walked) from any location at any time during 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 be guaranteed 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. If you have any questions, phone 330-793-0434 or email email@example.com. The Ursuline Sisters HIV / AIDS Ministry, for over 25 years, has been providing numerous services.
SEND PRAYER REQUESTS: First Presbyterian Church of Warren encourages the public to send in prayer requests up to 9:30 a.m. Sunday to Pastor Betty at pastorwarrenfpc@ gmail.com so the public may worship with church members Sunday at 10 a.m. Tune into radio station 1570 AM or visit Facebook page First Presbyterian Church of Warren.
For more information, contact the church at fpcwarren@hot mail.com or by phone 330-393-1524.
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