FOOD DISTRIBUTION: The Bristolville United Methodist Church will be giving out bagged lunches for students in need 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the church as well as at the baseball fields in the center of Farmington.
First Presbyterian Church in Warren will hold a free luncheon at noon Tuesday. Free grocery items will be distributed with those who have already been registered with identification.
GATHERING EVENT: Seeking God’s Glory Church, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren will hold the Gathering 6 p.m. Friday, with worship with Ben Acors followed by two speakers. For information, call 330-369-3010.
WOMEN’S HISTORY: The Warren Civic League will host a Celebration of Women’s History Month 4 p.m. March 29 at Grace AME Church, 1137 Main St., Warren. The celebration theme will be “Too Heavy a Yoke, Why Black Women Struggle in Silence.” The event will feature: guest speaker Dr. Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich, associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University. Other guests will include music Marlyce McCants of Grace AMEC and Teori Matlock Bossard of Artistically U Dance Studio; and 2020 Outstanding WCL Debutante Chante Clinkscale.
ICON CANCELLED: A planned talk on Icons at St. Mary’s Church for this Sunday has been canceled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
TRAGEDY IN TRIUMPH: Hubbard Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Cherry Lane Drive SE, will host the nationwide simulcast event, “Tragedy into Triumph” on Tuesday to Thursday. The program will include hearing real stories from Justin Bieber’s mom, Pattie Mallette (Tuesday), former Victoria Secret’s model, Kylie Bisutti (Wednesday), and mixed-martial arts fighter, Justin Wren (Thursday). Each night’s live broadcast from Mount Vernon University will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no offering will be taken. Call 330-534-3111.
FESTIVAL FOOD: St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard, will host the Taste of Our Festival event 4 to 8 p.m. today. Foods of the annual summer festival will be available. County Mayo Band will perform. Admission is free.
FIRST FRIDAY: The First Friday of Greater Youngstown will host Nancy Bird 6 p.m. on April 2 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center 2177 W. Western Reserve Road in Canfield. Bird, director of training and professional development at RCL Benzinger will speak on “Simple Pleasures and the Sacramental Life: Living Our Baptism.” There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $18. Call 330-720-4498 for limited reservations.
LENT SERIES: First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren, will hold a Lenten series each 5 p.m. Fridays through April 3. The Mayberry Bible Study will be based on the Mayberry theme from “The Andy Griffith.” The study will be 6:30 p.m. with a viewing of an episode of the show. Each study is self-contained. The next event will be 5 p.m. Friday at St. Demetrios Church. 3223 Atlantic St., Warren.
SERIES CANCELLED: St. Columba Cathedral, Wood Street, Youngstown, has cancelled its soup and movie series that was scheduled for Mondays during Lent.
For more information, call Sister Martha Reed at the rectory at 330-744-5233.
OLD TESTAMENT: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 140 Cherry Ave. NW, Warren, will host a series of lectures on “Understanding the Old Testament” 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays through March 31 at the historic Lutheran Church of St. John, 1429 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown. The series will be led by the Rev. Eugene Koene, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The series is open to the public and is part of the St. John Academy for Theological Studies.
SOUP SUPPER: Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Road, will host Bible study and soup supper 6 p.m. Wednesdays in March for Lent with Pastor Kate Walsh.
JOURNEY THROUGH LENT: First Presbyterian Church in Mineral Ridge, 3654 Main St. will hold Journey Through Lent on Wednesday with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and worship at 6 p.m.
SOUP FOR SOUL: St. Rose Catholic Church, 48 Main St., Girard, will host “Soup for the Soul” during Lent. Participants will enjoy soup while learning about the Eucharist 6 p.m. Thursdays to April 2, followed by Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD series “The Eucharist.”
The event will be in Rosetta Hall.
MAYBERRY SERIES: First Presbyterian Church of Waren is a holding a Bible study 5 p.m. Friday and March 29, and April 3. The study will follow “The Parables of Mayberry” theme from the television show. Programs are held at fellowship hall. A Lenten program will be held after church in March 22 with a special presentation for the Lenten season.
WOMEN OF FAITH: Calvary Presbyterian Church, Warren, will hold a Women of Faith 10 a.m. March 21.
INTERFAITH EVENT: The 54th annual Niles Interfaith Banquet will be April 19 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre in Niles. The speaker is the Rev. Ron Blakeman, pastor of Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, which is marking its 100th anniversary this year.
The Thomas Murphy Youth Memorial Awards will be presented to high school seniors of participating churches. This is a cash scholarship given by the Interfaith Committee.
Social hour is 4 p.m. and dinner is 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person available from any member of the committee. Call 330-652-7281.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Within the six-county Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, 164 men, women and children from 49 parishes are preparing to become members of the Catholic Church at Easter.
Seventy-five persons will receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and eucharist at the Easter vigil April 11, and 89 people who already have been baptized in other Christian traditions will make a profession of the Catholic faith and receive the sacraments of confirmation and eucharist.
For information, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 282.
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