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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: 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.

CHURCH IMPLEMENTS NEW GUIDLINES: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave., Warren, will hold public reopening of the worship May 30 and 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 contactless format. 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 Facebook and YouTube pages. Sunday School classes and Children’s Church will not be held.

CHANTING MANTRAS: Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will hold Tuesday 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 live-streamed on the Diocese of Youngstown website, www.doy.org, and 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 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 in 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.marchforjesusmv.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 in May to August. The group’s leadership is hoping to be able to resume meeting safely 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. Because of 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 Virtual 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/registertZAvfuqupzwpGtKUeiE5-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.

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

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 base ment805terraalta@gmail.com.

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


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