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MARCH FOR JESUS: The annual March for Jesus happens today as an online event because of the coronvavirus outbreak. People are asked to walk and pray in their own neighborhood by themselves or in small groups at 11 a.m.

The event is being held nationwide as a way for communities to celebrate Jesus. The number of local churches participating in the Youngstown area is about 50.

Information on the march is at www.marchforjesusmv.com.

CHURCH RESUMES IN PERSON: Austintown Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 Canfield Niles Road, will resume in-person starting 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

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.

Due to limited office space and the required social distancing, clients will be serviced by phone, fax and email. Call 330-746-4600. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

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.

HOLY SENIOR GROUP: Due to the current coronavirus situation, the Holy Family Seniors Group will not meet May to August. The group’s leadership is hoping to resume meeting safely in September.

SERIES CANCELED: Because of the COVID-19 health pandemic, First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown has canceled all programs for June, July and August.

DRIVE- IN STYLE: Bazetta Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Everett Hull Road, is holding drive-in service 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Bulletins and a sealed communion cups and wafers will be left on a table near the parking lot entrance. Nonperishable food items also are being collected.

First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, is holding drive-in church services 11 a.m. Sundays. Individuals will remain in their cars and tune into 89.3 FM.

CHANTING MANTRAS: Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will hold Tuesday night 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.

FESTIVALS CANCELED: St. Christine Parish has canceled its annual summer festival June 11 to 14 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival committee at Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers also decided to cancel the COSP Festival at St. Nicholas Church. The next festival will be held in June 2021.

The festival is offering its raffle this year, with early bird drawings leading up to the big drawing on June 14. The parish asks people to buy or sell tickets and mail them to the parish office with attention to Festival Ticket Chairman.

MEN OF FAITH: The Men of Faith will not have the First Saturday Breakfast indoors at the Restaurant in the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport for the months of June and July because of social distancing.

An open praise is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 27 on the lawn of Courthouse Square. There will be music, testimonies and prayer. Bring your lawn chair.

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.

BASEMENT OUTREACH: Since the pandemic started, Basement Outreach Ministries has provided food and other items to more than 500 families.

Basement Outreach Ministries is designed to provide groceries or urgent supplies, prayer and homeless assistance. Call 234-806-4022 or emailbasement805terraalta@gmail.com.

Both money and food donations are needed. The Basement Outreach Ministries is a tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible.

AWARD RECEIVED: Judging has been completed and two of CTNY’s works have been selected by the academy to receive a 2020 Telly Award. CTNY won a Silver Telly Award for “Spotlight” with host the Rev. James Korda and guest Bob Elder, who told his personal story of clergy sexual abuse.

A Bronze Telly Award was given for the two-part series called “Power to Protect, Pledge to Heal” on clergy sexual abuse. Participants in that series included Bishop George Murry; Msgr. John Zuraw, diocesan chancellor; and Delphine Baldwin-Casey, investigator for child protection.

The 41st annual Telly Awards honors the best in TV and cable, digital and streaming and nonbroadcast productions.


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