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OPEN AIR EVENT: Youngstown We Belong Together will hold an open-air social-distancing Praise and Worship Service 3 p.m. today at 130 S. Truesdale Ave., Youngstown, featuring Sunday Best Contestant Yakima Shepard. For information, call 330-519-5547 or check out the Youngstown We Belong Together Facebook page.

Discussion will include how families recover from the impact of COVID-19 and how to rebuild trust in a post-pandemic world. The event is to help the community recover through safe social-distancing discussions, events and family-fun activities. Those attending can bring a blanket, lawn chair or sit in their car.

RETURN TO WORSHIP: Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will host a return to worship on Sunday at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Worshippers are being asked to arrive a half hour early to adhere to health safety guidelines.

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

GRACE AME EVENT: Grace AME Church in Warren Nursing Guild, in conjunction with the Warren City Health District, is beginning distribution of iPads for seniors who have suffered loneliness, social isolation and physical isolation from family and friends due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iPads were funded in part by Buckeye Health Plan, the Raymond J. Wean Foundation, Mercy Health Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, which is operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes that effectively assist and promote the well-being of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. Information about the foundation can be found at www.cfmv.org. The iPads are equipped with free Verizon cellular service for 1 year. The seniors also will receive hands-on training on their use by Verizon staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the iPad distribution will continue over the next several weeks in order to uphold social-distancing guidelines.

DRIVE-UP SERVICE: One Nation Kingdom Ministries, 2051 Niles Road, Warren, will host a drive-up service 10 a.m. Sunday. In addition to Sunday service, there also will be Bible Study Livestream via Facebook on the One Nation Kingdom Ministries page 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

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

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

• Tod Ave United Methodist Church is open and having Sunday service 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 optional. 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 at 11 a.m.

• West Farmington United Methodist Church is resuming worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Casual clothes recommended, and those attending must wear a mask. The church has been cleaned professionally. Bring a big towel to sit on, and 6-foot distancing will be a must. If weather permits, the service may be outside, so bring a folding chair.

ST. PATRICK RAFFLE: Hubbard St. Patrick Church will have a grand raffle of a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox or $20,000 with the drawing to be Aug. 9. Purchase online at www.saintpatsfestival. com or visit parish office, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard or call 330-534-1928.

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. Tuesday. 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. rdjuntunen @gmail.com 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 needs: 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 oremailbasement805terraalta@gmail.com and let us know.

Donations are needed, both monetary and food, 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.

DONATION RECEIVED: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Dining received a $2,500 donation from members of St. John Paul II Church to assist in the daily meal service and food pantry programs offered in the Nick Parilla Dining Hall, 2355 Niles Road SE, Warren.

In addition to many other safety net services, St. Vincent de Paul Trumbull County provides curbside carry-out meal service daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information about local programs and services, or how you can help, contact Darlene Jones at 234-223-2933 or email djones@svdpneodistrict.org.

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. July 16 as a virtual presentation via Zoom at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center. 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.

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.

HEARTMATH CLASS TO CONTINUE: The Unity Spiritual Centre Girard, 1226 Naylor-Lloyd Road, Girard, announces that its HeartMath class will continue to meet and now is ready to change its format for the summer. Janet Thornton has led the official study group since last fall. She is now taking a break from her leadership role.

The HeartMath group will continue to meet virtually over the summer months and into the fall if another formal class develops. The new summer format is still a work in process, but all who have taken the class or are interested in more information about HeartMath are invited to join at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. If you want to join the book discussion, you should purchase your own copy of the book. The first week will be to introduce the topics in the book, so you won’t really need it unless you decide to continue with the group on July 12 and following weeks. This Sunday, you can just join in to see if you’re interested.

Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book “Becoming Supernatural,” will be used. Going forward, Roger Dale Juntunen will facilitate the group generally by hosting the virtual meeting on www.freeconferencecall.com, where you can download the app to your computer or smartphone and join using the meeting ID INFO69845. If you only have phone, dial 978-990-5000 and use access code: 245683#.

Contact: Roger Dale Juntunen, 330-883-0977 mobile, rdjuntunen@gmail.com.


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