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68 YEARS IN MINISTRY: The Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, will feature Dr. Jack G. Bridges, retired, preaching on the 68th year of his ministry at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. He preached his first sermon July 12, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, and he will be preaching Sunday on the subject, “It Is Later Than You Think.”


• Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will hold a return to worship Sunday. There will be two services at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Worshipers are being asked to arrive a half hour early to adhere to health safety guidelines.

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

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

• West Farmington United Methodist Church, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with masks required. Bring a towel to sit on.

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

• Tod Avenue United Methodist church is open and having Sunday service at 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 required per state mandate for Trumbull County. 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 indoor service at 11 a.m.

ST. PATRICK RAFFLE: Hubbard St. Patrick Church will hold a grand raffle of a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox or $20,000 with the drawing on Aug. 9. Tickets are $25, which is half price. Purchase online at www.saintpatsfestival.com or visit parish office, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard, or call 330-534-1928.

SERIES CANCELED: First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown has canceled all programs for July and August.

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.

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 chakra (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. Contact Roger Dale Juntunen, facilitator, at rdjuntunen@gmail.com or 330-883-0977.

BASEMENT OUTREACH: Since the coronavirus started, Basement Outreach Ministries in Warren has been helping provide food and other items to more than 500 families. Basement Outreach Ministries is designed to provide 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 or by email basement805terraalta@gmail.com.

Both food and monetary donations are needed 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.

LAWN CONCERT: Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a Concert on the Lawn with Rick, Nina and Roger 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 25. Bring a blanket, chair and picnic dinner. A HeartMath Book Study Class is being planned at Unity Church Centre in Liberty for the fall. To join, call 330-883-0977 or email rdjuntunen@gmail.com as a heads up.

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. Thursday as a virtual presentation via Zoom at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa. The event is co-sponsored by Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 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.

Cunningham is a professor of theology and director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

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.


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