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CHURCH SALE: Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road, is hosting the 37th annual church garage sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with monies raised to help with church missions. The event has items provided by as many as 300 families. Items are spaced apart in different areas of the church. Those at the event are asked to wear a mask. Today is half price or $1 bag for shoes, clothes and books.

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. today. Bring a blanket, chair and picnic dinner. In case of rain, the event is canceled.

A HeartMath Book Study Class is being planned at Unity Church Centre for the fall. To join, call 330-883-0977 or email rdjuntunen@gmail.com.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: First Presbyterian Church of Warren, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, will have a Christmas in July 10 a.m. Sunday to celebrate the birth of Christ in an unusual fashion.

The church will be in a time of Advent in July, spending the next two weeks reflecting on the incarnation while focusing on these words from Silent Night: “All is calm. All is bright.”

Information will be posted on the website www.fpcwarren.org.

REVIVAL SET: One Nation Kingdom Ministries, 2041 Niles Road SE, Warren, will have guest evangelist Michael Vance of South Carolina at 10 a.m. Sunday.

PASTOR SURVIVES COVID: Faith Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Youngstown will welcome the return of the Rev. Jonathan Mitchell and his wife Joyce at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Jonathan Mitchell survived COVID-19 and is returning to preach for the first time since March.

Mitchell served for 44 years in the ministry. He is a journeyman carpenter. Using that skill, he and others have built churches and remodeled parsonages. For three years he served in world missions as a missionary to Africa ministering in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Liberia. He is referred to as the “Miracle Man.”

RABBIS OF YOUNGSTOWN: As part of the Newman Levy Speaker Series, the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, will present “The Rabbis of Youngstown” noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

At one time, Youngstown had five active temples: Rodef Sholom, Anshe Emeth, Ohev Tzedek, Children of Israel and Emanuel. In this lecture, Marcia Levy will present interesting facts about 25 of the area’s rabbis from 1867 to the present time.

The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Lunch will be served. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

70TH ANNIVERSARY: Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 328 South Forest St., Youngstown, will celebrate the church’s 70th anniversary at 4 p.m. Aug. 2. Speaker is the Rev. Mary Austin from Greater Mt. Calvary Church of Youngstown.

RETURN TO WORSHIP: Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will host a return to worship on Sunday. There will be two morning worships at 9 and 11:30 a.m.

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

METAPHYICS OFFERED: The Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will offer OM Ongoing Metaphysics classes virtually 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday with a discussion and chanting mantras at the end.

Discussion will be on 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 meeting ID info69845, or contact facilitator Roger Dale Juntunen at rdjuntunen@gmail.com or 330-883-0977.

ST. PATRICK RAFFLE: Hubbard St. Patrick Church will hold a grand raffle of a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox or $20,000 with drawing to be held Aug. 9. Tickets are $25, which is half price.

For tickets, visit www.saintpats festival.com, stop by the parish office, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard, or call 330-534-1928.

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 meals, for prayer for callers or someone the caller requests, and / or homeless assistance.

Call 234-806-4022 or email basement805terraalta@gmail. com. Both monetary and food donations are needed.

ASSUMPTION CELEBRATION: Christ the Good Shepherd St. Lucy Church, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell, will host a traditional Assumption celebration 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Palermo Center, with Mass followed by a traditional procession through the streets and culminating with a reception at the center.

Admission is free, but reservations are needed. Call 330-755-6801 or 330-744-7422.

Vigil of the Assumption will be 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church grounds, where there will be reciting of the Rosary at the St. Lucy Shrine.

NUN RUN FUNDRAISER: The Ursuline Sisters would have held the sixth annual Nun Run 5K Run and 1-mile walk fundraiser to support children served by the Ursuline Sisters.

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 and possible future restrictions, the organization has decided the month of November will be the first-ever Virtual Nun Run. The virtual race can be run (or walked) from any location at any time during the month of November. Participation in this event is a way to support the missions of the ministries, stay active and get the whole family involved in a healthy activity.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the children served by the Ursuline Sisters HIV / AIDS Ministry and the Ursuline Preschool & Kindergarten. To be guaranteed a race T-shirt and finisher medal, registration must be received by Oct. 7.

Also, back by popular demand is “Run for a Nun.” Participants can sign up to run in honor of an Ursuline Sister. Online registration and sponsorship opportunities are available on our race website at www.runsignup.com/nunrun. If you have any questions, contact us at 330-793-0434 or at info@ursulinesistersaids.org.


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