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BLESSING OF ANIMALS: Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., will host Blessing of the Animals 11 a.m. today in the church parking lot.

REVIVAL: One Nation Kingdom Ministries will meet 10 a.m. Sunday at the Focus Building, 2041 Niles Road SE, Warren, for a revival with evangelist Michael Vance of South Carolina.

NEW HOME: Abundant Grace Fellowship Ministries will host a reception on Sunday following the 10 a.m. worship service to celebrate its new home at 3771 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Abundant Grace Fellowship is a non-denominational ministry that exists to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Pandemic safety guidelines will be followed.

ST. PATRICK CONCERT: St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard, will present a “Future Full of Hope” parish concert and mission 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday with Vince Ambrosetti, former Catholic Artist of the Year, and the Faith on Fire Missions Team.

The church also will host a three-day mission Monday through Wednesday that will include music, the word, ritual and story.

Topics include: Monday, “Recognizing and Experiencing the Vision of God for His People”; Tuesday, “Embracing and Living the Vision of God through Healing and Forgiveness”; and Wednesday, “Becoming the Vision of God Born of the Banquet Table.”

The public is welcome to attend all of the events, and fellowship will take place in the church hall at the end of each evening. Event organizers said the parish seats 1,000, so there is plenty of room for social distancing.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE: A Thanksgiving Eve service will be 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at St. Paul Lutheran Church on East Market Street in Warren.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Love Charity Alms is offering the Jeremiah Barnes Humanitarian Award and will accept nominations through May 7. The award is being bestowed to a Warren area high school student who demonstrates humanitarian spirit, acts of kindness and work ethic demonstrated by Jeremiah Barnes from the time he was able to assist others until his death in June 2019. To be eligible for the award, submit no more than two pages on how the student is deserving of the award. For information visit Love Charity Alms on Facebook.

BLUE COATS COLLECTION: The Youngstown Blue Coats will host a “Stuff the Bus” with people able to bring donations to Cornerhouse Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, in the back parking lot. Items needed are sleeping bags, coats, hoodies, boots, gloves, winter hats, hand and foot warmers, blankets, tents, tarps and socks. For monetary donations, call 330-531-1762 or visit the website Ytownblue coats.org.

SERVICES START: Sunday morning services have resumed at the Petro Truck Stop on Salt Springs Road off Interstate 80 in Weathersfield. Services start at 10 a.m. and are inside the theater. Services were suspended during the statewide shutdown in March. For information, email petrotruckministry@gmail.com.

ANCIENT TIMES: Poland Village Baptist Church will resume “Ancient Times: An Integration of the Old Testament with Ancient History” with Bill Henry 6 p.m. Sundays.

Topics include “Did the Israelites Really Cross the Red Sea?”, “Why Did Israel Separate into Two Nations?”, “What Happened to Ancient Israel?”; and “What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments?”

RESUMED SERVICES: Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada Ave., Warren, has resumed indoor services. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship services begin at 11 a.m. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesdays. All pandemic safety guidelines are being followed.

NEW WORSHIP TIME: First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will offer the Sunday morning worship service at a new time, with the service now beginning at 10 a.m. Social distancing and face coverings will be observed at this inside service.

The service also will be broadcast into the church parking lot on 89.5-FM radio and streamed on the church’s Facebook page.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Adults seeking to learn more about or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic church practice can take part in new online opportunities provided by the Office of Religious Education of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Fall courses include “Catholic Belief and Tradition,” “Living Catholic Morality” and “The Letter of James: Pearls for Wise Living.” The online sessions allow for flexibility in schedules because learners can read, reflect and respond any time of the day. Registration information, course dates and descriptions available at https://catechistcafe.weebly.com under “For Catechists.Catechist Courses.” Call 330-744-8451, Ext. 302.

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