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THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 328 S. Forest St, Youngstown, will host a Thanksgiving Day service 10 a.m. Thursday with Pastor George Wilkins. Guest speaker is the Rev. D. Holmes from Christian Love Baptist Church on Shehy Street, Youngstown. The theme is “Time to say thanks to God.”

THANKSGIVING SERVICE: The Vienna Thanksgiving community service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren Sharon Road. Pastors from the Vienna community will be participating. There also will be a community choir performing during the service.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE: St. Paul Lutheran Church on East Market Street in Warren is hosting a Thanksgiving service 7 p.m. Tuesday.

TURKEY GIVEAWAY: God’s Warehouse Food Pantry at New Life Church, 2250 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland, will have its Thanksgiving food distribution 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. today. A total of 700 turkeys and 150 chickens will be given out. The limit is one turkey per family. Those attending are asked to bring photo identification and have their trunk empty for the drive-thru distribution.

ASSOCIATION OF CHURCHES: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches invites the community to the Mayors’ Interfaith Hybrid Prayer Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The event will be livestreamed by the Sacred Commons from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Youngstown. For over 40 years, MVAC has hosted this annual interfaith event for public officials and people of faith. At this year’s event, Struthers Mayor Catherine Cercone-Miller will speak about the influence of faith on her public service. Jason Volovar, music director at St. Joseph Parish, Austintown, will play some inspirational music and interfaith leaders will offer prayers for the community. Visit the MVAC website, www.mvaconline.org, for more information.

APPRECIATION PRAYER: Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 2821 Hillman St., Youngstown, will host a pre-appreciation prayer luncheon 2 p.m. Dec. 4 for the Rev. Clifford Kimbrough. The theme is “Giving God the Glory” with guest speaker Minister Jacqueline Rivers-Richardson. Ticket donation is $25. Call Margaret Rivers at 330-330-0076 or Deacon James at 330-518-6651.

STORY OF DAVID: Torah Studies for Christians and the Villa Maria Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, Pa., will present “The True Story about David” 7 pm. Dec. 1 via Zoom as part of a virtual series. The Bible education series is an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the Scripture using video resources from various scholars. A free-will offering will be accepted. The Zoom link will be made available online. Call 724-964-8886. The next program is “St. Augustine and the Jews” on Jan. 5.

GIVEAWAY: Trinity Baptist Church, 235 Highland Ave., Warren, will host its annual Thanksgiving giveaway 10 to 11:30 a.m. today, where people will be distributing frozen turkeys and all of the trimmings to those families already registered.

CHRISTMAS IN CITY: St Jude Roman Catholic Parish, 180 Seventh St. in Columbiana, will host a “Christmas in the City” event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Admission is free. The event will include area crafters, business vendors and home-based businesses. Event organizers also will collect new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.

CHURCH ON NORTH ROAD: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Reeves Road, Warren, will present “North Road Christmas” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4. It will feature a pancake breakfast, hot chocolate bar, Santa photos, carriage rides, a petting zoo, craft show, cookie walk, kid’s craft shop and a nativity display. A live nativity pageant presented by students of the parish will begin at 1:30 p.m.

ADVENT PROGRAM: St. Columba Cathedral in downtown Youngstown will host its annual festival of Lessons and Carols at 6 p.m. Nov. 28. The program will feature readings and music by the cathedral choir under the direction of music director Dr. Dan Laginya. The program is free and open to the public.

YOUTH CELERATE: St. Christine Parish in Youngstown recently hosted the Youth Ministry and Young Adult “You’ve Been Booed!” Youth Ministry Day of Service sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Led by the Rev. Ryan Furlong and in collaboration with St. Christine, St. Charles, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Holy Family, the event included a pizza party social, games and a service project. For the service project, the group created small gift bags for the homebound of the parish communities. The gift bags included a rosary and guide and prayer cards.

CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY: Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services of the Diocese of Youngstown will offer The Chaplet of Divine Mercy at all four cemeteries 3 p.m. every Friday. The Chaplet will be said at alternating cemeteries.

The first Friday of the month will be at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown; the second Friday at Resurrection Cemetery, Austintown; the third Friday at All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta; and the fourth Friday at Calvary Cemetery, Massillon.


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