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Jones honored by First Christian Church in Ravenna
Oct 22, 2016 4:00 AM

Jones honored by First Christian Church in Ravenna 

On Oct. 1, Dorothy Jones, left, was given the title of elder emeritus at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ravenna. She was presented a pin and a certificate by Linda Lauck, chairman of the elders, as a way of giving special recognition for her contributions to the church.

Oct 22, 2016 4:00 AM

Vatican opens papal apartment to public  1

VATICAN CITY -- Now this is an open house: The Vatican is opening the private apartment at the papal summer retreat to the public, giving visitors a rare look at the bed where Popes Pius XII and Paul VI died and where John Paul II recovered from the 1981 assassination attempt.

Associated Press
Oct 22, 2016 4:00 AM

Francis makes surprise visit to quake zone 

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis made a surprise visit recently to the site of the devastating August earthquake in central Italy, praying silently and alone amid the rubble in the hardest-hit area of the devastated town of Amatrice.

Oct 22, 2016 4:00 AM

First Christian Heritage Sunday this weekend 

First Christian Church of Ravenna, Disciples of Christ, 420 S. Prospct St., Ravenna, will hold Heritage Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. service.The event is to thank the congregation and those who have helped the church. A light lunch reception will be held after the service.

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Oct 22, 2016 4:00 AM

Pope asks sports leaders to curtail corruption 

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis implored sports leaders recently to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.Speaking at the first global conference on faith and sport, Francis said sports must be protected from manipulations and commercial abuse.

By Andrew Dampf Associated Press
Oct 22, 2016 4:00 AM

Jesus loves hypocrites  2

When I first made a decision to join the church and follow Jesus, my initial hesitation had nothing to do with God. I believed in God. I was in love with Jesus. It was just Jesus' followers that I had concerns about.

Oct 15, 2016 4:00 AM

'His Music Fest' Sunday at ChristianLife Center in Kent 

The public is invited to attend 'His Music Fest' at Kent Christian Life Center, 1972 E. Summit Road, Kent on Sunday. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the event starts at 3 p.m.The event is free. A love offering will be taken and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

First Congregational Youth Fellowship goes on mission trip to Colorado
Oct 15, 2016 4:00 AM

First Congregational Youth Fellowship goes on mission trip to Colorado 

Submitted photoThe Youth Fellowship of First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Rootstown, went on an 11-day mission trip to Glenwood Springs, Colo., in July.

Oct 15, 2016 4:00 AM

Liberty Bible to host guest pastor Sunday 

Pastor Tim Klink will present the message at Liberty Bible Church, 2215 S.R. 183, Atwater during the 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. services on Sunday.Klink is the senior chaplain for the Stark County Jail. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about this ministry.

Oct 15, 2016 4:00 AM

Youngstown diocese hosting 'Two Nights on the Family' 

The Youngstown diocese will present "Two Nights on the Family" taking place on the following Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 4545 New Road, Austintown:On Oct. 24, "Back to the Family" will be presented by psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi, Ph.D.

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Oct 15, 2016 4:00 AM

Youth Fellowship events Sunday at First Congregational 

The Youth Fellowship will lead the worship service at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4022 S.R. 44, Rootstown, at 9:45 a.m. Sunday.At 11 a.m. the group will talk about their July mission trip to Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Oct 15, 2016 4:00 AM

Gospel Wonders to perform free concert at library 

The community is invited to enjoy a free concert with local music group The Gospel Wonders at the Kent Free Library at 2 p.m. Sunday.The 11-member gospel group performs songs rooted in the African-American oral tradition.All ages are welcome.

Blackwood Quartet in concert at The Chapel in Marlboro
Oct 15, 2016 4:00 AM

Blackwood Quartet in concert at The Chapel in Marlboro 

The Blackwood Quartet will be in concert at The Chapel in Marlboro, 8700 S.R. 619 in Marlboro, at 6 p.m. Oct. 23. There is no charge for the concert. A free will offering will be taken.

Oct 15, 2016 4:00 AM

Pope backs opposition to Mexico's gay-marriage proposal 

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government's push to legalize same-sex marriage.

Associated Press
Oct 8, 2016 4:00 AM

Pope receives relatives of Nice attack victims at Vatican 

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis met one by one with relatives of the victims of this summer's truck attack in Nice, France, at the Vatican recently, encouraging them to resist what he called the great temptation to "respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence.

By Frances D'emilio | Associated Press
Blessing of the Animals at Our Lady of Perpetual help
Oct 8, 2016 4:00 AM

Blessing of the Animals at Our Lady of Perpetual help 

Submitted photoIn honor of the Feast of St. Francis, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Rev. James Daprile blessed all of the animals on Oct. 1. Everyone was invited to bring their animals for a prayer service followed by the blessing of each individual animal. Each animal received a St.

Oct 8, 2016 4:00 AM

Prison ministrycourse offered 

An upcoming course offered by the Office of Lay Ministry Formation will cover the basics of prison ministry for those who are interested in learning about this important ministry of the Catholic Church. This course will meet on six consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on Oct. 13, at St.

Oct 8, 2016 4:00 AM

Lutheran-CatholicCovenantCelebration Oct. 23 

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America announce the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant Celebration from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, followed by an optional supper at Zion Lutheran Church, Canton.

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Oct 8, 2016 4:00 AM

Catholic's DivorceSurvival Guidebeing offered 

The Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown in cooperation with St.

Oct 8, 2016 4:00 AM

Liberty Bible to hostguest pastor Sunday 

Liberty Bible Church, 2215 S.R. 183, Atwater, will host The Rev. Samuel Severt during its 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. services on Sunday.The Rev. Severt is a graduate of Massillon Baptist College and is a missionary in Maoui, Africa. All are invited to attend the services.