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Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

New Mt. Calvary movie night is Oct. 1 

The New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 6728 Adams St., Ravenna, will show the movie "God's Compass" at 6 p.m. Oct. 1. Popcorn and punch will be provided. All are welcome. For more information, call the church at 330 297-1196.

Community Vineyard 'Movies with a Message' to feature 'Force Awakens,' guest speaker
Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Community Vineyard 'Movies with a Message' to feature 'Force Awakens,' guest speaker 

Craig Foreman, of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, and a member of the Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club, will be the guest speaker at the Community Vineyard Church "Movies with a Message" presentation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (PG-13), on the big screen, at 6 p.m. Oct. 8.

Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Bible study of book of Romans at Faith Lutheran Church 

Faith Lutheran Church, 931 E. Main St., Kent, will hold a Life Light Bible Study of the book of Romans. The class meets bi-monthly in the church library from 7 to 8 p.m. Classes will be held Monday, Oct. 3 and Oct. 17.

Portage Community Chapel marks 50 years
Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Portage Community Chapel marks 50 years 

A church that has been in Portage County for 50 years has been celebrating its anniversary, and is planning to end a month of festivities with a party for the community on Sunday.

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Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Norway state church sees exodus after allowing online exit 

STOCKHOLM -- Norway's state church has seen a record fall in membership after making it possible to join and leave the church electronically.The Church of Norway says almost 25,000 members left in August by using a new function on the church's website.

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Blue Mass to be celebrated Sunday in Mantua
Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Blue Mass to be celebrated Sunday in Mantua 

The Father John Cassidy Assembly No. 3034 of the Knights of Columbus invites all local law enforcement, fire, and EMT members and their families, as well as St. Joseph parishioners, to a Blue Mass to honor safety forces at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Mantua.

Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Ravenna Avenue church plans anniversary events 

Ravenna Avenue Church of God, 333 Ravenna Ave., Ravenna, will celebrate the 21st anniversary of Pastor Derrick Kendrick and First Lady Paulette Kendrick on Sunday. Pastor Kendrick and his wife will be honored by the congregation and community. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.

Sep 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Even when things are at their worst, God still loves us 

Years ago on a Sunday morning, arriving in the parking lot of the Ohio church to which I was called, I remember being excited because, that afternoon, I would be ordained and installed as a pastor. Years of work had culminated toward that event.

Pope Francis honors French priest: Killing in God's name 'satanic'
Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

Pope Francis honors French priest: Killing in God's name 'satanic' 

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis honored the French priest who was killed by Islamic extremists while celebrating Mass, calling him a martyr on Wednesday and urging all people of faith to have the courage to denounce such killings as "satanic.

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Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

Francis assumes responsibility for migrants with newVatican department 

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis is showing his profound concern for refugees by assuming direct responsibility for migrant issues in a new Vatican department that merges four Vatican offices into one handling peace, the environment and human trafficking issues.

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Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

K of C to hold BlueMass on Sept. 25 

The Father John Cassidy Assembly #3034 of the Knights of Columbus invites all local law enforcement, fire, and EMT members and their families, as well as St. Joseph parishioners, to a Blue Mass to honor safety forces at 5 p.m. Sept. 25. The Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Mantua.

St. Joseph School holds 9/11 service
Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

St. Joseph School holds 9/11 service 

Submitted photoIn remembrance of 9/11, students from St. Joseph School in Randolph participated in a prayer service by the flagpole.

Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

First CongregationalChurch to hold fallcelebration Sunday 

First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 4022 S.R. 44, Rootstown, will have a fall celebration on Sunday.Sunday school begins again for toddlers through sixth grade during the 9:45 a.m. worship hour. At 11 a.m.

Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

Diocese of Youngstown expandsits Safe Environment Program 

In its ongoing efforts to insure that children are safe in every Catholic facility, the Diocese of Youngstown will expand its already existing Safe Environment Program in three ways.

Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

Christian Life Centerseeks performersfor His Music Fest 

The Christian Life Center, 1972 E. Summit Road, Kent, will host a His Music Fest at 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.The event will showcase several local groups. Interested groups can call the church to sign up.

Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

Liberty Bible Churchmovie night Sept. 25 

Liberty Bible Church, 2215 S.R. 183, Atwater, will feature the movie "War Room" at 6 p.m. Sept. 25.The public is invited to this spiritual movie showing prayer as a powerful weapon. The free movie is open to all ages.For more information go online at lbcatwateroh.

Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

Pope prays for victims of clashes in Gabon, urges dialogue 

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has prayed for victims of violent protests in the west African nation of Gabon, calling attention to what he described as a "grave political crisis" in the former French colony.In remarks to the faithful in St.

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Sep 17, 2016 4:00 AM

Grace Presbyterianto host conference 

Grace Presbyterian Church, 781 Terex Road, Hudson, will host a Family Challenges in a Changing Culture conference Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 to help families grow closer and stronger.

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Sep 10, 2016 4:00 AM

St. Paul Lutheranto honor first responders Sunday 

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 170 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, will honor first responders on the courthouse lawn on Sunday.The public is invited to meet members of the police force, EMTs, and fire and the sheriff's departments from noon to 3 p.m.

Sep 10, 2016 4:00 AM

Rootstown UMC tohold vigil Sunday 

Rootstown United Methodist Church, 4065 S.R. 44, will hold a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday to observe the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.