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OKTOBERFEST: The Mahoning County District St. Vincent de Paul Society presents Oktoberfest from 2 to 7 p.m. today at St. Christine Social Hall, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown. There will be authentic German food, locally brewed beer, a 50-50 raffle and a basket raffle. Tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $ 25 each, which includes a meal and three beer tickets.

NEW PASTOR: Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, welcomed its new pastor and wife, Reverend Steve and Melissa Turner, in February. They will be recognized at 10:45 am Sunday.

They worked with new families, resumed weekly Bible studies, a monthly women’s meeting, a monthly men’s meeting and children’s programs on Wednesday evening.

LABYRINTH WALK: The Ursuline Education and Well-Being Center, 4280 Shields Road, is offering its last guided maze walk of the season at 2 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “Respect Creation. “

The general theme for this year is respect, a virtue at the heart of the ministries of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown. They started their work in the Mahoning Valley in 1874.

All people of faith are invited to participate in these free events and weather permitting. The walks usually last about half an hour. The labyrinth is open year round from dawn to dusk.

There is no cost to use the maze, which is accessible for different physical abilities and offers ample parking. Printed guides provided at the entrance to the labyrinth give suggestions for following the path. Visit theursulinecenter.org.

ANIMAL BLESSING: St. James’ Episcopal Church in Boardman will be holding an animal blessing on Sunday at noon. Animals must be kept on a leash or in a cage.

Supplies will also be collected for local relief organizations, including towels, guinea pig and gerbil food and old newspapers.

CHURCH PROJECT: Wildare United Methodist Church, 7211 N. Park Ave., Champion, will be packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Family Life Center.

Church members have donated hundreds of items to fill shoeboxes that will be sent around the world for Operation Christmas Child, part of Samaritan’s Purse missions.

Individual boxes can be tracked to see which country and region they are going to.

CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY: The Catholic Funeral Services of the Diocese of Youngstown will offer the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in all four cemeteries at 3:00 p.m. every Friday. The Rosary will be said alternately in cemeteries.

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

JOINT COMMUNITY: The Great Apostolic Faith, 3571 Tod Ave. NW, Warren, will host a joint worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The guest is Pastor George Austin of the King of Kings community in Warren.

FALL FESTIVAL: Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Liberty, will host a fall festival from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 23. The event will feature food trucks, hay rides, music, a prayer tent, a bounce house and a pumpkin patch.

Special guests will include Christian illusionist Joseph Young and evangelist Carmine Azzato, a former professional wrestler.

FAIR CANCELED: Churchill United Methodist Church in Liberty has canceled its children’s fair scheduled for October 23.

COVID-19 MEMORIAL: A COVID-19 Memorial Prayer Service will be held on October 24 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 248 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. The celebrant will be Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown.

There will be honors for loved ones, family, friends and veterans who have been lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a blessing and dedication of a COVID-19 memorial bench and wreath laying ceremony.

The event is sponsored by Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services, a ministry of the Diocese of Youngstown.

TRUNK OR TEAT: The Girard Ministerial Association is hosting Trunk or Treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 24 at the First Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road, Girard. The outdoor event will include a distribution of candy, live music, free food and games.

In case of bad weather, the event will be canceled.

TENT REVIVAL: Delightful Evangelical Church, 2473 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington will host an Old Fashioned Tent Revival at 6.30pm from October 24-27. The event will feature a sawdust trail, music and sermons from Reverend Dan Myers, a United Methodist pastor from western Pennsylvania. There will be a picnic at 5:30 p.m. on October 27.

GUEST BISHOP: The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson hosted Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Mary Most Holy of Astana Kazakhstan, who celebrated Misa Cantana in the traditional Latin rite. The sung mass is a form of the traditional Latin mass.

Schneider is the secretary general of the Episcopal Conference of Kazakhstan.

RETIREMENT: Champion Christian Church will mark the retirement of its longtime pastor, the Reverend Kenneth E. Hopkins Jr., as he completes a 40-year career in ministry and community service.

A religious service recognizing his dedication to the church and to the community is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on October 31 at the church, 151 Center Street West. A reception will follow.

Hopkins served Champion Christian Church as a pastor for 26 years. Under his leadership, the church celebrated 125 years in 2018 with the opening of the Discipleship Center to accommodate several ministerial and community groups, including his youth group.

50TH ANNIVERSARY: Rev. Eugene A Koene, pastor of Lutheran Church Emmanuel, Warren, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination with a service at 10 a.m. on October 31.

In 2013, Koene accepted a call to team ministry with Hope Lutheran Parish, a coalition of four churches in Trumbull County. He accepted the call to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was installed in June 2018.

TORAH STUDIES FOR CHRISTIANS: The Torah Studies for Christians virtual series will feature “Two Torahs: Written and Oral” 7 p.m. on November 3 via Zoom.

The event is co-sponsored by Rabbi Joseph Schonberger, spiritual leader of Temple El Emeth, Liberty. A voluntary offering will be accepted. Registration is not compulsory.

Call 724-964-8886 for the Zoom link.

MEDIA INTEGRATION: As part of an integrated media and communications strategy, Bishop David J. Bonnar of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, and Reverend James Korda, President of the Youngstown Catholic Telecommunications Network, will consolidate diocesan operations audio and video media at the central offices of the diocese in Youngstown.

This will include a new studio and offices for video and audio programming, replacing the current CTNY studios in Canfield. Resources and staff from CTNY’s current studios will be transferred to Youngstown and used to focus on digital broadcasting and social media, in addition to continuing to produce diocesan programming and event coverage available in partnership with the stations. local media.

The ecumenical television channel, produced by CTNY, will cease operations by June 30, 2022, in coordination with the cable companies.

ETC started in 1983 and became a full time station in 1986, in collaboration between CTNY and various ecumenical and interfaith partners.

The CTNY was established in 1980 and has won 46 awards for programs related to adult religious training, diocesan events, and critical social issues.

Mass for the imprisoned will now be produced from Saint Columba Cathedral. In addition to digital streaming at www.doy.org, it will continue to be available through local media.

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