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NEW PASTOR: The Warren Morgandale Church of the Nazarene has a new pastor, Jimmy Davis, who will preach at 10:45 am Sunday. Davis is a native of Warren. He and his wife, Cassie, and their son, Elijah, have been to Oklahoma, North Carolina, and the Philippines, where he ministered after recovering from addiction.

BOAR’S HEAD CANCELED: The 2022 Boar’s Head Festival originally scheduled for Sunday at St. Johnn’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown has been canceled due to the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. Plans are underway for the 60th Boar’s Head Festival in 2023. The church will contact anyone who purchased tickets to make refunds.

BIBLE STUDY: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host a peacemaking and nonviolence bible study from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. until February 2. The sessions take place in the presbytery of the church.

KINGDOM KIDS: Southington Christian Church, 3285 State Route 534, will welcome Kingdom Kids from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT: Howland United Methodist Church will be hosting a family game night from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

FAITH IN ACTION: Faith in Action funding will run Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom. For more information, visit The discussion will focus on the African American Community Fund with Ernest Bynum and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio with Lori Boegershaus. An in-person follow-up event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 29.

EVENING OF THE STARS: The Basilica of Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel will present “An evening with the stars” 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 11 at church, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. Admission is $ 15 per person. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 330-743-4144.

PILGRIMAGE: A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is scheduled for June 16-26 departing from Pittsburgh. Father Matthew Roehrig, supervisor of the Society of Saint Paul’s Canfield Monastery, will lead the pilgrimage in the footsteps of Christ. The registration deadline is February 2. Call 330-519-3233 or visit

DAYS FOR LIFE: The “9 days for life” will be Jan. 19-27, which is a novena for the protection of human life surrounding the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade ruling on abortion. The intention of each day is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. For more information, visit

DIOCESE COURSE: The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Religious Education / Evangelism Office offers new online opportunities for adults seeking to learn more or deepen their understanding of topics related to the faith and practice of the Church. Catholic. Online winter courses starting January 24 include “Elementary catechesis”, directed by Carla Hlavac; “Saints at the heart of creation”, directed by Maureen Hall; and “Understanding the Eucharist through the Scriptures”, directed by Margie Hynes. Other courses from February to April include “Introduction to Catholic Morality”, “Racism, the Catholic Church and me: a look at ourselves”, “The Last Words of Jesus: Meditations on Love and Suffering” “Sow the Word of God”, “Hope: a virtue for our time”, and “The Holy Spirit and the Spiritual Gifts”.

Course dates and descriptions can be found on the Catechist Cafe website, ( under “For catechists / Course for catechists. “

For more information, call 330-744-8451, ext. 290, or email [email protected]

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