Submit information about VBS activities
Lists of vacation Bible schools open to the public will be published on the Religion page.
Please include the following information: the complete name of the church; address with city or township; time, date and location of sessions; program theme; ages or grades; and whether it’s free or there is a fee.
The Religion deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication that Saturday. Send the information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to 330-747-6712 and marked for religion; or by mail to The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501-0780.
For verification, include a name and phone number of a contact person, which will not be published.
Guided Labyrinth walks
VILLA MARIA, PA.
The Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, will host a guided Labyrinth walk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The walk will be free and open to the public. Free-will offerings will be accepted. For information, call 724-964-8886 or visit www.vmesc.org.
Day camp for kids, teens
Stepping Stones to a Better Tomorrow will host its fifth annual day camp for kids and teens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, and from noon to 4 p.m. next Saturday, place to be announced.
This is a grief support group sponsored by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes and Zion Lutheran Church in the city’s Cornersburg area.
Registration is required by Wednesday and can be done by calling Sister Pat Fesler, grief support specialist at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, at 330-792-2353 or Zion Lutheran Church at 330-792-4046.
St. Jude and Our Lady of Lourdes will host its fourth annual parish festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday through next Saturday and from 3 to 10 p.m. June 23 at St. Jude Church, 180 Seventh St. Thursday will be veterans’ night. The festival will feature homemade food, rides, children’s games, raffles, crafts, beer and wine.
On June 23, there will be a drawing for a $5,000 grand prize. In addition, several bands will play, including Sounds Around Town from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursay; Guys Without Ties from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; Manhattan from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; and Kevin Lawson from 3 to 5 p.m. and Dominic Tocco & Brotherhood from 6 to 9:30 p.m. next Saturday. There also will be bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For information, visit www.ololstj.org.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2205 Tibbetts Wick Road, will host the Heritage Youth Chorus from American Fork, Utah, at 7 p.m. June 23. The concert is free and open to the public.
Parish feast day
Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road NE, will celebrate the feast day of the parish with Masses at 4 p.m. next Saturday and 9 and 11 a.m. June 23. Light refreshments will follow each Mass in Holy Family Hall.
The Youngstown-Warren chapter of St. John Chrysostom, in cooperation with St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 1555 S. Maridian Road, will host Father David Andrew Fisher, who will give the talk “Finding the Trinity in the Old Testament” at 7 p.m. June 24. For information, contact Socrates Kolitsos at 330-502-5214 or St. Maron’s parish office at 330-793-2371.
Anointing of the Sick
Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road NE, will offer the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick after the 4 p.m. Mass on June 29.
Summer day camps
VILLA MARIA, PA.
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, will host two summer day camps for children. Lunch and snacks will be provided during both camps.
GROW Camp, for children entering grades kindergarten through fifth, is available for Thursday or Friday session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 8 or 9. This is a once-a-week gardening and outdoor activity camp which includes planting and tending a garden, swimming and nature activities.
REACH Camp, for youth entering sixth through ninth grade, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 7. There will be service opportunities, playing games, swimming and various forms of art available.
For information or to receive a brochure, call 724-964-8886.
Study group offered
The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will offer a new study group “OM – Ongoing Metaphysics” at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. The group’s facilitator is Roger Dale Juntunen. The class is free but donations will be accepted.
For information, call 330-539-0122 or email email@example.com.
Andover United Methodist Church will host the Drive-In Outdoor Service, a casual interdenominational worship service, at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday through Sept. 1 at Wildwood Acres Campground, 6091 Marvin Road.
The service reaches out to tourists, campers and all people interested in worshiping in nature. Special music will be provided by Sound Witness on June 30, the Golden Street Singers on Aug. 11, and Dan Shall on Aug. 25.
Vacation Bible school
LIBERTY: Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, will have cacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, for children from preschool through sixth grade. The theme this year is “ROAR: Life is Wild, God is Good.” For information or registration, call 330-759-0118.
HUBBARD: Hubbard Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Cherry Lane Drive SE, will have VBS from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, for children from age 5 through sixth grade. The theme this year is “Yee Haw.” VBS is free and open to the community. For information, call Pastor Blaze at 234-425-8826 or the church office at 330-534-3111.
BOARDMAN: Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, will have VBS from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-27, for children grades pre-K through sixth. The theme this year is “Shipwrecked.”
CLARKS MILLS, Pa.: Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, 3813 Hadley Road, will have VBS from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-28, for children from 3 years old through grade 6. The theme this year is “Roar.” For information, call 724-253-2424.
YOUNGSTOWN: Centenary United Methodist Church, 1413 Belmont Ave., will have VBS from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-28, for children age 4 through grade 6. The theme this year is “To Mars and Beyond.” Call Annie Ginder at 330-831-4514 for information.
YOUNGSTOWN: St. Angela Merici Parish, 397 S. Jackson St., will have VBS from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-19, for children age 5 through 10. The theme this year is “Roar.” Space is limited, and registration is required by June 30. For information or registration, call Sister Elisa at 330-747-6080.
HUBBARD: Chestnut Ridge Church of God, 7215 Chestnut Ridge Road, will have VBS from 6 to 9 p.m. July 15-19 for children in grades K through 6. To register, call 330-534-0084 or visit vbspro.events/p/chestnutridgecog2019. T-shirts will be $5 each, while supplies last.
Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road NE, will have a re-sale event featuring children’s items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 in the gymnasium. The parish Relay for Life team will host.
Table rental is available to sell gently-used kids’ items; you set up your space and keep all profits. Lunch items and baked goods will be offered for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For information or registration, call 330-372-2215.
St. Joseph the Provider Church, Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, 633 Porter Ave., will celebrate its 100th anniversary with Mass at 2 p.m. Aug. 18. Bishop George Murry will preside. Dinner by reservation only will immediately follow the Mass.
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, 159 Reed Ave., will celebrate its 100th anniversary with Mass at 3 p.m. Sept. 15. A reception and dinner will follow at the Palermo Center, 394 Tenney Ave. Tickets for the reception will be $35 per person.
For information or reservations, call Mariann at 330-755-1979 or 330-720-8839.
Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., hosts a food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday of every month.
The Religion digest runs every Saturday. Send items for the digest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail to the Religion Desk at The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501-0780, or by fax to 330-747-6712. Deadline to submit information is Wednesday at 5 p.m.