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Orangeville Baptists sets service times

SHARPSVILLE – Orangeville Baptist Church is hosting Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Sundays in the church, 7600 Orangeville Road, Sharpsville. Evening Bible study and prayer is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 

The church is always collecting food for its food pantry. Those in need can contact Pastor Harley Williams.

Wednesday Bible study resumed at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6 studying the book of Revelation.

The children’s ministry will be presenting a Christmas program, date to be announced.

If families are in need, call Pastor Harley. OBC was blessed by being able to help over 50 families with food and help for their kids.

Due to COVID numbers on the rise, the church is offering virtual worship as well as in person. They understand if you feel you need to worship at home. 

Pastor Harley Williams: 330-718-0119; church phone: 724-646-3917.

Livinf Faith schedules in-person, broadcast services

FARRELL – All are welcome to Living Faith Christian Church, 829 New Castle Road, Farrell. Services are at 11 a.m. on Sundays. The service is also broadcast on radio 87.9 FM. 

Church phone: 724-734-3176.

Villa Maria announces event schedule

VILLA MARIA – Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center is holding the following virtual opportunities:

• Biblically Shaped Prayer with Ardath Blake, HM. This event will be conducted via Zoom.

Jan. 19: What is Biblically Shaped Prayer and how does it help us deepen our understanding of Lament, Petition, Praise and Thanksgiving?

Jan. 26: What does the Old Testament say about prayer and how is this seen in 1 Kings 8?

Feb. 2: What do Job and the Psalms offer us concerning prayer?

Feb. 16: What does the Gospel of Mark tell us about prayer?

Feb. 23: What does the Gospel of Matthew tell us about prayer?

March 2: What do the Gospels of Luke and John tell us about prayer?

All sessions are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $5 for each individual session or $25 for all six sessions. Registration is required. Participation in all sessions is not required.

• Spiritual Practices for the Brain: Caring for Ourselves in Challenging Times with Anne Kertz Kernion, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 via Zoom. 

The COVID-19 virus has changed our worlds in many ways, creating challenges impacting all of our lives. During this retreat, we explore a few spiritual practices to support our health and well-being. We will uncover the wisdom of Gratitude, the calm generated with simple Breath exercises, the restorative benefits of appreciating Nature, and the nurturing cultivated through Self-Compassion. Insights from neuroscience and positive psychology will be incorporated into our day, as well as opportunities to experience these practices. A creative activity will also be included, along with time for small group discussion, as we gently tend to our spirits.

Cost is $50. The Zoom link will be sent to all those registered on Jan. 22.

Program information and registration are available at www.vmesc.org or call 724-964-8886.

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