Orangeville Baptist sets worship services

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.

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

Wednesday evening Bible study, 7 p.m., is studying the book of Revelation. Attendees can join in person or online.

If families are in need, call Pastor Harley.

In Children’s Church, kids are learning about the Lord’s Prayer and how important it is to talk to God, how forgiveness is important, and encouraging them to forgive others as the Lord forgave us.

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.

Living Faith Christian offers broadcast service

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

Church phone: 724-734-3176.

Villa Maria announces events

VILLA MARIA – Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center is offering the following events:

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

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 sessions. Registration is required. Participation in all sessions is not required.

• Individually Directed Retreat to pray, reflect and be refreshed, 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 through 11:30 on Feb. 21.

In meeting the director each day the retreatant is aided in noticing the reality of God’s presence and activity, coming to trust what has been noticed, and responding to His presence and activity.

There is no preset pattern for a directed retreat. The director and the retreatant try to be sensitive and responsive to where the retreatant is in his or her journey with God. The director’s role is to support the retreatant in the movements of his or her journey as these movements emerge in the retreatant’s prayer.

Cost is $175, which includes daily sessions with a Spiritual Director, lodging and meals from a light supper on Friday to breakfast on Sunday.

• Empty Bowl: In the Presence of the Lord, with Cheryl Rose, HM, 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 through 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. This event will be conducted via Zoom.

Lent is the season that calls us to deeper discipleship, to walk more closely with the Jesus of the Gospels, to learn to think and feel as He did, by blessed time In the Presence of the Lord. In this Empty Bowl retreat, from the place of stillness, we will look at our lives through a new lens – the Christ gaze. We will enter learnings and experiences of HIS life. The retreat will be in the contemplative style of the Empty Bowl retreats.

Cost is $75. The Zoom link will be sent to all those registered on Feb. 25

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


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