The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)

Faith features


News of a religious nature may be submitted for Faith Features to news@ MorningJou­ or The Morning Journal, 2500 West Ave, Lorain, OH 44053. Deadline is the Tuesday before the Saturday of publicatio­n. We cannot guarantee publicatio­n. Outdoor movies: Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1100 Cleveland Ave. in Amherst, is hosting free family outdoor movies every first and third Fridays in June, July and August. Recently released blockbuste­r movies will be featured on the 16-foot-by-10-foot screen. Seating, food and music start at 9 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be moved to indoors. Ample parking is available. For more informatio­n, visit gsbcamhers­ Labyrinth walk: Unity Spiritual Center Westlake, 23855 Detroit Road, will host its annual Summer Solstice Community Labyrinth Walk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 21. This community-focused event invites members, friends, and guests to enjoy the labyrinth as a sacred way to welcome the summer season. This will be an opportunit­y to clear the mind, experience peace, receive inner guidance in healing, deepen self-awareness and empower creativity. Make sure you wear comfortabl­e shoes and apparel befitting the weather. Come alone or bring a friend. Advance registrati­on is available online at www.uscwestlak­e. org. A $10 love offering is suggested for this event. At 90 feet in diameter, Unity Spiritual Center Westlake’s outdoor labyrinth is the largest in Ohio. The labyrinth has a single circuitous path that spirals into its center. When you walk the path, you will use the same path to return. The entrance becomes the exit. There are three stages to the walk; releasing on the way in; receiving in the center; and taking back out to the world that which you received. The path is in full view which allows you to be quiet and to focus internally. Unity welcomes people of all faiths to perform this walking meditation anytime. For more informatio­n about events, classes and other services which are available at Unity Spiritual Center Westlake, contact Roberta McLaughlin at unityinfo@uscwestlak­, 440-835-0400 or visit www.uscwestlak­ Free music festival: Lorain Full Gospel Church, 1900 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, will host a free music festival June 15. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the festival starts at 6 p.m. The groups performing are The Messengers, Randy Sutter and Friends, and Connection­s Church.

Bus trip: St. Anthony will have a bus trip to learn about Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN and her connection to Rhoda Wise, servant of God, on July 11. The bus will begin loading at the St. Anthony Parking Lot, 1305 E. Erie Ave., Lorain, at 7 a.m. and leave promptly at 7:30 am. The trip will tentativel­y begin with Mass at St. John the Baptist Basilica in Canton. The bus will drive by McKinley High School, where Mother Angelica attended and stop for a quick tour of the burial place of President McKinley. There will a tour of St. Anthony All Saints Catholic Church, the home parish of Mother Angelica and St. Peter’s Church, where Rhoda Wise worshipped. Time permitting, there will make a quick stop at the famous Heggy’s Candy Store before heading to the Rhoda Wise shrine, where Mother Angelica was healed as a teenager. There will be a stop at the grave site of Rhoda Wise and her family. Finally, the pilgrimage will end with a visit to the Santa Clara Monastery, where Mother Angelica lived as a cloistered religious. Bring a packed lunch to have a picnic at the Rhoda Wise Shrine. The bus will return to St. Anthony’s by 5:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per seat and seating is limited. Deadline to RSVP is June 24. For details, call Marcie, 440-288-6628.

Summer services: Fields United Methodist Church of North Ridgeville 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville has put summer service hours into effect. Worship is held on Saturdays at 5 p.m. in the picnic pavilion outside weather permitting, and moving inside on ‘bad’ weather days. Sunday worship is a single service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with our Hispanic Ministry meeting at the same time in our Parlor. For those who cannot attend in person, view the 10 a.m. Sunday service via livestream. For more informatio­n, visit www.

Sociable to meet: St. Anthony Senior Sociables next meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. June 20 at Cracker Barrel Restaurant on Detroit Road in Sheffield. Reservatio­ns are necessary by June 17. Call Karen Less at 440-949-2934.

Healing and Deliveranc­e Conference: The free Healing and Deliveranc­e Conference, Abused But Not Shaken, Combating the Spirit of Violence, will be presented by Patricia Heathman Ministries July 19-21 at Kalahari Resort/ Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky. The free event begins at 7 p.m. July 19 and workshops will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20. Lunch will be provided. An overflow service will be at 11 a.m. July 21. The conference will include Full Gospel Tabernacle Pastor Norva Ross, guest speaker Dr. Patricia Heathman, praise dancers Rain and other guests. For more informatio­n, call 440225-7074.

Feed the community: Second Baptist Church, 300 W. 13th St. in Lorain, is sponsoring a feed the community event from noon to 2 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more informatio­n, call Linda Capers at 440-2441530 or 440-320-1859. All are welcome.

Lorain services: Full Gospel Faith Fellowship, 1901 North Ridge Road, Lorain, holds Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. All are welcome.

Worship service: Community Congregati­onal United Church of Christ, 379 S. Main St. Amherst, hosts worship service and Sunday School (for ages 3 and older) at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Nursery care is provided for those 3 and under. Communion is held the first Sunday of every month. For informatio­n, call 440-9889148.

Worship service: Old Stone Evangelica­l Church, 553 S. Main St., Amherst, will host a worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. For questions or further informatio­n, call 440-9847074 or email oldstone@

Non-traditiona­l church: Looking for a non-traditiona­l Sunday at church? The third Sunday of each month at 10:15 a.m. Grace Community’s Church, 12365 Grafton Road, Grafton, will consist of a Biblical panel discussion with audience participat­ion afterwards. All are welcome. For informatio­n, call 440-225-9508.

Free community meal: On the last Sunday of every month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Journey of Faith Church in North Ridgeville cooks and serves a fresh hot meal for those in need in the community. This is done in connection with Community Care in North Ridgeville and other churches in the area. The community meal provides more than a hot meal though. It provides a time to sit down and relax with others in the community while being cared for. To know more about the community meals or what the church is up to, check out our website at journeyoff­

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