Faith fea­tures

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Life -

News of a re­li­gious na­ture may be sub­mit­ted for Faith Fea­tures to edi­tor@NewsHer­ald.com; The NewsHer­ald, 7085 Men­tor Ave., Wil­loughby, OH 44094; or faxed to 440-975-2293. Dead­line is the Tues­day be­fore the Satur­day of pub­li­ca­tion. We can­not guar­an­tee pub­li­ca­tion.

Con­se­cra­tion ser­vice:

The Rev. Ger­ard P. Mir­bel, a na­tive of Haiti, who came to the United States 35 years ago will be el­e­vated to the of­fice of Bishop, at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at First Church of Christ, 422, Men­tor Ave., Painesville. His com­pas­sion to help oth­ers came with him to the United States af­ter grow­ing up in Haiti, West Indies. His his­tory of benev­o­lence is rep­re­sented na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally for which he has re­ceived nu­mer­ous awards and recog­ni­tions from many pub­lic of­fi­cials and re­spected or­ga­ni­za­tions in­clud­ing be­ing in­vited by the White House Press Sec­re­tary to do the in­vo­ca­tion for the Pres­i­dent of the United States. His will­ing­ness to speak for oth­ers who can­not speak for them­selves and his guid­ance in churches, court rooms, hos­pi­tals, jails, pris­ons, schools and nurs­ing homes has up­lifted and en­cour­aged those peo­ple who may have been over­looked or given up on en­tirely. Mir­bel has been work­ing in many com­mu­ni­ties for 35 years and would like to in­vite the peo­ple that have known, met and heard of him through the years. Mir­bel is pres­i­dent and founder of As­so­ci­a­tion To Help The Lord’s Work.

Free Thanks­giv­ing Din­ner: The Church of Saint Anselm, 12969 Chilli­cothe Road, Ch­ester Town­ship, will hold a free Thanks­giv­ing Din­ner from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at the church’s Kelly Hall. The menu will in­clude roast turkey, stuff­ing mashed pota­toes and gravy, sweet pota­toes, veg­eta­bles, salad, home­made ap­ple sauce, desserts and bev­er­ages. All are wel­come. To vol­un­teer for the event or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to stanselm.ivol­un­teer and choose a slot, or call Pat Kuss at 440-339-7220.

Sup­port for life’s chal­lenges: It’s as sim­ple as stop­ping in and post­ing your needs on one of our prayer boards or post­ing on the out­side board at the WELL — Wil­loughby House of Prayer, 4091 Erie St., down­town Wil­loughby. Vol­un­teers will then pray over your re­quest each day. Our mis­sion is to share the peace and seren­ity of God’s prov­i­den­tial care. Ex­pe­ri­ence peace; let go & let God! The WELL is open Tues­day to Satur­day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thurs­day and Fri­day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Heal­ing Mass: The com­mu­nity is in­vited to join St. Peter’s Shadow for Mass and a night of heal­ing prayer at St. Gabriel Parish, 9935 John­ny­cake Ridge Road, Con­cord, at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Fr. Ja­cob Bearer will cel­e­brate this heal­ing Mass that fo­cuses on Je­sus’ heal­ing power. All are wel­come to ex­pe­ri­ence this ther­a­peu­tic event!

Retreat of­fered: The com­mu­nity is in­vited to join a Pous­tinia Retreat hosted by St. Gabriel Parish at the Bethany Retreat Cen­ter at 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon. The retreat will be Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 with pri­vate room ac­com­mo­da­tions. Fr. Jeremy Merzweiler will be present. Please regis­ter by Nov. 27. Reg­is­tra­tion fee is $75. The retreat will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to en­counter our lov­ing God in si­lence, soli­tude, and prayer this Ad­vent. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.StGabriel.org for reg­is­tra­tion or call 440-352-8282.

Sur­viv­ing the Hol­i­days:

Sur­viv­ing the Hol­i­days sem­i­nar will be Nov. 17 at Painesville Church of the Brethren, 10410 Buck­eye Road, Painesville. The free sem­i­nar, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will help par­tic­i­pants dis­cover hoe to deal with emo­tions, what do about tra­di­tions, of­fer tips for sur­viv­ing so­cial events and how to find hope for the fu­ture. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quested. Call Mike Allen at call 440-255-4562.

Yoga of­fered: Yoga is of­fered at Chardon United Methodist Church Wed­nes­days from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A gen­tle, pro­gres­sive style of yoga suit­able for all ages and body types will be of­fered. On the floor, or on a chair, this class in­cludes Asana (pos­tures), Pranayama (breath prac­tices), and re­lax­ation. No ex­pe­ri­ence is needed. The class is Con­ducted by master teacher and in­struc­tor Su­san Gun­der­sen. This is a do­na­tion class (sug­gested do­na­tion $10) with pro­ceeds go­ing to­ward the church’s Gu­atemala mis­sion. To learn more about our Gu­atemala mis­sion, visit www.chardonchurch. org and click on World­wide mis­sions. Please bring a yoga mat, light blan­ket and wear com­fort­able cloth­ing. Chardon United Methodist Church is at 515 North St. in Chardon. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the of­fice at (440)285-4581.

Holly House Craft Show:

The an­nual Holly House Craft Show will be held at Shore­gate United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 1. The show is look­ing for crafters. Call 440-943-0382 or email of­fice@shore­ga­teumc.org for de­tails.

Sup­port for life’s chal­lenges: It is as sim­ple as stop­ping in and post­ing your needs on one of the Wil­loughby House of Prayer prayer boards or on the out­side board. Vol­un­teers will then pray over the re­quest each day. The mis­sion is to share the peace and seren­ity of God’s prov­i­den­tial care. The Wil­loughby House of Prayer, 4091 Erie St., Wil­loughby, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues­days and Satur­days, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs­days and Fri­days.

Reiki ther­apy of­fered:

Men­tor Pres­by­te­rian Church, 5885 Hop­kins Road, Men­tor, will of­fer free Reiki Ther­apy at 2 p.m. the third Sun­day of each month in the newly ren­o­vated heal­ing cen­ter. Help for phys­i­cal, emo­tional and spir­i­tual pain. The heal­ing is also avail­able by ap­point­ment by call­ing Barb at 440-478-2151.

Sun­day ser­vices: Men­tor Pres­by­te­rian Church, 5885 Hop­kins Road, Men­tor, hosts Sun­day wor­ship ser­vices at 12:30 p.m. Pot luck and wor­ship ser­vices are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Wed­nes­day of the month and Bi­ble study is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day morn­ings.

Prayer line: Lakeshore Chris­tian Church in Eu­clid spon­sors a tele­phone prayer line every Tues­day from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Call 1-605475-4000, ac­cess code 554793.

New grief sup­port: A new non-de­nom­i­na­tional grief sup­port group open to all meets at 6:30 p.m. Mon­days in the Chapel at Painesville United Methodist Church, 71 N. Park Place in Painesville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 440-3543642

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