Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 7/6/2018

Something to Think About Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain Jonathan, Kaylei, Chloe, Kara, Christopher, Kaylee, Brynne, Harper, and Brendon. We have a camp in Bristolville. Our camper is parked in a secluded, hickory wood on the north shore of Paradise Lake. Lorra and I “weekend” at our home-away-from-home. We perch on two gravity chairs under…

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GriefShare – Grief Support Group

Grief Support Group | Griefshare

Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.…

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Veteran Benefit Information

Veteran Benefit Information As a veteran or the widow or widower of a veteran, you may be eligible for financial assistance for assisted living through the Aid & Attendance benefit provided by the VA. The information above is provided to help you with the application process. Shepherd of the Valley will provide the letter regarding…

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Stars & Stripes Sock Drive

stars and stripes sock drive

Stars & Stripes Sock Drive Help Our Veterans in Need! During the month of July, we are collecting new white, cotton socks for our Veterans (we need both men’s and women’s socks during this drive). Please consider donating at the following locations: Shepherd of the Valley 5525 Silica Road Youngstown, Ohio 44515 Shepherd of the…

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Veteran Move In Special

Veteran Move In Special Veterans who sign an independent lease in July save big! New Howland and Poland residents receive a $1500 statement credit. New Niles residents receive a $500 statement credit. Contact us today! Shepherd of the Valley– Howland 330-856-9232, ext. 2618 Shepherd of the Valley– Niles 330-544-0771, ext. 2817 Shepherd of the Valley–…

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2018 Valley Legacy Awards Nominations

2018 Valley Legacy Awards | Shepherd of the Valley is accepting nominations through July 17, 2018

We are currently seeking nominations for the 14th Annual Valley Legacy Awards. In 2005, The Valley Legacy Awards were created to honor those who are devoted to improving the Mahoning Valley. Since then, the VLAs have honored more than 300 exceptional people and organizations with 60 receiving the VLA. The Awards recognize three categories of legacies:…

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AAA Safe Driving Course for Mature Drivers

Sign up for your two-day AAA Driving Course with Shepherd of the Valley! Call to register today! Date: June 26 & 28 | July 17 & 19 | August 14 & 16 (Both days must be attended for the preferred session) Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $10 for AAA members; $15 for non-members…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 5/18/2018

Observations from the Chaplain’s Perspective Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain Consider the following story taken from a bulletin of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association: “My car won’t start when I buy pistachio” The manager of a Texas automobile dealership thought the woman who confronted him with this bizarre statement must be crazy. It seems that on…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 5/4/2018

Observations From the Chaplain’s Perspective Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24 “Don’t forget the sunscreen! Is there room for my guitar? Grab the cards and the dominoes!” Vacation. For many years, the Barnes’ Family have made…

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2018 Flag Retirement Service

The U.S. Flag Code states,  “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Bring your torn or worn out flag to Shepherd of the Valley throughout the month of May for a proper retirement. Drop…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 4/27/2018

Gentle Touches by Brian Doyle   Spent all day and deep into the evening Saturday at a wedding studying the ways and means and manners by which people gently touch each other, and so communicate this and that and the other thing; to wit, how fathers gently affectionately lay their hands on the thin eager elegant…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 4/13/2018

Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. Mark 6: 31   Six weeks and my gnarly toes will be wiggling in the warm sand…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/30/2018

Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/30/2018

Met an interesting lady a while back.  Spotted her at a function from across the room.  Appeared fragile, diminutive.  She was sitting buy herself along the wall – a solitary figure in a sea of people. Asked a gentleman to my left if he knew who she was.  “Oh yeah,” he said.  “That’s Elsie.  One…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/23/2018

Saw a rock the other day. Not just any rock, mind you. This “guy” was huge. Met this gargantuan monolith for the first time while on my daily rounds in Columbiana County. I was cresting a hill when I spotted it – a beautiful granite boulder, thirty feet high and twenty feet across – standing…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/16/2018

Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/16/2018

“Hey! What are you doin’ out there?” It’s a great day for a hike and the Swine Creek Reservation offers a beautiful venue. A braided stream, Swine Creek dates to the glacial melt. Icy waters, sandy bottom, and rocks ranging from pea-size to huge monoliths make for interesting terrain. The Barnes’ Clan is traversing a…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/2/2018

Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/2/2018

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.                                                                                                                            Proverbs 11:3 We’re living in strange times.  Just seems to me that we’re living in strange times.  A 24/7 news-cycle offers up-to-the-minute reporting on significant events.  Technology connects us in ways we never thought possible.  An “on-line” life-style…

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2018 Howland Card Parties

Save the date and join us at Shepherd of the Valley Howland for our 2018 card parties! From 12pm to 4pm we will be serving lunch and playing cards with all who attend. Click Here to Check Calendar for Individual Events Please make reservations for the Card Party Luncheon by calling 330-856-9232 ext. 0. RSVP…

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Operation Love 2018

Please consider helping with Shepherd of the Valley’s annual Operation Love Our Activity Department is collecting for our annual Easter baskets drive to benefit Mahoning and Trumbull Counties’ Children Services!   Items we are seeking include: Bubbles Sidewalk Chalk Glow Sticks Coloring Books/Crayons Stickers Playdoh Individually Wrapped Candy Easter Baskets Jump Ropes Small Toys  …

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10 Ways to Protect Your Home While You’re Away

1. Create the illusion of someone being home. Set lights, television, radio on a timer to create the typical noise and lights of an average home at night. Show signs of the home being lived in. Put a hold on your mail and daily paper so there is not a huge pile in your mailbox…

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