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Something To Think About from Pastor Barnes

April 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

March 29, 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

March 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

March 15, 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

March 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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Niles Hosting American Red Cross Blood Drive March 28

February 19, 2018

Please schedule a time here! To learn more about the American Red Cross’s RapidPass system or to register the day of donation, please click here.

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2018 Howland Card Parties

February 14, 2018

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

February 5, 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

February 2, 2018

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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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 2/2/2018

February 2, 2018

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23: 1 We call them our “children” – Bleu, Weez, Tiny, Lillie, Millie, Billie, Charlotte, Charlie, Wilbur, and Chewey. Eight out of the ten are rescues, left homeless by circumstances beyond their control. Lorra and I serve as surrogate parents for this motley bunch of…

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