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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 May 30

February 19, 2018

Please schedule a time here! All donors will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card! 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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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 1/26/2018

January 26, 2018
Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes 1/26/2018

Parka – windbreaker . . . sackcloth and ashes? Winter in northeast Ohio offers some interesting challenges for those of us unable to retire to warmer climates. Temperatures and precipitation can vary drastically from day to day, and on occasion, from hour to hour. Even the most astute among us have difficulty determining which outer…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 1/19/2018

January 18, 2018

Unstring the lights – pack the tinsel away – off come the ornaments – the Koresh resumes its place in the attic – Christmas knick knacks are stored away for the season – the blue spruce is uprooted from its stand – and an Oreck vacuum sweeper disposes of the loose needles. Lorra and I…

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Silver Sneakers at Shepherd of the Valley Niles

January 17, 2018
Silver Sneakers at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles

Improve your strength with chair aerobics! Chair aerobics is a safe and effective low-impact workout performed while in a seated position. This class provides a cardiovascular workout for those who cannot stand for a prolonged amount of time or who may be new to exercise, while significantly reducing the risk of injury or a fall.…

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