Jim Tressel to speak
BOARDMAN -- Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel will be the speaker at the Boardman Community Student-led Interfaith Baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. May 13 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
The Judeo-Christian event for Boardman seniors and their families is held at a different location each year.
Students from area congregations plan the service. For more information, (330) 758-4513.
MUC president visits
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown District Conference for the Youngstown District of the United Methodist Church will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Church Hill United Methodist Church.
The speaker will be Dr. John L. Ewing Jr., who is in his first year as president of the Methodist-affiliated Mount Union College in Alliance. The Rev. Dr. Gary Olin, the district superintendent, will preside.
The district represents 57 congregations with 18,000 members in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Portage counties.
Actress to appear
HUBBARD -- Donna Douglas, who played Elly May on the 1960s television show "The Beverly Hillbillies," will appear at Crossing Paths Ministry's spring banquet at 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Brentford House in Hubbard. She is now a gospel singer. Reservations must be made. For ticket information, call (724) 981-7777.
Revival speaker
YOUNGSTOWN -- Veronica Chapman of Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church in Cleveland will speak at 7 p.m. May 24 to 27 during revival services at Beulah Temple U.H.C.
Bicentennial begins
POLAND -- Poland Presbyterian Church is beginning events that will lead to its 200th anniversary celebration May 5, 2002.
On Sunday, there will be Founder's Day activities at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. A luncheon will follow the second service. At 1:30 p.m., there will be an organ recital by Michael Beattie, the church's former director of music who is now the director of operations for the Louisville (Ky.) Orchestra.
90th anniversary
YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Patrick Church is celebrating its 90th anniversary beginning at 6 p.m. May 17 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall. There will be a dinner and a program on memories of the church. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children under age 10. Call (330) 743-1109 by Thursday.
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown will celebrate Mass at St. Patrick at 10:30 a.m. May 20 at the church. A reception will follow.
Interfaith service
CAMPBELL --The Campbell Ecumenical Council of Churches will have its annual service at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Temple Baptist Church. The theme is, "I am the way, the truth and the life."
Pastor's anniversary
NILES -- The Rev. Lorenzo Glenn of Macedonia Baptist Church in Akron will be the speaker when the Rev. Larry Scott celebrates his 12th anniversary at Valley Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Choir celebration
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Inspirational Choir of Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church will celebrate its first anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. The theme is "I've Come Too Far to Turn Around."
Schall concert set
WARREN -- Gospel artist Dan Schall will perform at 7 p.m. May 13 at First United Church of Christ. Schall began his ministry after hearing the song "He Touched Me."
Revival services
YOUNGSTOWN -- Greater Friendship Baptist Church will host an "Institutional Revival" at 7 Wednesday through Friday. The theme is "Moving Forward thru God's Grace." Call (330) 743-5084.
Mortgage burning
STRUTHERS -- Fellowship Church of God in Christ will celebrate its mortgage burning at 6 p.m. May 26 at the Boardman Holiday Inn. Dr. Curtis Lewis, the minister of music at Church in the Round in Aliquippa, Pa., will perform. For ticket information, call (330) 743-7777.
Grief recovery program
MCDONALD -- GriefShare is a 13-week grief recovery education and support program that begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church. The faith-based program uses seminars with videos on topics related to death and grief. Participants may join at any time and are encouraged to attend more than one series to aid recovery. Call (330) 530-9439.
Home repair program
YOUNGSTOWN -- Volunteers from St. Mark's Lutheran Church have been making repairs to the Youngstown home of a congregation member. The Aid Association for Lutherans provided a $3,500 "Helping Hands" grant to provide materials for the work. The association provides the grants for members of Lutheran congregations who can't afford home repairs.
Divorce, single meeting
WARREN -- A free Broken Covenant Conference for singles and divorced people is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Hippodrome. The event is sponsored by Spencer Ministries. Call (330) 395-6755.
Budget seminar
YOUNGSTOWN -- Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church will present a free seminar from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday on budgets, preparing wills, banking and interest rates.
Funding sought
ERIE, Pa. -- The Erie Catholic Diocese has launched a $35 million campaign, "Celebrating Yesterday, Creating Tomorrow," in preparation for the diocese's 150th anniversary in 2003. The two-year campaign is for parishes, schools and diocesan ministries in its 13 northwestern Pennsylvania counties. Campaigns have begun in six parishes and the remaining 121 parishes will join in the fall.
The diocese wants to establish endowment funds for evangelization, education, Catholic Charities and clergy health and retirement. There will also be two capital improvement funds, one for educational facilities and one for Catholic Charities agencies. The last major fund-raising campaign from 1984 to 1987 raised $13 million. Mercer County is the southernmost county in the diocese.

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