hHope is topic
CANFIELD -- Dave Dravecky, formerly of Boardman, and his wife, Jan, will speak about "Hope in the Midst of Suffering" at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Old North Church. The event is free.
The couple founded Outreach of Hope ministry in 1991. Dravecky was a player for the San Francisco Giants whose pitching arm was amputated to stop the spread of cancer and save his life.
Jan Dravecky struggled with depression during her husband's illness.
Dave Dravecky will also speak at services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 2. Call (330) 533-6848.
Bishop's columnsavailable in book
YOUNGSTOWN -- "Without a Doubt: Bringing Faith to Life" is a newly published collection of 40 columns by Bishop Thomas Tobin, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown.
Bishop Tobin's newspaper column received the 2000 Catholic Press Association award for the nation's top Catholic commentary column. It appears in the Catholic Exponent, the official newspaper of the diocese. The book is published by Emmaus Road Publishing of Steubenville.
To order, call (800) 398-5470 or visit www.emmausroad.org. The softcover 232-page book sells for $13.95.
BOARDMAN -- A Thanksgiving Eve worship service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church.
The service is sponsored by Calvary and Western Reserve Baptist churches.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Christian recording artist David Meece will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Living Word Church. An offering will be taken. Meece will also participate in the 10 a.m. Sunday service.
CORNERSBURG -- Zion Lutheran Church will have a Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be offered.
Powell to be honored
BOARDMAN -- The Promise Keepers of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Columbiana Counties are sponsoring a women's night out in honor of the Rev. Elizabeth Powell who became the first female Baptist minister in the Mahoning Valley and who founded World Fellowship Interdenominational Ministries, at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Georgetown in Boardman.
Tickets are $30 per couple or $20 per person. For tickets, call (330) 744-9596, (330) 743-2534, or (724) 981-4020.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. Wayne L. Fuller will be installed at 4 p.m. Sunday as pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
The guest speaker will be Rev. Arthur C. Hill of Lincoln Avenue Christian Church.