Christian car cruise
WARREN -- Glenn Christian Church will have its sixth annual ox roast and car show from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
There will be a "Nite Before" cruise from 6 to 9 p.m. today with a bonfire and music.
The event is not a fund raiser for the church or charity, according to Darlene K. Stuart, a spokesman for the cruise. Instead, it is designed as a free day of fun and fellowship for the community. Many of those on the church grounds at 5540 Parkman Road N.W., attend its service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Some 600 cars from 11 states are registered. The church estimates there will be 8,000 to 10,000 spectators.
NORTH JACKSON -- The Youngstown region of the Slovak Catholic Federation will have its eight annual pilgrimage in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother, the patroness of Slovaks, Sept. 16 at Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine. All devotions will be in Slovak, starting at 3 p.m. A Slovak Mass is at 4 p.m. Confessions will be in English and Slovak.
A dinner will be served after the Mass. A candlelight procession and the Rosary will end the day. Tickets for the dinner are $10 and may be obtained from federation members, Slovak parishes, or by calling (330) 782-9126.
Forgiveness andrepentance program
YOUNGSTOWN -- An interfaith program on forgiveness and repentance will be at 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at Ohev Tzedek-Shaarei Torah Congregation. There will be a panel discussion by Rabbi Simeon Kolko of Ohev Tzedek, the Rev. George J. Balasko, pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church in East Liverpool, who has been active in Jewish-Christian dialogues, and Elsie Dursi, the executive director of the Mahoning Valley Association Churches. Call (330) 758-2321.
Evangelist to speak
NILES -- Norman Sharbaugh of Clermont, Ind., will be the evangelist when Evansville Baptist Church has evangelist meetings. He's a former Catholic educator and basketball coach. Services are at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 9, and at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 to 14. Call (330) 652-6793.
YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Casimir Church will have a healing Mass at 11 a.m. Sept. 12. There will be anointing of the sick, elderly and the troubled. A light lunch will follow the Mass. Call (330) 743-3951.
GIRARD -- The eighth annual World Day of Prayer will be observed locally starting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Unity Church Center. Its pastor, the Rev. Richard A. Schumacher, will conduct a 30-minute service. Individuals will then begin one-hour shifts of silent prayer in the sanctuary, while people pray aloud in the church library. The prayer vigil will end at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 with a service for answered prayers. The event is organized by the Unity School of Christianity near Kansas City, Mo. Call (330) 539-0122.
COLUMBIANA -- St. Jude Catholic Church will be the site of a blessing of pets and pet parade from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30. The event commemorates the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. Animals should be on leashes or cages. No dangerous species will be permitted.
'Loving God' program
YOUNGSTOWN -- "Loving God and Loving Neighbor" is the title of a free program that will offered adults and teens from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Oct. 21 and Nov. 11 at St. Columba Cathedral. The program will offer presentations followed by discussions on individuals who have made a contribution to humanity, ways of showing kindness or serving others, and ways of expressing gratitude. Call (330) 759-2443.
YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Mark's Lutheran Church will have a rally day Sept. 9. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast, Sunday school and teacher recognition, and a balloon launch. The 10:45 a.m. service will include a welcome of new members. A picnic will follow.
Moody Bible Institute
CHAMPION -- The Moody Bible Institute of Northeast Ohio will offer the course "Christian Education" at Grace Baptist Church from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10. Classes will be offered as adult continuing education and college level. For registration and fees, call (330) 847-7577.
Boy Scout classes
WARREN -- Religious award classes for Boy Scouts begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament School library. Scouts working on the Ad Altare Dei medal must be 12, and those working on the Pope Pius award must be 14, as of Jan. 1, 2001. Scouts should bring a notebook, pencil and Bible.
CANTON -- Sunday is the last day to register at home parishes for the celebration of 25th, 40th and 50th wedding anniversaries. The special Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at St. John the Baptist Church. For more information, call (330) 744-8451 ext. 274.
Evening prayers set
WARREN -- Blessed Sacrament Parish will celebrate evening prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Sept. 10 and 11.