YOUNGSTOWN -- Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of its pastor and first lady, the Rev. Henry and Odessa Clinkscale Jr., at 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Mr. Clinkscale is a Youngstown native who worked for Commercial Intertech Co. for 37 years. He was called to the ministry in 1965 and ordained in 1967.
The Rev. J. Dwayne Heard will speak at the morning service, and the Rev. Albert Ross will be the afternoon guest.
Bishop appoints twoto finance council
YOUNGSTOWN -- Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has appointed two people as new members of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown's finance council. They are Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick, and Monsignor Peter Polando, pastor of St. Matthias Parish in Youngstown. Their five-year terms are effective immediately.
Each diocese is required by church law to have a diocesan finance council that assists the bishop. The council approves the diocese's annual financial statement and annual budget with the direction of the bishop.
In addition to Bishop Tobin, the council chairman is Monsignor Robert Siffrin, vicar general of the diocese. Members are the Rev. Frank Carfagna, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Canton; Sister Nancy Dawson of the Ursuline Sisters, Canfield; Monsignor John DeMarinis, pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Youngstown; Robert Hoffman, chief financial officer of the diocese; Atty. Mary Beth Houser, diocesan legal counsel; Sister Andriene Ihnot of Humility of Mary Sisters; Parker McHenry, a banker; Eugene Rossi, an insurance agent; and Gerald Walsh, a certified public accountant.
Erie Diocese namespanel on sex abuse
ERIE, Pa. -- Bishop Donald W. Trautman of the Catholic Diocese of Erie has announced the diocesan review board to study and make recommendations on the diocese's policy on sexual abuse. The board also will assist and advise the diocese on any future allegations of clergy sexual abuse.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved in June the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" that called for the review boards to deal with the church's sex abuse scandal. The panel will study the national charter and norms, which await Vatican approval.
The diocese's first policy was issued in 1986 and later amended. The "Policy on Child Abuse and Student Abuse Prevention and Response," which addresses the behavior of clergy, teachers and lay volunteers.
Beside the bishop, the members are:
UCheryl Bates, recently retired as director of child protective services and staff development, Erie County Office of Children and Youth.
UDr. Raymond Francis, a psychologist, DuBois, Pa.
UThe Rev. Joseph Gregorek, Ph.D., a biology professor, Gannon University, Erie; adjunct clinical professor of family and community medicine, Pennsylvania State University Medical School, Hershey, Pa.
UJudge Jess S. Jiuliante, senior judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
UDr. Alfred Joseph, Hermitage, Pa.
UPatricia Liebel, chair of MetroHealth Center Board; director of alumni services, Mercyhurst College, Erie.
USister Catherine Manning, SSJ, former president and CEO, Saint Vincent Health System, Erie.
UAtty. William Madden, Sharon, Pa.
UAtty. Norman Stark, Erie.
hTripps to perform
LEAVITTSBURG, Pa. -- LaVerne and Edith Tripp will perform at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Leavittsburg Church of God. The Tripps, of Hendersonville, Tenn., travel weekly to churches to sing and evangelize. LaVern Tripp just released his 75th full-length recording, "Never Grow Old." Call (330) 898-1131.
VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- EverGreen will present a labyrinth walk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Villa Maria Community Center. The theme is "The Path Which Connects Us to the Whole Earth Community: Humility." There's no cost. Call (724) 964-8920, Ext. 3387.
Malone open house
CANTON -- Malone College will have an open house to discuss its Christian Ministries master's degree program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Hall. Call (330) 471-8224.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mount Zion Church of God in Christ's annual women of praise conference will be Thursday through Sunday at the church.
Speakers include prophretress Pan Vinnett of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Youngstown, elder Gwen McCurry of Cleveland, and evangelist Lori Porter of Akron.
On Thursday and Friday, there will be "Armed for Battle" clinics at noon and 6 p.m., with worship at 7 p.m. On Aug. 10, a 'youth explosion' program is at 8:30 a.m.; worship is at 10 a.m.; a program on intercession, 6 p.m., and worship, 7 p.m. On Aug. 11, worship is at 11 a.m. and a ministry of arts is at 6 p.m.
The cost is $40. Call (330) 782-6721.