JCRC food drive

JCRC food drive
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Jewish Community Relations Council will have its 11th annual High Holiday Food Drive from Thursday through Sept. 30.
All members of the Jewish community have been asked to bring nonperishable food and toiletry items to area synagogues, the Akiva Academy or the Jewish Community Center. A bag and a list of needed items have been mailed to all Jewish households.
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is next Saturday and marks the beginning of Jewish year 5763. It starts the Ten Days of Penitence that ends with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Sept. 16. Yom Kippur is the most solemn of Jewish holy days, devoted to prayer, fasting and repentance.
Proceeds will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley or the Food Warehouse of the Shenango Valley. Call (330) 746-3251.
Classes offered
BOARDMAN -- The Berean School of the Bible Global University System is offering classes starting Tuesday.
Classes are "How to Study the Bible," which is $70 for new students and $60 for previous students; "Understanding the Psalms," $75 and $65, respectively, and "Cults, World Religions, and the New Age Movement," $70 and $60. Call (330) 781-0260 or (330) 758-0142.
75th anniversary
BOARDMAN -- Roman Rudnytsky, a member of the piano faculty at Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music, will perform at 4 p.m. Sept. 28 when St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrates its 75th anniversary.
Part of the festivities will be the dedication of a circa-1895 Steinway concert piano that has been restored. An offering will be taken. A reception will follow the concert.
30th anniversary
YOUNGSTOWN -- Lockwood United Methodist Church will celebrate its 30th anniversary Sept. 8. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. The Rev. Van Chiles will speak. A luncheon will follow. For reservations, call (330) 872-0573.
Pre-fall concert
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mount Zion Baptist Church Mass Choir will present a pre-fall concert with the theme, "Lifting Up the Name of Jesus." The event is at 5 p.m. Sept. 15.
Annual pilgrimage
YOUNGSTOWN -- The fourth annual community day of pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Sacred Heart Retreat and Renewal Center. The event, sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, is designed to bridge the gap between gospel values and everyday life.
The Rev. Joseph Gleixner, a missionary with more than 30 years of work in New Guinea, will reflect on evil as an affront to God's design in the context of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Gospel concert
GIRARD -- Karen Jackson will sing at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at First Assembly of God. She performs styles ranging from traditional to jazz. There's no cost.
Annual program
YOUNGSTOWN -- St. James A.M.E. Church will celebrate its annual men's and women's day program at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Geraldine Tate of North Canton, who was an elementary school principal in Youngstown.
At 4 p.m., the speaker will be the Rev. Albert Maiden from First Greater New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cleveland, who formerly lived in Youngstown.
'Team Ministry' broadcast set
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The "Team Ministry Simulcast" that will be broadcast nationally Sept. 15 will feature Dr. John C. Maxwell, author of "Developing the Leader Within You," Bill Hybels, senior pastor and founder of the Willow Creek Association of churches, and Max Lucado, author of over 20 best-selling books. The broadcast will be available at the City Rescue Mission in New Castle. For the time and registration information, call (724) 652-4341.
CROP Walk meeting set
WARREN -- There will be a meeting for recruiters for the CROP Walk at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The walk will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Court House Square. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will go to the Trumbull County Food Coalition. The rest goes to Church World Service. Call (330) 540-5161.
Cancer survivor to sing
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- David M. Bailey, a Christian musician and cancer survivor, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in Beeghly Theater. Bailey was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 1996 and was told he would die that year. He quit his corporate job to play guitar and started a new faith journey. He is cancer-free and has played more than 300 concerts in 39 states and made seven albums. Call (724) 946-7116.
Awards classes begin
WARREN -- Religious awards classes for Trumbull County scouts begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament School. Candidates for the Ad Altare award must be 12 or older, and Pope Pius award candidates must either be 16 years old or in grade nine. Those who received the Ad Altare Dei award last year are eligible to earn the Pope Pius award. Participants should bring a pen, notebook and a Bible. Call (330) 652-5198.
Pioneer Club kickoff
BOARDMAN -- The Pioneer Club Kickoff will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Glenwood Methodist Church. It's for children age 4 through grade six. The weekly club allows children to learn about God, do projects and play games. Call (330) 726-2643.
African mission support
YOUNGSTOWN -- At 7 p.m. next Saturday, Ebenezer Church of God in Christ will have a service to support the international foreign missions ministry of B. Dwayne Hardin Ministries.
Hardin's best friend and native of Youngstown, Pastor Kenneth W. Paramore of United Baptist Church, Akron, will speak.
The program is sponsored by Minister Bessie Jackson and the Willing Workers -- a local intercessory ministry. Hardin will be taking a ministry team on his second mission trip to Africa. Last year he ministered in Nigeria.
In October, he and his team will provide medical supplies and ministering crusades in South Africa. Vision Africa 2002's meetings will affect an estimated 50,000 people in a 20-day period. The budget for these meetings is approximately $35,000.
Financial support can be sent to B. Dwayne Hardin Ministries, P.O. Box 1202, Youngstown 44501; call (330) 747-4445, or e-mail BDHMinistries@aol.com for further information.
Anniversary programs
WARREN -- To commemorate the Sept. 11 anniversary, Blessed Sacrament Parish will have adult education evenings on the theme of reconciliation at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 10. Also, a nine-day Novena of Evening Prayer for Peace begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday and will continue until Sept. 11.
Probation officerto speak at service
YOUNGSTOWN -- Vincent Peterson, associate minister at Triedstone Baptist Church in Warren and a probation officer in Trumbull County, will speak at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church.
First Communion
NILES -- Alpha & amp; Omega Ministries will observe its first Communion at 11 a.m. Sunday. The theme is "A New Blood Transfusion for the Contaminated Church."
EverGreen programs
VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- EverGreen will present two programs at Villa Maria Community Center.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14, there will be a program, "Earth -- Spirit of the Seasons." The program will look at the rhythm of the season in our lives. The cost is $25. Register by Tuesday by calling (724) 964-8920 ext. 3350.
There will be a labyrinth walk with the theme "Walk for World Peace" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Registration is not required. Call (724) 964-8920 ext. 3387.

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