Bethel schedulesBlack History speakers
YOUNGSTOWN -- Bethel Lighthouse Ministries has scheduled three speakers for Black History Month, all at 11 a.m. They are:
Michael Levy, a licensed minister and ordained elder at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle in Youngstown, will speak Feb. 10. Levy is a magna cum laude graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree and is a licensed social worker for the Mahoning County Children Services. For 17 years, Mr. Levy charted the career development for a variety of secular and gospel singers, musicians and actors as a theatrical agent and administrator of John Levy Enterprises Inc. in New York and Los Angeles.
Linda Fortune, the administrative assistant at New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown, will speak Feb. 17. She serves on New Bethel's Christian Education Board and is involved in many of its ministries.
Tuskegee Airman Eugene L. Guyton of Cleveland will speak Feb. 24. He was drafted in 1943 and transferred into the Tuskegee Army Air Corp., where he graduated in 1944 as a fighter pilot. He served with the 99th Fighter Squadron 477th Composite Group until 1946. He then worked for the Cleveland Fire Department for 34 years, becoming a battalion chief.
Interfaith tea set
LIBERTY -- The Women's Interfaith Tea for women of different faiths will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Temple El Emeth.
The event will include a program and a reception with homemade pastries.
Rabbi Joseph Schonberger of the temple and the Rev. George Balasko, pastor of St. Ann Church in East Liverpool and a local leader in the Jewish-Christian dialogue, will be the speakers.
Rabbi Frank Muller of Rodef Sholom Temple in Youngstown will give the benediction, and Rabbi Simeon Kolko is involved in the musical presentations.
The tea began in 1946 when Marion Roth, the president of the Rodef Sholom Temple sisterhood, came up with the idea as an effort to understand different faiths, overcome religious prejudices and create a bond of fellowship among women in the Youngstown area. She believed that each religious heritage should be respected and that no religion should be isolated.
The sisterhoods of the Youngstown area are sponsoring the tea this year. Sponsorship rotates each year between women from the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox faiths.
Islamic study offered
WARREN -- "World of Islam," a Sunday school video series on Muslim beliefs, begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Christ Memorial Baptist Church. Call (330) 369-1512.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Wedding Music Showcase Concert will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown and at St. Joseph Church in Canton. The concert will feature processionals and recessionals for organ and trumpet, vocal solos and congregational hymns, including standard repertoire as well as newly published compositions. The concerts are open to pastoral musicians of all denominations, engaged couples and the public.