Jazz and 'Godspell'
HOWLAND -- Tent Troupe, the only traveling summer tent theatre in America, will present "100% Chance of Rain," a jazz cantata for young people, Friday at 2 p.m. and the musical "Godspell" at 8 p.m.
The performances will be presented under a big-top tent at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. Both shows are free but donations will be accepted.
"100% Chance of Rain," the children's matinee, tells the story of Noah with the character of Mrs. Noah telling bedtime stories to help pass the time until the rain stops.
Preceding the 2 p.m. performance, there will be a 15-minute pre-show featuring music, dance and interactive opportunities for youngsters.
This is the 32nd season for Tent Troupe, a group of high school performers from St. Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, Md.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Joshua Sutak of St. Matthias School recently won the fourth-grade division of Family Rosary's 2002 "Try Prayer. It Works!" contest, an international competition that encourages pupils to express their faith through art, poetry, prose, video and photography.
Sutak was one of 35 winners from among more than 5,000 entrants in the Easton, Mass.-based competition's Northern Hemisphere division. Sutak received a $250 gift and a certificate at a recent ceremony and the school received $500.
For seven years, pupils in kindergarten through grade 12 in Catholic schools, parishes and other Catholic organizations illustrate a faith-based theme. This year, it was "Prayer in Action," and pupils portrayed how they place God before their own interests by helping others.
Sutak won with a poem that details how he helped a lost boy find his way home.
Men and women's day
WARREN -- Second Baptist Church of Warren is holding a Men and Women's Day celebration on Sunday with the theme "Preparing in Harmony for the Coming of the Lord."
The speaker for the 10:30 a.m. service will be the Rev. Ricky Lawson, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Canton.
Sister Daisy McGee, a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Sandusky and president of the Northern Ohio Baptist District Association Women's Auxiliary, will be the speaker at 4 p.m.
CAMPBELL -- An evening of Songs of Praise sponsored by the Pastor's Aid Ministry of the Faith Temple Baptist Church will be at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Various groups from this tri-state area will be performing. No tickets are required.
Anointing of the sick
YOUNGSTOWN -- The St. Anne Society of Our Lady of Hungary Church is hosting a communal anointing of the sick and elderly service in honor of St. Anne, patron of grandparents, in the Cardinal Mindszenty Hall, which is wheelchair accessible, at 1:30 p.m. July 26. Refreshments will be served after the service. Call (330) 792-6767.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Beulah Baptist Church will present a revival, "God is in Control," at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Speakers include the Rev. Michael Harrison from Union Baptist Church in Youngstown on Monday and Tuesday, the Rev. Kenneth Paramore from Union Baptist Church in Akron on Wednesday and Thursday, and the Rev. David Showers from Beulah Baptist Church in Youngstown on Friday.
Latin ministries concert
AUSTINTOWN -- The Singing Avilas, Simon and Cecilia, who are a part of The Latin American Ministries, will present a concert at 6 p.m. July 20 in First United Methodist Church of West Austintown. An offering will be taken. An ice cream social will follow the concert. The Avilas will also be a part of the service at 10:45 a.m. July 21.