Divine Mercy services

Divine Mercy services
CAMPBELL -- The public is invited to join St. Elizabeth, St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph the Provider churches Sunday in celebrating Divine Mercy at St. Joseph's, 633 Porter Ave.
Divine Mercy Sunday, the second Sunday of Easter, will be celebrated with a mass at 11:15 a.m. and followed by Eucharistic adoration from noon to 3 p.m. Services will begin at 3 p.m. with the praying of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the blessing of the image of the merciful Savior, its veneration and an outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament.
Confessions will be heard from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Reconciliation Chapel. For more information, call the parish rectory at St. Joseph's at (330) 755-0266.
Ordination to take place
YOUNGSTOWN -- Services for the ordination of Minister James Bowie of Union Baptist Church will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Christian Bible Baptist Church, 2369 Oak St.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. Michael Harrison, pastor of Union Baptist Church. Minister Bowie has been assisting the Rev. Lawrence E. Shells, pastor of Christian Bible Baptist Church, for the past two years.
McCabes to perform
CANFIELD -- Christian Life Center, 6101 S. Raccoon Road, will present a concert at 7 p.m. April 15 featuring acoustic folk rock recording artists Terry and Diane McCabe. They will be joined by guitarist Bob Meiroff.
The McCabes perform across the United States, and this concert is a rare local performance. The concert is free to the public. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call (330) 793-7454 or www.McCabetunes.com.
Play scheduled
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Usher Board of Phillips Chapel C.M.E., 718 Albert St., will present the play "Mission for All" at 4 p.m. April 10 performed by the church group from Mt. Zion Baptist Church. All are welcome to attend.
Spring concert slated
BOARDMAN -- Protestant Family Service will present a spring concert at 6 p.m. April 16 at St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave. The public is invited to attend the musical variety show. For information, call (330) 746-4600.
Program to be held
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Living Word Christian Center, 21 S. Mayville Road, will launch its "40 Days of Purpose Event" at 5: 30 p.m. April 9, joining with a worldwide network of churches.
The simulcast seminar is based on the book "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. The best-selling book has resulted in many accounts of spiritual renewal and growth in churches around the world.
During the 40 Days of Purpose campaign at the Greenville church, the truths about God's five purposes for people -- worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and evangelism -- will be communicated.
A spaghetti dinner will precede the event. For more information and to reserve gift dinner tickets, contact the center at (724) 588-2140 or online at www.livingwordchristian.org.
Informal discussions set
BOARDMAN -- Three Boardman Catholic churches are inviting nonpracticing and former Catholics to attend informal weekly sessions for an opportunity to listen and address their concerns about the church or why they no longer practice Catholicism.
The sessions, which will begin at 7 p.m. April 11 in Merici Hall in the basement of the rectory at Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, will be facilitated by former nonpracticing Catholics.
For reservations or more information, call Donna Deniro from Holy Family Church at (330) 757-4647; Linda O'Brien from St. Charles Church at (330) 758-2325; or Sister Mildred Ruffing from St. Luke Church at (330) 782-9783.
Public welcome
STRUTHERS -- The public is invited to attend Fellowship Bible Reading Center, 115 Frank St., an outreach of Fellowship Church of God in Christ, at 7 p.m. every Friday.
The outreach presents the Bible through a combination of video, text, narration and musical presentations. Admission is free. Call (330) 750-0002 for more information.
Meeting to take place
YOUNGSTOWN -- The United Methodist Women of Richard Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, 1205 Elm St., will meet Thursday.
Ruby Graham, president of the organization, will preside over the meeting, which will begin at 1 p.m. with a light lunch. Betty Hudak will give the blessing. A program on social action will be presented by Eleanor Harris.
The executive committee will meet at 12:15 p.m.. For more information, call the church at (330) 743-5432.
Conference scheduled
WARREN -- Higher Praise Covenant Church, 857 North Park Ave., will hold its Kingdom Builders Conference at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Guest speaker at Wednesday and Thursday services will be Bishop Thomas Muthee, who pastors the fastest-growing congregations in Kenya and who was featured in the 1999 documentary, "Transformation." He is well known around the world for his insights on city transformation.
The Rev. Les Bowling, pastor of Eagle Rock Church in Pickerington, Ohio, will be the featured speaker at the service Friday. He will speak on church leadership.
The Rev. Everett Whiteside is host pastor. All services are open to the public. For more information, call (330) 394-0055.
Healing service set
YOUNGSTOWN -- A service of healing will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The service, which is open to the public, will include communion and participation by congregants in a healing, or laying-on-of-hands, with a suitable prayer.
"This service enables us to ask that God uphold us and fill us with grace that we may know the healing power of his love," said the Rev. John Horner, the rector at St. John's. "It is an opportunity for people to acknowledge their need for healing of mind, body and spirit, a fresh start."
The church is next door to the main branch of the Youngstown/Mahoning County Public Library and is handicap accessible. For more information, call the church at (330) 743l-3175.

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