National Day of Prayerto be observed May 5
COLUMBIANA -- The Columbiana Ministerial Association is sponsoring a National Day of Prayer observance on May 5 at Heartland Christian School, 28 Pittsburgh St.
The event will begin with a sausage and pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Juice and coffee will be provided. Donations will be accepted to help defray the costs of the breakfast.
At 8 a.m. there will be a short program and time of prayer in the school auditorium. The theme for this year's observance is "God Shed His Grace on Thee!" This theme has been selected in recognition of God's many blessings on the United States, our community and our families.
Many community leaders will participate in this event. The public is welcome to come and show support for our community and its leaders and to thank the Lord for His abundant grace on Columbiana and our people and to ask Him to continue to bless and guide our community.
Buster Keaton film on tapfor meeting of organists
BAZETTA -- The American Guild of Organists will present a program to the public at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Bazetta Christian Church, 4131 Bazetta Road (corner of Everett-Hull and Bazetta Roads near the Trumbull County Fairgrounds). An evening of silent film comedy will feature Buster Keaton in "The Cameraman," and will be accompanied by Clark Wilson of East Liverpool on a historic Kimball theater pipe organ. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Singer Candy Christmasto perform in Austintown
AUSTINTOWN -- On May 1, recording artist Candy Christmas will perform at the 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services at Highway Tabernacle, 3000 S. Raccoon Road.
Candy is a "veteran performer with gospel roots that stretch back three generations," a church spokesman said. She grew up in the gospel music industry, releasing her first recording in 1973 at age 13. That song, "I Came on Business for the King," hit No. 5 on the gospel music charts.
After putting her music career on hold in 1988 to rear her children, she resumed her career in 1996 when gospel singer and songwriter Bill Gaither invited her to participate in a videotape project called "Gaither and Friends Revival."
Her ministry has taken off in "new and unanticipated directions." Her songwriting is inspired by personal experience as she blends the old with the new and offers a "lively twist on tradition."
For more information, call the church at (330) 792-3000.
Methodist church officialsplan to meet May 2
CANFIELD -- The Convening Conference of the Mahoning Valley District of the United Methodist Church will take place May 2 at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road. The evening will begin with worship at 7 p.m. with Dr. James Skinner, preacher.
The business meeting will begin at 8 p.m. Business will include receiving of the nominating report, setting budgets and other district business.
The Convening Conference will be chaired by: Dr. Gary Olin, convening superintendent; Dr. Gary George, Steubenville District superintendent; and the Rev. Orland Chaffee, superintendent designate for the Mahoning Valley District.
Youngstown Aglowfeatures survivor's story
CANFIELD -- Youngstown Aglow will have a free dessert meeting titled "Cancer Survivor Shares Miraculous Healing" at 7 p.m. Monday at the old Ursuline Preschool, 5357 Raccoon Road. The guest speaker will be Marilyn Rudge, a Christian who survived inoperable lung cancer. To make reservations, call (330) 533-4026. Prayer ministry available.
Sex addict to sharehis recovery tale
GARRETTSVILLE -- "Counseling in a Sexualized Culture" is the theme of the Biblical Counseling Institute's 16th annual conference on May 7.
The event will feature Mike Cleveland, founder of "Setting Captives Free." Cleveland will tell how God set him free from years of sexual addiction.
Fifteen workshops and three general sessions will focus on using the Bible to help people with various problems, such as sexual deviancy, suffering, grief and fear, along with some basic strategies for counselors.
The conference will be held at Cornerstone Community Church, 1400 Lander Road in Mayfield Heights. For more information, a flier and registration, write or call the institute, c/o United Church of Garrettsville, 8146 High St., Garrettsville, Ohio, 44231, (330) 527-4205, firstname.lastname@example.org.