YOUNGSTOWN -- Jesse Manibusan, a Christian singer and songwriter, will present a concert at 7 p.m. May 20 at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill. Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door. Call (330) 743-1109. Proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Slidell, La., and the Rich Center for Autism. Sponsored in part by Denise and John York and the DeBartolo Corp.
SHARON, Pa. -- Ruth African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 95 W. Connelly Blvd., will observe its annual women's day with a two-day celebration. The Women of Ruth will hold a luncheon and fashion show at 1 p.m. May 20 at The Rosemont. Call (724) 981-1187 for reservations. The Rev. Thelma Gordon, pastor of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church of Blacksburg, S.C., will speak at the service at 4 p.m. May 21.
WARREN -- The Salvation Army of Warren is looking for sponsors to send 29 children to a weeklong camp this summer. Last year, the organization sent 25 to camp through sponsorships so the children can play sports, swim, explore nature and make crafts. For more information, contact Capts. Robert and Jody Kramer, (330) 392-1573.
GIRARD -- An open discussion of the religious and moral issues surrounding the immigration debate is planned Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill Road. A potluck supper will be at 5 p.m. followed by the discussion at 6.
BOARDMAN -- The Elsons will present a concert of Southern gospel music at 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1463 Shields Road. An offering will be taken. The family group performs in the tri-state area and has recently released "Still Blessed."
Renewal at center
LEAVITTSBURG -- Mike Shreve, a teacher of new age philosophy with Shreve Ministries in Cleveland, Tenn., will speak during Holy Spirit Renewal from Friday to May 14 at Warren Revival Center, 4400 W. Market St. Services are planned at 6:30 each night, with Shreve speaking at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. A seminar, "Finding Out Who You Really Are," is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday. The events are free; no registration is required.
COLUMBIANA -- New Creation Fellowship, an independent full gospel church, held its first service on Easter Sunday at Heartland Christian School auditorium, 28 Pittsburgh St., formerly Columbiana High School. The Rev. Joe Congemi leads the fellowship, which will hold services at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. There is a nursery for infants and children's church for those 5 to 12 years old. Weekly Bible study and bimonthly youth group meeting are planned. For information call (330) 482-5070.
Power of Praise
HUBBARD -- Power of Praise, a group of musicians and singers dedicated to a ministry of Christian praise and worship, will perform at 7 p.m. May 13 at St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St.
Service honoring soldier
COLUMBIANA -- Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 415 S. Main St., will honor Lance Cpl. Benjamin Corey during a service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Corey recently returned to the U.S. after a tour of duty in Falujah, Iraq, where he was wounded. He will spend time at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and then go to Ramadi in Iraq.
NILES -- The Rev. and Mrs. Larry Scott will mark their 17th anniversary at Valley Baptist Church, 405 Depot St., during a celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
COLUMBIANA -- The Rev. Paul Bartholomew of Mohican Church of the Brethren will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Road. He's the son of the Rev. John and Ruth Bartholomew of Zion Hill.
BOARDMAN -- Flame Fellowship, an interdenominational ministry, will host the Rev. Cindy McGough at its meeting May 15 at Boardman Community Center at Boardman Township Park. She is the founder of "Victorious Sisters." Fellowship will start at 6:30 p.m. with the ministry at 7.
EAST PALESTINE -- The communicants class of First United Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Rebecca St., will be in charge of the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Parish life committee members will hold a coffee hour afterward.