Information for holiday services

Information for holiday services

Information on special services for Thanksgiving will be published Nov. 17 on the Religion page.

Please send complete church name, street address and city, time and date of service. Send the information to Religion desk, The Vindicator, 107 Vindicator Square, Box 780, Youngstown, Ohio 44501-0780; by fax to 330-747-6712; or by email to

Deadline to submit information is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Preachers’ ‘singout’


The program committee of Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance has planned a “preachers singout” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St.

The many voices will include Pastors Jack Pettis, Juan Rivera, Monica Phillips, Michael McNair, Derrick Anderson, J. Dwayne Heard and the EMBC Recording Choir, Ernest and Vicki Ellis, Kenneth Simon and the Sons of Bethel, Bob Offerdahl, Ernest Walker and Minster Eboni Bogan.

The event is open to the community and a free-will offering will be received to support projects such as the Community of Faith Credit Union and other projects.

For information, contact Elder Cynthia Wright Palmer by email at,

Anniversary service


Restoration Christian Fellowship, 151 Folsom St. NW, is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

A service is planned at 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Alton Merrell of New Jersulem Fellowship Church ministering, and at 4 p.m., Pastor Kelker from Burning Bush Ministries of Akron will be the guest.

A banquet took place Friday.

Third anniversary


The third anniversary of Pastor Samuel G. Holmes Jr. of Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Center for Community Empowerment located at 1420 Dogwood Drive.

He is a son of Elder Samuel and Martha Holmes of New Castle, Pa.

His father is an associate pastor of the Prevailing Word World Outreach Center of New Castle.

Diocese gets funds


Catholic Extension announced that the Diocese of Youngstown will receive an $8,000 grant to promote the mission of the Church.

The grant will fund the “First Step to Service” and “Next Step to Service” programs for Catholic schools in the diocese.

The four-week “First Step to Service” service-learning program was designed to provide students, families and teachers with an understanding of their call, as Catholics, to serve others in need.

“Next Step to Service” is a three-part mission series for school administrators that focuses on the realities of poverty.

These programs build faith in participants and encourage new generations of Catholics to engage in the work of charity and justice.

Theology on Tap


Theology on Tap, Mahoning County Chapter, will meet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at V2 Downtown, 100 W. Federal St. Speakers will be Carrie Vollentine and Maddy Culbertson, who will address the topic “Food for Thought: Fad of Forever? Sustainable Eating and Agriculture.”

The group is geared toward 18- to 39-year-olds. No reservations are required.

For information, send email to or MahoningCountyTOT.

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