Mahoning Valley Association of Churches will sponsor the 27th annual Mayors’ Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St., Girard.
Attorney Bonnie Deutsch Burdman, director of community relations and government affairs for Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, will speak on the theme “Appreciating the Good in Others.”
Students from St. Nicholas School in Struthers, directed by Lauren Johnson, will provide music.
Cost is $20 or $150 for a table of eight. Reservations are due by Nov. 13. Send checks to MVAC, P.O. Box 1526, Youngstown, OH 44501. Call 330-788-5914 for more information.
“God’s Love” will be the theme of a service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St. The mostly music service will feature the choir and Tim and Adrienne Lehotsky, C.J. Price, Dave Buchanan and special guests. Refreshments will follow.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., will conduct one service at 10 a.m. Sunday to celebrate the conclusion of its stewardship program “Live a God-Pleasing Life.” Special music will be performed. A luncheon will follow.
To what extent should politics be based on the Bible? Should political issues be discussed from the pulpit? How can churches help members get beyond the distortions of political ads so as to make informed decisions? This will be the basis for a dinner and discussion Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill Road.
The potluck supper begins at 5 p.m. and the discussion at 6. Visitors are expected and welcome at both. For information, call 330-505-1192.
The Historic Lutheran Church of St. John will sponsor the St. John Academy for Theological Studies on the theme “Jesus, the Disciples and the Early Church Came to Know.” Sessions will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, beginning next week, and continuing on Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and 14 with a lecture and discussion. A midweek chapel Eucharist follows at noon. Tuition is a weekly donation. Reference materials provided. For information, call 330-502-5149.
Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 718 Albert St., will observe family and friends day at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Speaker will be Bishop Sylvester Williams Sr., presiding prelate of the Second Episcopal District.
Host pastor and presiding elder is the Rev. Bruce E. Gibson.
A fellowship dinner will follow.
Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, 566 W. Indianola Ave., will host the annual Women’s Day celebration with theme “Let Your Mountain Hear Your Voice” at 5 p.m. Sunday. Chairperson is Tonja Corpening-Bradley. Speaker will be Pastor MeChelle Barnette of of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ.
Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., will host a tribute program at 4 p.m. Sunday to remember the late Rev. Harold Logan, who died a week before his 14th anniversary at the church.
Shiloh Baptist Church, 238 Bright Ave., will celebrate part two of its 95th anniversary with guest soloist Paulette Rupert-Gardner of Detroit during a service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
At 4 p.m. that day, the Celebration Choir including members and former members will present a musical program with local choirs, soloists, mime teams and instrumentalists. Ronnie Rupert is choir president, and the Rev. Ricky Tigner is pastor.
Restoration Christian Fellowship, 151 Folsom Drive, will recognize the pastor and his wife, the co-pastor, the Rev. Joseph E. Walker Jr. and Kimberly D. Walker, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be minister Pierre Osborne of New Jerusalem Fellowship. At 4 p.m., guests will be Pastor Todd Johnson and the Agape Assembly Church. Light refreshments will follow.
At Park Vista
Park Vista of Youngstown, 1216 Fifth Ave., and its Lifelong Learning Institute will focus on the rosary in a program by the Rev. John Keehner, pastor of St. Christine Church, at 3 p.m. Thursday. “The History of the Rosary: Its Role in Our Lives as Christians” will be in the Park Vista Gathering Room, 1216 Fifth Ave.
The Ruth Kyle Lecture Series is educational programming designed to provide exploration into faith and religious life by lecturers and educators from around the country. Kyle was a 25-year resident of Park Vista.
Dr. William Carl, president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will present a two-part lecture on modern religious life on Oct. 29. “The Marks of Churches that Make a Difference in the 21st Century” is open to local clergy and will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Gathering Room.
“Brains, Bodies, Beliefs and Behaviors” will explore the philosophical and ethical perspectives of the mind-body relationship at 1:30 p.m. in the Park Vista North Lounge, 1310 Fifth Ave.
To reserve places for the free events, call 330-746-2944, ext. 1555.
The Monument of Faith Church of God in Christ, 2165 Highland Ave. SW, will host the 24th pastoral celebration honoring Bishop David L. Herron Sr., prelate of Ohio Central East, and his wife, Brenda Herron, at 7 p.m. Friday.
Isaac Simpson, national recording artist, and New Providence, Sacred Voices, the MOF Bishop’s Choir and Restoration Christian Fellowship Mime Team will participate.
An anniversary banquet will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Community Family Outreach Complex, 2165 Highland Ave.
Services will be at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 28 and at 4 p.m. with special guest Bishop Michael E. Hill, prelate Great Lakes 1st Jurisdiction, Superintendent Melvin Howard Sr. and St. James Church of God in Christ, Superintendent Ace Gillems and God Given Church of God in Christ and KJuan Ali Patterson.
Reservations are due Monday for World Community Day planned Nov. 2 by Church Women United, Youngstown Area, at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., the program at 10 and lunch at noon. Donation is $10.
Send reservations to the Rev. Robin Woodberry, New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown, OH 44507, or call 330-747-2125.
Shirley Megown will be honored as the Valiant Woman of 2012.
“Abiding in Community” is the theme.
Nonperishable items will be collected for Protestant Family Service.
CWU will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Mill Creek Community Center, 496 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.