Luncheon planned

Luncheon planned


Women of Worship Ministry of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 646 Lakewood Ave., will host the second annual Women Rejoicing Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at St. Mark Orthodox Church social center in Liberty.

Kimberly Walker of Restoration Christian Fellowship of Warren will be guest speaker. Shelley Dunn of the The Corinthian Singers of Greater Friendship will be soloist.

Tickets are $25 and will be on sale until Sept. 21. No tickets will be available at the door. For tickets, call Pecola H. Hunter at 330-747-7373 or Sandra Miles at 330-746-1921.

Sing-along planned


A Saturday night sing-along will be next Saturday at New Life Christian Fellowship, 2099 Tibbetts-Wick Road.

Snacks and fellowship begin at 6 p.m. and a concert by In His Service will be at 6:30. The sing-along will start at 7. The event is free. For information, call New Life at 330-539-5333.

Polka Mass on tap


Holy Apostles Parish plans a polka Mass at 4 p.m. next Saturday with the Eddie Vallus Band at St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 854 Wilson Ave.

A stuffed cabbage dinner and sale will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children from 4 to 10 years old. The menu is two cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread and butter, tossed salad, dessert, coffee, tea and bottled water.

Call 330-743-1905 for reservations.

Interim pastor


Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Road, has called the Rev. David P. Wyant of Columbiana to serve as part-time, interim pastor for one year, which began Sept. 2.

The Rev. Mr. Wyant is a graduate of Ohio State University, where he studied engineering. He attended Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, earning a master of divinity degree. He was ordained by Old North Church in Canfield in 2011.

A volunteer with the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, Mr. Wyant has been a chapel speaker for the past six years and also offers a worship service Sunday mornings at the mission’s resident facility on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Youngstown.

Wyant is a commercial airline pilot. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Columbiana.

Zion Hill offers worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays and a Wednesday evening service.

Groundbreaking ceremony planned


Spanish Evangelical Church, established in 1954, will celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 for a new building on Keystone Street, off of McCartney Road.

The church has rented from Metro Assembly of God, 2530 South Ave., since August 2005.

The Rev. Rolando Rojas is senior pastor.

CWU meeting


Church Women United of the Youngstown Area will have its fall kickoff meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at Protestant Family Services, 496 Glenwood Ave. Suite 115, Millcreek Community Center.

Denomination representatives should attend.

An area B meeting will be 8:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church in Warren; World Community Day on Nov. 2 at Western Reserve United Methodist Church; and Human Rights Day on Dec. 8 at Park Vista South.

New shows on CTNY


CTNY, the Catholic Television Network of the Diocese of Youngstown, has announced the production and broadcast of two new shows to air on ETC-Ecumenical Television Channel.

A 20-part series on vocations, titled “How is God Calling You,” will begin at 8 p.m. Monday

A 16-part series on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II documents, titled “The Year of Faith: Celebrating 50 Years of Vatican II,” will air at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 3.

“How is God Calling You” is a show that seeks to assist youth and young adults to discover the path the God has chosen for them.

Vocations to the priesthood, religious life, marriage and single life will be discussed.

“The Year of Faith” will share information on the documents of the Second Vatican Council and how they shaped and changed the life of the Church.

ETC-Ecumenical Television Channel, serving Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, is a collaboration of Christian denominations and the Jewish community.

Women’s conference


Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, 1812 Oak Hill Ave., will host a women’s conference, “Arise,” Friday through Sept. 16.

Suffragan Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, pastor, and Krista Tyson are conference hosts.

The event will feature evangelist Sandra Riley, Crisette Ellis, Denise Carpenter, Karla Randall, Darlene Brantley, Prince Praise and Mime Ministry.

Registration fee is $100. Call 330-747-4445 or visit

Labyrinth walks

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Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will host a guided labyrinth walk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Villa Maria Community Center.

The theme is “Path of Gratefulness.”

The labyrinth is a tool for enriching the spiritual journey.

Labyrinths are geometric forms that define a sacred space.

Sister Therese Pavilonis will offer a brief history and introduction.

No registration is required but is appreciated.

Free-will offerings will be accepted.

Meet at the outdoor labyrinth.

If there is inclement weather, call 724-964-8886 to confirm if the walk will be held.

Valley Alive 2012

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Valley Alive 2012, with the theme, “One Nation Under God,” is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at Hickory High School.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the program of music, worship and teaching.

There is no admission fee.

Sponsor is Joshua’s Haven City Mission in Sharon, Pa.

For information, call 724-983-0304 or email to

Prayer meeting planned

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Cedar Avenue Church of God, 664 Cedar Ave., will host an open prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

It will be led by Pastors Lester Kirk and Donald G. Reed Sr.

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