Installation planned

Installation planned


Evangelist Dione Eldridge will be installed as the district missionary in the greater Mahoning Valley for the First Jurisdiction, Ohio North, Church of God in Christ, during a service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Fellowship Tabernacle Christian Center, 2139 Market St.

Bishop Edward T. Cook, prelate; Thelma Giles-Butts, supervisor; superintendent Ross Johnson; and Pastor Kenny Eldridge, senior pastor and the honoree’s husband, will participate. Dione Eldridge is co-pastor at Fellowship Tabernacle.

Dione Eldridge has been in the ministry for 20 years. She has traveled with her husband in his career as a musician, producer and international recording artist.

She will oversee the women’s groups in 10 churches in Youngstown, Warren, Canton and Akron.

A lifelong Valley resident, Dione Eldridge graduated from South High School and attended Youngstown State University. She has worked for 27 years at Allstate Insurance Co.

Keelings in concert


The Keelings will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road. Now in their 19th year, The Keelings have recorded more than 17 albums. Members are Randy Keeling, his sons Jeff and Doug; his daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Pat Wilaman, and sound technician Ray Youngs.

A free-will offering will be taken.

Guest speaker


Abundant Harvest World Outreach Center, 104 Idlewood, will host the Rev. Richard Myers of Millville, N.J., at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. He has a healing and prophetic ministry. The Revs. Michael and Jo Ann Pangio will host.

Conference set


The 182nd semiannual worldwide General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast live from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The broadcast will be received from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 at the Youngstown Stake Center, 2205 Tibbits-Wick Road.

Thomas S. Monson, church president, will speak Oct. 7. Messages will be given by the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other general authorities and general officers.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will provide the music for the weekend sessions of General Conference. The choir’s broadcast of “Music and the Spoken Word” will be at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7.

Other local chapels where the conference will be received live are Warren Chapel, 1321 State Road, Champion; Rootstown Chapel, 2776 Hartville Road; Lisbon Chapel, 7250 Lisbon Road; and Alliance Chapel, 2260 Hedgewood Ave.

Hymn sing set


“The Fellowship,” a men’s singing group at Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, will host Kay and Ernie Cunningham for hymn singing at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Refreshments will be served.

Taize prayer


First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., will conduct a Taize prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The candlelight service of hymns, prayers and Scripture will be led by the choirs of St. Columba Cathedral, Poland, Pleasant Grove and First Presbyterian churches.

Studies North gathering


Jewish/Christian Studies/North will address the role of sickness and healing in faith traditions at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way. Rabbi Joseph Schonberger will discuss the topic pertaining to Judaism.

For information, call the Rev. George Balasko at 330-406-1034 or Rabbi Schonberger at 330-759-1429.

Prayer assembly


Youngstown City and Regional Prayer Team will gather for a prayer assembly at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Fifth Avenue Community Church, 1361 Fifth Ave. Prayer leaders are Larry and Betty Stephens.

Anniversary dinner


St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 301 Struthers-Liberty Road, will celebrate its 95th year with services and a dinner.

Bishop Matthias of the Chicago and the Midwest Diocese will be at vespers at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Oct. 21.

A dinner will follow in the church hall. For tickets, call George Kolesar at 330-782-5998. Reservation deadline is Oct. 12. Cost is $35 for adults; $15 for 12- to 18-year-olds, $10 for 7- to 11-year-olds and free for those 6 and younger.

Call Kaye Garmen at 330-755-1670 to place ads in the program book. Deadline is Oct. 12.

Gospel Fest


Pastor David Trent, formerly of Youngstown, will participate in Gospel Fest this weekend at Lawrence Convention Center.

Pianist to play


Dr. Matthew McCright, “The Maverick Pianist,” will present a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE. Donation is $10.

The Western Pennsylvania native had a residency last season at Youngstown State University. He is on the piano faculty at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

Quartet to play

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The Majestic Sounds Quartet will be the featured group at the Victory Gospel Jubilee on Friday at North Lima Business Complex, the former South Range High School, 11836 South Ave. The southern gospel quartet from Wilmington, Ohio, will join Mary St. Clair from Fredricktown, Ohio, and the Golden Street Singers from Farmdale, Ohio, for a two-hour concert beginning at 7 p.m.

The Golden Street Singers host the Jubilee.

Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling 800-284-9709.

Contemplation series

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Villa Maria Spirituality and Education Center continues a series of morning seminars. “Catch a Falling Leaf” will be the topic from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 with presenter Sister Barbara O’Donnell.

Program participants may stay for lunch, but registration is required. Cost for the program is $ 7. Cost for program and lunch is $12.

Call 724-964-8886, or register online at

Groening lecture


“Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path Through the Teachings of Bruno Groening” will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 S. Broad St. The session is being conducted at, but is not affiliated with, the church.

Featured speakers will be Mrs. Jutta Graf of Germany and Arlene Barkan, Youngstown leader.

The lecture is sponsored by the Circle for Spiritual Aid to Life, based on the teachings of Groening, a German healer and teacher. The free lecture is about 90 minutes. Donations are appreciated.

For information, contact Arlene Barkan, community leader, at 330-372-3144 or by email at

For Black Madonna


At St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., the baptistery has been renovated as a shrine to Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna. St. Stanislaus Kostka donated a mosaic, and financial donations came from St. Casimir Society, cathedral parishioners, Polish Youngstown.

A communal sing is set for 5 p.m. Thursday at the cathedral. Area choirs will record a Marian-themed CD in honor of the upcoming dedication. Sale profits will support the shrine. A potluck fellowship will follow.

After the 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28 Mass at St. St. Stanislaus, 430 Williamson Ave., the mosaic will be driven to the cathedral.

The dedication Mass will be Oct. 30; with the prelude at 5 and Mass at 5:30. Bishop George V. Murry will preside. A Polish reception will follow; cost is $35. Reservations required; call 330-744-5233.

Legion of Mary

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A Day of Recollection by Legion of Mary Curia, Diocese of Youngstown, Lady of Mount Carmel, is planned Oct. 14 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon 2759 North Lipkey Road. Registration will be at 1 p.m. followed by the rosary, prayers, Mass and Chaplet of Mercy. Dinner reservations required; cost is $13. Call Theresa Peterson at 330-726-8444.

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