Church anniversary

Church anniversary


The 96th anniversary of Shiloh Baptist Church, 238 Bright Ave., will be celebrated at two services this weekend. Ricky Tigner is pastor.

At the 10:45 a.m. service, the pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus will be guest speaker. The 3 p.m. service will feature Pastor James Bowie and the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church as guests.

Shiloh’s documented history began in 1917 in a boarding house on the east side, about 75 feet from Struthers city limits. The next location of Shiloh was in a rented building on West Washington Street. Shiloh then moved to Campbell, known as East Youngstown. In 1924, the church moved to 47 Madison St., until a fire and relocation to Struthers. In 1958, Shiloh bought the Hungarian Baptist Church on Bright Avenue.

Throughout the history of Shiloh Baptist, other churches started are Gospel Temple Baptist, Pilgrim Baptist, Greater Liberty Baptist and Christian Bible Baptist.

At Grace UMC


Don Cherry, member of Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel N.W., participated in the 68-mile World of Wildlife Bike Ride in June. He raised more than $1,000 through pledges and donations from the congregation and community. The funds benefit the church food pantry, which serves 50 families a month.

Shirley Frazier is social concerns chairperson and food pantry coordinator and Glenn Hamilton is pastor.

Donna Cherry will present a short program about her 19-day European trip with People to People this summer during the 9:45 a.m. service Aug. 25 at the church.

She presented her program recently at East Ohio Conference Church and Society Committee at its meeting in Canton. Donna is a member of Grace U.M. Youth, vacation Bible school aide and an honor student in eighth grade at McGuffey School.

Presiding bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as its first female Presiding Bishop on Aug. 14 in Pittsburgh.

She will take her office on Nov. 1.

Bishop Eaton, a native of Cleveland, earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the College of Wooster and received a master of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School. She is married to the Rev. Conrad Selnick, an Episcopal priest.

The churchwide assembly, the chief legislative authority of the ELCA, met Aug. 12-17 in Pittsburgh.

The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region.

Ministries chapter


Debra Ingram, director of the Bride of Christ Worship Team and member of Destiny International Ministry, will be guest speaker when the Youngstown Chapter of Igniting New Life Ministries, an interdenominational ministry, meets Monday at Georgeanna Parker Activity Center in Boardman Park, 325 Boardman-Poland Road.

Fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m. with ministry at 7.

Ingram founded the Kingdomites Biblical Dance Academy in Youngstown and is its dean.

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