Christian theater

Christian theater


Local Christian theater troupe, No Plan B, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel NW.

The play, “All That Matters,” was co-written by Melanie Montoya, a member of the congregation. It is a story of a family camping trip arranged by four daughters in an attempt to help their father “get to heaven.”

An offering will be taken to benefit the Bella Women’s Center, a mission supported by Grace UMC.

Refreshments will be served after the performance.

The church has a handicapped-accessible entrance.

For information, call 330-395-5231.

Sign-language Mass


Richard Koker will offer sign-language interpretation for a Mass at 8 a.m. Sunday on the concourse at the Canfield Fair. The Rev. Ed Noga, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Youngstown, will be the celebrant.

Education workshop


Greater Friendship Baptist, 646 Lakewood Ave., will conduct its annual Christian education workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 on the theme commitment.

Facilitators will be Pastor Raymond Mason of Alpha and Omega First Baptist Church, Pastor Larry McCollough of World Fellowship Church and evangelist Sherri Dawson.

Special presentations will be by Family Christian Book Store.

For the teaching staff of Greater Friendship Baptist, the event is free and members pay $10. For others, $15. Contact Anne Rutland or Pecola Hunter at the church, 330-743-5084, for registration.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Elder Rosetta Carter is director and Bette Patterson, co-director. The Rev. James C. Bowie is pastor.

Outdoor celebration


Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., will host an outside gathering from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 to celebrate “God’s Great Movement” and to “increase the peace.”

There will be free food, live music and activities for children.

Prayer team


The Youngstown City and Regional Prayer Team will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Fifth Avenue Community Church, 1361 Fifth Ave. Prayer leaders are Larry and Betty Stephens.

Praise service


Southington United Methodist Church, state Route 305, in the town center, will have a praise and worship service at 7 p.m. today.

Casual dress is permitted and refreshments will follow.

Men’s weekend


Tabernacle Baptist Church, 707 Arlington St., will host a men’s day weekend Friday through Sept. 8.

Events will be a fish fry from noon to 5 p.m. Friday for $8, a male chorus concert at 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and worship service at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 with speaker Elder Patrick Lyons of St. John Baptist Church in Erie, Pa.

For more information, call the church office at 330-747-9624.

Women’s conference


Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, 1812 Oak Hill Ave., will sponsor a women’s conference Sept. 13-15 with speakers Dr. Elaine Shouse Waller, Dr. Sheila Austin, evangelist Sandra Riley and Krista Tyson.

There are fees.

For information, call 330-747-4445 or visit

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