Praise team

Praise team


The Chapel Praise Team of Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley will perform at 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday at Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Road, Columbiana.

Easter drama

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“It Is Finished,” an Easter story in music and drama, will be presented at 6 p.m. Good Friday by Pricetown United Methodist Church choir at the church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road.

Passion play


Highway Tabernacle Church, 3000 S. Raccoon Road, will present a Passion play at 7 p.m. Palm Sunday, 3 and 7 p.m. Good Friday and 7 p.m. Holy Saturday and March 31, Easter Sunday.

Admission is free; there is open seating. Doors will open 45 minutes before the show. A free-will offering will be taken to support missionaries around the globe.

The presentation includes a cast and crew of almost 150 people and live animals.

For information, call the church at 330-792-3000.

Christ in Passover

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Giselle Le’Aupepe of Jews for Jesus will present a traditional Passover service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive.

She will set the table with items traditionally used at Passover and explain the significance.

The program is free. For information, call the church at 330-549-2333.

Passover service


Bread of Life Church of God in Christ, 702 Cameron Ave., will have a Passover service and meal at 6 p.m. Good Friday. The Rev. Robert Spector, a Messianic Jew and president of Rock of Israel Ministries, Cincinnati, will conduct the Seder.

All are welcome. A free-will offering will be taken.

For reservations or information, call 330-329-2201.

Elder Rocco V. Wellington is host pastor.

Last Supper

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First United Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Rebecca St., will present a living Last Supper at 8 p.m. Maundy Thursday. Men from local churches participate.

Women of Victory


Women of Union Baptist Church, 528 Lincoln Ave., will host the annual Women of Victory prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. April 6 at the Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman.

Tickets are $20 and are available through March 31 at the church office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 330-746-1217 for more information.

Dr. Rosalind Osgood of New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be guest speaker for the weekend. The theme is “Facing Reality in the Pursuit of Your Dreams.”

A worship service will be at 10:45 a.m. April 7 at the church.

Divine Mercy event

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The National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 North Lipkey Road, will host a Divine Mercy conference on April 7.

The Rev. Shannon Collins will be the guest speaker.

The cost is $15 and includes lunch. Reservations must be made in advance. Call 330-538-3351 or visit

Drama ministry


The drama ministry of Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., will present a skit with Biblical characters at 4 p.m. Palm Sunday.

Speaker will be minister Yvonne Baker of New Vision New Day.

NOW Creations


Now Creations will present two extended teachings at regional sites.

In Youngstown, sessions will be from 1 to 4 p.m. April 7 and June 2 at the Ursuline Center in Canfield.

Other sites are Akron, Ashtabula, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

The first session will be “Enlightenment and Evil” and the second will be “Enlightenment and Integrated Living.”

Cost is $20 for each session. For information and registration, call 330-788-9965 or 330-783-0387 or visit

First Friday


The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host Dr. Paul A. Wright on April 4 at Antone’s Banquet Centre on Market Street.

He is a retired cardiologist and author of “Mother Teresa’s Prescriptions: Finding Happiness and Peace in Service.“

His topic will be “What Mother Teresa Taught Me about the Meaning of Life.”

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Cost is $15; make reservations by calling 330-533-1023 or visiting

Guest speaker


Bishop George V. Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown will speak at the 10:45 a.m. Palm Sunday worship service of Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 320 Elk St.

Prayer center


Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road, will host a Lenten prayer center from 6 to 9 p.m. Good Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holy Saturday.

The center is open to everyone and will include self-guided stations and prayer labyrinth.

For information, call the church at 330-707-9031 or email

Community service


Three Mahoning Valley organizations representing dozens of churches across Trumbull County and vicinity are joining together to present a community worship service at 7 p.m. Good Friday at Greater Apostolic Faith Church, 3571 Tod Ave.

Trumbull County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, the Evangelical Minsters Fellowship and Trumbull County Community of Christians are co-hosting.

The theme is “We Are One at the Cross.”

It will feature music by a combined choir directed by Van Nelson. Guest speaker will be Pastor Todd Johnson of Agape Assembly Church.

The Rev. Phillip Shealey is president of the ministerial alliance; the Rev. Everett Whiteside, president of evangelical minsters; and the Rev. Rick Oaks, president of community of Christians.

Anniversary event

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On Palm Sunday, New Life Baptist Church, 3414 state Route 208, will conduct an anniversary celebration with Christopher Williams, Christian recording artist, at 9 and 11 a.m. services. Interpretation for the deaf is available at the early service.

For information, call 724-946-2816 or visit

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