Special service

Special service


A multicongregational-multicultural worship service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Gibson Heights-Second Presbyterian Church, 755 E. Dewey Ave.

The service will feature the music ministry of the Noble family, who were brought up in Coitsville Presbyterian Church.

Guest speaker will be the Rev. Sidney Byrd, 94.

Donna Wynn will sing a verse of “Amazing Grace” in Cherokee, the group will sing the song in the Dakota Indian language and Hispanic members will share a verse in their language.

Those attending are invited to dress in attire reflecting their culture and heritage.

Concert at cathedral


The complete organ works of Maurice Durufl will be presented in a free concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St.

Durufl (1903-1986) was a prominent Roman Catholic composer in Paris, France. He is probably best known for his Requiem Mass, which is based on Gregorian Chant melodies.

The concert will feature guest artist Dr. H. Ricardo Ramirez, music director and organist at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral.

The concert is open to the public. Security and free parking provided. For more information, call 330-744-5233.

Ministries chapter


Suzie Hammersmith will be guest speaker when Youngstown Chapter of Igniting New Life Ministries, an interdenominational ministry, meets Oct. 21 at Georgeanna Parker Activity Center in Boardman Park, 325 Boardman-Poland Road. Fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m. with ministry at 7.

She is pastor of Agape Church of Prayer in Bowling Green, Ohio.

‘Fire’ conference


Venture Church, 7872 Glenwood Ave., will host the live streaming of the eighth annual “Come To The Fire’ Conference” on Thursday through Saturday.

The theme is “Celebrate Your Freedom” with speakers Linda Boyette, Beth Coppedge, Aletha Hinthorn, Nancy Jesudass and Carolyn Johnson.

Women across the nation will participate in the event that focuses on spiritual life.

This event is open to the public with conference fees on a donation-only basis. Register through the organization’s website, www.cometothefire.org.

Sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19.

Anniversary event


In celebration of its 88th anniversary, the Total Praise and Worship Choir of Pilgrim Baptist Church, 67 McClure St., directed by Charles Robinson, will host a musical at 5 p.m. Oct. 19. The anniversary celebration continues at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 with the Rev. Julius Davis and congregation from Friendship Baptist Church in Girard as guests. All events are free and open to the public. Minister Leroy Vaughn is interim pastor.

Cheering racers


Members of Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 W. Front St., will conduct a worship service at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, instead of the regular 10:30, then go outside to cheer and provide water for Peace Race participants. A continental breakfast will follow.

Keelings in concert


The Keelings, a Southern Gospel Group from Hadley, Pa., will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road. The Keelings are celebrating their 20th year of performing.

A free-will offering will be taken.

Film screening set


A documentary film on Bruno Groning will be screened from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 Broad St.

The Circle for Spiritual Aid to Life is sponsoring the event.

The session will be at, but not affiliated with, the church. Groning is a German healer and teacher.

The event is free but donations are appreciated.

An introduction to the Groning’s teaching will be offered at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the church.

For information on the events, contact Arlene Barkan, community leader, at 330-372-3144. Visit www.bruno-groening.org/english.

Workshop planned


Christian Education Ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church, 707 Arlington St., will sponsor a workshop, “The Trouble with Money” from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19.

Workshop leader Vernard Richberg will address “Economic Opportunity Coach at the Community Builders.”

Call the office at 330-747-9624 to register by Wednesday.

A free-will offering will be accepted.

Pastoral visit


In honor of Respect Life Month, Bishop George Murry will make a pastoral visit at the 10 a.m. liturgy Sunday at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave. He will offer the sacrament of anointing.

Refreshments will follow in the social hall.

Church anniversary


First Presbyterian Church, 3654 Main St., will celebrate its 150th anniversary by participating in Mineral Ridge Spirit Day Parade on Oct. 20 with a float holding a replica of the church. The church will be open to visitors and have refreshments.

A worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 with speaker, the Rev. Mark Phillips, pastor from 1994-2010. Eric McClellan will share music.

Lunch will be at noon.

Annual Usher Day


Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 320 Elk St., will conduct its annual Usher Day program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Marlene Martin.

Refreshments will be served.

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