Annual Sacred Music Festival set for Sunday

Annual Sacred Music Festival set for Sunday


Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, will host the annual Sacred Music Festival at 5 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend. Various choirs from the Mahoning Valley have been invited to participate. A free-will offering will be received to support the mission of Mahoning Valley Association of Churches. The festival will be followed by fellowship and refreshments.

‘Dramatic Portrayal of Corrie ten Boom’ set


Hubbard Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Cherry Lane Drive SE, will host “A Dramatic Portrayal of Corrie ten Boom” at 6 p.m. Sunday. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program. The event is sponsored by the Penn-Ohio Pastors’ Prayer Fellowship. Contact 330-534-3111 or for information.

Administrative officials event at Mount Calvary


Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, 1812 Oak Hill Ave., will host an event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The theme is Celebrate Administrative Officials of Non-Profit, For-Profit, Not-For-Profit and Government Officials in a Global Economy.

The event will include numerous special guests as well as guests from the professional and academic community of Youngstown. For information, contact Guy Sebastian at 330-610-2452.

National Vocation Awareness Week


National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated throughout the United States Sunday through next Saturday.

The week offers those of the Catholic faith a special time in their parishes and schools to recognize and foster vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. On Wednesday, the six dioceses of Ohio (Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Steubenville, Toledo and Youngstown) will join together as one to pray for an increase of vocations at select parishes in each diocese.

For information on Vocation Awareness Week and this statewide day of prayer, contact Father Christopher Luoni at 330-744-8451 or email him at

All Souls Day services planned for Sunday


All Souls Day services will take place at the chapels of All Souls Cemetery, Cortland; Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown; and Resurrection Cemetery, Austintown on Sunday. Opening prayers will begin at 1:45 p.m. and the service will begin at 2 p.m.

Tibi Ruslan Duo will perform Tuesday


The North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, will host the Tibi Ruslan Duo from the Ukraine at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited to hear their unique eclectic style of praise and worship, hymns, and gospel music. There will also be the testimony and stories of Ruslan Olah and Tibi Virag who are both Christian gypsies. For additional information, call the church at 330-549-2333.

Alliance Christian Center hosts pastor


The Alliance Christian Center, 670 W. Main St., will host Pastor Debra K. Brown from the Harvest Christian Center in Minerva at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Brown has attended Christian Life College of Theology and Seminary and has a bachelor’s of arts degree in psychology from the University of Akron. She is licensed and ordained through Harvest Christian Centers, International. She will share the call of God on her life with those in attendance.

There will be a $3 donation. For information, call Rebecca Roller at 330-581-8585.

Lay Leaders of Prayer commissioning service


Twenty-two men and women from around the diocese will be commissioned as lay leaders of Prayer on Nov. 15. The commissioning will take place during evening prayer at the Our Lady of the Lakes Parish-St. James Church, 50 Rosemont Road. Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Vicar General of the Diocese of Youngstown, will be the presider.

Free community Thanksgiving dinner


First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 4:30 to 6:40 p.m. Nov. 16. A full-course turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and beverage will be served. The dinner is free and open to the community. This is the 37th Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

Free community dinner


There will be a free neighborhood community dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista. The dinner is sponsored by Sts. Peter and Paul Ukranian Orthodox Church.

Price Memorial to host appreciation dinner


Price Memorial AME Zion Church will host a pastors appreciation dinner for Rev. Dr. and Mrs. William C. King Jr. from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Mark Hall, 3560 Logan Way.

Tickets are $30 and will not be available at the door. Attendees are asked to wear black and white attire.

Contact Lillian Davila at 330-719-0262, Herman McDavid at 330-744-7113, or Tuana Bennett-Vinson at 330-519-4477 for tickets.

Sisters plan Day of Spirituality event


The Benedictine Sisters of the Byzantine Church at Queen of Heaven Monastery are offering a Day of Spirituality in preparation for Christmas from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

The event will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Center, 180 Belvedere Ave NE. To register, call 330-856-1813 or before Dec. 1. The presenter will be Most Rev. John M. Kudrick, Bishop Emeritus of the Eparchy of Parma.

There will be time for reflection, questions, refreshments and an opportunity to receive the Mystery (Sacrament) of Reconciliation.

Hanukkah Happenings for Kids at El Emeth


Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, will host Hanukkah Happening for Kids from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

The event will include Hannukkah singing with Tirtza Kohan, painting Hanukkah panels, making Hanukkah jewelry with Lori Szoke, crafts for all ages and latkes and cookies for all.

If interested, RSVP to El Emeth before Dec. 7 by calling 330-759-1429.

Joint Chanukah celebration for temples


Congregation Rodef Sholom, 1119 Elm St., will host a special communitywide, joint Chanukah celebration with all the area temples. The celebration will include gourmet salad bar and latkes from all three synagogues, musical entertainment, children’s program led by Gon and Shai Erez, and World Series of Dreidel. If interested RSVP to Rodef Sholom no later than Dec. 8 by calling 330-744-5001.

St. Lucy celebrates 80 years in Campbell


St. Lucy Church, 404 Tenney Ave., will celebrate 80 years in the city of Campbell. Also being celebrated is the feast Day of the Patron Saint, Santa Lucia. The public is invited to celebrate. Holy Liturgy will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and a reception will follow at the Palermo Center. For information, call 330-755-2828.

Encore performance of Irish Tenor planned


Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill will give an exclusive encore performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Cathedral of Saint Columba, 159 W. Rayen Ave. Tickets are available on For information about tickets, contact Frank Rossetti at 330-240-4322.

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