Annual Women’s Day Celebration set Oct. 22

Annual Women’s Day Celebration set Oct. 22


Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., will host the annual Women’s Day Celebration, titled “To God be the Glory! Godly Women Holding Tight to Godly Wisdom.”

The Rev. Dr. William C. King Jr. is the pastor.

The public is invited to attend the 10:30 a.m. service Oct. 22.

During the service, co-chairwomen, Anne R. Cobbin and Betty Crafter-Royal will recognize the 16 nonagenarian members of the congregation.

A dinner to pay tribute to these women will take place at The Embassy Banquet Center, 5030 Youngstown Poland Road, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling the church at 330-743-1339.

The Rev. Rachel Oliver-Cobbin, 1986 Miss Black America and former lead singer for the R&B band Atlantic Starr, will be the guest speaker.

Ministry seeks women for ‘Rise Up’ event


Women from across the country are being summoned to “the most urgent gather for intercession and hope” on Washington’s National Mall on Monday.

The event, “Rise Up,” is sponsored by The Call, a prayer ministry that brought 400,000 Christian youth to the Washington Mall in 2000.

Women in attendance will be praying for healing, unity, families, justice, hope, life,and healing of the country.

For information, contact Cassandre Durocher at 703-739-5920.

Messy Church event


Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St., will host Messy Church, a free evening for families to enjoy crafts, music, stories, food, fellowship and messy fun, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

A free meal concludes the evening’s program.

For information, contact the church office at 814-724-6736.

St. Jude Octoberfest


St. Jude Church, 180 Seventh St., will host the St. Jude Octoberfest from 6 to 10 p.m. next Saturday.

The festival will feature a German buffet and desserts, The Saxon Club Bank and seasonal beers.

Child care will be provided.

Polka Mass, dinner


St. Patrick Church, 225 N. Main St., will host a Polka Mass at 4 p.m. next Saturday.

The celebrant will be Father Michael Swierz and music will be by Jack Vasko Band.

The stuffed-cabbage dinner, sponsored by St. Joseph the Provider School, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the church hall.

Tickets for the dinner are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Spiritual programs set


Beulah Baptist Missionary Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., will host two spiritual programs.

Minister Lela Decembly will lead the service at 11 a.m. Sunday and Minister Etta Huff will lead at 11 a.m. Oct. 15.

This will be their first sermons before the congregation at Beulah Baptist.

The public is invited to attend.

First Christian plans anniversary celebration


The First Christian Church of Girard, 140 E. Broadway Ave., invites the public to its 150th anniversary celebration Oct. 28.

There will be a gathering at 4 p.m. followed by a dinner provided by A la Carte Catering at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children age 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free.

Dinner will consist of chicken francaise, potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert.

Call the church to purchase tickets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 330-545-6130.

No tickets will be sold at the door and the deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 19.

Hymn Festival Oct. 15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3295 S. Union Ave. state Route 183), is presenting a Hymn Festival in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The festival will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 15.

Featured will be hymns and reflections based on the theme of spreading the Word of God throughout the world to all generations. Accompaniments will be provided by a brass ensemble, cello, handbells and percussion in addition to organ and keyboard.

Trunk or Treat event at Holy Family Parish


Holy Family Parish, 2729 Center Road, will host the second annual “Trunk or Treat” celebration.

The event will take place Oct. 29 with registration and trunk decorating from 3:30 to 4 p.m. and trick or treating from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Children will visit each vehicle to trick or treat and later vote on the best decorated trunk.

There will be games, prizes, face painting and awards for the best children’s costume and the best decorated trunk.

The family-friendly celebration is sponsored by the Holy Family Knights of Columbus.

St. Paul’s plans early Christmas trip


St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 350 S. Union Ave., is offering an early Christmas trip on Nov. 10.

Included with bus transportation is a tour of Castle Noel in Medina which houses the world’s largest collection of Christmas Movie Memorabilia and America’s largest Christmas entertainment attractions.

In Dalton, enjoy an Amish lunch buffet and participate in the Amish Kitchen Experience where participants assist in decorating Christmas cookies to take home.

Play “Elf on the Shelf” while Christmas shopping for unique gifts at P. Graham Dunn which has more than 30,000 products and at Lehman’s 35,000 square foot retail store.

Cost is $95.

For information, contact Janel at 330-647-7946.

Encore performance


Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill will give an exclusive encore performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 21 at the St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave.

Tickets are available on

For information about tickets, contact Frank Rossetti at 330-240-4322.

Craft vendors needed


Craft vendors are needed for St. Jude Craft Show taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

The event will take place at St. Jude Church, 180 Seventh St.

For applications contact Mary at 330-482-2351.

National Muslim-Jewish alliance branching out to build on mission


A national Muslim-Jewish alliance formed to fight hate crimes and forge better ties between them is branching out to build on its mission.

The Muslim Jewish Advisory Council met recently in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, one of the largest and oldest communities of Arabs and Muslims in the United States.

Leaders say it was an intentional destination for its first meeting outside New York City and Washington, D.C.

Co-chairmen Stanley Bergman and Farooq Kathwari say the Detroit area has been a model for Muslim-Jewish partnerships, and other officials add it could host a regional affiliate office next year. Current affiliate sites include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas and Miami.

Bergman says U.S. Muslims and Jews previously lacked a “vehicle” where they “could be in a room and talk about respective concerns.”

Staff/wire reports

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