Grace AME Church to host conference
Grace AME Church, 1137 Main Ave., will host the 136th North Ohio Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church today through Thursday. Public conference activities will include a banquet honoring 2017 graduates, a musical, programming with Warren city officials and a special appearance of the nationally renowned Wilberforce University Choir at 7 p.m. Thursday. This event is free. For information, call Gloria Rogers at 330-307-5779.
Heavenly Place Church to celebrate its first lady
Heavenly Place Church of God in Christ invites the public to celebrate its first lady Bobbie Jean Jackson at 6 p.m. today. King of Kings Fellowship COGIC, Pastor George Austin and first lady Annette Austin, along with their congregation, will be the special church guests. The event will feature Youngstown Gospel Song Bird’s “TRIO,” which includes Geraldine Crenshaw, Reba Thomas-Murray and Linda Sutton-Hawkins.
Church to present ‘Martin and Katie’
“Martin and Katie: A Love Story,” a play about Martin Luther and his wife, will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday at Grace Church, 140 S. Main St. This two-person play tells the story of their courtship and marriage within a framework of the interesting, historic and tumultuous events of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation. This free presentation is part of Grace Church’s monthlong observance of the 500th anniversary.
Church to host musical program
Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 279 Whipple Ave., will host a musical program at 6 p.m. today. Appearing in the musical will be the Rev. Melvin D. Brown and annointed Family Gospel Temple Praise Team, with special guest the Rev. Emmit Nevel Jr. of Nevel’s Temple Church of God in Christ, along with the Community Church of God in Christ Male Chorus.
Group to host women’s celebration
The women’s Day committee of Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., will host its annual Women’s Day Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The theme is Godly Women Holding Tight to Godly Wisdom. During the service, chairwomen also will recognize and pay tribute to the 16 nonagenarian members of the congregation. A dinner honoring the women will take place at The Embassy Banquet Center, 5030 Youngstown-Poland Road, at 2 p.m. There is a $25 donation.
Church to celebrate 97th anniversary
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 827 Wilson Ave., will celebrate its 97th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Jimmy Rogers, pastor of the Good Hope Baptist Church of Akron, will be the guest preacher. Dinner will be served immediately after the morning worship service. The Mount Zion Baptist Church Voices of Zion Choir will provide the music. The Rev. Jack W. Pettis is the host pastor. For more information, call Althea Robinson or Betty Walker at 330-746-3601.
Church to welcome Apostle C.S. Johnson
Bridging of the Spirit Christian Center, 3024 Myron Ave., will host Apostle C.S. Johnson of Antioch, Calif., at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Bishop Calvin Penny is the host pastor.
Bishop George V. Murry will celebrate a special Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, 627 McKinley Ave. NW, to mark the wedding anniversaries of 65 couples who are being honored for a total of 3,176 years of wedded life ranging from 25 to 70 years. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration includes renewal of marriage vows at Mass and a personalized certificate. A reception will take place for the honored couples and their families after the Mass in the school hall, hosted by members of the St. John Guild. For more information, contact the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at 330-744-8451.
Church to celebrate 92nd anniversary
Pilgrim Baptist Church, 67 McClure St., will be celebrating its 92nd anniversary at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The theme for the service is “United We Stand.” The text is from St. John 17: 1-11, and the speaker will be the Rev. Gary Frost.
K.A. Smith to speak at Grove City College
GROVE CITY, PA.
Grove City College welcomes distinguished Christian thinker K.A. Smith to campus for a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Crawford Hall Auditorium, 100 Campus Drive. In addition to his evening lecture, Smith will speak to students attending chapel at 9:25 a.m. in Harbison Chapel.
100th anniversary celebration continues
The Music Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church, 238 Bright Ave., is continuing the celebration of its 100th anniversary. Apostle Michael Scott, pastor of the Lighthouse Covenant Ministries and former member of Shiloh, will be the speaker at 11 a.m. Oct. 29. Recognition of members of 50 years and more will be acknowledged, and a celebration musical will take place at 4 p.m. with local and out-of-town musical talent. The Rev. Ricky Tigner is the host Pastor.
Evening of Prayer
The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America invites the public to an ecumenical Evening of Prayer for the Lutheran Catholic Common Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave. Bishop Abraham Allende and Bishop George V. Murry celebrate this evening prayer for Christian unity. Evening of Prayer features Lutheran and Catholic vocalists and musicians from churches throughout the NEOS-ELCA and the diocese. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Parish Hall.
A celebration of Scottish heritage
The community is invited to join in a celebration of Scottish heritage at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive. Bagpiper Glen Duncan and Beadle James Hardwick will join the Rev. Donald Aull in leading the service. Guests are invited to wear or bring their clan’s Tartan to the service and to arrive early to register their clan name for the calling of clans. A reception of Scottish tea, shortbreads and scones will follow the worship. The Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans is an American celebration of Scottish heritage originally instituted during World War II. For more information, call the church office at 330-758-4513.
GloryWay Quartet to perform in North Lima
GloryWay Quartet will be in concert at the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. No tickets are required, but a free-will offering will be taken. For additional information, call 330-549-2333.
Church to host ‘White Rage’ author
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., will host Carol Anderson at 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Anderson is the author of the book “White Rage.” No tickets are necessary. For more information, call 330-743-3175.
Veterans Day Banquet
Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park Inc. will host the biannual Veterans Day Banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Brentford House, 737 Myron St. The theme is “Gone But Not Forgotten.” The event will include live music by Matrix. Tickets are $35. Retired Army veteran Arthur Lemons Jr. will be the guest speaker.