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Religion events

FALL FEST: Spanish Evangelical Church, 369 Keystone Ave.,Youngstown, will hold the fourth annual Eastside Fall Fest 9:30 a.m. today.

GUEST SPEAKER: Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., Youngstown, annual Women’s Day Prayer event will be 10 a.m. today. The Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark, judge of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in Pittsburgh, will be the speaker.

Tickets are available for $15.

TENT REVIVAL: Women United in Christ will hold a citywide tent revival 3 p.m. daily today through Monday at the Place Where the Lord Provides, 104 W Evergreen Ave., Youngstown. There will be various speakers and presenters.

MARRIAGES HONORED: Monsignor Robert J. Siffrin, vicar general for the Diocese of Youngstown, will celebrate a special Mass 2 p.m.Sunday at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton, to mark the wedding anniversaries of 54 couples who are being honored for a total of 2,622 years of wedded life, ranging from 25 to 69 years.

Larry and Marie Fecske of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Canton, are celebrating 69 years; and Donald and Freda Cunningham of St. Paul Parish, North Canton, are celebrating 68 years.

SOCIETY TO MEET: The Society of Saint John Chrysostom will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with an evening prayer and banquet 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 3560 Logan Way, Youngstown. There is a $25 cost per person and checks can to be sent to Rich Mattiussi: 4656 Driftwood Lane, Austintown, OH 44515. A prayer service will be celebrated at 5 p.m. in the church with a social following at 5:30 p.m., and banquet program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 330-502-5214 for more information.

75TH ANNIVERSARY: First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown, will hold the 75th anniversary of Protestant Family Services 11 a.m. Oct. 26 with a basket auction and fashion show, which will include local pastors.

The doors will open at 10 a.m., and the program will start at 11 a.m. There is limited seating. The donation is $20.

25 YEARS: Zion Hill Baptist Church, 220 Jefferson St., Youngstown, will hold the 25 years of service banquet honoring Pastro Lowell Williams and Jennifer Williams at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Marks Hall, 3560 Logan Way, Liberty. Tickets call 330-540-1433 or 330-746-3832.

87TH ANNIVERSARY: Zion Hill Baptist Church, 220 Jefferson St., Youngstown, will hold its 87th church anniversary 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The theme is “87 Years: Standing on the Rock.” Guest speaker is Pastor Clevon Dukes of New Hope Baptist Church of Farrell, Pa.

HOLY MARRIAGE: Dan DeMatte, speaker, author, youth minister and radio personality, will give a presentation titled “Holy Marriage, Happy Marriage” 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mt, Carmel Parish Center, Youngstown. He and his wife, Amber, wrote the book “Three Secrets to Happiness in Marriage.” A donation will be accepted. The program is sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family and Men and Women United for Life. For reservations, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 272.

MUSIC FEST: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches and the Interfaith Ministerial Alliance of Youngstown will hold a Sacred Music Fest at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1463 Shields Road. Five choirs, including those from New Bethel Baptist, St. Luke Catholic Church and Calvary Baptist, Antioch Baptist and St. John Russian Orthodox Church in Warren will be performing during the concert. The public is invited. There is no charge but donations will be accepted during the service.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB: First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will have guest speaker Joan Lawson at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center 2177 W. Western Reserve Road in Canfield. Lawson, a consultant for the Office of Religious Education, Diocese of Youngstown, will speak on “Inspiring Saints.” There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $18. For reservations, call 330-720-4498.

CLASSES OFFERED: St. John Lutheran Church, 1429 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, is enrolling students for the autumn term for theology course 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29.

Pastor Gary Schreckengost will speak on “Sanctification — Doing God’s Work God’s To Do List.” Text is available for purchase at the St. John Bookshop. Donation is $20.

RETREATS: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer two Enneagram retreats with Cheryl Rose. The first retreat is titled “Enneagram Basic”and will take place 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9. The second retreat titled “Enneagram Retreat” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and conclude at 2 p.m Nov. 10.

The Enneagram is a personality theory combining the insights of modern psychology with proven wisdom of ancient philosophies. Enneagram Retreat is for those who have taken the Enneagram Basics and would like to work more deeply with their type. The retreat will offer reflection time, guided exercises, and sharing to allow the opportunity for integration and deeper self- understanding.

Rose is trained and certified by Maria Beesing, OP, a pioneer in Enneagram theory and presentation, to facilitate this workshop.

DONATIONS MADE: The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, fraternal benefit society, Beachwood, awarded $1 million in donations at its 42nd quadrennial convention in Tampa, Florida, last week. Youngstown District president, Bernadette Demechko, announced that 125 requests for funding were received from the 15 districts nationwide. Church recipients in the Youngstown District include St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Warren, $10,000; Our Lady of Fatima / St. Ann’s, New Wilmington, Pa., $5,000; Our Lady of Sorrows, Youngstown, $11,000, and St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic, Youngstown, $5,000. Schools receiving funds included Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown, $l0,000, and Ursuline High School, Youngstown, $4,000. Organizations receiving funds were American Slovak Cultural Association, Canfield, $7,000, and Youngstown-Nova Ves (Slovakia) Sister Cities, Poland, $6,000.

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