Choir concert canceled

Choir concert canceled


The Children of the World Choir that was scheduled for Sunday at North Lima Mennonite Church has been canceled.

Speaker, dinner


The Living Bread Radio Network will host Father Larry Richards on Thursday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Doors open with a cash bar at 5 p.m. followed by a gourmet Italian dinner at 5:30. Tickets are $20 and reservations are limited. Call Molly Romano at 330-966-2903 or to purchase tickets.

Church schedule

Mineral Ridge

The First Presbyterian Church, 3654 Main St., will begin its fall schedule Sept. 9. Church school for all ages will take place at 9:15 a.m., worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a time of fellowship. The service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. The youth will host a bake sale during the time of fellowship to raise money for local mission work. The building is handicapped-accessible.

Healing Series


Anyone who is struggling with sickness, depression, anxiety or finances is invited to a Healing Series beginning Sept. 9 at Master’s Touch Healing and Training Center, 5357 S. Raccoon Road. Lucille will be teaching biblical principles, sharing life experiences and offering personal healing prayer ministry with anointing of oil if desired. For information, including times, call 330-503-1111.

Worship services


Hickory United Methodist Church, 240 N. Hermitage Road, will offer Sunday worship service beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 in the parlor. The service will include a few songs and teachings through a book of the Bible, beginning with Genesis. Call 724-981-9450 for information.

Guest speaker


Jason Evert, speaker and author, will present “Purified,” a potentially life-changing event for families from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at St. Christine Church, 3125 S. Schenley Ave.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family of the Diocese of Youngstown and the pro-life group, Men and Women United for Life. Evert will speak on parenting for purity followed by a teen presentation, “Love or Lust.” The evening will conclude with prayer and reconciliation. For ages 13 and up.

Mass at fair


The Rev. Edward Noga, pastor of St. Patrick Church, Youngstown, will give a Mass at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Canfield Fairgrounds, near the grandstand. Regular Masses will take place at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1410 Oak Hill Ave. For information, call 330-743-1109.

Conference for women


Christ Dwelling Place Ministries will present “Women Breaking Down Walls and Building Up Bridges,” as part of its Women Empowerment Conference, at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sept. 8 at Apostolic Faith Temple, 109 W. Woodland Ave. Registration is $20 and the evening service is free. For information, call 330-553-1227.

Community dialogue


The Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue on Racism is sponsoring its third round of community dialogues on racism for September. A preview will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave.

The event will include pizza, cookies and drinks. The preview will include a mini session of group dialogue. For information, contact Dr. Robin Woodberry at 330-506-6647, the Rev. Ed Weisheimer at 330-953-3450, the Rev. Jim Ray at 330-757-0848 or Leigh Greene at 330-540-2456.

Book discussion


Temple El-Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, will host a book discussion of “A History of God,” written by Karen Armstrong, an ecumenical inquiry at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Day of prayer


Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host World Day of Prayer beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 13. For information, contact 330-539-0122.

Gathering together


The congregations of Friendship Baptist and Rising Star Baptist churches will meet at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Friendship Baptist Church, 111 Water St. The afternoon sermon will be about the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

Meditation at center


The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host a “Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be conducted by Maria and Calvin Wagner from the Center for Sound Therapy in Boardman. The event is the next installment of the Centre’s “Path to Wholeness” series. The meditation is free but donations will be accepted. For questions or reservations, call 330-539-0122.

IMA to meet


The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 1210 Himrod Ave. The Rev. J. Dwayne Heard, pastor, will be the host. All attendees are asked to bring a pastor as a guest. All IMA members are requested to pay their annual dues of $30 and any past monies owed.

Improve fitness


The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, 4280 Shields Road, can help improve your physical, mental or spiritual fitness. The Motherhouse pool offers classes for all ages. They also have SilverSneakers by Tivity Health classes for mature adults comprising strengthening, cardio, water and yoga. The center also features spirituality series, individual counseling and spiritual direction.

For information, visit or call 330-799-4941.

Unity Centre programs


Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host Armand and Angelina for a concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and a native flute shop at 9 a.m. Sept. 22. For questions, call the center at 330-539-0122.

Pittsburgh trip


On Oct. 17, Salem St. Paul’s Church, 350 S. Union Ave., is sponsoring a trip to Pittsburgh to “Tour and Taste” one of two districts.

Registrants may choose between Bloomfield’s Little Italy or the Multi-Ethnic Strip District. Both tours feature a behind-the-counter look at a variety of eateries. Tours link local history with the eating establishments. Each tour lasts two hours, followed by about one hour to shop on your own throughout the district.

The cost is $75, is due by Wednesday and covers bus transportation, tour ticket, all food tastings, gratuity for the tour guides and taxes. For information, contact Janel at 330-647-7946.

Community picnic


Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, will host its annual Rally Day/Community Picnic on Sept. 9. Sunday school and adult Bible class will begin at 9 a.m. The worship service with communion will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Immediately after the worship service, there will be a free community picnic with hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches, games and prizes for kids of all ages, music and demonstrations by Austintown’s first-responders. Everyone is invited to attend.

Movie showing


The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley will host a pre-release red carpet screening of the movie “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 7401 Market St. Showings will take place at 5:40 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:20 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

Roundtable event


Grace Evangelistic Temple, 2214 Mahoning Ave., will host a faith and community opiate roundtable.

The purpose of this event is to bring faith- and community-based nonprofits and churches together to learn how to collaborate and work in the fight against addiction. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19. To RSVP, visit by Sept. 14.

New message series


The Master’s Touch Healing and Training Center, 5357 S. Raccoon Road, will begin an eight-week message series Sept. 9. The series is “How to Hold on Through the Storms of Life.”

There will not be healing services Sunday due to the Canfield Fair traffic and Labor Day weekend.

The Religion digest runs every Saturday. Send items for the digest by email to, by mail to the Religion Desk at The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501-0780, or by fax to 330-747-6712. Deadline to submit information is Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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