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CELEBRATION OF LIFE: A celebration of life event will be 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church parish center, 4500 Norquest Blvd., Austintown. The program is titled “Wrapped in God’s Arms.” Canfield resident Jeff Fusco will share his story of surviving a severe case of COVID-19, and Jeanette Levellie, a speaker and author, will talk of near-death experiences and how God was at people’s sides. Guests should RSVP by Nov. 7 at 330-702-0345 or 330-533-7785.

BIBLE STUDY: Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley offers Bible study open to the public at 6 p.m. Wednesdays covering the book of Revelation. CEO John Muckridge III will lead a Bible study through that book of the Bible. Study sessions are 45 minutes. Attendance is free, and there is no registration required. More details are available at www.RescueMissionMV.org

PROTESTANT SERVICES: A fundraiser to help fight against hunger within the Youngstown community will benefit the Protestant Family Services pantry. To directly donate to Protestant Family Service, go to https://events.crophunger

walk.org/protestant-family. The faith-based agency serving the community since 1944 is at 2915 Glenwood Ave, Suite 6, Youngstown. Call 330-746-4600 for more information.

GREAT I AM: Pleasant Valley Church, Liberty, will host “Worship the Great I Am” from Nov. 4 to 6 presented by the Ice Jusa and the church. The event will include live worship, speakers and seminars. Guest speakers include the Rev. Malcolm Hedding, Pastor Brandon Roberson, Chuck

King, Dorothy Bedford and Tim Bakker. Register at pvchurch.net.

CONTINUAL REVIVAL: One Nation Kingdom Ministry, 2041 Niles Road, Warren, will host a Continual Revival at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Focus Building with ministry guest speaker Dr. Jerome Jones.

Jones is the CEO of Issachar Solution Consultancy LLC where he is responsible for creating innovation for churches, businesses, entrepreneurs and for those seeking a curriculum for long term significance and success. As a trainer and published author, he has created and tailored curriculum for leadership groups, both secular and religious.

Jones founded Vision City in Warren. He holds a doctorate in ministry and a master’s of theology from Southern Bible Institute and Seminary in Augusta, Ga.

Masks are suggested. Call 330-469-5643.

ANNIVERSARY SET: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St., Warren, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a two-day event today and Sunday. Today will be Great Vespers at St. Demetrios Church at 4:30 p.m., with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh officiating, along with beloved Fathers Costa Valantasis and Demetri Constantine. The celebration will continue 6 p.m. at the St. Demetrios Community Center. There will be a program with remarks from distinguished guests and musical entertainment featuring renowned singer and performer Dimitri Mpasis.

On Sunday, Orthos will begin at 8:45 am at St Demetrios Church followed by the Arch-Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m., which will be officiated by Elpidophoros. Following Divine Liturgy, the parish community will host a reception at the church hall.

APPRECIATION NIGHT: Trumbull County Children Services and North Mar Church are partnering to host a Foster Caregiver Appreciation event to celebrate the foster caregivers in Trumbull County. It is by invitation only to foster caregivers from Trumbull County Children Services and Cadence Care Network. The event will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at North Mar Church in Warren.

MEN’S EVENT: The Men’s Ministry at Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will host a men’s and boy’s clothing giveaway 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church.

GUEST SPEAKER: The Rev. Nicholas D. Hull of the Ashtabula Pentecostal Church of God will preach 11 a.m. Sunday at Elim Christian Center, 3214 Ridge Road, Warren. He began his ministry under the leadership of Pastor David Howard Jr., pastor of the Hiawatha Church of God In Christ. Hull began his public ministry preaching in youth services as the inspirational speaker until Jan. 22, 2017, when he became an “official” minister in his local congregation. He works with Hospice as a chaplain as well as volunteers at the local prison, and he is an active evangelist sharing

the gospel message. He is the founder of Make An

iMPACT Inc.

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GOSPEL CONCERT: Liberty Bible Church, 2111 Sodom Hutchings Road, Vienna, will host a free gospel concert 6 p.m. Sunday featuring Mercy’s Reign of Gallipolis. They have performed with Gold City, the Hoppers, Brian Free and Assurance.

FIRST FRIDAY: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host the Rev. John Dear, a peace activist and author, on Nov. 3. Dear will present “Following the Nonviolent Jesus” at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road in Canfield. There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $20 by Oct. 28 at 330-720-4498. Reservations are limited. Visit firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org.

FALL FEST: Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles, will host a fall fest noon to 3 p.m. today. There will be live music, pumpkins and other items.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The 40 Days for Life campaign runs through Nov. 6. The event is a peaceful intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting and peaceful vigils at abortion facilities, including in Warren.

For information on local events, visit www.40daysforlife/Warren

HARVEST HOMECOMING: Girard First Baptist Church, Kline Street, will host Harvest Homecoming on Sunday. A variety of events will take place centered on worship and homecoming for members and families. Worship and dedication of the pastor’s new study will be at 11 a.m. Dinner will be at 1 p.m. followed by a concert by Mercy’s Reign.

VIOLENCE TALK: First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren, will host a discussion on gun violence at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Speaker is John Pogue, who was the Presbytery’s representative to the summer’s General Assembly. He served on the “Addressing Violence in the U.S.” committee and will present a summary of his work.

GUEST SPEAKER: Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, will host guest speaker Pete Kunkle, senior pastor at First Christian Church in Kernersville, N.C., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be a special evening service at 6 p.m. with Kunkle and Barry McGee, a Christian comedian and musician. McGee is the outreach director for HASTEN International.

PASTOR DEDICATION: A dedication ceremony in honor and memory of Superintendent Gerald Morgan of Hoyt Street Flourishing Ministries C.O.G.I.C. will be 11 a.m. Tuesday by the church to name the street Gerald Morgan Way. Morgan was the pastor of the Hoyt Street Flourishing Ministries C.O.G.I.C. for 22 years and was the founder of the Northeastern College of Theology.

CONTINUAL REVIVAL: One Nation Kingdom Ministry, 2041 Niles Road, Warren, will host a Continual Revival 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Focus Building with ministry guest speaker Dr. Jerome Jones.

Jones is the CEO of Issachar Solution Consultancy, where he is responsible for creating innovation for churches, businesses, entrepreneurs and for those seeking a curriculum for long-term significance and success. He holds a doctorate in ministry and a master’s of theology from the Southern Bible Institute and Seminary in Augusta, Ga.

APPRECIATION NIGHT: Trumbull County Children Services and North Mar Church are partnering to host a foster caregiver appreciation event to celebrate the foster caregivers in Trumbull County. It is by invitation only to foster caregivers from Trumbull County Children Services and Cadence Care Network.

The event will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at North Mar Church in Warren.

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PASTOR APPRECIATION: Deliverance Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith, 1849 West Ave. NW, Warren, will host pastor appreciation and the church’s 33rd anniversary with Bishop James Jethroe and evangelist Helen Jethroe at noon today with guest Evangelist Dorothy Dixon of Cleveland. A dinner will follow.

VBS REUNION: New Covenant Baptist Church, 1606 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, will host a Vacation Bible School Spark reunion for children ages 5 to 12. For information, call Debbie at 330-881-5817 or Linda at 330-240-7973.

MUSICAL SEEKS MEMBERS: Trinity Baptist Church, 235 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, is inviting individuals to be part of the a musical 6 p.m. Nov. 12, featuring Bishop Leo Ferguson, minister of music. The program will be “Sounds of Heaven Community Concert.”

Those interested in participating can attend rehearsals 10 a.m. to noon today, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11, and 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Anyone who loves to sing is invited.

Money from the concert will help with capital improvements. For information, call 330-399-6733.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Second Baptist Church will host a trunk or treat 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson School, Warren.

Braceville Christian Church, near the township hall, will host a trunk or treat 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

Grace AME Church, 1137 Main St. SE, Warren, will host a trunk or treat 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to religion@tribtoday.com. The deadline is Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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ROSARY RALLY: The seventh annual Our Lady of Fatima public square rosary rally is today with a Mass at St. Columba Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. and a eucharistic procession at 11:20 a.m. At noon will be the public recitation of the rosary at St. Columba.

People can participate in the procession either on foot or by vehicle. The event is called “The Rosary Rally for America Needs Fatima.” In case of inclement weather, participants will stay inside the church.

Parking is available in the St. Columba Parking lots on Rayen Avenue. Wood Street will be closed to traffic.

FALL FESTIVAL RETURNS: The West Mecca Bible Methodist Church, 1215 Greenville Road NE, will hold its free annual community fall festival noon to 4 p.m. today at the church’s outdoor pavilion. Activities include a bounce house, pinatas and a mini-concert by the Paul Duncan family of Leetonia.

FESTIVAL SET: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Robbins Avenue, Niles, will hold its fall festival today and Sunday. The church will have a variety of food items available.

LABYRINTH WALK: The Ursuline Education and Wellness Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, is hosting a labyrinth walk 2 p.m. Sunday. While the labyrinth is open year-round, themed and guided labyrinth walks are offered by trained facilitators during the warm-weather season.

All persons of faith are invited to participate in these free, weather-permitting events. Walks generally take 20 minutes to an hour.

MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will hold a Sacred Music Fest 4 p.m. Sunday at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Youngstown. Participating choirs include Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Blessed Sacrament Church, St. Luke Church, St. Patrick Church, New Bethel Baptist Church and Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. A free-will offering will be received to support the ministries of MVAC and IMA. A cookie reception follows.

TOWN HALL: The City Transformation Team of Hubbard (police chaplains) has established a support group devoted solely to the task of walking along side of friends and families of those struggling with substance or alcohol use disorders. The group is called CARE (Community, Awareness, Response, and Education). There will be a town hall meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday,at the Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. The theme is “Addiction, a Family Affliction.”

CLASS AND DISCUSSION: “Who is This Jesus?” class will be offered noon Thursdays at the Howland Library, 9095 E. Market St. The free eight-week class will be led by Pastor Dan Barker. A detailed syllabus will be provided to facilitate group discussion.

To register, call 330-637-1421.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The 40 Days for Life campaign is being held through Nov. 6. The event is a peaceful intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting and peaceful vigils at abortion facilities, including in Warren.

For information on local events visit www.40daysforlife/Warren.

FALL FEST: Pleasant Valley Church will hold a Fall Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 22. There will be live music, pumpkins and other items.

GUEST SPEAKER: Corner House Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, will hold guest speaker Pete Kunkle, seniOr pastor at First Christian Church, Kernersville, N.C., at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23. There will be a special evening service 6 p.m. with Kunkle and Barry McGee, a Christian comedian and musician. He is the outreach director for HASTEN International.

VBS REUNION: New Covenant Baptist Church, 1606 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, will host a VBS Spark Reunion for children ages 5 to 12. For information, call Debbie at 330-881-5817 or Linda at 330-240-7973.

MUSICAL SEEKS MEMBERS: Trinity Baptist Church, 235 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, is inviting individuals to be part of the a musical 6 p.m. Nov. 12, featuring Bishop Leo Ferguson, minister of music. The program will be “Sounds of Heaven Community Concert.”

Those interested in participating can attend rehearsals 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Anyone who loves to sing is invited.

Money from the concert will help with capital improvements. For information, call 330-399-6733.

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Deliverance Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith, 1849 West Ave. NW, Warren, will hold pastor and church 33rd anniversary with Bishop James Jethroe and evangelist Helen Jethroe 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon Oct. 22. Guest speakers are Bishop James Talbert of Greater Faith Apostolic Church in Barberton, 7 p.m. Thursday; Pastor Ella Ingram of Barberton, 7 p.m. Friday; and Evangelist Dorothy Dixon of Cleveland, noon Oct. 22.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Second Baptist Church will host a trunk or treat 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Jefferson School, Warren.

Braceville Christian Church, near the township hall, will hold a trunk or treat 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

FIRST FRIDAY: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will have the Rev. John Dear, a peace activist and author, on Nov. 3. Dear will present “Following the Nonviolent Jesus” at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road in Canfield. There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $20 by Oct. 28 at 330-720-4498. Reservations are limited. Visit www.firstfriday clubofgreateryoungstown.org.

LIMEX PROGRAM: The Diocese of Youngstown Office of Faith Formation and Lay Ecclesial Ministry is offering information to students interested in the Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry Extension (LIMEX) Program. LIMEX is a local, small, part-time, graduate-level program in theology and spirituality. Plans are to begin learning groups in January 2023. Loyola University New Orleans offers master’s degrees and certificates in religious education or pastoral studies to those seeking ministry formation or deeper engagement with their faith.

Those interested are invited to contact Margie Hynes, consultant for Faith Formation and Lay Ecclesial Ministry, at 330-744-8451, Ext. 296, or mhynes@youngstowndiocese.org.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to religion@tribtoday.com. The deadline is Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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WOMEN’S RETREAT: Christian author and speaker Jennifer Cadamore will speak at the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene’s women’s fall retreat, “Faith Over Fear,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Praise and Worship with Christylee Roose also will be featured.

The program is open to women of all ages. Cost is $10. Call the church at 330-534-3111.

HEALING SERVICE: Bazetta Christian Church, 4131 Bazetta Road, will host a worship service to pray for healing 6 p.m. Sunday. The service will include the laying of hands and anointing of oil of those in need.

All are welcome.

CROP WALK: The Youngstown CROP Hunger Walk will be take place 2 p.m. Sunday starting at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1150 Elm St. Registration is 1 p.m.

This year’s “hybrid” walk gives teams and individuals the option to either gather at the outdoor location or in their own communities at a date, time and place of their choice.

The official sendoff will be livestreamed on Facebook.

REVIVAL SET: Delightful Evangelical Church, 2473 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington, will hold a tent revival 6:30 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday. Refreshments will be served. Guest speaker is Dan Near from eastern Pennsylvania.

MEDICINE WHEEL: The Unity Spiritual Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host a medicine wheel ceremony 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The ceremony will be facilitated by Kimberly Ford. The purpose is to gather to cleanse, give offerings and blessings and also for participants to take part in drumming. For information, call the center at 330-539-0122,

NUNS AND NONES: The Ursuline Sisters of Canfield will host a Nuns and Nones program 7 p.m. Monday at the Ursuline Motherhouse. The event is for anyone who may be a spiritual, but not religious, person. Call 330-792-7636.

ROSARY RALLY: The seventh annual Our Lady of Fatima public square rosary rally will be Oct. 15 with a Mass at St. Columba Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. and a eucharistic procession at 11:20 a.m. At noon will be the public recitation of the rosary at St. Columba.

People can participate in the procession either on foot or by vehicle. The event is called “The Rosary Rally for America Needs Fatima.” In case of inclement weather, participants will stay inside the church.

Parking is available in the St. Columba parking lots on Rayen Avenue. Wood Street will be closed to traffic.

FESTIVAL SET: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Robbins Avenue, Niles, will hold its fall festival Friday to Oct. 16. The church will have a variety of food items available.

LABYRINTH WALK: The Ursuline Education and Wellness Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, is hosting its 12th year of labyrinth walks. While the labyrinth is open year-round, themed and guided labyrinth walks are offered by trained facilitators during the warm-weather season.

All persons of faith are invited to participate in these free, weather-permitting events. Walks generally take 20 minutes to an hour. The final guided walk is 2 p.m. Oct. 16: “God welcomes us all.”

For more information, call 330-799-4941 or visit ursulinewellness.org.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The 40 Days for Life campaign is being held through Nov. 6. The event is a peaceful intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting and peaceful vigils at abortion facilities, including one in Warren.

For information on local events visit www.40daysforlife/ Warren.

APPRECIATION NIGHT: Trumbull County Children Services and North-Mar Church are partnering to hold a Foster Caregiver Appreciation event to celebrate the foster caregivers in Trumbull County.

It is by invitation only to foster caregivers from Trumbull County Children Services and Cadence Care Network.

The event will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at North-Mar Church in Warren.

FALL FEST: Pleasant Valley Church will hold a Fall Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 22. There will be live music, pumpkins and other items.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to religion@tribtoday.com. The deadline is Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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PEOPLE’S CHAPEL: People’s Chapel Church of God, 2145 Hillman Ave., Youngstown. is marking its 13-year celebration for Pastor Charles and Lady Theresa Daniels The morning service is 10:30 a.m. and evening service 5 p.m. Sunday. The theme for the celebration is “Call, Chosen and Commission.”

REVIVAL: Niles First Community Church of the Nazarene, 1822 Vienna Road, will host an East Ohio District Northeast Zone Revival 6:30 p.m. nightly Sunday to Wednesday. Guest speaker is the Rev. Billy Huddleston.

REVIVAL: One Nation Kingdom Ministries, 2041 Niles Road SE, Warren, will host a revival at 1 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday during worship service at the Focus Building. Guest speaker is Evangelist Michael Vance of South Carolina. Masks are required.

PET BLESSING: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Austintown will host a blessing of pets 2 p.m. Sunday. The event honors St. Francis of Assisi with his Feast Day on Tuesday. Those attending can take a pet and gather at the St. Francis statue by the rectory. If raining, gather under the canopy at the main doors of the church. All pets should be on a leash or in a carrier.

WOMEN’S RETREAT: Christian author and speaker Jennifer Cadamore will speak at the Hubbard Church of the Nazarene’s women’s fall retreat, “Faith Over Fear,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Praise and Worship with Christylee Roose also will be featured. The program is open to women of all ages. Cost is $10. Call the church at 330-534-3111 to preregister by Friday.

ROSARY RALLY: The seventh annual Our Lady of Fatima public square Rosary Rally will be Oct. 15 with Mass at St. Columba Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. and a Euchastritic procession at 11:20 a.m. At noon will be the public recitation of the rosary at St. Columba. People can participate in the procession either on foot or by vehicle. In case of inclement weather, participants will stay inside the church.

MEDICINE WHEEL: The Unity Spiritual Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host a medicine wheel ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9. The ceremony will be facilitated by Kimberly Ford. The purpose is to gather to cleanse, give offerings and blessings and also for participants to take part in drumming. For information, call the center at 330-539-0122,

NUNS AND NONES: The Ursuline Sisters of Canfield will host a Nuns and Nones program at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Urusline Motherhouse. The event is for anyone who may be a spiritual, but not religious, person. Call 330-792-7636.

LABYRINTH WALK: The Ursuline Education and Wellness Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, is hosting its 12th year of labyrinth walks. While the labyrinth is open year-round, themed and guided labyrinth walks are offered by trained facilitators during the warm-weather season.

All persons of faith are invited to participate in these free, weather-permitting events. Walks generally take 20 minutes to an hour.

The final guided walk is 2 p.m. Oct. 16. The subject is “God welcomes us all.” Call 330-799-4941 or visit ursulinewell

ness.org.

WHO IS JESUS? “Who is This Jesus?” class will be offered noon Thursdays at the Howland Library, 9095 E. Market St. The free eight-week class will be led by Pastor Dan Barker. A detailed syllabus will be provided to facilitate group discussion. To register, call 330-637-1421.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The 40 Days for Life campaign is being held through Nov. 6. The event is a peaceful intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting and peaceful vigils at abortion facilities, including in Warren. For information on local events visit www.40days

forlife/Warren.

NEW OFFICER: The Diocese of Youngstown has named Nicolas “Nick” Keller as Diocesan Compliance Officer, effective Sept. 26. Bishop David Bonnar has directed the addition of this new position in the finance department to continue greater financial accountability and transparency throughout the parishes and institutions of the Diocese.

The Diocesan Compliance Officer will create and implement an effective compliance program to identify and assess areas of compliance risk. This includes safety and security matters, employment regulations, meeting processes, and other policies and practices.

Keller served as a corporate law clerk for a major shopping mall developer and as an operations specialist for a domestic franchisee of a popular fast service food chain, where one of his main duties was on-site store compliance inspections and audits. He is a graduate of St. Matthias School, Boardman High School, Youngstown State University and Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to religion@tribtoday.com. The deadline is Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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