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MEN OF FAITH: Trumbull County Men of Faith will meet 9 a.m. Aug. 7 at 3217 Surrey Road SE, Warren, with guest speaker Fred Schrock, an American Christian whose life had been spared twice in the Vietnam War. Schrock served in the U.S. Army as a Combat Field Medic.

He is a “lifetime member” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, president of Mahoning Veterans Memorial and active in other veteran organizations like the United Veterans Council.

Schrock retired from General Motor of Lordstown. He is ordained by the Greenford Christian Church in Christian ministry serving on the pastoral care team and the “Grief and Share” team.

Schrock will be speaking on his war experiences and Christian ministry.

Music will be provided by Brenda Jarvis.

For information, contact Bob Faver at 330-770-6675 and bobfaver101@hotmail.com

BAND PERFORMS: Cortland Community Band will present a free summer concert 7 p.m. Wednesday on the side lawn of the First Methodist Church on North High Street, Cortland. The 38-year-old band has been rehearsing at the Cortland Opera House this summer after a break due to the pandemic. Garey Watson will direct the band that will play favorite music: show tunes, easy listening and stirring marches.

PRAISE ON PATIO: “Praise on the Patio” Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir will host a hymn sing 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Hubbard, 22 Westview Ave. The 45-voice choir will sing classic, gospel and contemporary hymn favorites. Guest musicians will accompany on keyboard, guitar, flute and percussion. The event is free and will be outside. It will be moved inside if there is inclement weather. Some seating is available, but guests should bring a lawn chair just in case.

GUEST SPEAKER: Reed’s Chapel AME Church, 1939 Jacobs Road, Youngstown, will have a guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Olarewaju, 11 a.m. Aug. 8. The theme is “We are the Light of the World.”

GIFT OF LOVE: St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church, 3487 Old Forge Road, Rootstown, is hosting “A Gift for Love” for Synthia, an event filled with food, music and fellowship noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Tickets are $15 at 330-307-1988.

CONCERT: Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, will host a free concert with Lindell Cooley 6 p.m. Aug. 20.

ASSUMPTION CELEBRATION: Christ the Good Shepherd-St. Lucy Church, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell, will host a traditional Assumption celebration with 11:30 a.m. Mass Aug. 15 with Bishop David Bonnar of the Youngstown Diocese as celebrant followed by the traditional procession through the streets and culminating with a reception at the Palermo Center following benediction. Reservations are needed by Aug. 8 at 330-755-6801 or by calling Elaine at 330-744-7422.

CHARITY EVENT: Warren First Assembly of God, 2640 Parkman Road NW, Warren, will host a charity car and truck show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today with registration at 9 a.m. Judging will be at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the church’s missions program.

SOUL COLLAGE: Unity Church Centre in Liberty will offer an online class, “Soul Collage,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 28. The method develops creativity and intuition, encourages self-discovery and provides personal guidance. For information, email alison.mcneal@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Unity Spiritual Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a community picnic at noon Sunday, preceded by a service at 11 a.m.

CONCERT SERIES: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave. SW, Warren, in partnership with 717 Credit Union and Brite Energy Innovators, presents the “INSPIRE Summer Concert Series: An Immersive Arts Experience” with a concert at 6 p.m. Friday at the Warren Community Amphitheater.

INSPIRE is designed to highlight the diversity of the urban arts community in the Mahoning Valley and support the Vision100 Initiative of Second Baptist Church.

Headlining artist is renowned vocalist Arielle Green, a Youngstown native who performs jazz, pop, and R&B standards. ickets are $15 per concert or $25 combo tickets for the Friday concert and Sept. 12 concert featuring Red Hands. Admission is free for students accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased online at www.secondbaptistwarren.com or by calling 330-393-0802 or at the gate. Local artists who wish to display their artwork at the event may sign up via email at SBC1510Main@secondbaptistwarren.com.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to religion@tribtoday.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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MEN OF FAITH: The Men of Faith will host a fundraising meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at the BOC in Salem. The group will meet to discuss the inner workings of the Men’s Rally in the Valley set for this fall. For information about rally signs for north of Youngstown, call Bob at 330-770-6675.

JOINT FELLOWSHIP: Greater Apostolic Faith Church in Warren will host a joint fellowship 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with speaker Pastor Todd Johnson from Second Baptist Church, Warren, who will be ministering.

CHARITY EVENT: Warren First Assembly of God, 2640 Parkman Road, NW, Warren, will host a charity car and truck show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 with registration at 9 a.m. Judging will be at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission program. For information, call Don at 330-647-3457.

SOUL COLLAGE: Unity Church Centre in Liberty will offer an online class, “SoulCollage,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 28. The method develops creativity and intuition, encourages self-discovery and provides personal guidance.

For information, email alison.mcneal@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Unity Spiritual Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a community picnic at noon Aug. 1. A service will be at 11 a.m.

FELLOWSHIP EVENT: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Warren is sponsoring a monthly community fellowship meal at the St. James White Hall on Burton Street at noon starting Aug. 7 and continuing on the first Saturdays of each month. The public is welcome.

CONCERT SERIES: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave. SW, Warren, in partnership with 717 Credit Union and BRITE Energy Innovators presents the “INSPIRE Summer Concert Series: An Immersive Arts Experience” with a concert set 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Warren Community Amphitheatre.

INSPIRE was launched in 2019 in honor of the late Clifford and Lillie Johnson, longtime Warren educators and patrons of the arts, and features various forms of artistic presentation by local and national artists. INSPIRE is designed to highlight the diversity of the urban arts community in the Mahoning Valley and support the Vision100 Initiative of Second Baptist Church.

Headlining artist for Aug. 6 is vocalist Arielle Green, a Youngstown native who performs jazz, pop and R&B standards.

Tickets are $15 per concert or $25 combo tickets for the entire series. Admission is free for students accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased online at www.secondbaptistwarren.com or by calling 330-393-0802 or at the gate.

Local artists who wish to display their artwork at the event may sign up via email at SBC1510Main@

secondbaptistwarren.com.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to religion@tribtoday.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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APPOINTMENTS BY BISHOP: Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown appointed the following priests as deans for their respective counties:

Rev. Raymond Thomas, Ashtabula County; Rev. Monsignor John Zuraw, Trumbull County; Rev. Leo Wehrlin, Columbiana County; Rev. Richard Pentello, Portage County; Rev. Gregory Fedor, Mahoning County North; and Rev. Philip Rogers, Mahoning County South.

REVIVAL TOUR: A revival tour “Dry Bones Shall Rise” will be held 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Newton Falls city hall field.

For information, visit bigswede154@aol.com

NEW PASTOR: Pastor Sam Mohn has been appointed pastor of the Coalburg United Methodist Church starting today. He served at Niles First United Methodist Church for 10 years. Mohn has also served as a fill-in minister at Girard First United Methodist Church.

SHARED PASTOR: Pastor Lizzie Weed of Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel NW, Warren, has been called to a two-point charge in which she will serve both Grace and also Palmyra United Methodist Church, beginning Sunday.

To facilitate the appointment, Grace United Methodist worship will begin at 11 a.m. Coffee and fellowship will be offered in the brief interim between the end of Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. and beginning of the worship service.

SUMMER CAMPS: Pleasant Valley Church in Liberty will host summer camps 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday — “Lava Lava Luau” — and July 19 to 22 — “Anchored.” There will be crafts, music, sports and art. Athletes from sports world will lead each camp.

Register at www.pvchurch.net.

PRAISE SERVICE: The Greater Apostolic Faith Church, 3571 Tod Ave., Warren, will combine with surrounding community churches for Wednesday night worship and praise services. Service time is 7 to 9 p.m.

This Wednesday, the guest speaker will be Pastor Jack Acri from First Federated Church in North Jackson.

Greater Apostolic Faith Church has fellowshipped with Calvary Ministries and Apostolic Faith Temple, both out of Youngstown, with more community partnering churches to come.

SOUL COLLAGE: Unity Church Centre in Liberty will offer an online class, “Soul Collage,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays July 24 to Aug. 28. The method develops creativity and intuition, encourages self-discovery and provides personal guidance.

For information, email alison.mcneal@gmail.com.

INSTALLATION: Beulah Temple, 523 Griffith St., Youngstown, will hold a pastoral installation 11 a.m. July 17 for Elder Dana Hambrick. The installation chief official is Bishop J. Derrick Johnson, presiding prelate of the Northwestern District.

PERFORMANCE SET: The Gospel Heralds, a team of eight students from Appalachian Bible College, will present a concert of inspirational music 11 a.m. July 18 at Leavittsburg Baptist Church, 4150 Kincaid East Road NW. There will be vocal and instrumental selections and personal testimonies.

Admission is free.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to

religion@tribtoday.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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