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REVIVAL SET: One Nation Kingdom Ministries will host a revival at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Focus Building, 2041 Niles Road SE, Warren. Guest speaker will be evangelist Michael Vance of South Carolina.

EVENT CANCELED: The December installment of the First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series originally set for Thursday has been canceled because of the illness of the speaker, John Allen.

Allen is editor of Crux, specializing in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church.

Visit www.firstfriday

clubofgreateryoungstown.org for upcoming programs.

STEPPING THROUGH HOLIDAYS: Stepping Stones through the Holidays for children ages 8 to 17 will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Children and teens, like adults, have a difficult time during the holiday season when a loved one has died. The event will include sharing, memory ornaments, healing stones, a balloon release and a memory chain. RSVP to attend by Thursday at 330-792-2353.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Girard Community Swingtime Band will perform a free Christmas concert 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Girard First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave.

LESSONS AND CAROLS: St. Columba Cathedral will present its annual Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. The service will feature the cathedral choir under the direction of Ralph Holtzhauser, the cathedral lectors coordinated by Laura Elder, and families of the parish led by Sister Martha Reed. Youngstown Diocese Bishop David Bonnar will be presiding. The program is based on the ancient traditional “O Anthiphons.” The event is free and open to

the public. A reception will follow. Security and ample free parking will be

provided.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: A Christmas concert and Christmas carol sing will take place 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Wildare United Methodist Church, 7211 North Park Ext., Cortland. The Golden Street Singers, featuring Brenda Jarvis, will present a special collection of Christmas songs and will lead the attendees in singing traditional carols. Fellowship with cookies and punch will taka place after the concert. The event is free.

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THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Unity Spiritual Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a free Thanksgiving eve service 7 p.m. Wednesday. The service will feature the center’s music directors, Nina and Rick Miller. The Rev. Rose Hughes will deliver the message of thankfulness.

THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY: Lighthouse Covenant Ministries, 1755 Shehy St.,Youngstown, will host a Thanksgiving giveaway 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Free turkeys and the fixings and a $20 gas card will be given to the first 50 families who stop. Apostle Michael Scott and Pastor Wilena Scott are the senior overseers.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Vienna Thanksgiving community service will be 7 p.m. today at the Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road. Three pastors from the Vienna community will participate in the service. There also will be a community choir performance.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Orwell United Methodist Church will have a special day of preaching, praise and worship 3 p.m. Sunday at the King Training Camp, 8789 state Route 45 in Orwell. Doors open at 2 p.m. The event is free, but there is a $5 parking fee.

GUEST SPEAKER: The Rev. Kay Rackley will be the guest priest 10 a.m. Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE. Rackley is the retired Canon of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland. In retirement, she continues ministry through supply work, teaching and serving as a spiritual director. Christ the King Sunday will be observed. The parish choir will sing and a fellowship time will follow the service.

MEET AND GREET: St. Paul Lutheran Church, East Market Street, Warren, will host a Meet and Greet with the Rev. Mitch Phillips at 9 a.m. Sunday, before worship, to provide everyone with the opportunity to talk with this candidate for church pastor. For the past two years, St. Paul has been in the call process in search of its next full-time pastor. Phillips is assistant to the bishop of the Northeast Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

FOUNDERS DAY: First Presbyterian Church of Warren on Mahoning Avenue will host a Founders Day worship service 10 a.m. Sunday. The first worship service took place Nov. 19, 1803, and was led by the Rev. Joseph Badger.

PRAYER GATHERING: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches board will host the annual Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Byzantine Center at the Grove, 3801 Shady Run Road, Youngstown. The annual event brings mayors, public officials and people of faith from throughout the Mahoning Valley for prayer, an inspirational message and musical entertainment. The keynote speaker is Judge Renee DiSalvo of Youngstown Municipal Court. Tickets are $25 each by calling 330-788-5914.

LESSONS AND CAROLS: St. Columba Cathedral will present its annual Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. The service will feature the cathedral choir under the direction of Ralph Holtzhauser, the cathedral lectors coordinated by Laura Elder, and families of the parish led by Sister Martha Reed. Bishop David Bonnar will be presiding.

The program is based on the ancient traditional “O Anthiphons.” The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Security and ample free parking will be provided.

STEPPING THROUGH HOLIDAYS: Stepping Stones through the Holidays for children ages 8 to 17 will be 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Children and teens, like adults, have a difficult time during the holidays when a loved one has died. The event will include sharing, memory ornaments, healing stones, a balloon release and memory chain. Reservations are due by Dec. 1 at 330-792-2353.

CHURCH HELP: Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Ladies in Service contributed $3,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley and $300 to the Concordia Lutheran Church food distribution site in Youngstown from its fall rummage sale.

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TRIBUTE TO VETS: A tribute to veterans concert will be noon Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1190 Stadium Drive, Boardman. The event is free to the public.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: A celebration of life event will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church parish center, 4500 Norquest Blvd, Austintown. The program is “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. RSVP at 330-702-0345 or 330-533-7785.

PRAYER GATHERING: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches Board will host the Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at Byzantine Center at the Grove, 3801 Shady Run Road, Youngstown. The annual event brings mayors, public officials and other people of faith from throughout the Mahoning Valley for prayer, an inspirational message and musical entertainment. Speaker is Judge Renee DiSalvo of Youngstown Municipal Court. Tickets are $25 each by calling 330-788-5914.

PACKING SITE: Wildare Church, 7211 N. Park Extension in Champion, is a regional dropoff center for Operation Christmas Child. The church will be accepting boxes Monday through Nov. 21, with most of the loading of boxes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 21.

BENEFIT CONCERT: The St. Robert contemporary choir will host a benefit concert at the church 6:30 p.m. today following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. The concert is free to the public with a good will offering to be taken to help with the November food drive for friends in Kentucky during the holiday season. Nonperishable food can be dropped off at the church during regular church hours in the basement or office.

BISHOP EVENT: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown will host its first Breakfast with the Bishop from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 29, which is “Giving Tuesday,” at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown. The event features a brief presentation from Bishop David J. Bonnar, a holiday bake sale, a raffle, a canned goods collection and “education stations” highlighting Catholic Charities’ various ministries and services. Tickets are $25 at www.ccdoy.org. There will be advance sales only.

The event will kick off Catholic Charities’ annual #GivingTuesday campaign, with the aim of raising more than $20,000 in 24 hours. Thanks to Catholic Charities’ corporate donors, all donations received on its website, www.ccdoy.org on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $10,000. Any gift, large or small, will help Catholic Charities provide services to those in our diocese who are poor, vulnerable and without hope as the result of poverty. Pay at www.ccdoy.org/pledge/ to schedule your payment to be processed during the event,

EVENT CANCELED: The December First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series originally set for Dec. 1 has been canceled due to illness of the speaker, John Allen.

Allen is editor of Crux, specializing in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church.

Visit www.firstfridayclubof

greateryoungstown.org for upcoming programs.

FUNDRAISER CONCERT: A Sounds of Heaven Community Choir Concert will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Trinity Baptist Church, 235 Highland Ave. in Warren. The event is a fundraiser for the capital improvement fund. Pastor is Darryl Rodgers Sr.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Orwell United Methodist Church will hold a special day of preaching, praise and worship 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the King Training Camp at 8789 state Route. 45 in Orwell. Doors open at 2 p.m. The event is free to the public with a $5 parking fee.

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE IN AUSTINTOWN: A celebration of life event will be held 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church parish center, 4500 Norquest Blvd, Austintown. The program is “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, who will talk of near-death experiences and how God was at people’s sides. RSVP by Monday at 330-702-0345 or 330-533-7785,

BOARDMAN CHURCH 200TH: Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., will celebrate its 200th anniversary and All Saints Day at a 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Event organizers said the service will celebrate the past, present and future and also remember those members who have died since November 2021. The children’s choir will sing during the service. A lunch will follow in the fellowship hall.

Event organizers said 1812 marked the birth of Methodism in the local area, when the first Ohio Conference took place. Called The Trumbull Charge, it encompassed 400 miles, extending from Lake Erie through all of the Ohio territory and including part of Erie County, Pa.

GREAT I AM: Pleasant Valley Church, Liberty and International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, will host ”Worship the Great I Am” today and Sunday presented by ICE and the church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Liberty. 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. Hedding will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Activities and programs are set from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today with various speakers.

GUEST SPEAKER: The Jericho Center in Bazetta will host guest speaker Gilbert Hovsepian at 9:15 a.m. today. Hovsepian was born in Iran. His father was the superintendent of the Iranian Assemblies of God churches in Iran. He came to the United States in 1999 after his father’s death and now resides in California. Hovsepian has recorded and produced several Christian albums.

ALL SOULS DAY: In remembrance of All Souls Day, Christ Episcopal Church in Warren will be lit with hundreds of candles for a service of Compline at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The ancient liturgy will feature chants and hymns sung by the men of the parish choir along with moments of quiet reflection. Susanna Reilly will peform solo on cello. The event is free.

BENEFIT CONCERT: The St. Robert’s contemporary choir will host a benefit concert at the church 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. The concert is free to the public with a good will offering to be taken to help with the November food drive for friends in Kentucky during the holiday season. Nonperishable food can be dropped off at the church during regular church hours in the basement or office.

MUSICAL SEEKS MEMBERS: Trinity Baptist Church, 235 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, is inviting individuals to be part of a musical 6 p.m. Nov. 12, featuring Bishop Leo Ferguson, minister of music.

The program will be “Sounds from Heaven Community Concert.”

Those interested in participating can attend rehearsals at 6 to 8 p.m. Friday 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.

NIGHT OF HOPE: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope” and Trumbull County Children Services will host a “Night of Hope 2022” featuring Grammy-Nominated Gospel singer, songwriter and producer, JJ Hairston. The concert will be 7 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave SW in Warren. This event celebrating the 106th anniversary of the church’s founding, will serve as an evening of advocacy for youth and families, focusing on foster care and adoption in Trumbull County. Presentations by Trumbull County Children Services will highlight the great need for displaced children to find homes, especially among African Americans.

With more than 20 years in ministry, Hairston and Youthful Praise have achieved a mark within the gospel music realm. This is the fifth year the church has hosted the free Night of Hope.

HONOR VETERANS: The Red Door Ministry, 759 E. Liberty St. Ext., Hubbard, will recognize all those who have served during a special Veterans Day Program at 7 p.m. Friday. All U.S. military veterans, family members of veterans and those who would like to recognize and pay tribute to veterans are invited to attend. The event will feature various speakers, music, readings and recognition of all veterans in attendance. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the program starting at 7 p.m.

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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