Religion events

PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY: Revised Church of the Living God, 1520 Sixth St., Warren, will hold a pastoral anniversary 6 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The theme is “Empowered by the Spirit.” The guest is District Elder Michael Ravizze of Birmingham, Ala. A banquet will be held after Sunday worship at Renaissance Place, 1948 Palmyra Road, Warren. Host pastor is Elnora Edge.

GOSPEL SING: General Assembly Church of God, 2021 E. River Road, Newton Falls, will hold a benefit gospel sing 6 p.m today. The benefit will help Paul Black, who has had a double lung transplant and needs help with medical bills. Scheduled to perform are Singing Weavers, Limited Edition and other local singers. A free will offering will be received.

WOMEN IN WHITE: St. John Ministries, 419 Highland Ave., Warren, will hold the 12th annual 100 Women in White celebration 4 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “The Power of Team Work.” The speaker is first lady Kimberly Walker of Restoration Christian Fellowship Church. Call 330-399-4606 for information.

FUNDRAISER EVENT: Mt. Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Church will hold a fundraiser 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Trumbull Community Action Program on Palmyra Road SW. Guests are Bishop Rance Allen, the Golden Wonders, Sons of Joy, Community Male Choir and other musical groups.

WELCOME RELICS: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard, will welcome St. Anthony of Padua, a Franciscan friar, in the form of two precious relics from his Basilica in Padua, Italy, on Monday. Veneration is at 3 p.m. and Mass at 6:30 p.m. The relics will be accompanied by a friar from the Messenger of St. Anthony in Padua, the Rev. Mario Conte. Those who come to the veneration and Mass will have the opportunity to write a prayer of petition that will be placed at the tomb of Saint Anthony when Conte returns to Italy.

BLESSING OF BIKES: First Baptist Church of Hubbard, 59 Orchard Ave., will hold the fourth annual blessing of the bikes noon Sunday. The blessing is for motorcycles and bikes. There will be a special worship at 10:15 a.m. with the Rev. Luke Oskin. A free picnic will follow. Parking for bikes is across the street from the church at the school administration building parking lot. The rain date is June 24.

Donations will be collected for the Heaven Scent Diaper Depot for diapers for families in Hubbard city and township.

FREE CONCERT: First Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road, Girard, will hold a concert with Rudy and the Professionals at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be a raffle basket drawing. Those attending can bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, the concert will be moved inside.

DEDICATION EVENT: Girard First Baptist Church, corner of Kline and State streets, will hold a dedication of the project “Steppin Up for Jesus” at the new front entrance of the church 11 a.m. June 17. The entrance has bricks commemorating the memory of past members and honor of members. Guest speakers are Sarah Jay, former church pastor, and Pastor Burl Jernigan.

40 YEARS: Zion Baptist Church, 220 Jefferson St., Youngstown, will hold the 40th year of ministry for Pastor Lowell T. Williams and Sister Jennifer E. Williams at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker is Pastor James McKeithen of Second Baptist Church of Sharpsville, Pa. The theme is “We Remember Your Labor of Love.”

SUMMER STUDY: Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will present an 11-week focus group, “Issues in Focus.” The group is geared toward addressing relevant issues for people 18 to 25 years old at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Classes are held through Aug. 12.

REVIVAL: Christ Dwelling Place Ministry, 3048 Gerwig Ave., Youngstown, will hold a revival with Apostle Don Hughes at 6:30 p.m. Friday and June 16 and 11:30 a.m. June 17. The theme is “Keeping it Real with Jesus.”

DRIVE-IN WORSHIP: The Andover United Methodist Church will hold a drive-in outdoor service 9:30 a.m. on Sundays through Sept. 2. People can attend the service from their cars or bring lawn chairs. The service is at Wildwood Acres Campgrounds at the intersection of state Route 7 and Marvin Road.

Special music services include Sound Witness on June 24, Dan Shall Aug. 12 and Golden Street Singers on Aug. 19.

ANGLICAN SERIES: The Anglican Mission of Saint Francis of Assisi, 211 Redondo Road, Youngstown, will kick off its summer Anglican Series at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The series will highlight the three types of worship in the Anglican Church — evangelical, charismatic and sacramental. All events are free to the public. The series ends June 24. Visit for more information.

CONCERT: A Sacred Concert with Tia Ciferno will be 9:30 a.m. June 17 at Covenant Presbyterian Church and 10:45 a.m. June 17 at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Warren.

ACTION TO MEET: ACTION will hold an issue campaign and new issues discussion 5:30 to 8:30 p.m June 21 at St. Edward Church, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown. Three members of each church or organization are encouraged to attend. RSVP by Friday at Host pastor is Monsignor Robert Siffrin.

SUMMER CAMP: Registrations are being accepted for two summer day camps for children and youth at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center. Children ages 5-10 can take part in Thursday or Friday sessions for GROW Camp, a once-per-week gardening and outdoor activities camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday to Aug. 9 or 10.

Youth ages 10-16 can participate in the 2018 Outdoor Summer Experience Camp held 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays July 9-13. Activities and skills include identifying local plants and animals, fire building and campfire cooking and swimming. Call 724-964-8886 for more information.

WORKSHOPS: Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren Sharon Road, will host one-night workshops focusing on life situations and provide attendees with tools and Biblical help to maneuver through difficult times. The workshops will be 7 p.m. June 28 with program “Overcoming anxiety. Tools to battle anxiety and worry.” Other programs are “Living Single for Any Reason” on July 12, “What Do I Say?” on July 26 and “Living with an Addict” on Aug. 9.

SAINTLY RELICS: The Franciscan Friars from Padua, Italy, will welcome relics of St. Anthony of Padua to St. Columba Cathedral on June 17. Veneration begins at 2 p.m. until after the 4 p.m. Mass. The relics will be accompanied by the Rev. Mario Conte, a Franciscan friar from Padua, where the saint is buried.

Prayer petitions with holy cards that will be distributed by Conte and volunteers will allow parishioners to write their prayer petition to the saint. Conte will take the petitions back to the Basilica in Padua and place them at the tomb of St. Anthony. For information, visit or call Tom Muscatello at 914-263-8841.

YOUTH DAY: “Diocesan Youth Day at Cedar Point” will be June 19 for youth in grades 6-12 and their families. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the park. Youth groups that travel together from parishes and schools are reminded to have all completed permission forms with the group leader and are encouraged to wear their parish or school shirt. For information, call 330-744-8451 or

ARTS AND CRAFTS: Grace Baptist Church of Champion will hold an arts and crafts camp June 19 to 24. Topics include origami, ceramics and cupcake decorating. Call 330-847-7577 for registration.

BIBLE STUDY: First Congregational Church of Wayne, corner of state Routes 193 and 322, will offer a “How to Study the Bible” hermeneutics class at 6 p.m. Thursday. This is a college satellite class for credit one hour per week class. To register call 440-293-4343.

MUSIC CAMP: Girard First United Methodist Church, 22 N Market St., will hold a music and drama camp with worship and performances for children in kindergarten to eighth grade. Youth in ninth to 12 grade and adults will help. Call 330-545-4361 for information.

MEDITATION OFFERED: The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will be offering a series of classes on “Meditation and Mindfulness” at 6:30 p.m. Mondays to July 9. The classes will be conducted by Patti Turchon, a student of tai chi chuan and a teacher of meditation, reiki and yoga. For any questions, contact the centre at 330-539-0122.

FEAST DAY CELEBRATION: St. Anthony of Padua, 1125 Turin Ave. Youngstown, will hold a Feast Day celebration with Mass at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A procession will follow the indoor festival. Host pastor is Monsignor Michael Cariglio.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP: Keith R. Aubel of Central Christian Church in Warren was recently elected to the chair position for District 4. Scott Dunn, from CCC, was elected treasurer. Plans are underway for a men’s fellowship group in the surrounding area with local pastors and lay leaders to meet to plan events and rallies. The next rally is being planned at Warren Third Christian Church.

200th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: Bristolville United Methodist Church, at corner of state Routes 45 and 88, is marking its 200th anniversary with a bicentennial concert, “Sounds of the Past,” with a guest soloist 10 a.m. June 24.

CODEPENDENCY: Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, will offer a 12-step group to help people break the bonds of codependency at 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. A freewill offering will be received. For information, call Linda at 330-799-4941.

CANONZATIION: The Formal Diocesan Investigation for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Rhoda Wise will close on July 6. The Acts of the Case will be presented and sealed for transport to Rome at a 10 a.m. Mass on July 7 at St. Peter’s in Canton. The main celebrant will be Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Vicar General of the Youngstown Catholic Diocese. The celebration will continue with a eucharistic holy hour, recitation of the rosary and the opportunity for confession after Mass. Rhoda Wise House and Grotto will open to the public at 1 p.m. that day. Call 330-453-0322 for more details.

BUS TRIP: Jesus the Key Ministry is offering a bus trip to Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum in Kentucky on June 19 and 20. Then July 17 and 18 there will be trip to Lancaster, Pa., to see “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theater, the “Wizard of Oz” at the Dutch Apple and a mockup of the Tabernacle. A trip to Amish in Shipshewana, Ind., will be Aug. 14 and 15. For information or to make reservations call Bing Newton at 330 427-6578.