WOMEN’S WEEKEND: First Baptist Church of Braceville, 1300 Cedar St. SW, will present Kingdom Woman Fellowship annual women’s weekend 11 a.m. today and Sunday at the church. The theme is “Kingdom Women: Accepting the Assignment.” Keynote speaker today is Queenie Lathan of Restored Hope Counseling Services. On Sunday presenters are Lady Toni Heller, Gloria Page and Gwen Shavers.
MISSION IN HOPE: Champion Presbyterian Church will have John Sittema of Mission: Hope, formerly ROW (Rivers of the World), as guest speaker 10 a.m. Sunday. Mission: Hope is serving in Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America.
Sittema served as a church pastor in five Reformed and Presbyterian churches over a career of 41 years. Over the last 12 years, he has led global mission organizations. He is now serving as director of spiritual formation and chaplain for all U.S. and global staff.
QUARTET PERFORMS: F.E.F. Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Road, Garrettsville, will host Glory Way Quartet 11 a.m. Sunday.
NEW MEMBERS: First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren, will hold new member reception 11:15 a.m. Sunday.
PASSOVER: Temple El Emeth, Logan Way, Liberty, will mark Passover. Eighth Fay Pesach services 9:30 a.m. with Yizkor at 11:15 a.m. and services 5:45 p.m. Sunday. End of Passover Havdalah 8:55 p.m and Eat Chametz 9 p.m. Sunday.
LABYRINTH WALK: Guided labyrinth walks will be held 2 p.m. Sundays at the Ursuline Education and Wellness Center in Canfield This year’s theme is “Compassion” and people of all faiths are invited. The labyrinth design at the Ursuline Center is a replica of the 11-circuit labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral in France. For information, call 330-799-4941 or theursulinecenter.org.
GENTLE WORSHIP: Wildare United Methodist Church, 7211 N. Park Ave., Cortland, will hold gentle worship service 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The interactive worship service is family friendly and geared to those with special needs. There will be music, individual sharing and congregational participation. For information, call Trish at 330-881-0956. Host pastor is Jody Baker, who said the ministry started in response of the Night to Shine special needs prom held in February.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: New Creation Bible Fellowship, 2955 Caleb Drive NW, Warren, will celebrate the 19th church anniversary 5 p.m. Sunday. Elder Ricardo McKissic of Detroit will be the speaker.
SWINGTIME BAND: The Girard Community Swingtime Band and the Girard Junior Women’s Club will present a Spring Fling swing concert 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Girard First Christian Church, Broadway Avenue. There will be a dessert night concert with free admission. There also will be a bake sale and 50-50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit civic projects.
OVERCOMING DEPRESSION: Donald Newell Jr. of Cleveland, formerly of Hubbard, will share his story of overcoming depression 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Master’s Touch Healing and Training Center, 5357 S. Raccoon Road, Canfield. Newell now manages a large real estate office in Cleveland and is married with four daughters.
EAGLE OF THE CROSS: The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has named the recipients of the 2019 Eagle of the Cross Award. The Eagle of the Cross is given each year to a group of extraordinary high school juniors and seniors who model the dedication, integrity, values and promise for church and society. The award is presented to teens in the six counties of the Diocese of Youngstown.
This year’s 29 recipients were chosen from 72 nominations that highlighted parish, school and community youth involvement.
Local teens will be presented the 2019 Eagle of the Cross Award at the 21st Annual Eagle of the Cross Awards Liturgy and Banquet on Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel in Youngstown. The banquet is by invitation only, but the liturgy celebrated by the Bishop George V. Murry with more than 20 priests begins at 6 p.m.
Recipients include from Trumbull County: Bridget DePascale of Champion and St. William Parish; Cullen Faulk of Warren G. Harding and Blessed Sacrament; and Nicholas J. Muscarella of John F. Kennedy Catholic and Blessed Sacrament.
Recipient demonstrating outstanding involvement in Catholic school includes Ashley Lytle of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School and Blessed Sacrament and Scott Andrew Mintus of St. William.
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Laurie Cardoza-Moore will be the guest speaker 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Jericho Center, 2878 Warren Meadvile Road, Cortland. Cardoza-Moore will discuss “Proclaiming Justice for the Nations.” Those attending are asked to contact Pastor David Natale at ndavid123 @hotmail.com.
DIALOGUE: Jewish-Christian Studies will hold a dialogue and discussion 1 p.m. Wednesday at Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Liberty. The topic is “Did Paul / Saul Deny the God of Moses?”
NAVIGATING CHANGE: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, Pa., will offer “Navigating Life Changes with Words and Art” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 with presenters Paulette Kirschensteiner and Ginny Taylor. What can you do during a time of deep transition that offers you hope and guidance? Cost $45. Registration at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.
DAYS OF UNITY: A pair of cooperative events by six Hubbard area churches is being billed as “Two Days of Unity” 6 p.m, May 4 and 2 p.m. May 5 sponsored by Hope for Hubbard, which has held revival-type events for the past two years. The event will be at the Hubbard Middle School, 25 Hall Ave.
There will be representatives available from local resources to assist those who may be in need. On May 4, there will be music and testimony by gospel soloist Rod Truman and a message by Pastor Dave Coxson. On May 5, Andy Denen of Refuge Ministries will be the speaker.
Music also will be provided by Kristina Longoria on the piano. Karen Waltemire will lead the praise and worship music. Light refreshments will be served.
Participating churches include Hubbard First Presbyterian, Calvary Baptist, Corner House Christian, Hubbard Church of the Nazarene, Central Christian and First Baptist Church of Hubbard.
REVIVE: Champion Presbyterian Church, 4997 Mahoning Ave., will hold Revive 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 5 and 6:30 p.m. May 6 to 8. Speaker is Wilson Greene of Life Action Ministries. The theme includes humility, prayer, seeking God and repentance. The theme is “Falling in Love with Jesus.” There will be music, fellowship and messages. There will be a special event 5 p.m. May 8.
HONOR MARY: The annual Night to Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary will be 7 p.m. May 17 at. St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown. This annual devotional service to honor the Blessed Mother will include scripture readings, a homily, hymns and recitation of the rosary.
CELEBRATION: The members of the East Side Church of Christ in Warren will be honoring their minister, Elder Ronald P. Fowlis, who has retired. The church is hosting a public celebration dinner 5 p.m. May 18 at DiVieste Banquet Centre entitled “Celebrating a Legacy of Ministry.”
Fowlis and his wife, Coralee, have honored God, the church and the community for more than 60 years. The planning committee is seeking people who were baptized or married by Fowlis. Call Joy at 330-898-0954.
Reservations are $30 and can be made by contacting Marie at 330-395-3605; marie81856 @aol.com or Shirley at 330-978-1059; bradysa1955 @gmail.com. Make checks and money orders payable to Darlene Trimble, Treasurer. Mail to East Side Church of Christ; P.O. Box 1613; Warren, 44482. Deadline is May 4.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is hosting memorial services for miscarried or stillborn children 2 p.m. May 19 in the chapel at Calvary Cemetery, 248 Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. Parents, family, grandparents and other relations of any child lost to miscarriage or stillbirth are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Office of Worship and the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life. For information, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 272.