ORDINATIONS: Seminarians Ryan Furlong, Matthew Humerickhouse and Matthew Zwilling will be ordained as Transitional Deacons for the Diocese of Youngstown 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. The three men will be ordained by Bishop George V. Murry. Following ordination, the new deacons will serve at a diocesan parish for the summer.
In the fall, Furlong and Zwilling will return to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, with Humerickhouse returning to St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, to continue their priestly formation in anticipation of priesthood ordination.
TIME OF PRAYER: The Trumbull County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance is reaching out to all who believe in the power of God, to join them for a Time of Prayer 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Courthouse Square in Warren. There will be prayers for the city and churches that have faced challenges.
CLOSING MASS: The community is invited to the closing Mass celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Youngstown and the 40th anniversary of priestly ordination of Bishop George V. Murry, on the Solemnity of Pentecost 4 p.m. June 9 at St. Columnba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown. The Ecumenical Television Channel will broadcast the closing Mass 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. June 10, noon June 12 and 10 a.m. June 14.
PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY Revised Church of the Living God, 1520 Sixth St, Warren, will honor Pastor Elnora Edge 7 p.m. June 8 and 11:40 a.m. June 9. The June 8 service is a Youth Expression of Praise. On June 9 is a dinner at 2555 Palmyra Road SW, Warren, featuring the Mighty Golden Wonders.
GOSPEL GROUP: The Hoppers, one of the top gospel music groups in the country, will be in concert at the Highway Tabernacle 7 p.m. June 28. The group, having appeared in Warren in 2016 and 2017 and at the Canfield Fair last year, has developed a considerable number of fans in this area.
The Hoppers are a multi-award winning family group that has been singing to global audiences for over 60 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They are fan favorites on the Gaither Videos and their new releases frequently top the Billboard charts.
The group was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
The concert is sponsored jointly by the Tribune Chronicle and the Highway Tabernacle. The evening will be hosted by the Golden Street Singers of Farmdale. A freewill offering will be collected to offset the expenses of the event.
Free tickets are available at the Highway Tabernacle, 3000 S. Raccoon Road., Austintown, or at the Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren. Up to four tickets are available to each person requesting.
Tickets can also be obtained by mailing a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Hoppers Concert, c/o Tribune Chronicle, 240 Franklin St. SE, Warren, 44483. A limited number of tickets are available, so early requests are encouraged.
DIALOGUE: The Jewish-Christian Studies will hold a program 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Liberty, with program at 1 p.m. The film “The Gate” will be shown with Dr. Oh and Gim Kong and Roy Cooper. Discussion on “The Life of Shirazi – the Baha’i story.
SHAVOUT: Temple El Emeth, Logan Way, Liberty, will hold Shabout from 5:45 pm. June 8, 9:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. June 9 and 9:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. June 10.
CALENDAR TEA: St. James Church of God in Christ, 1833 S, Main St, Warren, will honor First Lady Betty Howard and women of the church at annual calendar tea 5 p.m. Sunday. Host pastor is Melvin Howard.
SERVICE PROJECT: Howland United Methodist Church will commission 35 people for the Appalachian Service Project 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Firmly Grounded will present a concert 7 p.m. Sunday.
CELEBRATION: The Celebration Church, 809 N. Main St., Hubbard, will celebrate the people of Hubbard for 15 weeks to Labor Day. At 10 a.m. Sunday Mayor John Darko will be honored. Others to be honored — June 9, Hubbard Police Department; June 16, Father’s Day; June 23, Hubbard Fire Department; and June 30, Hubbard library staff.
BENEFIT SET: The Oblate Sisters Auxiliary fifth annual Bella Sera dance dinner event will be 6 to 11 p.m. today at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church hall, Youngstown. There will be dinner, dancing and basket raffle. For tickets, call 330-759-9329.
FIRST FRIDAY CLUB: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will hold a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Avion on the Lake, Poland. Paul Jarzembowski, assistant director for youth and young adult ministries, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is the guest speaker. He will discuss “Coming Youth.”
WOMEN IN WHITE: St. John’s Ministries, 419 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, is holding the 13th annual 100 Women in White celebration 5 p.m. June 9. The theme is “The Character and Behavior of a Holy Woman.” Speaker is First Lady Pamela Jocarol Hurse Merrell of New Jerusalem Fellowship. Host pastor is Robert Herron.
HEBREW CLASS: The Jewish Community Center in Youngstown will offer beginner Hebrew class 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Israeli educators Gon Erez and Matan Norani will teach the course in Hebrew reading. Once completed, participants will be able to phonetically read any Hebrew word. Classes are set to run to June 25. Register online at jccyoungstown.org or at 330-746-3259 ext. 195.
GUIDED WALK: Villa Maria Educational and Spirituality Center will host a guided labyrinth walk monthly through October on the following dates: June 19, July 24, Aug. 21, Sept. 18 and Oct. 20. Participants are invited to meet at the outdoor labyrinth at 2 p.m. to prayerfully walk the grass path after receiving thematic instructions from the presenter. The labyrinth a is a replica of the one found in Chartres Cathedral in France. Free will offerings are accepted. In the event of questionable weather conditions, call 724-964-8886 or visit www.vmesc.org.
PRANIC HEALING: The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, in Liberty will have Carol Gottesman for “Pranic Healing.” 1 to 4 p.m. June 9.
Gottesman, who has been a nurse for 56 years, has a masters degree in education and counseling and is a certified psychiatric and Holistic Health Nurse, will discuss Prana Energy along with the principles behind Pranic Healing. People will learn basic techniques to improve your health and that of your friends and family The class is free but love offerings or donations will be accepted. For reservations call Centre at 330-539-0122 or Gottesman at 330-759-0797.
SINGING BOWLS: Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will hold Crystal Singing Bowls meditation 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 11. The event is conducted by Maria and Calvin Wagner from the Center for Sound Therapy in Boardman, Sound Healing has been around for centuries as a healing modality. The meditation is free, but donations or love offerings will be accepted. Call 330-539-0122.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP: Andover United Methodist Church, will hold a drive-in outdoor worship service 9:30 a.m. each Sundayto Sept. 1 at Wildwood Acres Campgrounds, intersection of state Route 7 and Marvin Road. The casual interdenominational worship service has been sponsored by the church for 50 years. Special music services will be presented June 30 with Sound Witness.
PACESETTERS EVENT: Pacesetters presents “It’s a New Season, It’s a New Day” conference noon to 3:30 p.m. June 8 at the Holiday Inn Airport, 4181 W. 150th St., Cleveland. Special speaker is Michael Vance and Prophetess Belinda Thomas. To register call: Pastor Tom 216 741-0786 or Olivia 330 505-9087 or email: oliviaterry@sbc global.net.
CONFERENCE SET: A conference retreat with Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, will be offered June 9-14 at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, Pa. The retreat is entitled: “Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ.” Cost is $450. Program information and registration available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.
HEBREW PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center Israeli Scholar Series features Israeli scholars living in the United States. They will be at the center at noon Friday for an educational discussion about their fields of study. The next installment features Hebrew teacher Mirit Sharon. Sharon will share her story about teaching the Hebrew language to Bedouin students in southern Israel. Sharon has a Master of Education Management and Leadership from Tel-Aviv University and teaches Hebrew as a second language in the U.S. This event is free and open to all. Register online at jccyoungs town.org or contact the bursar’s office at 330-746-3250, Ext. 195.