Religion events

MEN’S EVENT: North-Mar Church, East Market Street, Warren, will hold a men’s meet-and-greet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

GAS BUY DOWN: Chestnut Ridge Church of God in Hubbard is partnering with Devine’s Shop-N-Save Express Gas Station to sponsor a “Gas Buy-Down” 10 a.m. to noon today. The price of gas that day is being reduced by 35 cents.

The church members said they are doing this to share the love of God in a tangible way.

GOSPEL ARTIST: Christian Community Baptist Church, 4225 Tod Ave., Warren, will host Gospel recording artist Mark Chapman in concert 5 p.m. today. A love offering will be received.

GRIEF SHARE: Bristolville United Methodist Church will hold a special session of GriefShare geared toward those who have lost a spouse in recent years 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The two-hour interactive video session, “Loss of a Spouse,” will provide help and healing for widows and widowers. The special series is provided free of charge by the church, with Pastor Shirley Stoops-Frantz, a certified GriefShare facilitator leading. Free participants’ guides and other helpful literature will be provided. For information, call the church, 330-889-3181.

OUTSIDE SERVICE: Warren First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, will hold an outside service 10 a.m. Sunday in the garden. Those attending can bring a lawn chair.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 385 Martin Luther King Blvd., Warren, will celebrate the church’s 96th anniversary 3:30 p.m. Sunday with guests from the Agape Assembly Church of Warren. Elder George Johnson will deliver the afternoon message.

Senior pastor is the Rev. Corneill Morgan.

CONCERT SET: Snoopi’s Concert will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Amphitheatre. The Christian concert is titled “The Battle” to help anyone who is facing a personal addiction and struggling with other issues.

OUTDOOR CONCERT: The Andover United Methodist Church is holding drive-in outdoor services 9:30 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 1 at Wildwood Acres Campgrounds, state Route 7 and Marvin Road. Special music will be provided Sunday by Dan Shall.

NEW MINISTRY: Cortland Christian Church,153 Grove Drive, has formed a new ministry, “Lighting the Way,” for children age 3 through kindergarten. This ministry will help prepare children with a good message that will guide them through their lives.

The program is 6 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays. For registration, call 330-637-4611 or pre-register online at www.cortlandchristianchurch.com.

GATHERING WITH DIRECTOR: Temple El Emeth in Liberty will hold a gathering Sunday with Dr. Lou Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, with Minyan 9:45 a.m. and brunch and program 10:30 a.m.

Zona’s presentation will be “The Contribution of Jewish American Artists to Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries.”

Reservations are required at 330-759-1429.

PRAYER WALK: Champion Presbyterian Church will hold its annual prayer walk 7 p.m. Sunday at Champion High School, Mahoning Avenue.

MEN’S DAY: York Avenue Church of God in Warren will hold a Men’s Day Celebration 5 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “Standing as a Man of God.” The speaker will be senior pastor the Rev. Anthony L. Davis from Genesis Christian Community Center Warren.

Host pastor is the Rev. Eric U. Brown Sr.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: First Baptist Church of Braceville, 1300 Cedar St., will celebrate its 96th church anniversary Sunday, with the theme “Be Steadfast in the Lord.” The theme color is blue.

Morning worship will be 11 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Pierre Osborne, associate pastor of New Jerusalem Fellowship in Warren, and afternoon service will be 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Calvin Mason, pastor of the First Christian Church in Newton Falls.

REVIVAL SET: The Place Where the Lord Provides, 104 W Evergreen Ave, Youngstown, will hold a citywide tent revival 3 p.m. Sunday, hosted by the Women United in Christ. The women are working to help save lives. Guests include Bishop Salina Covington.

FIRST FRIDAY: The First Friday of Greater Youngstown speaker series will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Hall, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield, with speaker Massimo Faggiloi, professor of historical theology, at Villanova University in Philadelphia. He will speak on “From Vatican II to the Sexual Abuse Crisis: The Challenge of the Catholic Church Political, Institutional and Theological.”

For reservations, call 330-720-4498.

BUS TRIP: Calvary Bible Church in Cortland is holding a one-day bus trip Oct. 5 to Amish country for dinner and the play “A Simple Sanctuary.” The $85 cost includes bus, family-style meal and the play.

Call 330-609-7243 by Sept. 6.

HOLYLAND: Jericho Center in Bazetta is planning a Best of the Holyland, a 10-day educational trip Nov. 5 to 14. For information, call Church at Warren at 330-638-2959.

(photo — Edward P. Hahnenberg)

LUTHERAN-CATHOLIC COVENANT: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americawill hold the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant Celebration, Our Common Witness to the Gospel, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8, followed by an optional supper at St. Michael Parish Family Life Center, Canfield.

Edward Hahnenberg is the featured presenter. Bishop Abraham Allende, and Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Vicar General, Diocese of Youngstown, are offering evening prayer. The day of prayer and study commemorates the signing of the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant in October 2000 by Bishop Thomas Tobin and Bishop Marcus Miller.

Hahnenberg is professor and breen chair in Catholic Theology at John Carroll University in Cleveland. He is the author or co-editor of five books. Hahnenberg is currently a delegate to the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue.

Registration for the celebration is due Aug. 26. A free will offering during evening prayer will be collected for Operation Blessing, an ecumenical food assistance program hosted by Canfield Presbyterian Church. For online registration, go to www.doy.org. For mail-in registration, go to www.lcovenant.weebly.com.

POWER OF PROTEST EXHIBIT: The “Power of the Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews” is being displayedat the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Art Gallery, 505 Gypsy Lane. The personal stories of American Jewish activists and Soviet Jews — known as refuseniks — are brought to life in “Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews,” a panel exhibition created by the National Museum of American Jewish History. The show runs through Sept. 29.