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GUEST SPEAKER: Capt. Tim Harrington will be the guest speaker at the Christian Men’s Fellowship gathering 9:30 a.m. today at Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Liberty. Harrington, who has served in the United States Navy for 25 years, will share his journey of faith in Christ and what it means to have a servant’s heart.

For information, call 330-770-6675.

WOMEN WHO WIN: The 2019 Women Who Win conference will be held today and Sunday hosted by One Nation Kingdom Ministries in Warren. To register call 330-469-5643 or 330-883-3949.

There will be various speakers including Apostle Loretta Pernice of Elim Christian Center, Warren, and Sherdene Simpson of The Forgiving Church, Cleveland.

WOMEN IN WHITE: Divine Trinity Temple, 500 Vine Ave NE, Warren, will hold Women in White service 4 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker Mary Ringold.

Ringold, a Warren native, has been a licensed missionary in the Church of God in Christ for more than 40 years. She is the church mother at Shalom COGIC in Warren.

The service is hosted by Superintendent Preston May and the women’s department.

17th PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY: New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 1590 Tod Ave. SW, Warren, will honor Pastor Robert L. Stringer and first l­ady Audrey Stringer 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by a fellowship meal at 2:30 p.m.

The evening pastoral appreciation service is 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Garrick Matlock of Restoration Christian Life Ministries.

OUTDOOR CONCERT: Cortland Church of the Nazarene, 293 E. Main St., will hold its annual free outdoor concert 5 p.m. Sunday with the Southern Gospel group, God’s Quad from Salem.

HYMN SING: Bristolville Freewill Baptist Church, 2087 state Route 88, will host the Gospel Harmonaires 6 p.m. Sunday.

FAITH AND FAMILY: The 10th annual Faith and Family Festival of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown will take place 11 a.m.Sunday on the West Quad of Walsh University’s Campus, 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. Mass will be at 11 a.m. with Msgr. John Zuraw, chancellor of the Diocese of Youngstown and pastor of St. Rose Church in Girard, and conclude at 5 p.m. with a Eucharistic procession.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Visit www.FaithFamilyFest.org for more information.

EVENT HONORS EDUCATORS: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave SW, Warren, will present “INSPIRE: An Immersive Arts Experience” 6 p.m. Sept 28 at Warren G. Harding High School. This event, held in honor of the late Clifford and Lillie Johnson, longtime Warren educators and patrons of the arts, will feature various forms of artistic presentation by local and national artists.

Featured guest will be composer, bandleader and Warren native Sean Jones. The event will also feature various forms of visual art on display from local and national artists.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased at www.secondbaptistwarren.com or at the church. Local artists who wish to display their artwork at the event may contact via email at SBC1510Main@secondbaptistwarren.com.

SANCTUARY DEDICATION: The General Assembly Church of God, 2021 East River Road, Newton Falls, will hold a dedication of the new sanctuary Sept. 28. Special music will be presented by the Singing Weavers and Midnight Storm. Guest speaker will be Marlowe Napier.

The Common Bond Quartet from Winchester, Ky., will be in concert 11 a.m. Sunday at the church.

HARVEST DAY: The 20th annual Villa Maria Harvest Day will honor the Heritage of HM Sisters 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Villa Maria Farm, 225 Villa Marie Road, Pulaski, Pa. The family event is dedicated to honoring the agricultural heritage of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary.

The family-centered event will include a variety of entertainment, hay rides, children’s activities, educational activities, vendors, and a gift basket raffle. Admission, parking, and most children’s activities are free.

For more information on the event, call 724-964-8920, extension 3348 or visit www.humilityofmary.org.

FAMILY / FRIENDS DAY: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 385 Martin Luther King Blvd. , Warren, will host Family and Friends Day 11 a.m. Sept. 29. All former members are welcome.

200 YEARS: The Warren First United Methodist Church, Park Avenue, will celebrate its 200th anniversary with its final worship service 10 a.m. Sept. 29. Members of the Howland United Methodist Church will attend for a combined worship service. Members of the Warren First United Methodist Church will begin attending the Howland church. Past and present members of both churches are invited.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada Ave. SW, Warren, will celebrate the 36th anniversary of the church 11 a.m. Sept. 29. Speaker will be Minister Christine Snipes.

ROSH HASHANAH SERVICE: Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Youngstown, will hold an Erev Rosh Hashanah musical service led by cantor Gabriel Owen 6:15 p.m. Sept. 29. Reservations are due to the temple by Tuesday.

TALENT EVENT: Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham Parkman Road, Garrettsville, will hold a talent show 6 p.m. Sept. 29. There will be short skits, songs, testimonies, poems and Scripture readings.

If interested in participating, call Barb at 330-527-4068.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host John Angotti 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 217 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield.

Angotti, a full-time music missionary who travels throughout the world providing inspirational music and faith witness, will speak on “God in the Ministry of Suffering.” There will be a time for audience questions.

Cost is $18. Call 330-720-4498,

COUNCIL MARKS 40 YEARS: Community Volunteer Council is marking its 40th anniversary celebration with the annual High Tea 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Mahoning Country Club, 710 E. Liberty St., Girard. The theme is “Dress to Impress.” The Matrix Band will perform.

Speaker Deborah Waite Shamlin, immediate past president of the Standing Committee to the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio of the Episcopal Church, is serving her third term as president of the Stark County NAACP. She kicked off the 40th anniversary at recent council event this summer.

A donation $40 is asked. Call 330-395-5888 for tickets.

HARVEST CELEBRATION: West Mecca Bible Methodist Church, 1215 state Route 88, West Mecca, will host a free hog roast and game day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the pavilion on church grounds. There will be a farm animal petting zoo, hay rides, games and food.

For more information, contact Pastor Mike Shiery, 330-372-1593.

WEDDINGS CELEBRATED: The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Ministry is sponsoring a second Wedding Anniversary Celebration this year to honor couples who are observing their 25th, 40th, 50th or more anniversaries in 2019.

The celebration will be held 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton. The celebration will include Mass with the Monsignor Robert J. Siffrin, vicar general of the Diocese of Youngstown, renewal of marriage vows, a personalized certificate for each couple and a reception for the couples and their families.

To register, or for more information, couples are to contact their parish office.

SCOUTING HELP: The Youngstown Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting is inviting all Diocesan scouts, both male and female, to take part and earn their religious awards for the upcoming year. The awards are subdivided by grade level. Classes are scheduled in September and October and available through the Diocese.

Call Bob at 330-755-7205.

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