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EDUCATION AND BEYOND: “Education and Beyond” is noon to 3 p.m. today at the Renaissance Place, 1948 Palmyra Road SW, Warren. Inspirational speaker will be Dr. Kimberly Jackson-Pinn.

Jackson-Pinn practices Family Medicine at River Valley Physicians, where she treats men, women and children of all ages. She is the director of Family Medicine, where she teaches clinical skills to resident physicians and medical students.

Jackson completed three years of family medicine residency training at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, where she met her husband, Dr. William Pinn, who is an ordained minister and educator.

The program will be to reach parents and students concerning educational and career opportunities after high school. There will be speakers from different colleges and trade and career schools. To attend, call New Jerusalem Fellowship at 330-395-4518 or email educationbeyond2019@gmail.com.

MAGIC SHOW: Central Baptist Church, 1301 North Road, Niles, will hold a Kid Zone Reachout event 4 to 6 p.m. today. The event is a magic and puppet show. The show starts at 5:15 p.m.

12TH ANNIVERSARY: Restoration Christian Fellowship Church, 760 Main Ave., Warren, will be celebrating its 12-year anniversary 6 p.m. today with “The Restoration Experience,” a night of praise, worship and exhortation. The RCF Praise team and RCF Dancers will perform.

103 YEARS: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave. SW, Warren, will celebrate its 103rd anniversary Sunday with two special services. The 10:15 a.m. service will feature guest speaker Pastor Juan Rivera, senior pastor of Victory Christian Center, Coitsville campus. The 5 p.m. worship service will feature Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, senior pastor of the First Church of God in Columbus.

As part of the festivities, the church will recognize those who have been members for 50 years or longer, as well as pay special tribute to veterans and active service members serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in honor of Veterans Day. Former members or residents who have family or loved ones who had been a part of the church are welcome to join in this special service.

Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope” is the oldest black Baptist congregation in Trumbull County, founded in 1916.

ELEVATOR DEDICATION: First Baptist Church of Braceville, 1300 Cedar St. SW, will have guest speaker, the Rev. George Walker of Restoration Christian Life Ministries, 11 a.m. Sunday for the dedication service of the newly installed elevator. The dedication will be led by associate ministers Geraldine Stragell and Gloria Page.

HATE CRIMES: James Pasch, Anti-Defamation League regional director, will be guest speaker Tuesday at Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way. Pasch will discuss the rise of hate crimes in the country. Minyan will be at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are needed.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Blessed Sacrament Parish in Warren will hold the annual Community Outreach Day Sunday after Mass.

95TH ANNIVERSARY: Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 405 Depot St., Niles, will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the church 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker is Pastor Jack Pettis of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Youngstown.

FREE CONCERT: A free community concert featuring Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players will be 6 p.m. Friday at Howland Community Church in celebration of the church preschool’s 50th anniversary. For nearly 20 years, Roberts has been crafting songs for children and parents that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up.

50-YEAR MEMBER RECOGNITION: First Presbyterian Church of Warren will recognize 50-year members at 10 a.m. Nov. 17. The event is part of Founders Day. Call the church at 330-393-1524 to RSVP.

WOMEN IN FAITH: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will hold its 14th year of “Women Walking in Faith” from October to April, discussing the book “Availability: The Challenge and the Gift of Being Present” by Robert Wicks. Discussions will be 9:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays, and 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish Center, Warren. The group is for women of all ages. Call 330-540-2325 for more information.

INTERFAITH CHOIR: Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir is planning a performance with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra for March 2020. The 80-voice choir will perform in collaboration with Singers Together and The Youngstown Connection for YSO’s program titled “Spiritual Journey: The Road to Peace and Freedom,” featuring world-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir is comprised of singers from Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Portage counties, as well as Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. All singers are welcome to participate in this event. For information and a rehearsal schedule, call Hubbard First Presbyterian Church at 330-534-9721.

MUSIC COMMITTEE: The Office of Worship through the Music Committee of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, a local chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians has been established for the Youngstown Diocese. The National Association of Pastoral Musician fosters the art of music in liturgy and serves the liturgical apostolate by providing.

A local chapter provides support and ongoing education for parish musicians, choir directors, music directors, organists, pianists and liturgists. The first meeting of the Youngstown Chapter will be 7 p.m. Monday at Regina Coeli Church, 663 Fernwood Blvd., Alliance. There is no cost to join and the two meetings per year are planned along with other diocesan musical events and opportunities.

For information, call the Rev. Michael D. Balash, director, Office of Worship, at 330-744-8451.

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