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GUEST SPEAKER: Alpha and Omega Ministries, 561 Washington St. NE, Warren, will host Prophetess Ondrea Shy as speaker 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Host senior pastor Derrick Scott.

50-YEAR MEMBER: First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren, will recognize members with 50 or more years 10 a.m. Sunday. The event is part of the church’s Founders Day.

NIGHT OF HOPE: Second Baptist Church in Warren, in partnership with the Trumbull County Children Services Board, will present “A Night of Hope,” headlined by Grammy-nominated singer Bishop William Murphy III, 7 p.m. Friday at Warren First Assembly of God, 2640 Parkman Road, Warren.

The event, held in honor of Second Baptist Church’s 103rd anniversary, will support the church’s Vision100 campaign while also celebrating National Adoption Month with TCCS, highlighting the need for foster care and adoptive families in Trumbull County.

Murphy specializes in praise and worship hymns and is a third-generation pastor. He fuses old-school gospel with urban Christian contemporary music.

Tickets are $35 available at the church by calling 330-393-0802 or www.second baptistwarren.com.

CHURCH FUNDRAISER: West Farmington United Methodist Church, 220 W. College St., will host its annual Mrs. Claus’ Closet 6:30 p.m. Thursday. It will include a silent auction, craft demonstrations, games and light snacks.

Admission is $4.

FOOD DRIVE: St. Patrick’s School of Religion in Hubbard will hold a food drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Devine’s Shop and Save in Hubbard. The goal will be to fill a police cruiser to feed the hungry.

PARISH SCHOOL REUNION: St. Joseph Parish, Austintown, will hold a reunion Nov. 30 for students who attended St. Joseph Parish Grade School.

Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m., and the reunion runs 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Social Hall. Spouses and children are welcome. Guests are asked to bring memorabilia. Tours of the school building will be held.

Send an RSVP on the Grade School Reunion Facebook Event Page, www.facebook. com/events/402476600639523/.

St. Joseph Parish was established June 17, 1966, by Bishop James W. Malone. The first Mass was celebrated at the Wellman Wedgewood Cinema in the Wedgewood Plaza on June 19, 1966.

Shortly after the establishment of the parish, plans were made for the construction of a church, school, social center and rectory. The first Mass was offered in the new church on June 16, 1968. St. Joseph School began that same year on Sept. 3 under the direction of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

In 2009-10 St. Joseph School merged with Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Austintown, at the IHM campus. Within five years St. Joseph / IHM School closed.

TEENS ASSIST ST. VINCENT: The Warren Area Catholic Teens Mission Team assisted Trumbull St. Vincent DePaul Society as part of a Service Day. Students and advisers assisted at the Trumbull Thrift Store volunteering by sorting, cleaning and organizing donated items such as clothes, small appliances and household goods.

The thrift shop provides low-cost items to people in need in Trumbull County. Proceeds from the store help fund community programs and services.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an association of Catholic laymen and women devoted to serving the underprivileged. The organization operates a dining hall and thrift store locally and provides nearly 150 daily home-cooked meals, food pantry boxes, incarceration reintegration services, voucher programs and other safety net services to area residents.

For information about St. Vincent de Paul programs, services or volunteer opportunities, contact Darlene Jones at 234-223-2936 or by email at djones@svdpneodistrict.org

THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel NW, Warren, will hold a joint service to celebrate Thanksgiving 7 p.m. Nov. 24. Calvary and Covenant Presbyterian churches in Warren and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will take part. There will be music with the combined church choirs.

SPIRITUALITY DAY: The Benedictine Sisters of the Byzantine Church at Queen of Heaven Monastery, Warren, will offer a Day of Spirituality in preparation for the Birth of Christ 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at SS. Peter and Paul Parish Center, 180 Belvedere Ave. NE, Warren. To register by Nov. 24, call 330-856-1813 or email qohr@byzben. org.

The presenter is the Rev. Joel Barstad, who is on the staff of the Byzantine Catholic seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh.

Topic for the day is “Our Once and Future Home: Christmas Memories and the Desire for God.” There will be a time for reflection, questions and refreshmens and an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING: Hubbard St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., will hold its third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24.

The event is free but RSVP at 330-534-1928.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB: First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host Sister Carolyn Capuano 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield.

She is vice president for Mission and Ministry at Mercy Medical Center. Capuano will speak on “Ministry Changed Not Ended: The Mercy-St. Paul Square Story.” There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow.

Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $18. Call 330-720-4498 for reservations. Visit www.firstfriday clubofgreateryoungstown.org.

WOMEN IN FAITH: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will hold its 14th year of “Women Walking in Faith” October to April discussing the book Availability: The Challenge and the Gift of Being Present” by Robert Wicks.

Discussions will be held 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 the 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.

For information and a rehearsal schedule, call Hubbard First Presbyterian Church at 330-534-9721.

FESTIVAL OF LESSONS: St. Columba Cathedral will present the annual Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols 7 p.m. Dec. 1. The program will feature the cathedral choir under the direction of Daniel Laginya, as well as readers and religious education students of the parish.

The program highlights the ancient “O Antiphons” and culminates with the Annunciation narrative. Contemporary choral settings of traditional seasonal texts will be featured.

The event is free. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Hall.


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