DRIVE BY RECOGNITION: Holy Family Parish, 2729 Center Road, Poland, will mark the retirement of Monsignor William Connell with a drive-by celebration at noon Aug. 15. The all parish drive-by will be in his honor as he stands at the rectory on his last day. People are asked to decorate their cars to show appreciation to Msgr. Connell. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-503-3880.
12TH ANNIVERSARY: The 12th pastoral anniversary for Pastor J. Dwayne Heard will be 10 a.m. Sunday by Free Indeed Ministries in Warren with a park and praise celebration. Each member is asked to bless the pastor with a card and a love donation of $50. Guest speaker is Elder Linda Robinson of Oasis of Love in Mansfield. For information, call the church at 330-746-7190.
DANCE MANIFEST: Dance Manifest Global Miniseries will present Dance Manifest 2020 Friday and Aug. 15 via a Zoom video gathering. The event will feature various speakers, including Prophetic Duane Marrow, Apostle Elizabeth Hairston-McBurrows and Apostle Darren Thomas. Register at KingdomDancer122@gmail.com or call 330-321-9427.
SERIES POSTPONED: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown, with input from the Diocese of Youngstown, has decided to pause the monthly luncheons for the health and safety of guests and speakers. Plans are to resume the season in the spring 2021 at the latest. For information, visit http:// www.firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org
RACIAL EQUALITY: First Presbyterian Church in Warren will host a 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge that will include dialogue in hearing about what others have learned. Members will have three opportunities to engage in dialogue through different formats: 7 p.m. Sunday will be virtually through a Zoom meeting; 7:15 p.m. Tuesday after the evening Vespers service outside on the church grounds; and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13 in the church garden. Reserve your space for one of these small groups.
RAFFLE DRAWING: St. Patrick Church in Hubbard festival raffle will be after the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass. Ticket price is 20 for $20 available online at www.saintpatsfestival.com. Deadline to purchase online is 12:01 a.m. Sunday. The grand raffle is a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox or $20,000 cash.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP:Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. NW, Warren, is holding outdoor worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday until Sept. 6 unless there is inclement weather and the service will move indoors. Those attending can bring a lawn chair.
ASSUMPTION PILGRIMAGE: The 55th annual Assumption Pilgrimage will take place Thursday to Aug. 15 at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson. The event will include Mass, confessions, anointing of the sick, a candlelight procession, band concert and food. The event will be of significance because people have had to endure the coronavirus pandemic.
RETURN TO WORSHIP: Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will host worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Worshippers are asked to arrive a half hour earlier to follow health protocols.
One Nation Kingdom Ministries will meet 10 a.m Sunday at the Focus Building, 2051 Niles Road, Warren, for a drive-up service. There is also a Bible study livestreamed at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the church’s Facebook page.
NEW PASTOR: Warren First Assembly of God, Parkman Road, has selected Rich and Jane Weller as its new lead pastors. Pastor Rich and Jane Weller and their two girls, Emma and Leah, are moving to the area after spending the last 22 years pastoring in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The Wellers have been married for 24 years. Worship is 10 a.m. Sunday when the public can meet the Wellers. Visit www.mywarrenfirst.com
PASTOR SURVIVES COVID: Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, welcomed the return of the Rev. Jonathan Mitchell and his wife Joyce on July 26. He will be speaking at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Jonathan Mitchell survived COVID-19 and spent 100 days in the hospital. Mitchell served for 44 years in the ministry. He is referred to by people as the “Miracle Man.”
METAPHYICS OFFERED: The Unity Church Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will offer OM Ongoing Metaphysics classes virtually 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday with a discussion and ending by chanting mantras.
Discussion will be on the mantras associated with the third chakra (solar plexus), dealing with the removal of anger, among other things, plus some Surya (sun) mantras.
If interested, download the app from www.freeconferencecall.com and enter meeting ID info69845, or contact facilitator Roger Dale Juntunen at email@example.com or 330-883-0977.
HOLY SENIOR GROUP: Due to the current coronavirus situation, the Holy Family Seniors Group will not meet in August. The group’s leadership is hoping to be able to resume meeting safely in September.
ASSUMPTION CELEBRATION: Christ the Good Shepherd St. Lucy Church, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell, will host a traditional Assumption celebration 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Palermo Center, with Mass followed by a traditional procession through the streets and culminating with a reception at the center.
Admission is free, but reservations are needed. Call 330-755-6801 or 330-744-7422.
Vigil of the Assumption will be 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church grounds, where there will be the reciting of the Rosary at the St. Lucy Shrine.
ECHOES AND REFLECTION: Echoes and Reflections will present Examining Critical Themes of the Holocaust on Monday and Tuesday. The two free online workshops via Zoom are “Complicity and Action During the Holocaust” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday hosted by Maltz Museum at www.maltzmuseum.org and “Teaching Media Literacy and Analyzing Propaganda: The Holocaust as a Case Study” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, hosted by the ESC of Northeast Ohio at www.escneo.org. The workshops are for educators with online registration for both sessions at www.escneo.org. and click on the professional development tab.