RETURN TO WORSHIP: Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Boardman, will return to “in person worship” 10 a.m. Sept. 20. Wearing a mask and social distancing are to be followed. Live streaming will continue on Facebook at boardmanmethodist.org
BACK TO SCHOOL: Warren Greater Apostolic Faith Church, 3571 Tod Ave., NW, Warren, will host a “Back to School” Family and Friends Day 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for the community and their families, Masks and social distancing are to be followed. During the event, free baskets will be given out with food, school supplies, toys and gift cards. There also will be gospel music and worship service outside on the lawn and parking lot. Those attending can bring a lawn chair. The families who bring the most guests will receive an award.
GRANDPARENTS DAY: Mt. Olive FBH Church will mark Grandparents Day 3:30 p.m. Sunday with the senior mission of the church to hold a special hour program “A Tribute to Grandparents” with the theme “Be Encouraged and Encourage Someone Else.” Speaker is the Rev. Mary Kidd, pastor of Mt. Olive FBH Church and Northeast Ohio directress of junior missions. Conference line for the program is 712-770-4010 and enter code 883502#
IN DOOR SERVICE: Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel NW, Warren, will resume indoor services 9:30 a.m. Sunday. All precautions are in place. Pastor Lizzie Weed will lead the services. There will be a collection of tomato and chicken soup for the food pantry during September.
RACE AND SOCIAL CHANGE: ACTION will present a faith leaders and clergy Zoom meeting 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday with guest speaker, Dr. Jim Baber. The program is “The Subject is Race, Social Change and Music in America.” Other speakers are Bishop Shawn Tyson of Mt. Calavary Pentecost Church, musician Jonathan Blackshire and April Alexander of Heartreach Ministries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link.
GUEST PASTOR: The Faith Fellowship Church of God, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd.,Youngstown, will have guest minister, the Rev. Bobby Duncan and wife Sandra, of Brunswick, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sandra is a musician and singer. Rev. Duncan was a pastor in Cleveland, and is author of several biographic books.
BIBLE STUDY: Mt. Olive FBH Church will begin Bible study 8 p.m. Wednesday via conference line by dialing 712-4010 and code 883502#
DRIVE-UP SERVICE: One Nation Kingdom Ministries will host drive-up service 10 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot at Focus Building, 2051 Niles Road, Warren. Bible study will be livestreamed via Facebook at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
RETURN TO WORSHIP: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 140 Cherry Ave., NW, will resume in-person worship 10 a.m. Sunday Masks are required. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
NEW MINISTER: Northeast Christian Church, 865 Perkins Jones Road, Warren, welcomed new pastor Cole Sagstetter, who began serving the congregation Aug. 30. Cole and his wife Katie met while leading short term mission trips on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. They have been serving the Lord together ever since, and now do so with their toddler, James. Cole has been serving in ministry since 2012 as a Youth Minister and has followed God’s calling to continue in ministry at the church.
ELEVATED: The Right Reverend Gerald D. Gammon was elevated to the office of Bishop. Consecration took place in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 23.Gammon, of the Charismatic Old Catholic Church, has served as a priest for over eight years. He also serves as pastor of the First United Church of Christ, 280 E. Market St., Warren.
The Old Catholic Church is not part of the Roman Catholic Church. Though the churches are similar in structure and in beliefs, they differ on some key issues. Clergy can marry in the Old Catholic Church and women are permitted to be ordained.
METAPHYSICS: Unity Spiritual Centre’s Ongoing Metaphysics classes will be on Tuesdays. The first half will be traditional Sanskrit mantra study and chanting from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. The second half, from 7:30-8:15 p.m., will be meditations from the Heart Math study group, which meets regularly at 9 a.m. on Sundays, from the text “Becoming Supernatural.” Respondents are free to join either one or both sessions. To join classes with computers or smart phones use the virtual platform app (www.freeconferencecall.com) and the meeting code INFO69845. For telephones dial 1-978-990-5000 with access code 245683.
“A Course in Miracles” with Larry and Karen Etheridge as facilitators will continue to meet 7 p.m. Sundays. “Association for Research and Enlightenment” (ARE) with Jim Thornton and Reverend Rose Houston as facilitators will continue to meet 10 a.m. Thursdays. Sign-on protocols for these classes are identical to what is used for the above mentioned OM classes. “Prayer and Meditation” with Cay Tomerlin as facilitator will continue to meet 7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday by phone only at 1-701-791-9075.
ROSH HASHANAH: Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, LIberty, will have a Rosh Hashanah virtual services 5:45 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Cantor Gavriel Oren and pianist Gilad Katz will take part during the El Eemth high holiday services. Tashlich will be 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 via Zoom.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES: The Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring a wedding anniversary celebrations to honor couples who are observing their 25th, 40th, 50th or over anniversaries in 2020 at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. Couples planning to attend this celebration need to register at their parish before Wednesday. The celebration will include Mass with Msgr. Robert Siffrin, renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Couples may opt to attend the Mass in person at St. Columba Cathedral or they may participate remotely via livestreaming on the diocesan website at www.doy.org. Limited spaces are available for couples at the cathedral.
RETURN TO WORSHIP: The Unity Church Centre in Liberty will return to in-person worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Viewing of the service online on Facebook and on the website also will continue to be available.
RALLY IN VALLEY: The Men’s Rally in the Valley will be Oct. 10 at the Covelli Centre, Youngstown. There will be various Christian speakers, recording artists, Valley Christian Praise Team and Teen Challenge member. For information, visit mensrally.org.
WORSHIP SERVICE: Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada Ave., Warren, is holding worship services in the parking lot 11 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting. Indoor services are following safety guidelines with temperature checks, masks and social distancing,
CENTER HOSTS PROGRAM: Villa Maria Education and Sprituality Center in Villa Maria, Pa., will offer a week-long opportunity with Ardath Blake, HM, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 to 10 a.m. Sept. 27 with registration due Monday. A weekend opportunity with Blake is offered 7 p.m. Oct. 2 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 with registration due by Friday. Program information and registration are available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.
ZOOM PRESENTATION: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer a virtual presentation via Zoom with Natalie Terry, entitled “Election Meditation Circle: The Hidden Ground of Love.” This virtual opportunity will take place every Tuesday from Tuesday to Nov. 3. There will be a weekly meditation circle. On Tuesday evenings there will be silent meditation with a communal intention of unity and communion. Participation in all sessions is not required. Registration is not required. Natalie Terryserves as the assistant executive director of VMESC. She is a minister, preacher and educator. The Zoom link will be available on the website: vmesc.org. Program information is available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.
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