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BUILDING IN CRISIS: One Nation Kingdom Ministries will present “Building in the Midst of a Crisis” 1 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday at the FOCUS Building, 2051 Niles Road SE, Warren.

Host pastor is Kent Barnes Sr. Guest speakers are Apostle / Prophetess Wanleatha Baker and recording artist / prophetess Lisa Franklin of Jacksonville, Fla.

146TH ANNIVERSARY: Third Baptist Church, 1177 Park Hill Drive, Youngstown, will celebrate the 146th anniversary of the church on Sunday. The service will be held in the church parking lot.

Guest speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Simon, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church.

ANCIENT TIMES: Poland Village Baptist Church will resume “Ancient Times: An Integration of the Old Testament with Ancient History” with Bill Henry 6 p.m. Sundays starting Oct. 18.

Topics include “Did the Israelites Really Cross the Red Sea?”; “Why Did Israel Separate into Two Nations?”; “What Happened to Ancient Israel?”; and “What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments?”

Call 330-757-9258 for more information.

RESUMED SERVICES: Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada Ave., Warren, has resumed indoor services. Sunday school is held at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

All pandemic safety guidelines are being followed.

Find more information on Facebook.

PEANUT BUTTER FOR HAITI: Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, is holding its annual peanut butter drive this month. People can bring 16-ounce jars of peanut butter to the church between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays or attend one of the Sunday services (drive-in at 9:50 a.m. and indoor at 10:30 a.m.).

Peanut butter is a vital part of the diet for the people who are ministered to by Lifeline Missions in Haiti. This is part of the Little Dresses for Haiti project.

NEW WORSHIP TIME: First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will offer the Sunday morning worship service at a new time, now beginning at 10 a.m. Social distancing and face coverings will be observed at this inside service.

The service also will be broadcast into the church parking lot on 89.5-FM radio and streamed on the church’s Facebook page.

95TH ANNIVERSARY: Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 67 McClure St., Struthers, will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the church 10 a.m. Oct. 25. The speaker is Pastor Everett Whiteside of Warren.

Those attending are asked to wear masks and social distance.

The service may also be observed by Zoom social media site at church website at www.pmbc.us, which will have a link to sign in.

EVENT CANCELED: St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, 3900 Villa Marie Road, Lowellville, will not celebrate All Souls Day Mass in November due to COVID-19 concerns.

FALL FESTIVAL: Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Liberty, will hold a free fall festival drive-thru 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24. There will be a pumpkin patch and food.

WEDDINGS CELEBRATED: The Rev. Monsignor Robert J. Siffrin, Diocesan administrator of the Diocese of Youngstown, will celebrate a special Mass 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, to mark the wedding anniversaries of 87 couples who are being honored for a total of 4,051 years of wedded life, ranging from 25 to 69 years.

Anthony and Patricia Parish, parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica / St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Youngstown, and John and Eleanor Sciortino of St. Christine Parish, Youngstown, both are celebrating 69 years of marriage this year.

The wedding anniversary celebration includes renewal of marriage vows at Mass and a personalized certificate. Due to COVID-19 concerns, many of the couples will not be attending the celebration in person but will participate remotely via live-streaming of the Mass through the website of the Diocese of Youngstown at https://doy.org/media/etclive-2.

SPECIAL OFFERING: A special offering with Janet Burkhart, HM; Barbara O’Donnell, HM; and Natalie Terry will be offered 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, Pa.

People can journey in an outdoor pilgrimage with the land at Villa Maria. The morning experience will offer an opportunity to explore the meaning of pilgrimage, to visit the Villa Maria grounds, to share in prayer and to share in the solace of the natural world. Opportunities include labyrinth walking, forest bathing and exploring the pond.

Due to health restrictions, the group size will be limited to 15 participants.

Registration is required. While the cost is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Program information and registration are available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.


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