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MEN OF FAITH: The Trumbull County Men of Faith will meet 9 a.m. today at 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Guest speaker is Mark Engelsdorfer, field coordinator for the Youngstown Franklin Graham 2022 God Loves You Tour. The tour is coming to Youngstown Sept. 27. He is working with area pastors and church leaders preparing for the event.

MEDICINE WHEEL: The Unity Spiritual Centre in Liberty will host a Medicine Wheel ceremony 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, The ceremony will be facilitated by Kimberly Ford and occurs after the 11 a.m. service. The Medicine Wheel is a sacred stone circle to gather in ceremony to cleanse, give offering and blessing. For information call 330-539-0122.


• Hubbard Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Cherry Lane Dr. SE, Hubbard — 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday for ages 5 to sixth grade. Theme is “SonSurf Beach Bass.” Call 330-534-3111,

• Cortland Trinity Baptist Church, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for preschool to sixth grade. Theme is “Zoomerang.” Register online at cortlandtrinity.org

BLOCK SOCIAL: Divine Trinity Temple Pentecostal Ministries, 500 Vine Ave. NE, Warren, will host a three-in-one Block Social 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 20. The event will include a giveaway of back-to-school supplies, a distribution of prefilled food boxes, and free hot foods, along with a festivity of outdoor fun. There will be cold beverages, homemade ice cream, bounce houses for the young, water games, face painting, contests and prizes.

CHURCH EVENT: West Mecca Bible Methodist Church, 1215 Greenville Road NE, is hosting a community yard sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to help build a parsonage so the church can hire a full-time pastor. The church’s previous pastor, the Rev. Michael Shiery, died in October from complications of COVID-19. Fill-in speakers have filled the pulpit until the church can hire a full-time pastor. In the meantime, the congregation is planning to build a home for the pastoral family.

MUSIC JAM: First Congregational Church will host a music jam and ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug, 20 at the Wayne town hall, Route 322. The event is sponsored by the church’s missionary society.

SUMMER EVENT: Holy Apostles Parish St. Peter and Paul Croation worship site and St. Stephen of Hungary Pastoral Center will host a summer picnic noon to 6 p.m. Aug, 21 at the Strossmayer Croation Center, Vienna. Outdoor Mass will be at 11 a.m. Bring your own chair. Entertainment is the Mickey Dee Band 2 to 5 p.m. Open to the public at $5 adults and free children under 12.

GAME NIGHT: The Unity Spiritual Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will hold a Game Night at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. There will be board games, retro video games, cards and puzzles.

GOLDEN WONDERS: The Mighty Golden Wonders will present a concert 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at St,. John’s Ministries Church of God in Christ, 419 Highland Ave. SW., Warren.

APPOINTMENT: Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown, has appointed Rev. Donald King as interim president of Stark County Catholic Schools. The appointment was effective July 1, and King has been meeting with stakeholders throughout the summer.

King retired in August 2019 as pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Canton, where he had served since 2010. He also previously served as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Warren. His various other assignments include time as associate pastor of parishes in Stark County.

King is a native of Stark County and attended St. Benedict and Central Catholic in Canton. He has served on Catholic school boards in both Stark and Trumbull counties.

As interim president of Stark County Catholic Schools, King is providing leadership for Canton Central Catholic High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, with the responsibility of identifying strengths and opportunities for each school.


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