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LITTLE DRESSES FOR HAITI: Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, is continuing to welcome all teens and adults interested in learning to sew or to share their sewing skills with others to come.

The program is 10 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, except for holidays, to make a sundress and a pair of shorts. All materials and supplies will be furnished at no cost, with the items to be donated to children in Haiti.

This program has forwarded 3,847 sundresses and many pairs of shorts in the past four years to Lifeline Missions for distribution in Haiti. There is also a group meeting in Youngstown at First Presbyterian Church.

For information, call 330-534-7629.

OPEN HOUSE: Perkinswood Chapel, 920 Perkinswood Blvd. SE, Warren, will hold an open house Sunday with worship service 11 a.m. to noon, food 12:30 p.m. and outdoor entertainment 1 to 3 p.m. The church has added a kneeling altar and flat-screen television for sermons and Bible study.

Pastor is Jim Mann Sr.

TEEN MINISTRY: Warren Area Catholic Teens Youth Ministry will hold a bonfire 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at BSP Providence Center, 3020 Reeves Road, Warren. The event is for seventh- to 12th-graders and includes games, cornhole and ping pong.

For information, call 330-372-2215, Ext. 104.

98TH ANNIVERSARY: Third Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 241 First St., Warren, will celebrate the church’s 98th anniversary each Sunday in September. This Sunday’s theme is “Choir Sunday,” with present and past members of the former sanctuary choir gathering at 11 a.m.

Host pastor is the Rev. Robert Faulkner. Choir directors are Warren Freeman and Quwan Baker.

COMMUNITY PRAYER: First Christian Church of Newton Falls will hold a community prayer service 7 p.m. Sunday.

MEN AND WOMEN’S DAY: Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 405 Depot St., Niles, will hold a Men’s and Women’s Day Program Sunday. The women’s morning service is 11 a.m. with speaker Minister Shiloh Johnson of Akron.The theme is “It’s your season, will you be ready.” The men’s service is 3:30 p.m. with speaker the Rev. Jaland Finney of Second Baptist Church of Akron. Theme is “Brothers Helping Brothers.” Guest singing group is the Ultimate Church Choir of Akron.

FALL EVENT: First Presbyterian Church, 3654 Main St., Mineral Ridge, will begin its fall schedule on Sunday. The youth are holding a bake sale Sunday during the time of fellowship to raise money for their local mission work.

FALL KICKOFF: Girard First United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall kickoff of the children’s ministry, K’Motion (Kids in Motion) 11 a.m. Sunday. There also will be a family celebration at noon with carnival games and a chance to soak their favorite ministers in the “Big Splash,” with Pastor Vicky Kelley of Girard First Methodist Church and Pastor Shane Russo of McDonald Methodist Church as the victims.

The church’s Spark Concert raised $1,100 for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

BLESSING OF CHILDREN: Temple El Emeth will hold Blessing of the Children 10:30 a.m. Monday for the First Day of Rosh Hashanah. Children up to age 12 will be blessed.

Rosh Hashanah musical service with guest cantor Gabriel Fleischer and musicians Randy Goldberg, Joseph Kromholtz and Daniel Shapira will be 6:15 p.m. Sunday, with morning service 8:30 a.m. and evening services at 5:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. A children’s program is set for 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Shabbat Shuvah candlelighting is 7:15 p.m. Sept. 15, with morning service at 9:30 a.m.

CHILDREN EVENTS: Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. NW, Warren, began two programs this month for children ages 3 to 18.

Awana, a nationwide program, will meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month 5:30 to 8 p.m., starting Tuesday.

Geronimo! will meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, starting Sept. 11. This program also will offer dinner as well as skill building through creative arts, teambuilding activities, music and tutoring sessions.

Children may attend one or both programs. Registration is required for each. For information, go to mywarrengrace. or call Lindsay at 330-395-5231, Ext. 5.

BIBLE CLASS: St. Rose Parish in Girard will hold an adult Bible study, “The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts,” 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Nov. 20.

To register, call 330-545-4351.

KIDS 4 TRUTH: Niles First Baptist Church, 26 E. Church St., will hold Kids 4 Truth and Cubbies programs for children starting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

FOCUS ON HEALTH: Sisters of the Humility of Mary and Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will host part one of a two-part series entitled “The Shale Gas and Oil Health Registry and Resource Network: Tracking Fracking’s Impact on Health Across the Country.”

This program is scheduled 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa. There will be presentations with staff members of the Environmental Health Project.

Part two, “Know Your Exposures: Air and Water Quality Monitoring in Response to Natural Gas Development,” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

For information, contact Sister Barbara O’Donnell, 724-964-8920, Ext. 3350, or at

REVIVAL SET: Newton Falls Church of the Nazarene, 520 N. Canal St., will hold a revival with the Rev. Gary Bond 6:30 p.m. nightly Wednesday to Sept. 16 and 10:45 a.m. Sept. 16. Bond is also the executive director of The Evangelists’ Perspective Magazine for the Church of the Nazarene.

MISSION CONFERENCE: Calvary Bible Church, 4747 Warren Road, Cortland, is holding a missions conference 6 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16.

Theme of the conference is “Reaching Africans at Home and Abroad” and will feature missionary Rod Poplin from South Africa and Nate Watkins, missionary to Africans in New York City.

MARRIAGE RETREAT: The Diocese of Youngstown will offer a one-day marriage preparation retreat 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown. Register at

CAR SHOW: Liberty Assembly of God will hold a car, truck and bike show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon. There will be basket raffle, music and inflatables. The vehicles will be judged by the participants. All the proceeds from this event go to support the Ethiopian Missions Team.

The public also can bring gently worn used and new shoes to donate. Collected shoes not only help to raise funds for the Ethiopian Missions Team, but all the shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors.

FOURTH ANNIVERSARY: First FOURTH ANNIVERSARY: First Baptist Church of Braceville, 1300 Cedar St. SW, will celebrate the fourth anniversary of Pastor Orneil C. and first lady Toni Heller on Sept. 16. The theme of the celebration is “Walking in Your Assignment.” The theme colors are purple and silver.

Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. fellowship will be Pastor Pierre Osborne. He was ordained as an elder in 2011. Osborne serves as the assistant pastor of New Jerusalem Fellowship in Warren.

The afternoon fellowship will begin at 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Nathaniel Simpson, who serves as senior pastor of the Forgiving Church in Cleveland. He attends Ashland University in pursuit of his Masters of Divinity degree.

WOMEN’S DAY: York Avenue Church of God will hold its annual Women’s Day Celebration 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16.

The theme is “Life is Fragile; Treat with Prayer.” Special music will be rendered by the York Avenue Women’s Choir. Guest speaker is the Rev. Gena Thornton of Youngstown. She is the former pastor of the Grace AME in Warren.

Host pastor is Eric U. Brown Sr.

YOM KIPPUR: Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Liberty, will hold an Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nodre service 7 p.m. Sept. 18. After the sounding of the shofars at 8 p.m., there will be a dairy supper to break the fast.

RELIGIOUS AWARDS: The Youngstown Diocese Catholic Committee in scouting is inviting Diocesan scouts, male and female, to take part in earning their scouting award.

Classes are scheduled to start this fall and are available throughout the Diocese. Call Bob Granchie at 330-755-7205.

FAITH / FAMILY FESTIVAL: The ninth annual Faith and Family Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the West Quad of Walsh University campus, 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. There will be an opening mass with Bishop George Murry and local and nationally known musical acts.

The festival will hold an emphasis on music. It also will also focus on the 75th anniversary of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Admission is free.

FIESTA EVENT: Blessed Sacrament Parish Catholic Community, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren, will hold a Celebrate Sicily eighth annual fiesta 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 6 at Trumbull Country Club in Warren. This event continues to celebrate the many heritages and cuisines of regions in Italy. There will be a raffle, music and former Miss Ohio Amanda Beagle.

Contact the parish office for dinner and dance tickets, or call 330-372-2215.

WOMEN’S WEEKEND: Women Anew, a faith-based, nondenonominational ministry invites women of all ages to join for a weekend of being refreshed and encouraged in the Biblical trust Oct. 26 to 28 at Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron. The theme is “Stand Strong in the Lord,” with speaker Carol Kent.

For information, call 440-984-3377.