Religion news

SEMINAR SET: Trinity Baptist Church Institute will sponsor the 26th annual Christian education seminar 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church, 235 Highland Ave. SW, Warren. Class facilitator is the Rev. Edward Cryer of Unity Baptist Church of Cleveland who will speak on “Having Greater Personal Power Through Vision and Faith.”

BRACEVILLE CHURCH CELEBRATES: Braceville Christian Church, 4387 Church St. SW, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the church today and Sunday. Events begin 3 p.m. today with games, opening of time capsule and photo displays with dinner 5 p.m. There will be an extended worship service 10:30 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker Mike Derico. There will be a lunch followed by wheelbarrow race, tree dedication, balloon launch and filling new time capsule.

OKTOBERFEST: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish on Robbins Avenue in Niles will hold Okoberfest 5 to 10 p.m. today and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: The Lordstown Baptist Church, 4086 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, will celebrate its 37th anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Elder Reginald Wells and will feature a performance by the Mighty Golden Wonders.

FRIENDS DAY: Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 405 Depot St., Niles, will hold a Family and Friends Day 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The theme is “The Good News.”

CROP WALK: Cortland United Methodist Church, 155 N. High St., will hold a Crop Walk starting 1:30 p.m. Sunday with participants walking from the church to Mosquito Lake.

CHURCH BOXING ITEMS: Southington Christian Church, 3285 state Route 534, will have members boxing items for Operation Christmas Child 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 10. The community is welcome to take part.

MUSICAL EVENT: East Side Church of Christ, 1416 Adelaide Ave. SE, Warren, will hold a musical program to help the building fund 4 p.m. Sunday. All those born in October, November and December are asked to give $100. All money raised will be used to fund the church moving to 1750 Niles Road. James Ziegler and Van Nelson are in charge of the event, which will include male choruses, praise team choirs, dancers and soloists.

PET BLESSINGS: Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Road, will hold a blessing of pets 2 p.m. Sunday under the picnic pavilion. Blessing of the Pets will be

2 p.m. Sunday at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown behind the bell tower.

Lordstown Lutheran Church

will hold a blessing of animals 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the village park.

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Hoyt Street Flourishing Ministries C.O.G.I.C, 789 Hoyt St. SW, Warren, will celebrate the 19th annual Pastor and Wife’s Appreciation 5 p.m. Sunday for Drs. Gerald and Vivian Morgan. Guest speaker is Elder Joseph R. Lastery Sr. of Cleveland, with the VEB Gospel Choir.

GROUP TO MEET: The Young at Heart Group of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles will meet noon Monday at the family hall. Trumbull County Probate Court Judge James A. Fredericka will speak to the group about the court’s volunteer program, Guardian Angels of Trumbull County.

ICON AT CHURCH: The miracle working icon of Agia Parraskevi from Kattavia, Rhodes, Greece, will be displayed

7 p.m. Tuesday for vespers

at St. Demetrios Orthodox Church, Warren. This is the church and icon that two residents at Windsor House in Champion prayed to when they lived in Greece. The itinerary includes visiting Windsor house. The religious artifact is making its pilgrimage to the United States. The pilgrimage is sponsored by the U.S.-based Saint Paraskevi Kattavia Society, established in 1920.

TORAH CELEBRATION: Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, Liberty, will hold a Simchat Torah celebration 6:15 p.m. Oct. 21 with parade at 6:45 p.m. The event will honor Florence Mirkin and Edith Peskin. There will be treats for children during the Seven Hahafot (Torah procession). The rabbi will rewind the Torah at the end of the service. RSVP to the office by Friday.

TENT REVIVAL: Delightful Evangelical Church, 2473 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington, will hold a tent revival

Oct. 20-23.

MARRIAGES HONORED: Monsignor Robert J. Siffrin, vicar general for the Diocese of Youngstown, will celebrate a special Mass 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton, to mark the wedding anniversaries of 54 couples who are being honored for a total of 2,622 years of wedded life ranging from 25 to 69 years. Larry and Marie Fecske of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Canton, are celebrating 69 years; and Donald and Freda Cunningham of St. Paul Parish, North Canton, are celebrating 68 years. Other couples celebrating include: 16 couples married 51 to 66 years; 19 couples married 50 years; 10 couples will observe 40 years; and seven couples will mark 25 years.

SOCIETY TO MEET: The Society of Saint John Chrysostom (Y-W Chapter), will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with an evening prayer and banquet 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Mark’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 3560 Logan Way, Youngstown. There is a $25 cost per person, and checks can be sent to Rich Mattiussi: 4656 Driftwood Lane, Austintown, OH 44515. A prayer service will be celebrated 5 p.m. in the church with a social following at 5:30 p.m., and banquet program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 330-502-5214 for more information.

DISCOVERY DAY: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints, 2205 Tibbetts Wick Road, Liberty, will host its annual Family Discovery Day 9 a.m. to noon today. The event is free. Yolonda Van Dyne, who is chairing the event, said participants will get hands-on experience. Attendees should bring their laptops, tablets and other electronic devices. Guest speakers will be Stacey Adger and Judy Williams. Adger will speak about the Underground Railroad, and Williams will speak about African-American migration. Participants will be able to get help on how to add names to their family tree, how to preserve their family legacy and how to share family history with others. Some of the area’s most experienced genealogists will be on hand to give one-on-one help.

CHURCH FUNDRAISER: His Hands Extended Ministry is celebrating 37 years of ministering to the incarcerated. The ministry, under the leadership of Chaplain Ray Cowie, provides support for the chaplaincy program at the Trumbull County Jail and Juvenile Justice Center and offers holiday meal programs in some correctional institutions. Chaplains coordinate Christian volunteers to conduct Bible studies, Chapel services and Christian counseling for any inmates requesting these services. The annual fundraising banquet will be Monday at Dilucia’s Banquet Center on Elm Road. Contact Cowie at 330-646-3698.

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