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GUEST SPEAKER: One Nation Kingdom Ministries, will have guest speaker, Minister Brian Copeland at 10 a.m. Sunday at the FOCUS Building, 2051 Niles Road, SE, Warren. Host pastor is Kent Barnes.

INSTALLATION: Warren native Cecil Boggs, who has been a pastor for more than 30 years, officially will be installed 11 a.m. Sept. 27 as overseerer with Christway Assemblies, which is a part of Christway Resurrection Outreach Ministries headquartered in Atlanta with the main church in Monroe, Ga. The church was founded by Bishop Jeffery Briggs and his wife, Apostle Karen Briggs.

Elder Cecil Boggs and Kenneth Bryant will be appointed and installed to office of overseer. They are being installed in the lower house of the Episcopal office and their next elevation will be the Bishopric. Boggs, along with Bryant, will assist Briggs.

Christway Assemblies’ focus is to provide spiritual covering for pastors and churches and ministries.

There is a food and prison ministry, gang counseling ministry and a ministry called Cease Fire to help deal with gang violence.

PREPARING FOR RALLY: Men’s Rally in the Valley 2020 will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. The Covelli Centre has not had an event since last March and the Men’s Rally is the only event scheduled until the first of the next year. On the website, www.mensrally.org is a schedule starting the day with Mayor Doug Franklin opening with prayer. Scheduled are Tim Ginter, three-term state representative; Victory Christian Praise Band; Lee Haney, eight-time Mr. Olympla; Jeff Stultz with Celebrate Recovery; Teen Challenge; Dave Roever, a Vietnam veteran; J.J. Weeks, Christian recording artist; and Mike Lindell, My Pillow inventor.

There is no admission cost or parking charge. Masks will be required inside the building and social distancing will be in place. Food trucks will be available.

PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY: The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has joined with the USA Council of Serra International in celebrating Sept. 27 as Priesthood Sunday. Priesthood Sunday is a day set aside to thank and acknowledge the Catholic priests of parishes for the work they do. Parishioners are asked to send their congregational leaders a note of thanks, a card of appreciation or just extend a simple greeting to let them know they are truly special and they are valued, cherished and loved.

Members of non-Catholic congregations also are invited to extend their sentiments of appreciation to their own ministers, clergy, preachers, parsons and other clerics.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES: The Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring a wedding anniversary celebration 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 Monsignor 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 livestream on the diocesan website at www.doy.org. Limited spaces are available for couples at the cathedral.

40 DAYS OF LIFE: Former Planned Parenthood manager and current 40 Days for Life Director of Outreach Sue Thayer will share her story of transformation in Youngstown on Tuesday. Thayer will speak at the 40 Days of Life kickoff 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Planned Parenthood, 77 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown. Youngstown is one of 588 communities around the world conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns from Wednesday through Nov. 1.

40 Days for Life is an intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities and grassroots educational outreach.

To learn more about 40 Days for Life, visit 40daysforlife.com.

CENTER HOSTS PROGRAM: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, Pa., will offer a week-long opportunity with Ardath Blake, HM, 7 p.m. Sunday 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 call 724-964-8886.

ROSH HASHANAH: Temple El Emeth, 3970 Logan Way, LIberty, will have Rosh Hashanah virtual services 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. today, and 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Cantor Gavriel Oren and pianist Gilad Katz will take part during the El Emeth high holiday services. Tashlich will be 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 via Zoom.

OUTDOOR PILGRIMAGE: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, Villa Maria, Pa., will hold a special offering with Janet Burkhart, Barbara O’Donnell and Natalie Terry, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 at the center. The event includes visiting the Villa Maria grounds to share in prayer and to share in the solace of the natural world. The event begins 10 a.m. at the gazebo followed by labyrinth walking, forest bathing and exploring the pond. While the event is free, donations are accepted. Program information and registration are available at www.vmesc.org or call 724-964-8886.

ROSH HASHANAH ARTWORK: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and explore Jewish heritage through the lens of traditional foods with the Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. “D’Vash Designs” will be 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Monday at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane. Participants will make works of art that honor the sweetness of the coming new year. Visit jccyoungstown.org/visualarts to register.

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