FIRST FRIDAY CLUB: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Lecture Series will host the Reverend Bob Bonnot on October 7 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Bonnot, Executive Director of the Association of Catholic Priests of the United States and Pastor Emeritus of Christ Notre Sauveur Parish, will deliver his address, “How Baptized and Ordained Priests Are Called to Synodal Discernment”. There will be an opportunity for questions from participants to follow. Lunch is served at 11:30 am with the presentation starting at noon. The cost is $ 18. Call 330-720-4498 before October 1 – Reservations are limited. Visit www.firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org
RISE AGAINST HUNGER: Lakeview Outreach and Fellowship will host Rose Against Hunger from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today in the cafeteria of Lakview High School. Volunteers are needed to help with the meal packing event. Packaged meals will help people in need around the world. Visit riseagainsthunger.org.
ANIMAL BLESSING: First Presbyterian Church, Mahoning Avenue, Warren, will host an animal blessing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Pets must be brought in a cage or on a leash.
PRAYER GATHERING: A drive-through prayer rally and tent revival will be held at 7:00 p.m. today and Sunday at 8301 Market Street, Youngstown.
BIRTHDAY: Third Christian Church, 241 First St., Warren, will be celebrating its 101st birthday in September. Upcoming events are a musical performance on Sunday at 4 p.m. and the church’s 101st birthday at 11 a.m. on September 26.
MEN’S RALLY: The Men’s Rally in the Valley will take place at 7 a.m. at 4 p.m. on October 9 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. The theme is “Be united in Christ.” Free entry. The planned guests are Tim Ginter, Bob Pavlich, Joel Penton, Vance Johnson, Markus McFolling. Doors open at 7 a.m. There will be a musical performance by Sidewalk Prophets.
WOMEN’S WEEKEND: A Transformation Weekend for Women will be held September 24 at 7 pm and September 25 at 9 am at Life Church, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. The theme is “Be transformed.” Speakers are Rhea Marshall and Leah Simmons. Registration is $ 40 on www.lcogoh.com until Wednesday.
FALL AWAKENING: The West Mecca Biblical Methodist Church, 1215 Greenville Road, Cortland, will host a fall revival from September 29 to October 3 with Reverend Rowan Fay of North Carolina. Services are 7 p.m. from September 29 to October 1 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on October 3.
On October 2, the church will host its annual Fall Community Festival from noon to 4 p.m. with a free roast pork, hay walk, outdoor concert, games and a short message from Fay.
CHILDREN’S CLUBS: First Baptist Church, 26 E. Church St., Niles, will host Awana Club and Kids 4 Truth Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
FOOD ASSISTANCE: New Life Church, 1181 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty, will have a pantry in the church parking lot seven days a week. The church has installed a new blessing box with donations available each day. Everyone is welcome to give or receive food.
BIBLE STUDY: Warren First Church, 251 Surrey Road, SE, Warren, will host a Bible study from noon to 1:00 p.m. every Sunday after the 10:45 a.m. service. The subject is the book of Revelation.
WHO IS JESUS: Cortland Trinity Baptist Church, 2576 McCleary Jacoby Road, will host a “Who is this Jesus? “, an eight-week course starting at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at church and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cortland Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, and run by Pastor Dan Barker. For more information, call the church at 330-637-1421 or 330-240-4079. The introductory Christianity course is free.
STUDY GROUP: The Unity Spiritual Center, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, will host a new book study group from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Reverend Cay Tomerlin and Reed Broadway will facilitate discussion on “Home with God” by Neale Donald Walsch. “Home with God” is a continuation of Walsch “Conversations with God” series and deals specifically with the subject of death and the afterlife. Call 330-539-0122 if you plan to attend.
BUS TRIP: Jesus the Key Ministries has a few openings on his bus trip to Lancaster, PA. The trip is to the Sight and Sound Theater to see “Queen Esther”, a live theatrical presentation on December 8 and 9 from First Christian Church, Columbiana. The cost is $ 320. The first day will be the Winter Wonder Land concert at the American Music Theater. To reserve a seat on the bus, call Bing at 330 427-6578.
CAHILL CONCERT: Internationally renowned Irish tenor Emmet Cahill will perform his fall back-to-school concert at 7:30 p.m. on October 1 at St. Columba’s Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave. near downtown.
This will be the singer’s fourth church appearance, having previously performed in December 2016 and 2017, as well as May 2019. Cahill is one of the lead vocalists of Celtic Thunder and his concert will be a combination of Irish music, music classical, show arias and church hymns.
Proceeds will go to St. Columba’s pantry and educational programs.
Tickets can be purchased for a special get-together before the concert with Emmet at 6 p.m. for $ 50. The other tickets cost $ 40 for the front of the middle section and $ 30 for the seats at the back of the church.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketleap.com or by calling St. Columba Rectory at 330-744-5233. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and last around 90 minutes.
WOMEN’S CONNECTION: Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will present its “Autumn is in the air” lunch 11:30 am to 1:30 pm October 13 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield.
Lunch will include a presentation by Christina Benton, owner of Just Pizzelles in Cortland. Music will be provided by Karen Gerberry and guest speaker will be Mary Haddad from Adrian, Michigan, who will speak on “Survival and success in the search for meaning”.
The cost is $ 14 and reservations must be made by October 6 by calling Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789.
OKTOBERFEST: Christ Our Savior / Paroisse Saint-Nicolas, 764 Fifth St., Struthers, will host its third annual Oktoberfest from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 1. The event will feature food, contests and entertainment by Youngstown Saxon Club Brass Band from 7am to 10pm
GUEST SPEAKER: The Word of Life Christian Center, 127 Wasser Road, Greenville, Pa. Will host guest speaker Reverend Woody Woodson from Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 26 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Woodson is known for preaching, healing, and prophetic transmission.