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50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: The People’s Chapel Church of God, 2145 Hillman St., Youngstown, will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 10.30am and 5pm on Sunday. The theme is “June 19. The morning service speaker is Pastor Elisabeth Smith of Gate of Heaven Church in Canton, and the evening service speaker is Pastor Joseph Glover Jr. of the Church of God Worship Center in Canton.

SINGING GROUP: The New Covenant Baptist Church, 1606 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, will host the Sojourner Quartet of Findlay at 10 a.m. Sunday. The quartet will exercise its ministry in song.

The Austintown Baptist Church, 1180 S. Raccoon Road, will host the group during their worship service at 6 p.m. Sunday.

HERE COMES THE SON: Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren, will host a “Behold the Son” annual Beatles Mass at 5 p.m. today. The event is a full liturgy with Eucharist. A chicken wing challenge will be at 6 p.m.

INSTALLATION: The Cortland Church of the Nazarene, 293 E. Main St., Cortland will host an installation service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday as District Superintendent Dave Lutz installs Rev. Chuck and Gloria Hargenrader as the new pastor and his wife.

FIRST FRIDAY SPEAKER: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host the speaker series with lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road. The guest speaker is Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, Executive Director of Catholics Mobilizing Network who will present, “Ending the Death Penalty and Promoting Restorative Justice.” There will be an opportunity for questions from participants.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will start at noon. The cost is $18. Call 330-720-4498. Visit the website at: www.firstfridayclubofgreater

33-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: The Valley Baptist Church, 405 Depot St. Niles, will celebrate Pastor Larry Scott and First Lady Flora Scott on their 33rd birthdays at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker is Vince Peterson Jr.

WALK FOR LIFE: A Walk for Life will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on May 7 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Visit to register and for more information.

WARREN RAZED: Warren’s First Presbyterian Church will host “Shaved Warren” presented by the Trumbull County Historical Society, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 11:45 a.m. The project deals with urban renewal and the changes that have taken place in Warren that have had a disproportionate impact on minority communities. RSVP to or call 330-393-1524.

GASTRONOMIC FESTIVAL OF UKRAINE: SS. Mary and Joseph Parish will be sponsoring a Ukrainian Culinary Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. May 14 in the church social hall on Seneca Street NE. Local restaurateurs will give their time and talent to serve at the various stations set up around the hall. Admission tickets are $20 each for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Profits will support the Ukrainian people. For more information, call 330-393-8721 or 330-394-3426.

CONCERT SET: General Assembly Church of God, 2021 E. River Road, Newton Falls, will host the Singing Weavers in concert at 11 a.m. on May 8.

MOTHER’S SUNDAY: The Third Christian Church, 241 First St., Warren, will host Mother’s Day on May 8, sponsored by Christian Men’s Fellowship. The guest speaker is Reverend Neil Heller, associate minister of the New Jerusalem Fellowship Church.

50 YEARS: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1110 N. Salem-Warren Road, North Jackson, will hold a special service at 9 a.m. on May 15 to celebrate the church’s 50th anniversary. The day will include honoring former pastors and longtime members.

GOLDEN WONDERS: The Mighty Golden Wonders quartet will celebrate their 45th anniversary at 5 p.m. May 15 at Greater St. John’s Church, 419 Highland Ave. SW, Warren. Musical guests include the Joynette Singers of Cleveland, the Newport Christianaires of Akron, the Gospel Angels of Cleveland, the Horner Singers of Canton and Boot, and the Boys of Akron.

EAGLE CROSS: The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will recognize 29 recipients of the 2022 Eagle of the Cross award.

The award is given to teenagers from the six counties of the Diocese of Youngstown who model Christian discipleship and exemplify the qualities of moral integrity, prayer, good works, and Christian leadership in their school and parish communities.

Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown will present the awards in a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Columba’s Cathedral in Youngstown.

TRIBUTE TO BING NEWTON: Bing Newton, one of the founders of the annual Men’s Valley Rally, passed away recently. He will be remembered at this year’s event on June 18 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. Memorial contributions may be made in Newton’s name to the Men’s Rally in the Valley, 9520 Washingtonville Road, Canfield, OH 44406, which will contribute to the costs of this year’s event.

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