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ROSARY RALLY: The seventh annual Rosary Rally in the public square of Our Lady of Fatima is today with a mass at St. Columba’s Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. and a Eucharistic procession at 11:20 a.m. At noon, the public recitation of the Rosary at St Colomba.

People can participate in the procession on foot or in vehicles. The event is called “The America Rosary Rally needs Fatima.” In case of bad weather, participants will stay inside the church.

Parking is available at St. Columba parking lots on Rayen Avenue. Wood Street will be closed to traffic.

FALL FESTIVAL RETURNS: West Mecca Bible Methodist Church, 1215 Greenville Road NE, will be holding its free annual Community Fall Festival from noon to 4 p.m. today at the church’s outdoor pavilion. Activities include a bouncy house, pinatas and a mini concert by the Paul Duncan Family of Leetonia.

FESTIVAL RUN: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Robbins Avenue, Niles, will host its fall festival today and Sunday. The church will have a variety of food items available.

LABYRINTH WALK: The Ursuline Education and Welfare Centre, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield, is hosting a Labyrinth Walk at 2pm on Sunday. Although the labyrinth is open all year round, thematic and guided walks in the labyrinth are offered by qualified animators during the warm season.

All people of faith are invited to participate in these free events, time permitting. Walks usually last 20 minutes to an hour.

MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Mahoning Valley Association of Churches and the Interfaith Ministerial Alliance will hold a sacred music festival at 4 p.m. Sunday at Martin Luther Church in Youngstown. Participating choirs include Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Blessed Sacrament Church, St. Luke’s Church, St. Patrick’s Church, New Bethel Baptist Church, and Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. A voluntary offering will be received to support the ministries of MVAC and IMA. A receipt of cookie follows.

CITY HALL: The Hubbard City Transformation Team (Police Chaplains) has created a support group dedicated solely to the task of walking alongside the friends and families of those struggling with substance or alcohol use. The group is called CARE (Community, Awareness, Response, and Education). There will be a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. The theme is “Drug addiction, a family affliction.”

COURSE AND DISCUSSION: “Who is this Jesus? the course will be offered Thursdays at noon at the Howland Library, 9095 E. Market St. The free eight-week course will be led by Pastor Dan Barker. A detailed syllabus will be provided to facilitate group discussion.

To register, call 330-637-1421.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The 40 Days for Life campaign runs until November 6. The event is an intensive peaceful campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigils at abortion centers, including Warren.

For more information on local events, visit www.40daysforlife/Warren.

FALL FEST: Pleasant Valley Church will host a Fall Fest from noon to 3 p.m. on October 22. There will be live music, pumpkins and other items.

GUEST SPEAKER: Corner House Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, will host guest speaker Pete Kunkle, senior pastor of First Christian Church, Kernersville, NC, at 10:30 a.m. on October 23. There will be a special evening service at 6:00 p.m. with Kunkle and Barry McGee, a Christian comedian and musician. He is the Director of Outreach for HASTEN International.

VBS REUNION: New Covenant Baptist Church, 1606 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, will host a VBS Spark Reunion for children aged 5-12. For more information, call Debbie at 330-881-5817 or Linda at 330-240-7973.

MUSICAL SEEKS MEMBERS: Trinity Baptist Church, 235 Highland Ave. SW, Warren, invites individuals to be part of a musical at 6 p.m. Nov. 12, featuring Bishop Leo Ferguson, Minister of Music. The program will be “Sounds of Heaven Community Concert.”

Those interested in participating can attend rehearsals from 10 a.m. to noon on October 22, 6 to 8 p.m. on November 11, 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. on November 12. Everyone who likes to sing is invited.

Money from the concert will help with capital improvements. For more information, call 330-399-6733.

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Deliverance Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith, 1849 West Ave. NW, Warren, will host pastor’s appreciation and the church’s 33rd anniversary with Bishop James Jethroe and Evangelist Helen Jethroe at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon Oct. 22. Guest speakers are Bishop James Talbert of Greater Faith Apostolic Church in Barberton, 7 p.m. Thursday; Pastor Ella Ingram of Barberton, 7 p.m. Friday; and evangelist Dorothy Dixon of Cleveland, at noon Oct. 22.

TRUNK OR TREAT: The Second Baptist Church will host a trunk or treat on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Jefferson School, Warren.

The Christian church in Braceville, near the town hall, will host a trunk or treat from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 30.

FIRST FRIDAY: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown will host the Reverend John Dear, peace activist and author, on November 3. Cher will present “Following the nonviolent Jesus” at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road in Canfield. There will be an opportunity for questions from participants to follow. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will start at noon. The cost is $20 by October 28 at 330-720-4498. Reservations are limited. Visit

LIMEX PROGRAM: The Office of Faith Formation and Lay Church Ministry of the Diocese of Youngstown offers information for students interested in the LIMEX program at Loyola University New Orleans Ministry Extension Institute. LIMEX is a small local part-time graduate program in theology and spirituality. It is planned to begin learning groups in January 2023. Loyola University New Orleans offers master’s degrees and certificates in Religious Education or Pastoral Studies for those seeking ministry training or a more deep with their faith.

Interested persons are encouraged to contact Margie Hynes, consultant for faith formation and lay church ministry, at 330-744-8451, ext. 296, or [email protected]

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