Share your memories
BOARDMAN -- A memorial book to honor the memory of the late Rev. Daniel Venglarik, who was pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Drive, will be compiled. Anyone in the community who would like to share how Father Venglarik touched his or her life may send a written tribute to Memorial Book, 6838 Tanglewood Drive, Boardman, Ohio 44512. Father Venglarik died May 3 of cancer.
Men's and Women's Day
YOUNGSTOWN -- Tabernacle Baptist Church, 707 Arlington St., will hold its annual Men's and Women's Day at its 10:45 a.m. May 20 worship service. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Kaiser Jones Jr. of Refugee Missionary Baptist Church of Columbus. The theme is "Men and Women of Faith Seeking the Promise of God."
BOARDMAN -- The Society of St. John Chrysostom Youngstown-Warren Chapter will host a free program on the topic "What is Needed for an Orthodox-Catholic Union?" at 7 p.m. May 29. Speaker will be Bishop John Michael Botean, eparchy of St. George in Canton.
Meet the artists
YOUNGSTOWN -- Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 421 Covington St., will sponsor a Marian concert by Kirk Kupensky, harpist, and Fedra Anastasiadis, soprano, in its Meet the Artist series at 3 p.m. May 20. Kathy Henkel, Hollywood, Calif., will attend for the premier of her composition, "Mary's Journey." Refreshments will follow the program.
Family night out
AUSTINTOWN -- Austintown Baptist Church, 1180 S. Raccoon Road, will sponsor the second in its series, a family night out, May 19. The event will begin at 5 p.m.. with games for children and youth. There will be a free cookout at 6 along with a movie, "Love's Abiding Joy." The program is free, but reservations are requested by calling (330) 792-9532.
Event of prayer
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A concert of praise and prayer in observance of Pentecost Sunday will be from 3 to 5 p.m. May 27 at New Castle High School Fieldhouse. The local event, being held in conjunction with Global Day of Prayer, is sponsored by Greater New Castle Ministerial Fellowship and New Wilmington Ministerium. There will be continuous praise and prayer from Thursday through May 27 at Chapel Jubilee. Youth groups, families and individuals may sign up for one-hour time periods. At 1 p.m. May 27, there will be a procession with banners and flags representing various countries. Participants will walk to the fieldhouse for the concert. Volunteers are needed to carry flags and banners. For information, call the Rev. David Young at (724) 658-5282 or the Rev. Dale Shunk at (724) 946-2811.
Villa Maria, Pa. -- Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will hold its first outdoor labyrinth walk of the season from 2 to 4 p.m. May 20 at Villa Maria Community Center. Sister Therese Pavilonis will offer a brief history and introduction before the walk. The labyrinth is a tool for enriching the spiritual journey. Registration is not required but appreciated. Cost is 5. For information, call Tina Fanfer at (724) 964-8920, Ext. 3387.
Pathfinders in concert
AUSTINTOWN -- The Pathfinders will present concerts at services at 8 and 10:45 a.m. May 19 at First United Methodist Church of West Austintown, 6749 Mahoning Ave.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The second annual "Come, Christians, Join to Sing -- A Musical Celebration" will be presented at 7 p.m. May 20 at First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson St. Gospel, traditional and contemporary Christian music will be directed by Steve Pridon. Performing will be the Celebration Ringers and Singers, The Sheet and Tube Brass Quartet, flutist Elizabeth Dick, guitarist Terry Unangst, harmonic player Danny Natale, percussionist David Mikesell and soloists Dr. Raymond Hylton, Judith Hylton, Lonnie Davis and Mikael Pridon. A free-will donation will benefit New Castle City Rescue Mission. Dessert and fellowship will follow.
Queen for a Day
CANFIELD -- Lifecare Ministry Center, Lucille Orr Ministries Inc., 5357 Raccoon Road, will hold a Queen for a Day event to honor one woman picked at random during a program at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Orr will speak on her collection of Madame Alexander dolls, and a light lunch will be served. There is no fee, but registration is required by calling (330) 503-1111.
For young people
YOUNGSTOWN -- Hands Across the Valley is the theme of an activity for young people planned from 6 to 10 p.m. May 19 at Youngstown Banquet Center, 2205 South Ave. There will be music, fellowship and food along with information on Collide '07, Teen Challenge and Rock of Grace Praise and Worship. Participating pastors are Leewood Whitfield Jr. of Restoration Church and George Johnson Jr. of Agape Assembly Church in Warren.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning Valley District Churches of God in Christ will sponsor the second annual women's conference next weekend at Ebenezer C.O.G.I.C., 566 W. Indianola Ave. The event Friday will include blood pressure screenings from 8:30 to 9 a.m. followed by a workshop and luncheon and an evening service at 7 p.m. On May 19, Canary Howard, district missionary, will speak at 5 p.m. on the theme, "Spirit-Filled Women Making a Difference in the World." Contact the church for details.
BOARDMAN -- Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Drive, will host a spring concert by the Bethel Sanctuary Choir, By Faith Alone praise band and other youth participants at 6 p.m. May 20. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the 2007 youth mission trip to a work camp in Bay City, Mich.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Union Baptist Church, 528 Lincoln Ave., will celebrate its 12th pastoral anniversary during a service at 6 p.m. May 19. The Rev. Donald C. Fairbanks Sr. of New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati and his congregation will be guests at worship at 10:45 a.m.
The Hoppers in concert
HUBBARD -- The Hoppers, a gospel group, will present a concert at 6 p.m. May 20 at Chestnut Ridge Church of God, 7215 Chestnut Ridge Road. Doors open at 5. Seating is limited to 340. Tickets are 10. Call the church at (330) 534-0084. Tickets also are available at Christian bookstores, Heaven on Earth in Boardman, Hermitage Bible and Gifts in Hermitage, Pa., A New Beginning in Warren and J.M.J. Spiritual Connections II in Youngstown.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The adult choir of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 351 W. Rayen Ave., will hold its annual musical at 5 p.m. today with area choirs participating.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Members of the parish council and committees at St. Christine Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave. will hold a benefit carnation sale after Masses today and Sunday. The flowers cost 1 each. Proceeds will go to the Sojourner House, a shelter for battered people, and efforts to educate people about the problem of domestic violence.
Blessing of animals
BOARDMAN -- St. James' Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., will hold its annual blessing of animals at 4 p.m. Sunday. Rogation Sunday, the fifth Sunday after Easter, is a traditional time to give thanks for God's creations. In a time more focused on rural life, Rogation Sunday was a day to bless the fields as crops were being planted. St. James retains aspects of this old custom by blessing animals. All animals must be under their owners' control -- on a leash or in carriers or cages. Treats for animals and people will be served after the blessing.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The gospel choir of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 1210 Himrod Ave., will hold a musical program at 5 p.m. May 19. Special guests will be Elder Darren Thomas, minister of worship, and Sonya Thomas and Regina Jackson-Perry, all from Calvary Ministries International; psalmist minister Cynthia Wright-Palmer, Cynthia Daniels, the Rev. Johnnie Ray Wallace, Derrick Montgomery and Wilbert Ervin.
YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill, invites morning commuters to help the church celebrate its 96th anniversary by stopping by for free coffee and doughnuts from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Friday. Refreshments will be served in the parking lot across from the church.
Visiting Warren church
WARREN -- Janet L. Newell, pastor of Wind in the Word Worship Center, 712 Martin Luther King Blvd., Farrell, Pa., and its flag team, Divine Worship, will minister at the Power of Pentecost Church at 7 p.m. Friday. A workshop on prayer is planned at 10 a.m. May 19 at the worship center. There will be light refreshments. For information, call (724) 734-1904.