GUEST PIANIST: Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan, a concert pianist, will share her gift for music during Sunday’s 11 a.m. service at Progressive Baptist Church, Warren.
Morgan will bring a new sound to the arts by bridging the long revered classical tradition and other genres into a diverse and creative sound.
She has performed across the United States and Africa, and is also a recipient of former Mayor Michael O’Brien’s Key to the City of Warren.
Morgan has performed at the Supreme Court, the French and Russian Embassies and the Trumpet Awards, where she has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire. She was the star guest at Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s visit to Children’s National Hospital (Washington, DC) and Josephine Baker’s 110th birthday celebration, held at her chateau in Milandes (now a museum in Dordogne, France).
SPECIAL CONCERT: The New Music Guild Inc. will present a Mass with special music with Roman Rudnytsky at 4 p.m. today at SS. Peter and Paul Church – Parish of the Holy Apostles, 421 Covington Street, Youngstown.
The church will host a second appearance by Rudnytsky for its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. on March 27 in the sanctuary. This year, his appearances have included a full concert tour of Alaska and concerts in Canada, Missouri, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York and Ohio. He also performed two recitals for the Cunard Line on the Queen Mary II.
Rudnytsky is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and winner of the Leventritt Competition, Rudnytsky taught at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University.
An afterparty honoring Rudnytsky will be held in the church’s basement communion hall.
YOUTH GROUP: Touch Heaven Canfield Church, 10 Skyline Drive, Canfield, will host a youth group meeting at 6pm today for young people in grades seven to 12.
21ST ANNIVERSARY: Elim Christian Center, 3214 Ridge Road, Warren, will host the church’s 21st anniversary Sunday at 4 p.m. The guest speaker is Apostle A. Carswell of Potter’s House Ministry in Pittsburgh.
101ST ANNIVERSARY: Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will celebrate its 101st church anniversary at 10:30 a.m. on March 27.
BIBLE STUDY: Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel NW, Warren, offers a series of video and Bible studies at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. The series is based on the Gospels and the Christian hit series “The chosen.” For more information, call 330-395-5231.
FIRST FRIDAY LUNCH: Nancy Bird of Tallmadge will speak “Simple pleasures and sacramental life: living our baptism” at the April 7 luncheon of the First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center in Canfield. Reservations are required by March 31 and the cost is $18. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the speaker starts at noon. Call 330-720-4498 for reservations.
LENT GROWTH: The Girard First Presbyterian Church, 890 Churchill Road, Girard, will offer a Lenten spiritual growth study program based on Max Lucado. The series is offered from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays during Lent. For questions, call 330-505-1192.
LENTEN SERVICES: Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima, will offer Lenten worship services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in March with the theme “Healing.”
PURIM CARNIVAL: The Youngstown Jewish Community Center will host a Purim Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the center’s multi-purpose hall and gymnasium. The family event will include carnival food, games, prizes and a costume contest.
INTERFAITH EVENT: The Niles Interfaith Committee will host a brunch at 1 p.m. on April 24 at the Ciminero Banquet Center in Niles, where scholarships will be presented to local students. The event will also have a speaker. Tickets are $20 per person and are available through April 11 at any local church in Niles or by calling Georgeanne at 330-652-0034 or Jean at 330-652-7281. The event, which has been held for more than 50 years, has not been held since 2019 due to the pandemic.
GUEST SPEAKER: Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, will host a 9:40 a.m. parking lot service and 10:30 a.m. sanctuary service on April 3 with a guest speaker from Christ Reaching Asia Mission Worldwide. After the service, a light lunch will be provided and guests can hear speakers from local missions such as Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission, Big Reach and Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp. Special prayer and fellowship dates for missions in the community and in the world will be at 11:45 a.m. on March 27, 7 p.m. on March 30 and 8 a.m. on April 2.
FILM PRESENTED: North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, North Lima, will show “Sabina: tortured for Christ, the Nazi years” at 6 p.m. Sunday. The film is presented by the Voice of the Martyrs. No reservation is required.
BIBLE COURSES: A free eight-week course “Who is this Jesus? will be offered Thursdays at noon in March and April at the Cortland Library branch. Sessions last one hour each. Call 330-637-1421 to register.
LUTHERAN-CATHOLIC ALLIANCE: The Lutheran-Catholic Alliance Commission will host an evening of ecumenical prayer celebrating the Catholic Lutheran Alliance at 6 p.m. on April 3 at St. Columba’s Cathedral in downtown Youngstown. Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown will preside and Bishop Laura Barbins (Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) will preach at the recommitment in prayer at the Bi-Faith Alliance . The Covenant, signed Oct. 29, 2000, between Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown Thomas Tobin and Lutheran Bishop Marcus Miller, confesses the faith shared by Lutherans and Catholics and consecrates them to prayer, study, and worship. action for Christian unity.
40 DAYS: The 40 Days for Life silent prayer vigil will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 10 in front of Planned Parenthood, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren. People are invited to participate in one hour per week of prayer on site. For more information, visit fortydaysforlife.com.
KOLBE GATHERING: The Diocese of Youngstown, through its prison ministry program, has launched the Kolbe Gathering, which is a place where formerly incarcerated and their families can join parish volunteers for spiritual support and fellowship . Gatherings embrace spirituality in prayer, music, scripture reading, and fellowship. Kolbe Gathering can help those in need who are looking for parish or faith-based organizations to join. The first gatherings take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Saints-Apôtres-SS. Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington Street in Youngstown. For more information, contact William Barger, prison ministry coordinator, at 330-235-3920.
EGG HUNT: Harvest Point Church, 2121 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, will host a community Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2 for ages 2 to 10.