Nicholas Wolsonovich, superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Youngstown, will discuss “the changing landscape of Catholic schools,” during the Hamilton Luncheon Forum series at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at St. Michael Church in the Fannon Center, 3430 St. Michael Drive, NW, Plain Township.
Before coming to the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Wolsonovich served as secretary for faith formation and superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando and superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago. He has also taught religion and Latin and served as director of guidance, director of government programs and director of curriculum and instruction in the Youngstown Diocese.
Wolsonovich earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C.; a graduate degree in education with a concentration in school counseling at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.; a graduate degree in religious education at Loyola University in New Orleans and a doctorate in educational administration with a minor in curriculum and instruction at Kent State University.
The monthly luncheon series provides a forum for thought about social, moral and ethical issues from a Catholic perspective. It provides an opportunity for dialogue and a way to integrate principles of the Catholic faith into everyday life.
The Youngstown Diocese is made up of parishes in Stark, Portage, Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties.
Cost of the luncheon is $12. Reservations are required by Sept. 9 and are available by calling 330-649-1231 or by emailing email@example.com. Diocesan religious education credits are available.
In other religion news:
Apostolic Church of Barberton — 1717 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Coventry Township. 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Revival services with Michael Easter of Virginia. 330-745-5550.
Higher Ground Worship Center — 380 Wooster Road N., Barberton. 11:10 a.m. Sunday. Family and Friends Day will be celebrated. Dinner served following service. 330-794-5026.
Hill’s Temple First Born Church — 799 S. Arlington St., Akron. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31. Community Day will be held. Free food, face painting, costumed characters, raffles, free haircuts, baked goods contests and jump rope contests.
Journey Covenant Church — 2679 North Haven Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free, hot dinner to local residents on the last Tuesday of every month. Christ Kitchen Dinners are open to the public. 330-923-8021.
Mount Olive Baptist Church — 1403 13th St. SE, Canton. Friday through Sept. 1. Men’s Weekend will be held. Theme is Set Him Free. At 7 p.m. Friday, a special worship gathering for men and boys only. At 10 a.m. Aug. 31, Power Sessions followed by Saving Our Son. At 11 a.m. Sept. 1, Men’s Day featuring the choir and guest preacher. 330-453-8197.
Peoples Baptist Church — 525 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Annual church picnic and community day. At 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Family and Friends Day will be celebrated.
Providence Baptist Church — 458 Madison Ave., Akron. 10:50 a.m. Sunday. Morning service will be held at Pine Tree Shelter, Wingfoot Lake State Park, 993 Goodyear Park Blvd., Suffield Township. After the service, the annual church picnic will take place until about 7 p.m. 330-253-3932.
Redeemer North Hill United Methodist Church — 265 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. 5 to 7 p.m. today. Salad Supper will be served. Beverages and dessert provided. Free-will offering. All are welcome.
Second Baptist Church — 690 S. Main St., Akron. Offering a $5 back-to-school haircut special for all students kindergarten through college. Call 330-212-1773 for an appointment.
Second Baptist Church — 451 Bronson St., Medina. 11 a.m. Sunday. Annual Women’s Day observance. Featured speaker will be Ozenia M. Burden, wife of the Rev. Russell W. Burden, former pastor of the church. There will also be a service at 3:30 p.m. Speaker will be Teresa Norwood of St. Paul Baptist Church in Akron. Music for both services provided by the Women’s Day Choir. Lunch served following morning service. 330-722-0073.
Trinity Lutheran Church — 600 S. Water St., Kent. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Annual rummage sale will be held. The New Orleans Youth are sponsoring the event. A Sunday School room is open to receive your donated items. If you need assistance bringing in items, call 330-673-5445.
Wintergreen Ledges Church of God — 1889 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Free hot meal will be served. Also, free school supplies while they last. 330-753-3027.
First Friday Club of Greater Akron — University of Akron Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill, Akron. Noon Sept. 6. Guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas S. Acker, ordained Jesuit priest and assistant to the bishop of Youngstown. His topic is What Makes Us Human. Cost of the luncheon is $15. For more information, call 330-535-7668 or visit www.first fridayclubofgreaterakron.org.
Greater Bethel Baptist Church — 404 S. Arlington St., Akron. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Gospel Music Explosion Workshop will be held. The workshop and rehearsals will be under the direction of the Rev. Damien Searcy of Tabernacle of Glory Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn. The Mass Choir will sing during Annual Jubilee Weekend, Friday through Sept. 1. Registration $15 per person, includes T-shirt, CD and music handbook. To register early, contact Felicia Henderson at 330-618-4661.
Malone University Center for Theology & Ministry — Johnson Center Dining Room, 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. 10 a.m. Thursday. The new center will officially launch. Speaker will be Dr. Bryan Hollon, director of the Master of Arts in theological studies and director of the center. There will be a brief presentation relating to the center’s mission, upcoming activities and resources available. Light refreshments served. Those attending may respond at 330-471-8382.
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