VERNON TOWNSHIP — The Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship welcomes everyone to this month’s dinner meeting on Thursday at Perkins restaurant on Conneaut Lake Road. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7.

The guest speakers this month are Rev. Reinzi Santiago and his wife, Ging. The Santiagos have been friends of Full Gospel Fellowship for several years and have been speakers at previous dinner meetings.

Many years ago Pastor Santiago was a persecutor of Christians but was saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. He was called by God to proclaim the message of repentance unto salvation, according to the fellowship.

He serves in special missions to Africa, Asia and South America. In the mission fields and also in the United States he encountered demonic power, witches and crafts, but crushing them all in the authority of Jesus, according to the fellowship. He and Ging, who also pastors a church ministry, experienced God's Holy visitation and encounters with angelic beings, according to the fellowship.

Special music will be provided by Eddie Noel.

WEST MEAD TOWNSHIP — Bethany Christian Services of Western Pennsylvania hosts this year’s Empowered To Connect Conference Simulcast.

The simulcast is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and April 28 at New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road.

Experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as everyone works to equip families, churches and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. This features methods developed by Karyn Purvis and David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU to help bring attachment and connection in families.

Registration is limited to the first 100 participants. Attendance both days is not required.

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SHEAKLEYVILLE — April 29 is Friends Day at Sheakleyville Nazarene Church, 3285 Perry Highway, and The Devine Inspirations will be at the church at 10:30 a.m. giving their new musical titled "At the Cross."

The "At the Cross" musical takes the audience from creation through the resurrection using hymns, contemporary music and Bible scriptures.

All are welcome to join them.

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