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The city says more than 4,000 volunteers worked on 60 projects Saturday during the fifth annual Love Modesto, an improvement project that includes cleaning schools, handing out food and clothes, and picking up trash.
For half a century, she's greeted parents and preschoolers in Modesto. Today, she counts doctors, lawyers, architects, police officers and a Nashville songwriter among her graduates, proving it's not such a small world after all.
Modesto Gospel Mission which shelters, feeds and clothes the poor has hired a new executive director. Kevin Carroll, who has run a men's homeless shelter in central Pennsylvania for nearly six years, is expected to be on the job in mid-June.
Religion Digest: Events around the Modesto area
Lend a Hand: Places to volunteer around Modesto area
More than 100 people are needed to decorate pillowcases for wounded soldiers. About 80 volunteers can sign up to help with a community landscape improvement project. These are among 50-plus projects for the next Love Modesto workday Saturday.
Sandi Patty was on top of her career in 1993 when she shocked the Christian world by announcing she was getting a divorce from her husband, John Helvering. She spoke to The Modesto Bee last week about her childhood, her music, her struggles and the lessons she has learned.
Religion Digest (4/21/13)
A look at events at churches in and around Modesto and Stanislaus County.
Here is a list of places in Modesto and throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley where volunteers are needed.
Volunteers of all ages are invited to take part this year in family-friendly projects in Modesto, throughout Stanislaus County and the Central Valley.
Religion Digest (4/7/13)
John Ortberg's newest book, "Who Is This Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus," looks at the impact of the carpenter from Galilee. Believe in Jesus or not, Ortberg said, but you can't escape the fact that he has split history, influenced education, impacted science and much more.
Much of the Christian world today celebrates Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. Whether or not you believe that Jesus Christ was the son of God, as author and pastor John Ortberg says in his latest book, there is no mistaking the impact of his life.