Religion Digest (9/30/09)

August 29, 2009 


LABOR DAY GOSPEL -- Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 7, Modesto Junior College auditorium, 435 College Ave. 18th annual gospel concert features Crossroads Quartet, RSV Quartet, Solid Ground, California Melody Boys, The Tradesmen and others. Tickets, $13 in advance from Beardsley's in McHenry Village or Family Bible Center in Turlock, or $16 at door. Children under 12 free. 538-3838.


CHAPLAIN JOHN MURDOCH -- 6 p.m. today, Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, 2766 Dakota Ave., Modesto. Guest speaker, Indiana resident John Murdoch, served for years as a military chaplain as well as a hospital and Indiana State Police chaplain. 576-2489.

FATHER MICHAEL KELLY -- 7 a.m. Sept. 8, DoubleTree Hotel, downtown Modesto. Kelly, a priest formerly at Our Lady of Fatima and now in Lockeford, will celebrate Mass at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 and his presentation at 7:45. Sponsored by Catholic Professional & Business Club. 521-6849.


FINANCIAL PEACE -- 8 a.m. Sept. 12, then 9 a.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 20. First Baptist Church of Modesto, 1301 12th St. Thirteen-week Financial Peace University class uses videos by financial expert Dave Ramsey on topics such as eliminating debt, establishing an emergency fund and understanding insurance and mortgages. $93, includes CDs, book, workbook. 484-5181.

BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP -- Men's class, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 15, Centenary Methodist Church, 911 Toyon Ave., Modesto. 602-3240. Women's class, 6:55 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 14, Wellspring Anglican Church, Ninth and H streets, Modesto. 599-4496. Women's day class, 9:10 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 16, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. 573-3717. BSF is an interdenominational Bible study held during the school year. This year's subject is the book of John. Free, including materials.


OLD HOME DAY -- Today, First Congregational Church of Salida, 4825 Broadway. 8:30-9:30 a.m., omelet breakfast (offering), followed by 10 a.m. service marking 99th anniversary of church. John Velthoen, who built the church, will be honored. 545-1156.

OUT OF THE BLUE, SINGLES -- 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Guest speaker Dan Allender, fly fisherman and counselor at Mars Hills Graduate School near Seattle, presents humorous look at how to have greater confidence and closer friendships. $10 per person, $5 child care. 571-4341.

OUT OF THE BLUE, MARRIEDS -- 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Guest speaker Dan Allender, author and marriage therapist, incorporates humor with his tips on true intimacy in marriage. $20 per couple, $5 for child care. 571-4305.

CUSTOM CAR, BIKE SHOW -- 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12, march starts at Merced's courthouse park. Third annual "Say No to Meth" event sponsored by Community Bikers Church and includes bands and speakers, food, bounce house, car and motorcycle show, etc. $5 to enter vehicle; free entertainment. 723-6502.

100TH ANNIVERSARY -- Sept. 12-13, First Presbyterian Church of Turlock, 2619 N. Berkeley Ave. 4:30-6 p.m.

  • Sept. 12, family carnival, art show, photographer, tour of church with historical items, etc. 6:30 p.m., dinner with Christian magician Donny Crandell and church jazz band. 10 a.m.

  • Sept. 13, service with special music followed by light brunch. Tickets, $20 adults, $10 for children 5-12. 632-2324.

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