MUSIC AND ARTS
KEVIN SPENCER 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Southern gospel soloist from Ohio in concert. Offering. (209) 538-3838.
TRUTH ON SEX 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Shelter Cove Community Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. Rebekah Gregory, a college academic adviser and former Liberty University director of women's ministry, will speak on "Truth Be Told: 5 Things No One Told You About Sex." The talk for teen girls and young women will address the tension between Christianity and culture and will be a frank discussion of the subject. Followed by Q&A and reception with cookies and hot chocolate. Free. (209) 567-3200.
COOKING CLASS 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. "Super Immunity Vegan and Raw Food Cooking Class" taught by Jessica Rice, a registered nurse and wellness coach, and Daniel Vierra Jr., manager of Modern Manna Ministries. Free. (209) 538-1024.
FINANCIAL PEACE 6:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 4, River Oak Grace Community Church, Room 501, 7712 Rodden Road, Oakdale. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University revised class lasts for eight weeks and includes topics such as budgeting, debt reduction and wealth building. $75 for materials. (209) 847-9428.
CHRISTIANITY 101 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 7, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3461 Merle Ave., Modesto. Four-week course offers overview of Bible; questions and discussion encouraged. Optional additional 12 classes for those who want to dig deeper. Child care provided. Free. (209) 345-4886.
MARIAN RETREAT 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road. Seventh annual one-day silent retreat for adults, teens and children. "Mary: Mother, model and guide in the faith." Guest speaker Patricia Treece, author of "A Man for Others" and "God Will Provide: How God's Bounty Opened to Saints and 9 Ways It Can Open for You, Too." Separate activities for preschoolers and for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Includes continental breakfast and lunch for adults and teens. Preregistration encouraged. $25 per adult, $5 for child, $50 family max. (209) 846-0279.
NEW LOCATION Redeemer Church is moving to 1614 H St. in Modesto beginning with Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 3. The church, which has been meeting at 14th and H streets, has outgrown its building and will rent space from the Modesto Seventh-day Adventist Church, which meets for services on Saturdays. Redeemer youth meetings during the week and office will remain at old location. (209) 523-8990.
SUPER BOWL RUN 10 a.m. Feb. 3, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. 5K fun run/walk before Super Bowl. $10, includes T-shirt, with proceeds to United Way of Western Connecticut, which provides services to Sandy Hook community. (209) 538-1024.
CITY MINISTRY NETWORK 7-8:10 a.m. Feb. 7, CrossPoint Community Church family life pavilion, 1301 12th St., Modesto. Breakfast to begin new day and place for monthly meeting of loose coalition of churches and faith-based nonprofit agencies. Topic: "CMN: Our Vision to Champion You." Free. (209) 571-4331.
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