Religion Digest (6/23/13)

local@modbee.comJune 27, 2013 


THE HOPPERS — 7 p.m. Thursday, Orangeburg Baptist Church,313 E. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. Award-winning and Gospel Music Hall of Fame members in concert. Tickets: $16 advance, $20 at door from Beardsley's Book & Bible in Modesto or (800) 965-9324;

SONGFEST — 6 p.m. June 30, Adair Acres, 2737 Adair Road, Modesto. Songfest with Wesley Pritchard and Eternal Praise. Offering. (209) 545-0382.

GOSPEL CONCERT — 6 p.m. June 30, Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., Modesto. "Julie-N-Friends," an evening of Southern gospel music, features Julie Eichelberger from Merced, the Mike & Darla Cornell Trio from Bakersfield, Reliance from Fresno, Sheri Stambaugh from Modesto and Mack Reynolds of Merced. $10 donation. (559) 304-1102.


FREEDOM RUN — Runs begin at 7 and 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Tuolumne River Regional Park, 1198 Tioga Drive, Modesto. 5K and 10K runs to benefit Without Permission, a nonprofit organization that fights against human trafficking in Stanislaus County. Register at (209) 338-0500.

CAR WASH — 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Cornerstone Community Church of the Nazarene, 2200 Sunrise Ave., Modesto. Benefits veteran's service dog project. $5 per car plus donations.(209) 572-1805.

INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION — 5 to 10 p.m. June 30, Escalon Community Center Park, 1055 Escalon Ave. Sponsored by Escalon Covenant Church, family-friendly event includes barbecue dinner, bounce house, obstacle course, watermelon eating contest, snow cones and popcorn, face painting, kids games, etc. Concludes with fireworks. Bring lawn chairs. $3 per person or $10 per family from (209) 838-7600.

PASTOR RETIREMENT — 10 a.m. June 30, First Baptist Church, 290 W. Olive, Turlock. Special service honors the Rev. Bob Reichert, who will retire after 29 years at the church and 49 years as a pastor. Free. (209) 668-7221.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST —7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 30, Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave. Annual Country Breakfast & Village Store. Breakfast: $8 adults, $4 children. (209) 394-2264.


JESUS: MIRACLES, NOT MAGIC — 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Hughson United Methodist Church, 2007 Sixth St. For children entering first through eighth grades. Bible stories, science projects, crafts, singing, recreation, refreshments. Family program at 7 p.m. Friday. (209) 883-4952.

KINGDOM ROCK — 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Grace Lutheran Church, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. For children from age 3 to those entering sixth grade. $10; register at

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