ALPHA – 5:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 28-Dec. 14. Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Ten-week course for people who want to explore the Christian faith or grow in their faith. Childcare available. 209-527-4110.
IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH: CULTIVATING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR BODY – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, College Avenue United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Pilgrimage Integrative Healing Process training led by Rev. Nancy McKay of Berkeley. $30 (includes lunch). 209-551-8509.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 5, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto. Workbooks $15. 209-529-2666.
“MY SOUL MAGNIFIES THE LORD – A SCRIPTURAL JOURNEY WITH MARY” – 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 13-Nov. 10, Sacred Heart Church Chapel, 1200 Lyons Ave, Turlock. Book study of first five chapters of the book; second five will be studied in spring. $15, sign ups required. 209-485-8143.
GRIEFSHARE – 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 29, Centenary Church, McHenry at Norwegian, Modesto. 13-week video, workbook ($15), and small group. 209-527-5441.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 9, Centenary Church, McHenry at Norwegian avenues, Modesto. Dave Ramsey on seven steps to create a budget, get out of debt and plan money. Family dinner, nursery care and programs for children and youth available. Fee for materials required. 209-527-5441.
DIVORCECARE – 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 30, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. 13-week group. $15. 209-527-4110.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY – 10 a.m. Sundays, Healing Word Christian Fellowship Church, 950 Oakdale Road, Modesto. 209-450-6612.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; call for times. Shelter Cove Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. 209-567-3200.
MOPS – 6 to 8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Trinity United Modesto Mothers of Preschoolers. 209-529-3228.
PIONEER CLUBS – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Centenary Church, McHenry at Norwegian avenues, Modesto. Midweek program for preschool through fifth grade that combines solid Bible teaching with fun life-skill activities. Fee for materials. 209-527-5441.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Seminar and support group for those who have lost a loved one. Free.
NEW CREATION IN CHRIST – 7 p.m. Fridays, Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Faith-based ministry for men who are struggling against addiction and/or life-dominating sin. 209-545-5530.
BIBLE STUDIES – Times arranged, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave., Modesto. Men’s and Women’s classes. 209-523-4531
THIRD ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, to Saturday, Oct. 1, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. Arts, crafts, baked goods, jams, holiday items, vendors, drawings. Lunch and sweets for purchase. 209-524-6841.
BRAVE CAVE FALL FEST - DARE TO TRUST GOD – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct, 1, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave., Modesto. Family event will explore 5 “caves” and learn how God is always with us. Free. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until all are blessed, Sunday, Oct. 2, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave., Modesto. 209-523-4531.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Bring your best animal friend for a special blessing. All animals must be in a cage, or on a leash. Animals can vary from dogs, cats, birds or other favorite non-human friend.209-551-4973 or www.stjmod.com.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY FEAST DAY – 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. International rosary after 5:45 p.m. Mass with “Ave Maria” Prelude by cantors. 209-551-4973 or www.stjmod.com.
VEGETARIAN PERFORMING ARTS COOKING SHOW – 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. Celebrity chef Mark Anthony offers information on plant based health nutrition, tips on weight loss, lowering cholesterol and increasing energy. Seating is limited, first come, first served. 209-538-1024.
GOT YOUR BACK – 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Redeemer, 820 H St., Modesto. Workshops for women from junior high to college and their supporters with speakers on topics including friendship, fitness, fashion and faith. gotyourback2016.com.
Send events by noon Tuesday to firstname.lastname@example.org.