Religion Digest (11-10-13)
11/09/2013 12:00 AM
11/09/2013 5:58 PM
SURVIVING HOLIDAYS, GRIEF – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Calvary Reformed Church, 741 W. Second St., Ripon. Seminar by the GriefShare program will help those who have lost a loved one survive the upcoming holidays and find reasons to enjoy them again. Free, but call to reserve spot. (209) 599-4294.
SURVIVING HOLIDAYS, DIVORCE – 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Seminar by the DivorceCare program. $5, includes workbook. (209) 527-4110.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, St. George Assyrian Church, 3900 Bricket Court, Ceres. Bazaar includes traditional Assyrian food (dolma, kabobs, kubba and taboula) and holiday pastries, walnuts and almonds. Lunch special all day. (209) 537-8238.
FUNDRAISER – Noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Panda Express restaurants on Orangeburg and Briggsmore avenues, Modesto. Portion of each food purchase (with flier) will benefit Healing Nations, a nonprofit agency that serves at-risk children and youth in west Modesto. Must download flier at www.healingnationsmodesto.org to participate; none available at restaurants.
DINNER WITH THE BISHOP – 5:30 p.m. hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, 6:30 dinner on Saturday at Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. Fund-raising dinner with Stockton Diocese Bishop Stephen Blaire benefits diocese’s vocation ministry. Table sponsorships $2,000 to $10,000; individual tickets, $50; deadline to reserve seats is Monday. Tickets available at Great Smiles Dental Clinic, 3219 McHenry Ave., (209)846-9274; more info at www.fvhm.org.
GRAND OPENING – 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Hughson United Methodist Church, 2007 Sixth St., Hughson. Celebration marks completion of addition of a “Gathering Center” at the church. Music, refreshments, tours of facility. Free. (209) 883-4952.
CRAB FEED – 6 p.m. Saturday, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto. All-you-can-eat crab feed includes Greek folk dancers and no-host cocktails, followed by 7 p.m. dinner with clam chowder, salad, bread, pasta and baklava sundaes. $40. (209) 522-7694.
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