Music and the arts
DANNY LEDBETTER FAMILY – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. today, Village Chapel, 1825 N. Central Ave., Ceres. Danny Ledbetter Family Ministries from Kansas with gospel music and preaching. Offering. (209) 537-0997.
CHRISTOPHER BULL – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Modesto Christian Reformed Church, 2620 College Ave. Christopher Bull, an internationally known organist, in concert. Tickets: $20 at door. (209) 523-1906.
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LOVE TO STAY – 4 p.m. Sundays, beginning today, or 7 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning this week, First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Class uses book “Love to Stay: Sex, Grace & Commitment,” by Adam Hamilton, to facilitate discussion of spiritual and psychological dynamics of loving relationships. $15 for book. (209) 522-9046.
NEW BISHOP – 4 p.m. today, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. The Rev. Katharine Jefforts Schori, St. Paul’s Episcopal’s presiding bishop, will preach at the installation of the Rev. David Rice as bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin, succeeding Bishop Chet Talton. Reception follows. (209) 576-0104.
PRAY FOR RAIN – 6:45 to 8 p.m. Monday, The House Modesto (formerly Calvary Temple), 1601 Coffee Road, Modesto. Multicity prayer gathering “for all pastors, farmers, churches, officials and the community to pray for rain.” Open to everyone. (209) 529-7346.
SINGING BOWLS – 7 p.m. March 7, Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave. The Rev. Lennis Baugh will present an evening of healing, including playing 20-plus “alchemy crystal singing bowls” for sound healing. Offering. (209) 578-5433.
TEA, FASHION SHOW – 1 p.m. March 8, SOS Club at 819 Sunset Ave, Modesto. Event to benefit Modesto Gospel Mission’s Women’s New Life Program includes special tea with chocolate fountain, fashion show, accessories boutique and auction for gift baskets. Tickets: $30, or $35 for premium seating, from 1400 Yosemite Blvd. or (209) 529-8259.