Music and the arts
KING’S HERALDS – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. Gospel quartet from Texas are known for a cappella singing, have recorded more than 100 albums. Free concert. (209) 538-1024.
DOWN HOME FAMILY – 7 p.m. Friday, Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., Ripon. New vocal group from Nashville, Tenn., Down Home Family, and local group, River of Praise, present concert of country/southern gospel and hymns. Offering. (209) 599-2649.
TRIUMPHANT QUARTET – 7 p.m. April 30, Calvary Baptist Church, 1732 Miller Ave., Modesto. Southern gospel group from Texas, considered nation’s top gospel quartet, in concert. Offering. (209) 524-0922.
ST. JOHN PAUL DEDICATION – 6:30 p.m. next Sunday, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. The St. Paul II Center at the church will be rededicated as the Saint John Paul II Center to reflect the late pope’s canonization that day. (209) 551-4973.
BENEFIT WALK/RUN – 8 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. start May 3, Tuolumne River Regional Park, 1200 Tioga Drive, Modesto. 5K walk and run and 10K run to benefit Modesto Pregnancy Center, a Christian-based ministry for at-risk pregnancies. Prizes for top three fund-raisers; other gifts for some teams and families. Cost (will also raise funds) $10 to $35. www.modestopc.org or (209) 526-1734.
FEED STARVING CHILDREN – May 2-3, Ripon Community Center, 334 W. Fourth St., Ripon. Volunteer to help pack meals that will feed children, especially in orphanages in poor and developing countries. “Feed My Starving Children” meals sent to nearly 70 countries worldwide. Volunteer to serve in two-hour time blocks. Visit www.fmsc.org and click on “volunteer registration” button, or call (209) 740-7738.
BUILDING FUNDRAISER – 6 p.m. May 3, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 313 Tokay Ave, Modesto. Evening of fun, food and dancing to Greek and American music. Vespers at 5 p.m., cocktails at 6, dinner at 7; to raise funds for Annunciation Church School building renovation project. Dinner is free; offering taken. (209) 522-7694.
6 a.m. Sunrise service in Spanish, followed by brunch. 9:30 a.m., traditional service in English with message: “A living hope.” Free Methodist Church, 1520 Rose Ave., Modesto. (209) 522-3583.
6 a.m. Sunrise service, plus 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (Latin), 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 5:30 p.m. Masses, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Special Easter services; all guests receive special Easter gift. (209) 551-4973.
6 a.m. Community Sonrise service in Biblical Gardens, 5812 N. Walnut Road, Turlock, followed by refreshments. 9 a.m., worship with praise band; 11 a.m. worship with choir; 10-11 a.m., Easter brunch, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 640 Minaret Ave., Turlock. (209) 667-7712.
6:30 a.m. Sunrise service is on steps in front of worship center and includes live music and refreshments (no child care); other services in sanctuary with music and child care provided. Sunrise, 9 and 11 a.m., Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. (209) 577-1604.
6 a.m. Sunrise worship at Standiford Park on Tokay Avenue with breakfast following in the church’s fireside room; 9 and 11 a.m. services, Centenary United Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave., Modesto. (209) 527-5441.
6:30 a.m. Simple sunrise service on front lawn; later service in sanctuary. Theme: “The Easter Miracle.” Sunrise, 10 a.m. traditional, College Avenue Congregational Church/United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave, Modesto. (209) 522-7244.
6:45 a.m. Sunrise service, 8:30 and 11 a.m. traditional service. Sermon on “Passion of the Christ.” First Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Berkeley Ave., Turlock. (209) 632-2324.
7 a.m. Sunrise service; gather on front lawn of church to rejoice as followers of the resurrected Christ. Bring fresh flowers for the cross. 10 a.m., traditional celebration of Christ’s resurrection. First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. (209) 522-9046.
8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Message: “Torn (by sin), mended (in death), seamless (in Jesus).” (209) 527-4110.
8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Calvary Chapel Modesto, 4300 American Ave. Message: “Jesus is Alive.” (209) 545-5530.
9 a.m . St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, 1606 Imperial Ave., Modesto. Traditional Latin High Mass, concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. (209) 538-3318.
9:30 and 10 a.m. arly service features Hallelujah Brass, choir, hymns, etc. Later service includes worship band. Both messages: “Living a resurrected life today!” Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. (209) 529-3228.
9 and 10:45 a.m. CrossPoint Community Church, 1325 12th St., Modesto. (209) 521-0181.
10 a.m. College Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Program for children and child care provided. (209) 522-7244.
10 a.m. Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Ave. Service features handbells, choir, more. (209) 668-0400.
11 a.m. Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave. Theme: “He is Risen!” (209) 523-1438.
11:30 a.m. Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 313 Tokay Ave., Modesto. Agape Vespers on Pascha Sunday. (209) 522-7694.
4 p.m. Grace Anglican Church, 180 S. Denair Ave., Turlock. (209) 632-0788.
EASTER EGG HUNT – 9:10 a.m., Hilmar Covenant Church’s front lawn, 20056 American Ave. Egg hunt for families. Free. (209) 668-0400.
EASTER EGG HUNT – 11:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. For children from preschool through fifth grade. Gather in fellowship hall. Free. (209) 522-9046.