Religion Digest

05/24/2014 12:00 AM

05/23/2014 1:14 PM

Music and the arts

FORGIVEN – 6 p.m. today, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. Southern gospel group Forgiven from Indiana will be in concert. Offering. (209) 538-3838.

GOSPEL FEST – 1 p.m. Monday, Connecting Point Nazarene Church, 3200 E. Monte Vista Ave., Denair. Memorial Day Gospel Fest this year includes Forgiven from Indiana, the Regents Quartet, Herb Henry Family, Bridge of Grace, Debt Free, Gospel Road Quartet and Sheri Stambaugh. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door, from Majesty Bible & Gifts in Turlock or from (209) 538-3838.

HANDBELL CONCERT – 4 p.m. June 1, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Opus Handbell Ensemble will present “Musical Expedition,” a season-ending concert. Tickets, $10 at the door. (209) 527-2214.

SONDANCE – 7 p.m. June 6-7, Performing Arts Center, 435 N. Maple Ave., Ripon. SONdance presents Abundance, a dance performance. Tickets, $9 in advance, $12 at door. (209) 823-1740.

Speakers

WILL TUTTLE – 10 a.m. June 1, followed by workshop from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unity Church, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Tuttle, a former Zen monk, philosophy professor and author of “The World Peace Diet,” will speak. 7-8:30 p.m. June 2, “Piano Passon: Concert for a New World,” by Tuttle’s wife, Madeleine, a nature artist from Switzerland. Offerings. (209) 578-5433.

Classes

LIFE PATTERNS – Eight-week class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Center For Spiritual Living Modesto, 2125 Wylie Drive, Suite 1, Modesto. “Life Patterns: Choosing the Agreements by Which We Live” is based on book, “The Four Agreements,” by Don Miguel Ruiz. Offering. (209) 648-3495.

Miscellaneous

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Author and speaker Leisa Anslinger is the keynote speaker. Bring potluck lunch dish to share. Offering. (209) 551-4973.

FAMILY FESTIVAL – 3 to 10 p.m Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1, Holy Family Catholic Church, 4212 Dale Road. Second annual family festival will include bands, singers, dancers, game booths and food. Chicken dinner on Saturday to eat in, or take out for $10. (209) 523-9403.

PRAYER BREAKFAST – 7-8:30 a.m. June 5, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Pray Modesto breakfast, open to all, will include more than 300 people from area nonprofits, churches, businesses, education, government and neighborhoods to pray for the city. $10 from (209) 324-9447.

FLEA MARKET, SALE – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7, Victory Christian Center, 20215 Bloss Ave., Hilmar. (209) 277-5466.

PENTACOST CELEBRATION – 3 p.m. June 7, 2 p.m. June 8, Abundant Life Christian Center, 3120 Snyder Ave., Modesto. June 7: Music, jump house, lunch and message. June 8: music by guitarist Larry Carter, drama about first day of Pentacost. Offering. (209) 545-0786.

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