After a two-year search, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County has a new minister, the Rev. Darcy C. Baxter. She started work Aug. 1.
Baxter grew up in central New York state, search committee member Ted Pack said in a press release from the fellowship. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in 2003 and earned a master’s of divinity at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley in 2010. She then spent a year as an intern minister at UU Church of Berkeley in Kensington.
Before coming to Modesto, she had been the family minister at the Starr King UU Church in Hayward. She was also a community organizer for the California Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
Unitarian Universalists do not all have the same idea about the nature of God. They welcome agnostics, atheists, Buddhists, Christians, humanists, Jews and those whose spiritual path has no label, according to the press release.
The fellowship is at 2172 Kiernan Road, Modesto. For more, see www.stanuu.org.
DOUG ANDERSON AND DEVIN MCGLAMERY – 7 p.m. Monday, Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., Ripon. Members of the gospel group Ernie Haase and Signature Sound will sing music from their solo albums. Offering. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERB HENRY FAMILY – 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Richland Faith Assembly of God, 1201 Richland Ave., Ceres. The Herb Henry Family will be celebrating 28 years of singing gospel music. Special guests will be the Southmen Quartet from Alabama. Admission is free with an offering. Over the years, the Henrys have performed throughout the Western states while promoting concerts in the Modesto area and producing a weekly radio program, heard each Sunday afternoon on KCBC AM 770.
GRIEFSHARE FOR WOMEN – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, CrossPoint Community Church, 1325 11th St., Modesto. Griefshare classes run through Nov. 12 and will use videos and workbooks to help people deal with the loss of a loved one. (209) 521-0181.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays in the Fireside Room at Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. A 13-week DVD seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. $15 includes a workbook. (209) 527-4110.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, ending Nov. 20, Shelter Cove Church 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. Support group for people who have lost a loved one. $20 for workbook. (209) 605-5439.
GRIEFSHARE – 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 20 at the Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. A 13-week DVD seminar/support group for people grieving the death of a loved one. (209) 538-1024.
DIVORCECARE – 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 4, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. A 13-week course to find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. (209) 527-4110
OLD TIME REVIVAL FOR GOD’S END TIME PEOPLE – Through Sept. 20, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 North Central Ave. Pastor Ted Baze will present end-time messages about Prophecies and Promises, The Sanctuary, Symbols in Daniel and Revelation, the Seal of God and the Mark of the Beast, and more. Call for times, (209) 538-1024.
“THE GOSPEL IN THE FEASTS OF ISRAEL” – 10 a.m. Sept. 21, Living Faith Community Church, 4825 Roselle Ave. (south of Claribel), Modesto. In this Jews for Jesus presentation, learn how the gospel of Jesus is reflected in the Feasts of Israel during the morning worship service. Free. (209) 551-5433.
COVERED BRIDGE BIKE CLASSIC – Sponsored by Modesto-based Healing Nations, beginning at 6 a.m. Sept. 27. Pedal for kids on four new routes, all with their start and finish at Wood Park in Oakdale. Participate as a sponsored rider by raising $200 or more with no entrance fee to or pay and ride at active.com. Proceeds benefit under-served children and youth in west Modesto. coveredbridgeclassic.com or (209) 549-1828.