A “living museum” will pull into Ceres beginning next weekend, offering a tour of ancient Hebrew history.
The Messiah’s Mansion tours provide participants a glimpse into a re-creation of the historic sanctuary built by the Hebrews to worship God. The traveling museum will be at Central Valley Christian Academy in Ceres from June 17-25.
The academy is a Christian school that’s part of the Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The replica of the Old Testament sanctuary consists of five stations, according to the website centralvalleysanctuary.com, including an overview of the tabernacle, “Holy Place,” Ark of the Covenant and more.
Messiah’s Mansion has been touring since 2003, operated by Oklahoma Academy in Harrah, Okla., with high school students, along with volunteers, taking the replicas to 15 states, as well as Canada and Jamaica, the website says.
The tours are free and will be offered from 1 to 7 p.m. daily at the church, 2020 Academy Place, Ceres. For more, call 209-538-1024.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays through July 17, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto. DVD series is for those who have lost a loved one. 209-529-2666.
BOOK STUDY – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 20 and 27, Center for Spiritual Living Modesto, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. “Feeling is the Secret” by Neville Goddard. 209-648-3495.
A COURSE IN MIRACLES – 11:30 a.m. Sundays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave. 209-578-5433.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY – 10 a.m. Sundays, Healing Word Christian Fellowship Church, 950 Oakdale Road, Modesto. 209-450-6612.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; call for times. Shelter Cove Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. 209-567-3200.
MOPS – 6 to 8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Trinity United Modesto Mothers of Preschoolers. 209-529-3228.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Seminar and support for those who have lost a loved one. Free.
NEW CREATION IN CHRIST – 7 p.m. Fridays, Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Faith-based ministry for men who are struggling against addiction and/or life-dominating sin. 209-545-5530.
BIBLE STUDIES – Various times, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave., Modesto. Men’s and women’s classes. 209-523-4531
PRAY MODESTO – 7-8:30 a.m. June 15, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Prayer and breakfast. $10. 209-324-9447.
DRIVE-THROUGH CHICKEN DINNER – 4-7:30 p.m. June 16, Hughson United Methodist Church, 2007 Sixth St. $12 adults, $8 age 10 and under, advance only. 209-883-4952.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION – 6:45 p.m. Saturday, June 17, St. Joseph's Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. One-hour walk around the streets of the church with Holy Eucharist transported in a monstrance. www.stjmod.com or 209-551-4973.
CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Center for Spiritual Living Modesto, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. Healing meditation with Israel Hurtado. 209-648-3495.
HOLOCAUST FILM AND PANEL – 1 p.m. Sunday, June 25, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Screening of “Near Normal Man” about Ben Stern, a 94-year old Holocaust survivor whose current housemate is the granddaughter of Nazis. Stern and his daughter will speak following the film. $10, free students; not recommended for those under age 13. Advance purchase urged, 209-571-6062.
FIRST ACADEMY SUMMER DAY CAMP – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 4, First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. 10-week program for ages kindergarten through fifth grade centered on spiritual, academic and physical development. 209-522-9046.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – 5-8 p.m. June 12-16, First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Free programs for kindergarten-5th on “Marketplace 29 A.D. – A Bible Times Experience.” 209-522-9046.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – 6-8:30 p.m. June 12-16, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave., Modesto. “Over the Moat- Drawbridge to the King” with dinner, learning and fun for families. 209-524-6841.
MIGHTY FORTRESS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – 6-8:40 a.m. June 25-29, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1633 North Central Ave. For ages 2 through 12 with focus on bible. 209-538-1024 or www.CeresAdventist.org.
KIDS CAMPUS: GLOW – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 10-14, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. For kids in grades 1-6; join Professor Watt and his lab assistants to discover how to illuminate the world with God’s love and truth. $35; $30 before June 15. bigvalleygrace.org/kidscampus.
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