Religion Digest: Faith-based events across the region

Music and the arts

CHARLES BILLINGSLEY – 6 p.m. today, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Billingsley is a Christian singer, worship leader, songwriter, speaker and author at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va. Free.

HEALING CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Center for Spiritual Living Modesto, 2125 Wylie Drive. Participants need to bring a floor mat, blanket and pillow. $15 presale, $20 at the door; space limited. (209) 648-3495.

JOURNEYING WITH THE HEALING CRYSTAL BOWLS – 7 p.m. July 18, Unity Church of Modesto Sanctuary building, 2467 Veneman Ave., Modesto. Rev. Lennis (Lenny) Baugh offers an of evening of sound healing the mind, body and soul as he plays some of the most powerful instruments of our time. Come early to meet/greet and ask questions. Offering. (209) 578-5433.


BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHES GIVEAWAY – 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 19, Calvary Baptist Church, 1732 Miller Ave., Modesto. Free clothes giveaway geared for children, but clothes for adults also will be given. (209) 524-0922.

Vacation Bible School

SONTREASURE ISLAND – 8:55 a.m. to noon weekdays through July 26, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Program includes crafts, games, music, snacks, skits and ends with family carnival. For children entering first through sixth grades. Must preregister at Free. (209) 577-4110.

WEIRD ANIMALS – 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-July 11, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Community Center, 1200 Maze Blvd., Modesto. Take a walk on the wild side at this vacation bible school with experiments, games, snacks, adventures, music and more. $25. (209) 524-4381.

KIDS’ PEACE WEEK – 9-noon, Monday-July 11, Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave., offers Visions of Peace. Kids entering kindergarten through finished 6th grade will explore what it means to have peace within, with others and in our world. Preregister by June 29, find form at, cost $15. (209) 523-1438.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 14-18, The House in Modesto will host a Disney-themed vacation bible school daily for children entering first grade to seventh grade. Teachings, games, prizes, movies, 40 arcade games, a rock climbing wall, five-level play center, party rooms and more. Special appearances by Disney-based characters. Carnival Day with games and inflatable’s on final day. Free. The House Modesto, 1601 Coffee Road, (209) 529-7346.

WEIRD ANIMALS – 9 a.m.-noon July 21-25, Mill Creek Church, 147 Auto Center Court, Modesto. For kids age 5-12. Crafts, music, games, snacks, Bible lesson. Free. Preregister free t-shirt. (209) 551-8299.

F.I.S.H. CAMP (FUN IN SERVING HIM) – July 22-24, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. Mini-vacation bible school for preschoolers with music, crafts, bible activities, more. Register by July 14. $20. (209) 577-4110.