Religion Digest: Events across the region


VIDEO AND DISCUSSION – Today, 1 p.m. Prayer Fellowship of the Valley – Unity, 1604 Ford Ave., Modesto. Fourth in a six-part series on the Deepak Chopra best-selling book “Jesus and the Awakening to God-Consciousness.” Video presentation followed by facilitator-led discussion. (209) 606-2430.

FAITH LIFT 2014 SUMMER RETREAT – Aug. 4-7, Our Lady of the Assumption, 2602 S. Walnut Road, Turlock. Two sessions each day at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Speaker Wendie Connors will lead on the following topics: For Such a Time as This, RISE Above it, Run the Good Race, Upping our Spiritual Ante. Special women’s tea at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 6 on Sisterhood. (209) 634-2222.

Vacation Bible schools

JUNGLE SAFARI – 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Modesto Christian Reformed Church, 2620 College Ave. Singing, crafts, Bible stories and games. Dinner before offered for families starting at 5:30 p.m. Free. (209) 523-1906 or to to register.

WEIRD ANIMALS – 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, Mill Creek Church, 147 Auto Center Court, Modesto. For kids age 5-12. Crafts, music, games, snacks, Bible lesson. Free. Pre-register 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. $20. (209) 527-4110.