Religion Digest: Events across the region


CARMAN – 7 p.m. Friday, Christian Life Center Church, 650 East Olive, Merced. The ministry of award-winning singer Carman on his Live Across America Tour. $18-25 with VIP for $100. (209) 383-2273.

THE LAMB WINS: A MUSICAL STORY FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION – 10:40 a.m. Oct. 11, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 North Central Ave. A one-hour musical cantata that covers the book of Revelation in song and narration. Free. (209) 538-1024.

DAVID GARIBALDI – 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. Modesto Gospel Mission presents the performance artist, a 2012 semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Garibaldi creates images through his body movement and brushes while communicating via music. $25-$35. (209) 225-2908


THE HAPPINESS JOURNEY WORKSHOP SERIES – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 23, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. Cost for the first workshop is $99 and includes the textbook for the entire series. Remaining three workshops $50 each. (209) 996-2319

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.

SACRED HEART WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 13, Sacred Heart Church, 1301 Cooper Ave., Turlock. Study will focus on Mary the Mother of Jesus with the book “Mary – Virgin, Mother, and Queen” by Father Mitch Pacwa. Register and pick up your book at the Sacred Heart church office, 1301 Cooper Ave, Turlock. For more information, contact Elsie Faria, (209) 485-8143.

GRIEFSHARE – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through 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 – 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 1, 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.

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.

GRIEFSHARE – 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 13, 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.

EDGAR CAYCE GROUPS – 7-9 p.m. Thursday, call for location. Informational meetings regarding Edgar Cayce study groups. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Free. (209) 524-2468.

GRIEFSHARE – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 through Jan. 3, Calvary Reformed Church, 741 W. 2nd St., Ripon. A 13-week course on biblical concepts for dealing with grief. (209) 599-4294.


SUPPORT GROUP – 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 2, Centenary United Methodist Church, McHenry and Norwegian Avenues. A video-driven support group for those who have lost a loved one. Registration $15, includes workbook.

NIGHT OF HOPE AND INSPIRATION – 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Community Worship Center, 1442 Tully Road, Modesto. Come hear all about what Beyond the Walls is and how it is reaching out to families of inmates. The band Tomorrow’s Son will perform; refreshments served. (209) 613-7488

EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL – Oct. 17-19, 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 315 S. Orange Ave., Ripon. Live music, food, boutique and bazaar, more. Free. (209) 918-6605

TRI-TIP DINNER – 5 p.m. Oct. 18, St. Joseph’s Church O’Hare Hall. The Knights of Columbus dinner includes tri-tip, homemade barbeque beans, salad, bread and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at the church office, $15 for adults, $12.50 seniors $10 children; $18 at the door.

CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC – 10 a.m. Oct. 20, Spring Creek Golf and Country Club, 1580 Spring Creek Drive, Ripon. Bethany Christian Services 24th annual fundraising event. Four-person scramble event with awards dinner and live auction. Bethany also is seeking sponsors and auction items. (209) 522-5121 or

LANDMARKS OF PROPHECY – Oct. 31-Nov. 22, nightly except Mondays and Thursdays, Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. Live via satellite from the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M., Pastor Doug Batchelor will lead the Landmarks of Prophecy live event with insight into the big prophetic events that lie just ahead, as well as practical tools on how you can thrive in the here and now. Free. (209) 538-1024