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Religion Digest: Events across the Modesto region

Musical group Sincerely will provide entertainment at the Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser at Columbia’s First Presbyterian “Church of the 49ers.”
Musical group Sincerely will provide entertainment at the Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser at Columbia’s First Presbyterian “Church of the 49ers.” Columbia’s First Presbyterian Church of the 49ers

Music

DAVID GARIBALDI – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Film

REFORMATION MOVIE NIGHTS, ‘JOHN HUS’ – 5 p.m. today, Grace Church, 1448 Standiford Ave., Modesto. Dinner, movie and discussion to celebrate the anniversary of the Protestant reformation. Free. (209) 522-5922.

‘THE ULTIMATE GIFT’ – 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Church of the Cross, 3936 Dale Road, Modesto. This movie sends a young man of privilege on an improbable journey. If he succeeds, the experience will not only change him forever, but he will discover the real meaning of wealth. Refreshments served at intermission. Free. (209) 549 1992.

REFORMATION MOVIE NIGHTS, ‘LUTHER’ – 5 p.m. Oct. 19 Grace Church, 1448 Standiford Ave., Modesto. Dinner, movie and discussion to celebrate the anniversary of the Protestant reformation. Free. (209) 522-5922.

REFORMATION MOVIE NIGHTS, ‘GOD’S OUTLAW: THE STORY OF WILLIAM TYNDALE’ – 5 p.m. Oct. 26, Grace Church, 1448 Standiford Ave., Modesto. Dinner, movie and discussion to celebrate the anniversary of the Protestant reformation. Free. (209) 522-5922.

Classes

THE HAPPINESS JOURNEY WORKSHOP SERIES – 6:30-8 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 – 6:30-8:30 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 – 1-2 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 – 6:30-8 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 – 3-5 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.

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

Miscellaneous

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.

EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL – Friday-Oct. 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. Saturday, St. Joseph’s Church O’Hare Hall. The Knights of Columbus dinner includes tri-tip, homemade barbecue 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 www.bethany.org/modestogolf.

SPAGHETTI FEED FUNDRAISER IN COLUMBIA – 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25, First Presbyterian “Church of the 49ers,” 11155 Parrotts Ferry Road, Columbia. Dinner, entertainment by local group Sincerely and raffle. $10 advance; $12 at door; free children 5 and younger. Proceeds benefit preservation of the historic sanctuary and help to reduce the mortgage on the church’s social hall. (209) 532-6604.

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.

MAD ‘GLAD’ SCIENCE FAMILY NIGHT – 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Event begins with dinner, then open science lab and MAD “Glad” Scientist presentation. Free. (209) 529-3228.

TRUNK OR TREAT – 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Event for families with inflatables, a hayride, live music, food and games. Trunk or Treat features rows of decorated cars where children can collect candy in a safe environment that celebrates Jesus. Free community event. (209) 571-4399.

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