Stanislaus County Religion Digest

Music and dance

GOLDWING EXPRESS – 7 p.m. March 4, North Modesto Church Of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave. in Modesto. Southern gospel, country and bluegrass. $10.


GRIEFSHARE – 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, through April 18, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. 13-week DVD seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. $15. Email to register at or call 209-529-2666.

GRIEFSHARE – 1-2 p.m. March 15-June 7, Centenary United Methodist Church, 1911 Toyon Ave., Modesto. Weekly help, encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, friend. 209-527-5441.

DIVORCECARE – 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through April 28, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave. $15 includes workbook. 209-527-4110.

COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY – 10 a.m. Sundays, Healing Word Christian Fellowship Church, 950 Oakdale Road, Modesto. 209-450-6612.

BOOK STUDY – 9 a.m. today and March 6, First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto. Studying “Scouting the Divine” by Margaret Feinberg. All welcome. 209-522-9046.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; call for times. Shelter Cove Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. 209-567-3200.

BOOK STUDY – Every other Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. Free. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. 209-522-3267.

TAI CHI – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. $5 donation. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Theresa Grieshaber, 209-765-1524.

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.

BIBLE STUDIES – Various times, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave., Modesto. Men’s and women’s studies. Call for days and times: 209-523-4531.

Lent and Easter

WITH JESUS TO THE CROSS – 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 17, Sacred Heart Church, 1200 Lyons Ave., Turlock. Spring Bible study to coincide with Lent. $10. Register in church office.

LENTEN MASSES – 7 a.m. Sundays through Easter, Holy Family Catholic Church, 4212 Dale Road, Modesto. Special Lenten Mass times. 209-545-3553.

DIOCESAN PENANCE SERVICE – 7 p.m. March 10, Our Lady of Fatima, 505 W Granger Ave., Modesto. Reconciliation services with Bishop Blaire and the priests of the Diocese of Stockton.

INDOOR LABYRINTH –3-6 p.m. March 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 14-17, Geneva Presbyterian Church,1229 E Fairmont Ave., Modesto. Pre-Holy Week events. 209-524-6841.

GOOD FRIDAY WALK – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. March 25, Redeemer, 820 H St., Modesto. Self-guided tour of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. Takes approximately 20 minutes; children welcome.

EASTER SERVICES – 8 and 10 a.m. March 27, Redeemer, 820 H St., Modesto.


SPIRITUAL MOVIE NIGHT – 6:30 p.m. March 4, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. “Your Life, Your Creation” features experts on the mechanism of the mind. Free. 209-648-3495.

MASS OF ANOINTING – 10 a.m. March 5, Saturday, St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Mass of Anointing for those who are ill. 209-551-4973.

“RISEN” PRIVATE SCREENING – 1:30 p.m. March 5, Regal 10 Theaters, McHenry Avenue, Modesto. Brief talk by Father Mark Wagner of St. Joseph’s Church prior to the movie. Limited tickets available at or in the parish office. 209-551-4973.

“WAR ROOM” – 6:30 p.m. March 4, 5:30 p.m. March 5, 3 p.m. March 6, Oakdale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1290 Walnut St. Christian film on power of prayer. Free. 209-847-4200.

TALES OF THE GREAT JEWISH MYSTICS – 7:30 p.m. March 11, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Howard Schwartz will be speak at Friday Shabbat Services and after. 209-571-6060.

JEWISH COMEDY NIGHT AND WINE TASTING – 7:30 p.m. March 19, Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto. Comedians Mike Capozzola, Gina Gold, Samson Koletkar and Joe Nguyen in “You’re funny, but you don’t look Jewish” show. $25 advance, $30 door. 209-571-6060.

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