Religion Digest


“MATINEE” – 3 p.m. Aug. 7, College Avenue United Church of Christ, 1341 College Avenue, Modesto. Progressive Christian Praise with singers Shelly Bort and Robert Perez. Free. 209-522-7244.


TAMING THE BIBLICAL TEXTS OF TERROR – 11:30 a.m. Aug. 7, College Avenue United Church of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. “Good News for LGBT Christians” taught by Rev. Michael Schiefelbein. Free. 522-7244.

SELF HEALING WORKSHOP – Noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 14, Center for Spiritual Living Modesto, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. Ways to live a more balanced life. $20. 209-606-1582.

BOOK STUDY – 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 23, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. “Discover a Richer Life" by Ernest Holmes. 209-648-3495.

NEW CREATION IN CHRIST – 7 p.m. Fridays, Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Faith-based ministry for men who are struggling against addiction and/or life-dominating sin. 209-545-5530.

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

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

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.


MISSIONARY GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP ANNUAL CONFERNCE – 7 p.m. Aug. 7-8, Monte Vista Chapel, corner of Monte Vista and Berkeley avenues, Turlock. Craig Cook, pastor of family life and discipleship at The Bride Church in Yuba City, speaks; missionaries share their stories; music. 209-634-8575.

CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS HEALING MEDITATION – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Center for Spiritual Living, 2125 Wylie Drive, Modesto. With Israel Hurtado. 209-648-3495.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY — 12:30 p.m. Aug. 15, St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 1606 Imperial Ave., Modesto. Catholic Latin Mass and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 209-599-6242.

PIONEER CLUBS – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 17, Centenary Church, McHenry at Norwegian avenues, Modesto. Midweek program for pre-school through 5th grade that combines solid Bible teaching with fun life-skill activities. Fee for materials. 209-527-5441.

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