A two-day gathering in Fresno again will present ways that the faith community can see itself -- and the city -- in new ways to help others.
The fifth incarnation of City Summit will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Christian Temple Church, 535 N. Cedar Ave.
The event is designed to rally the community to look for the spirit of God to ignite people across the city, joining with vulnerable people in neighborhoods with few resources and building sustainable solutions together.
This year's event features John Perkins, an author and national speaker on racial reconciliation and Christian community development. Faith leaders call Perkins a combination of Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. Perkins' most recent books are "Let Justice Roll Down" and "With Justice for All: A Strategy for Community Development."
The Fresno event is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Transformation at Fresno Pacific University.
Cost is $40 for general admission or $20 for students in advance and $50 for general admission or $30 for students at the event.
Israeli consul general visits synagogue
Israel's new consul general for the Pacific Northwest in the United States will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at Temple Beth Israel, 6622 N. Maroa Ave.
Andy David was appointed in August. He is based in San Francisco.
He has served as a diplomat in Azerbaijan, Hong Kong and Chicago, and he has collaborated with the U.S. Defense Department. He also has expertise in armaments.
The event is presented by the Jewish Federation of Central California.
Details: (559) 432-3600.
Last dance for Sacred Heart School
A Sacred Heart School dinner/dance -- reflecting on the end of the school after 64 years -- will be held March 16 at The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church hall, 855 E. Floradora Ave.
In January, the Office of Catholic Education announced that Sacred Heart School in east-central Fresno will close at the end of this school year. Sacred Heart School had low enrollments because of the economic downturn.
Event organizers are encouraging people at the dinner/dance to share their memories and friendships through Sacred Heart School.
The event begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing to a DJ at 8:30 p.m. There also will be a silent auction.
Cost is $25 for adults only.
Details: shsfresno.com or (559) 251-3171.
Transition team leads Metro Ministry
A transition team has been named to lead Fresno Metro Ministry while a search is conducted to find the organization's next permanent executive director.
Richard P. Yanes left as executive director of Metro Ministry at the start of this year.
The transition team is Chanel Ruiz-Mendez and Sarah Sharpe, interim co-directors; Debbie Boyd, finance director; and Chris Moran, board representative.
The board of Fresno Metro Ministry announced the transition team.
Details: (559) 485-1416.
Rock & Worship Roadshow returns
The Rock & Worship Roadshow -- the highest-drawing concert in Fresno for two consecutive years -- returns to the Save Mart Center at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Last year's show had 12,594 fans. In 2011, the attendance was 14,462.
Tickets cost $10 each and are available at the door only the day of the concert. They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
This year's lineup is Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp, Tedashii, Kutless, Family Force 5, Luminate, the Rhett Walker Band, Adam Cappa and Tim Timmons.