Bishops’ statement about migrants, refugees
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement last week in “solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or fear in their native lands.”
The beginning of that statement: “The word of God is truly alive today. ‘When an alien resides with you in your land, do not mistreat such a one. You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; you shall love the alien as yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt’ (Lev. 19:33-34).
“To live as a people of God is to live in the hope of the resurrection. To live in Christ is to draw upon the limitless love of Jesus to fortify us against the temptation of fear. Pray that our engagement in the debate over immigration and refugee issues may bring peace and comfort to those most affected by current and proposed national policy changes.”
The full statement can be read online at usccb.org/news/2017/17-054.cfm.
Save Mart Center, 2650 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, fresnocityfest.org, free, 2 p.m. April 1-2.
Spanish: Reedley Sports Park, 20399 E. Dinuba Ave., Reedley, fresnocityfest.org, free, 2-7 p.m. April 1.
Sunday Ride meet at This Ain’t Your Mama’s Church, 1405 W. Main St., Merced, 209-726-6123, 9 a.m. April 1.
Eck Worship Service
“God is Love,” Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 7115 N. Howard St., Fresno, 559-825-1325, www.meetup.com/Fresno-Sierra-Spiritual-Experiences-Group/events/238022499, 11 a.m.-noon April 2.
Drum circle and meditation
Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno, 559-435-2690, 6-7 p.m. April 2.
“What Makes the Neighborhood Jewish? Contesting and Promoting Gentrification in 1980s Los Angeles,” Fresno State, McKee-Fisk Building, Fresno, 559-278-2153, www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/historydept/degrees/jewish-studies/index.html, free, 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 5.
“Social Entrepreneurship for the Common Good” event sponsored by Center for Community Transformation at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and Fresno Pacific School of Business. Butler Church, 4884 E. Butler Ave., Fresno. Registration information online at soent-2017.eventbrite.com. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or call 559-453-2374. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6.
St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, 6:30 p.m. April 6.
Lenten movie, ‘Don’t Call Me A Saint’
Discussion to follow on necessity for peace and social justice. St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, free, 7 p.m. April 7.
Italian family style dinner
Hosted by Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 32, CPDES Hall, 172 W. Jefferson Ave., Easton, 559-960-5528, $25, $5 ages 3-10, takeout: 2-4 p.m.; dinner: 4-7 p.m. April 8.
Jewish film series
Screening of ‘Wunderkinder,’ Temple Beth Israel, 6622 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno, 559-439-9638, $8, 7:15 p.m. April 8.
Cowboy Easter Concert
Palm Sunday service
Christian Business Men’s Connection/Lanna Coffee Golf Tournament, Fort Washington Golf and Country Club, 10272 N. Millbrook Ave., Fresno (men and women invited), registration available online at birdeasepro.com/4227, firstname.lastname@example.org, 559-779-8800, $225 or $900 for four people, 10:30 a.m. April 10.
Maundy Thursday service
‘The Centurion,’ Truth Tabernacle, 4411 N. First St., Fresno, 559-225-1622, www.truthtabfresno.org/news-special-events/easter-drama.html, 7:30 p.m. April 14, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 16.
Good Friday service
Golden egg hunt
Church at the Southgate, 7249 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, 559-977-8404, free, 10 a.m.-noon April 15.
Cornelia Southern Baptist Church, 2405 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, 559-277-1533, free, 6 p.m. April 3.
Southpoint Church, 5391 E. Tulare Ave., Fresno, 559-455-1119, free, 6-8 p.m. April 3.
Kerman Covenant Church, 15495 W. Whitesbridge Ave., Kerman, 559-846-8114, free, 7-8:30 p.m. April 3.
Northwest Church, 5415 N. West Ave., Fresno, 559-435-3300, 6:30 p.m. April 3.
Clovis Hills Community Church, 10590 N. Willow Ave., Clovis, 559-297-2600, $20, 1-3 p.m. April 5.
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