Sikh fair in Caruthers
The annual Vaisakhi Mela (Fair) will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Caruthers gurdwara, 2025 W. Clemenceau Ave.
The free fair celebrates Vaisakhi, marking the spring harvest and Sikh New Year, and will include games, rides, food stalls, crafts, a turban competition, tug-of-war, face painting, medical booth and a depiction of traditional village scenes from Punjab.
Ordination ceremony for Donnieau Snyder of Roman Catholic Womenpriests
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Deacon Donnieau Snyder of Stanislaus County will be ordained as a reverend in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3973 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno.
The Roman Catholic Church issued its clearest opposition to the Womenpriests in 2008 by announcing that they and the bishops who ordain them would be excommunicated. Snyder’s ordination will make her the first female priest from the region, the second black female priest and the 125th worldwide.
“The Roman Catholic Church has yet to open their doors to women in recognizing their call,” Snyder said during a Fresno news conference April 14, “but the spirit will move regardless.”
‘War Room’ showing at Riverpark Bible Church
Christian-focused retailer Family Christian is partnering with churches across the nation to show free screenings of “War Room.”
The movie will be shown in Fresno at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Riverpark Bible Church, 7500 N. Millbrook Ave., as a precursor to National Day of Prayer on May 5. All showings are posted online at familychristian.com/warroom.
“War Room” was written and produced by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, creators of other faith-based productions including “Fireproof” and “Courageous.”
Family Christian leaders say the “film highlights the power of a battle plan for prayer. The American Christian drama focuses on the story of a family who seemed to have it all, until their lives started to crumble through life’s challenges. Despite the family’s hardships, they learn to find strength through prayer.”
Saturday, April 23
Fresno Pacific University Evening of Praise & Worship with Crosswind Vocal Instrumental Ensemble
Merced Helping Hands Service Day
Monday, April 25
Kerman Covenant Church, 15495 W. Whitesbridge Ave., Kerman, 559-846-5307, free. 7 p.m.
Northwest Church, 5415 N. West Ave., Fresno, 559-435-2200, free. 6:30 p.m.
Cornelia Southern Baptist Church, 2405 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, 559-277-1533, free. 6 p.m.
Intersectionality: Where You and I Meet: Part II, with Najeeba Syeed-Miller
Tuesday, April 26
Courageous Conversations with Faculty/Staff, with Najeeba Syeed-Miller
The Authentic Student Voice, with Najeeba Syeed-Miller
Wednesday, April 27
Central California Southern Gospel Music Association presents The Triumphant Quartet
Calvary Worship Center, 4581 E. Dakota Ave., Fresno, free. 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 30
Women’s Spiritual Retreat
St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, 559-321-8799, $50. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, May 1
Worldwide Prophetic Evangelical Ministries Deliverance Program
Wednesday, May 4
Open Gate Ministries of Dinuba luncheon
Thursday, May 5
Fresno Catholic Singles
St. Paul Newman Catholic Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno. 6:30 p.m.
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