Fresno Temple Church of God in Christ marks centennial
Fresno Temple Church of God in Christ, 208 E St., Fresno, is celebrating the centennial of its building. The church, tucked in the northern triangle formed by the Highway 41 and Highway 99 interchange, stands out to drivers on Highway 41.
Several events are planned. On Saturday, there will be a banquet at The Republican restaurant, 2120 Kern St., Fresno, that will feature guest speaker Vernon Kemp, founder and senior pastor of Greater Harvest Christian Center Church of God in Christ.
Later Saturday, there will be a centennial reunion musical at the church at 6 p.m. that will feature choir members from the church over the past 67 years, led by Charles Parker, minister of music and College of the Sequoias professor.
At 1 p.m. Sunday, there will be a centennial worship service led by church pastor H.Y. Miller.
A civic night on Thursday started the celebrations with special recognition from a number of civic and community leaders.
‘Mom Rocks’ events this weekend at Harvest of Harmony
Harvest of Harmony International Church, 5242 N. Garfield Ave., Fresno, will host a number of events for Mother’s Day.A mother and daughter sleepover at the church began Friday night. It includes movies, crafts, beauty stations, candy, food and popcorn.
A “Servant’s Heart Brunch” will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at The Lighthouse in Madera featuring guest speaker Ginger Morgan. Brunch is $15.
On Mother’s Day, a “Mom Rocks” celebration will be held at Harvest of Harmony at 10:30 a.m., preceded by “Muffins with Mom” at 9 a.m.
Thousands of diapers donated to Saint Agnes Holy Cross Center for Women
Students at St. Anthony’s Catholic School in Fresno collected thousands of diapers for St. Agnes Holy Cross Center for Women, a refuge for homeless and underserved women and their children, in an annual drive culminated by a delivery on Friday. Last year, students collected and donated 10,000 diapers.
Diaper donations are accepted at the center at 421 F St., Fresno, or money to purchase diapers can be donated online at samc.com/donate.
Community United has speakers, scholarships
Molly Phinney Baskette, author of “Real Good Church,” will speak at Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, and at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21.
Ellen Bush will present the second and third parts of her three-part series, Aramaic Jesus, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday and May 15 at the church. Bush says the participants will be invited to “pray, meditate and chant in the vibration of Jesus with his words about time, renewable life energy, and living in an empowered community.”
Community United is offering two scholarships: The Pitman Scholarship ($610) and the Phyllis Tidyman Scholarship ($400). Deadline for applications is May 31.
For more information about the scholarships and upcoming speakers, call the church office at 559-435-2690.
Hillsong United playing at Selland Arena
Valley Dream Center sets campus grand opening
Valley Dream Center will have a grand opening from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 20 at its new nine-building campus on four acres at 4881 E. University Ave., Fresno.
The event will include a tour of facilities, guest speakers, information booths and refreshments. The nonprofit has brought together a number of churches, organizations and businesses to help those in need through a variety of services.
Jehovah’s Witnesses plan convention in Bakersfield
Thousands of delegates from Central California are expected at the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses convention May 27-29 at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The three-day convention is free. It’s estimated there are more than 8 million Jehovah Witnesses worldwide.
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary offers new master’s program
Fresno Pacific University’s Biblical Seminary is offering a new master’s program: community leadership and transformation. Coursework will focus on public policy, advocacy and the “theology of transformation and focused connections with marriage and family therapy faculty.” The first classes for this major begin in the fall semester.
Monday, May 9
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.
Tuesday, May 10
Sunday, May 15
Art of Meditation: Resilience and Surrender
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, 7319 N. Fourth St., Fresno, 559-435-2212, Free. 3-5:30 p.m.
Central Valley Winds – Songs and Dances
Hope Lutheran Church, 364 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, 559-360-2256, $5, $3 seniors and students. 4 p.m.
Friday, May 20
Northside Christian Church, 2709 E. Nees Ave., Clovis, northsidechurch.com, $25-$30. 7 p.m.
Wilbur Daniels and the Chordsmen
New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, 559-225-2351, free-will offering. 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, May 21
Oasis Day Retreat
Thursday, May 26
Christian Business Men’s Connection with speakers Larry Powell and Jesse Paz
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