Hanford church recoups from suspected hate crime
A Mass of Reparation will be celebrated by Bishop Armando Ochoa at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hanford, 10435 Hanford-Armona Road, Hanford, at 7 p.m. Friday in the wake of the church being vandalized on Sunday night.
Oscar Ruiz, 33, was booked into Kings County Jail on suspicion of committing a hate crime, as well as arson and burglary, authorities said.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno described the purpose of the Mass of Reparation, saying the vandalism is considered “so serious and so offensive to the sanctity of the church building that divine worship may be celebrated in the church only after penitential reparation for the wrong done.”
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Christian Business Men’s Connection awards to Smittcamp and Buchanan
The Christian Business Men’s Connection will present the Dr. Stan Lindquist Impact Award to Bill Smittcamp and posthumously to Floyd “Doc” Buchanan from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 16 at Clovis Veterans Memorial Hall, 808 4th St., Clovis. Tickets are $20.
Sunday drum circle and meditation event
A drum circle and meditation session is held the first Sunday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno.
Organizers aim to help participants “center and still” the mind and body. A drum is not needed to participate; people are welcome to just listen and meditate.
More information is available by calling 559-435-2690.
‘Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream’ presentation
The Fresno Community of the Pachamama Alliance will host a symposium titled, “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream,” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at First Congregational Church of Fresno, “the Big Red Church,” 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd., Fresno.
Organizers aim to educate and inspire people to create a world that is “environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just.”
Registration is available online.
Saturday, June 4
Serbian Food Festival
Sunday, June 5
Jazz Mass: And the Greatest of These
Bethel Lutheran Church, 187 N. Broadway St., Fresno, 559-264-5385, free. 7 p.m.
Worldwide Prophetic Evangelical Ministries
Ramada Inn Airport, 5090 E. Clinton Way, Fresno, 559-417-1889, free. 5-7 p.m.
Monday, June 6
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, June 7
Sunday, June 12
Nonviolent communication class
Tuesday, June 14
Refresh: Worship Nights in the Backyard
Friday, June 17
Ramadan fundraising dinner
Wilbur Daniels and the Chordsmen
New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, 559-225-2351. 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, June 18
Cultural Integration Fellowship anniversary dinner honoring Sudarshan Kapoor
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