Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno stresses ‘terror knows no religion’
The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno on Tuesday released another statement praying for victims of “violence, terror and oppression everywhere” and reminding the community that “terror knows no religion.” The center cited a number of recent terror attacks around the globe, including an attack outside one of Islam’s holiest sites, at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, where Prophet Muhammad is buried.
“Victims of terrorism are of all walks of life and the greatest number of casualties, by far, are Muslims,” the center wrote. “Those responsible for the attacks are not Muslim and not of any religion. The news is heart wrenching each and every time and it is far too often. … The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno stands against terror, killing, and violence and urges our governments to work, united across political, religious and racial lines, to stand against these thugs and criminals who are out to destroy all of us.”
‘Dress a Girl Around the World’ sewing day
Campus Bible Church’s Stitches for the Savior group is asking volunteers to help sew simple dresses for girls living in poverty overseas. A sewing day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the church at 4710 N. Maple Ave., Fresno.
Fabric, patterns, sewing machines and instruction will be provided for $3. RSVP by Wednesday, July 13, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Michelle Tompkins, coordinator for Stitches for the Savior, says the dresses will be sent with mission teams going to the Philippines in August and November.
Fresno sports camp
NorthPointe Community Church hosts a free sports camp at Lawless Elementary School, 5255 N. Reese Ave., Fresno, on the third Saturday of each month. The next camp – which includes crafts, lunch, games and other activities – is from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 16. More information is available by calling the church at 559-276-2300 or emailing email@example.com.
Saturday, July 9
Women of the City “She-Man Summer Seminar Luncheon”
Sunday, July 10
Southern Gospel Concert featuring the California Melody Boys
First Baptist Church of Dinuba, 600 E. Nebraska Ave., Dinuba, 559-643-0676, free. 6 p.m.
Monday, July 11
Cornelia Southern Baptist Church, 2405 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, 559-277-1533, free. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12
Refresh: Worship Nights in the Backyard
Friday, July 15
Central Valley Encounter: A Catholic Concert Celebration
Wilbur Daniels and the Chordsmen
New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, 559-225-2351, free-will offering. 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 23
Christmas in July boutique
Grace Community Church, 56442 Road 200, North Fork, 559-877-2014.. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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