Religion Notes for Oct. 24: News, events from the Valley’s faith community

God’s Grandeur

The Fresno Pacific University Concert Choir will perform “God’s Grandeur” at St. Aloysius Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. The 28-voice student ensemble is under the direction of Milton Friesen, M.A., director of choral activities at FPU. Selections will include “Jubilate Deo” by Peter Anglea, “Long Road” by Eriks Esenvalds and “God’s Grandeur” by Daniel Brinsmead.

The church is at 125 E. Pleasant Ave. in Tulare and admission is free.

Autumn food bazaar

The 2015 Merchants’ Lunch and Country Store will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno. The event celebrates the 140th anniversary of the Central California Colony, a 4,000-acre community of small farms settled by immigrants. Lunch costs $14 and includes lulu kebab, rice pilaf, cheese boureg, paklava and more. Meals will be available for dine-in, take-out or drive through.

The church is at 430 S. Huntington Blvd. For more information call 559-237-6638 or email


Saturday, Oct. 24

Cosmic Carnival

New Thought Community, 2060 N. Winery Ave., Fresno, 559-454-1005. 4-9 p.m.

Fresno Catholic Singles general meeting and potluck

Saint Paul Catholic Newman Center, Cardinal Newman Hall, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno. 6:30 p.m.

Men’s IGNITE Conference

New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, 559-905-9090,, $35-$55. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

‘Walking With Jesus in This High-Tech World’

St. Agnes Mission Church, 111 W. Birch St., Pinedale, 559-431-8305, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Ginza Food Bazaar

Fresno Buddhist Temple Home, 2690 E. Alluvial Ave., Clovis, 559-442-4054,, Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Trunk or treat

Grace Community Church, 1620 Church Ave., Sanger, 5-8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 26


Kerman Covenant Church, 15498 W. Whitesbridge Ave., Kerman, 559-846-5307, free. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27


Clovis Evangelical Free Church, 2377 Armstrong Ave., Clovis, 559-292-3344,, free. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Griefshare – Care Connections

The Bridge Church, 3438 E. Ashlan Ave., Fresno, 559-226-4100. 10 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Trunk or treat

La Promesa Foursquare Church, 2727 N. First St., Fresno, 6-8 p.m.

Trunk or treat

New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, 4-6 p.m.

Trunk or treat

NorthPointe Church, 4625 W. Palo Alto Ave., Fresno, 6-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Christmas bazaar and bake sale

Bethel Full Gospel Church, 345 W. Jefferson Ave., Fresno, 559-362-1350. 7 a.m.


Wayside Church of the Nazarene, 1929 E. Bardsley Ave., Tulare, 559-686-7880, Free. 6-9:30 p.m.

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