VOICES FOR THE KING – 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Immanuel CRC, 517 Orange Ave, Ripon. Christmasthemed music with audience participation singing Christmas carols. Free will offering to benefit Modesto Pregnancy Center.
CLASSES & SUPPORT
ALPHA – 5:45-8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 12, Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto. A 10-week course for people who want to explore the Christian faith or grow in their faith. Meal, video and small group discussion. Child care available by request. 209-527-4110. DINNER WITH A DOCTOR –
6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays through Dec. 11, Ceres Seventhday Adventist Church, 1633 N. Central Ave. Meal and lecture by a doctor or medical professional. Topics include healthy holiday cooking (Dec. 11). Free. 209-538-1024 or ceresadven[email protected]global.net.
A COURSE INMIRACLES – 11:30 a.m. Sundays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Unity Church of Modesto, 2467 Veneman Ave. 209-578-5433. COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY –
10 a.m. Sundays, Healing Word Christian Fellowship Church, 950 Oakdale Road, Modesto. 209-450-6612.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; call for times. Shelter Cove Church, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto. 209-567-3200.
MOPS – 6-8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road, Modesto. Trinity United Modesto Mothers of Preschoolers. 209-529-3228.
GRIEFSHARE – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Seminar and support for those who have lost a loved one. Free. NEW CREATION IN CHRIST
– 7 p.m. Fridays, Calvary Chapel, 4300 American Ave., Modesto. Faith-based ministry for men who are struggling against addiction and/or life-dominating sin. 209-545-5530. BIBLE STUDIES – Various times, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave., Modesto. Classes for men and women and young adult Bible study. 209-523-4531.
ADVENT MISSION – 7 p.m. Dec. 2-4, St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Fr. Agustino Torres, C.F.R., brings three nights of Advent Mission to the community. Free with a freewill offering taken on Dec. 4. Confession on Dec. 4. St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto 209-551-4973, www.stjmod.com
MENORAH LIGHTINGS – 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2: Manteca Library; Monday, Dec. 3: Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto; Tuesday, Dec. 4: Downtown Modesto; Wednesday, Dec. 5: Downtown Turlock; Thursday, Dec. 6: Downtown Tracy; Friday, Dec. 7: McHenry Village, Modesto; Sunday, Dec. 9, Downtown Oakdale. Congregation Beth Shalom invites the public to the Hanukkah celebrations. The Friday, Dec. 7, lighting at Modesto’s McHenry Village shopping center will be followed by a party with dreidel games and doughnuts at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave., Modesto, followed by Shabbat Hanukkah services and a latke dinner with macaroni and cheese and other holiday dishes at 7:15 p.m. The latke dinner is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and under, $30 for a family of four or more. To RSVP, call 209-5716060 before Thursday, Dec. 6. Admission at the door will be $15, if space remains available. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MASSES – 5:45 and 7:30 (Spanish) p.m. Dec. 7; 7,8, 9:30 a.m. and noon Dec. 8, St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Holy Day of Obligation. 209-551-4973, www.stjmod.com FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – 5 a.m. Mananitas, 5:30 a.m. Rosary, 6 a.m. Mass and 7 a.m. breakfast in the hall, Dec. 12, St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Free. 209-551-4973, www.stjmod.com
SIMBANG GABI – 5 a.m. Dec. 16-24, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. Filipino Dawn Masses. 209-551-4973, www.stjmod.com