Religion briefs, March 1, 2014

Life and ministry of Jesus part of talk

First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., will host a discussion group during the lunch hour on Wednesdays during Lent.

The discussions will be at noon, beginning March 5 for six weeks, and will focus on the life and ministry of Jesus in light of the history, archeology and geography of the Holy Land. Video clips will be used to familiarize participants with several places outlined in scripture.

The public is welcome.

Call associate pastor Laura Cartwright at 242-4850 for more information.

New time schedule at Crossroads


Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, will begin a new time schedule for its worship services beginning Sunday.

A traditional worship service will be at 9 a.m., fellowship time at 10 a.m., a combined traditional and contemporary service at 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school for all ages also at 10:30 a.m.

Call 242-0577 for more information.

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper in Delta


St. Luke’s Church, at Fifth and Palmer streets in Delta, will host the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, from 5:30–7 p.m. Tuesday. 

The public is invited to the all-you-can-eat supper of pancakes with bacon, sausage, and scrambled eggs, that celebrates the last day before the Lenten season begins. Goodwill donations are requested. 

Call 874-9489 for information.

‘Ashes to Go’ event at Church of Nativity


Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, across from Redlands Middle School, will host an “Ashes to Go” event outside from 4–5 p.m. Wednesday for those unable to make it to Ash Wednesday services that day.

Two members of the clergy will be sitting roadside and drivers can pull over and receive the annual Imposition of Ashes on their forehead to signify the start of Lent.

Call 245-9606 for information.

Women’s conference at First Presbyterian


First Presbyterian Church will host a valley-wide Women’s Spring Conference March 7–8, at the church, 3940 27 1/2 Road.

“Designer’s Original,” featuring nationally known Christian speaker and author Linda Evans Shepherd, will take place from 7–9 p.m. March 7 and continue from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. March 8.

Shepherd, a best-selling author of more than 30 books, will address the uniqueness of women of God in today’s challenging society. Doors will open a half-hour before event time. Cost is $35 and includes a catered lunch when registered by March 3. Registration will be accepted at the door but lunch will not be guaranteed. 

For more information or to register call Cindi Brower, director of women’s ministry, at 242-1923 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday fish fry at Knights of Columbus


The Knights of Columbus Council 13621 will offer a Friday fish fry from 4–7 p.m. Fridays, March 7–April 11, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 790 26 1/2 Road.

Cost is $8 for adults and $7 for ages 6–12. Ages younger than 6 are free. Baked cod loin, breaded deep fried pollock fish, green beans, mashed potatoes, french fries, clam chowder, coleslaw, dessert and drinks will be served.

All proceeds will benefit the Knight of Columbus Council 13621 local charities.

Call John Gratkowski at 260-7664 for more information.


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