Church hosts free health screenings, clothes giveaway
The Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway on Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney.
Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and general health screenings, McKinney said.
United Blood Services will provide free cholesterol testing with all blood donations made that afternoon.
Free spring and summer clothing also will be available for all ages.
The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday.
Lighthouse Mission seeks food, household donations
The Lighthouse Mission ministry has a variety of needs this month to help stock their kitchen and service their discipleship outreach.
Kitchen items that are needed include canned corn (gallon size); cereal; French salad dressing (gallon size); ranch salad dressing (gallon size); mayonnaise (gallon size); powdered sugar; white sugar; and cooking spray, according to a news release.
Various household and clothing items also are needed to help the Lighthouse Mission’s homeless outreach and men’s and women’s discipleship program.
This month, there is a need for towels, pots and pans, home decor, summer shoes, plus-size clothing, toasters, can openers, shampoo, body wash and toothbrushes, the news release said.
Donations may be taken to the Lighthouse Mission at 407 L. Casillas Blvd.
Prayer partners, volunteers needed
Organizers of the Clovis events for the National Day of Prayer observance are looking for more churches, businesses, civic groups and community organizations to sign up for one-hour prayer times during a 24-hour prayer vigil on May 1.
The local observance will include one prayer vigil by area churches and a separate prayer vigil, which is new this year, for business and community groups.
Volunteers also are needed to help with other National Day of Prayer events, which will include a men’s prayer breakfast, women’s prayer brunch, noon community event and evening youth event.
For more information, call Rhonda Boswell at Kingswood United Methodist Church at 762-1253 or the Clovis headquarters for the National Day of Prayer events at 1-800-568-7164 or visit the Web site at: www.ndpclovis.org
Church hosts nondenominational women’s conference
Spiritual Seekers will present a nondenominational women’s conference April 19 in Clovis, with guest speaker Vickie Arruda, president and founder of Pure Joy International Retreat Ministry.
The conference is free. However, anyone interested in attending the conference is asked to register by Monday so organizers will have a count for the luncheon.
The conference will take place at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St.
Information: Call Mati Tharp at 769-2469 or Naiomi Starbuck at 985-2124 or go to www.spiritualseekers.us
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