Religion Digest: Christian Believers extend invitation

Christian Believers Education invites residents of Clovis Housing at Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to hear testimonies from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a group spokeswoman. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served, and there will be entertainment. For information, call Ruby Gordon, secretary, at 763-1715. Calendar Saturday Distribution […]

Religion Digest: Free oil changes offered to seniors

Faith Christian Family Church will sponsor free oil changes for those 60 and older from 9 a.m. to approximately noon Saturday at Hamilton, Big Valley and Bender car dealerships. The church’s associate pastor, the Rev. Maurice Monson, said the purpose was to thank senior citizens for the sacrifices they have made throughout their lives. Members […]

AUg. 3, 2007 Religion Calendar

Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Women of Hope — 10-11 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Christian support group for women seeking spiritual growth. Information: 763-4400. Rummage sale — 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, multi-purpose […]

Religion Digest: Former resident signing books

Former Clovis and Portales resident Sue Jones, of Whitefield, Okla., will autograph her book “When Mercy Said No!” from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Master’s Centre Parable Christian Store, according to a news release from the publisher. “When Mercy Said No!” is an account of a near-death experience and the […]

Religion Digest: Church hosting musical program

Kingswood United Methodist Church will host an evangelical program with contemporary Christian music at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church is located at 2600 N. Main St. The Continentals will present “All Over the World,” with some 25 vocalists and technicians between 16 and 28 who will entertain with contemporary Christian music, energizing choreography and personal […]

Religion Digest: Church event open to all area youth

The Church of God is hosting a free Summer Youth Blast July 20-21 with food and special speakers. Services July 20 will be 6-8 p.m. at the church at 307 N. Lea St. Activities July 21 will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ned Houk Park where a live band will perform. All local […]

Religion Digest: Methodist church welcomes pastor

Margot Thompson of Espanola is the new pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Thompson succeeds Wayne Salguero, who has taken over as pastor of University Park United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. A welcome celebration is being held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Calendar Today Women’s Bible study — 8:30-9:30 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. […]

Religion Digest: Parish planning three-day Fiesta

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is holding its Fiesta 2007 today through Sunday. The Fiesta will be held at 108 N. Davis St. Today’s activities include a 5:30 p.m. dinner, which will be followed by a 7 p.m. variety show. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for […]

Religion Digest: Relations Quartet performing concert

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The First Christian Church of Clovis, located at 1700 North Main St., is hosting a concert at 7 p.m. today. The Relations Quartet from Magnolia, Texas, will perform Southern gospel music. According to a church news release, the group’s concerts contain a balance of old and new music, inspirational […]

Religion Digest: Church presents ‘Eternity’ drama

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Central Baptist Church will present “Eternity” at 7 p.m. nightly April 14-18. The dramatic production is about life after death. According to a church news release, three professionals will coach the members of the church in acting the parts of each scene. The production emphasizes the truth about heaven […]

April 2, 1961

“Clovisites join mankind across the world today in paying homage to the risen Christ, recalling the supreme sacrifice the Son of God paid on the cross at Calvary 2,000 years ago for the redemption of humanity,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. … Barnes Cleaners at 1500 Thornton announced coin-operated dry cleaning was available. Four blankets could […]

Religion Digest: Dallas evangelist speaks at church

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Rev. Ervin Asiatico will minister March 25-28 at Texico Assembly of God Church, 219 North Anderson St. in Texico. The Dallas evangelist will speak at 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 25. March 26 through March 28 services will be held at 7 p.m. Asiatico has more than […]

Religion Digest: Hastings holds book signing

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Marjorie L. Coppock, author of “Wrestling with Angels,” will sign copies of her book from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 1925 N. Prince St. in Clovis. According to a news release, Coppock’s book documents the political struggles religious groups encountered internally and within society as the […]

Religion digest: Handbell solo

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Kathie Fink, handbell soloist, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Fink will present “Legacy,” a solo handbell concert and tribute to her father, Larry Fink Sr. and the Fink Family Handbell Ringers. She will be accompanied on the piano by her sister-in-law, […]

Religion digest: Former Muslim will speak on conversion

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Theologian Emir Caner will speak about his conversion from Muslim to Christianity on Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Grand Avenue and Gidding Street in Clovis. Caner will speak at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and the services are open to the public. Raised as a […]

Jan. 19, 2007 Religion Digest

Baptist church celebrates 100 years The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Jan. 28. The theme, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today and forever,” is based on Hebrews 13:8. Welcome and visiting will begin at the church at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship will follow at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon worship will be […]

Religion digest: Religious author to sign books

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Cynthia Davis, author of the “Footprints from the Bible” series, will sign copies of her books Dec. 9 at The Masters Centre, 810 E. 21st St. The signing will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Davis’ latest release is titled “Rahab’s Redemption.” Earlier titles include “I, […]

Religion digest: Hereford church hosts arts festival

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hereford church hosts arts festival Wesley United Methodist Church in Hereford, Texas, will host its 26th Annual Festival of Arts and Crafts on Dec. 2. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center in Hereford. According to a church press release, there are […]

Religion Digest: Gospel of Mark study offered at CCC

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Gospel of Mark study offered at CCC Registration is open to enroll in a Historical Study of the Gospel of Mark. The eight week course is being offered at Clovis Community College and will begin Oct. 24. The class is available for audit or credit and will cover the […]

Thornton-Pennington engagement

Paula Manasco and Rick Thornton of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Thornton, to Vann Pennington, both of Clovis. He is the son of Maggie Easterly of Franklin, Texas, and Jim Pennington of Memphis, Tenn. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at 616 W. Kathie. The […]