Religion notes


The Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will host a free organ recital with Dongho Lee at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway.

First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., will host a handbell concert featuring the Harmony and Summerlin Handbell Choirs at 2 p.m. April 28. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken (384-4554).


J.O.Y. Ministry is having its spring Ladies Prayer Breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon today in Social Hall “B” at Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7394 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas. The entrance fee is $5 and includes a continental breakfast, anointed music, Christ-centered Bible study and outreach fellowship with devotional study packets, theme-related gift tokens, games, drawings and prizes. For reservations, call 647-0015.

South Hills Church Community, 9220 Manhattan Road, Henderson, will have its annual Student Ministries Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Proceeds from the sale will be used to lower the cost of summer camps for students (616-6700).

The Kannon Temple of Nevada, 1600 E. Sahara Ave., will have a two-day Buddhist seminar for beginners starting at 9:30 a.m. today. Weekly Sunday chanting and mediation will begin at 10:30 a.m. (396-6276).

The Yom Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day) program will feature prayer and song, and the lighting of special memorial candles by local Las Vegas Holocaust Survivors, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road (732-0556).

Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” with a public reading at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The public reading is part of a worldwide event sponsored by the Birmingham Public Library (735-7655).

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada’s annual Israel Independence Day will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lido Ballroom at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event will feature an Israeli food festival, art fair with artisans from Israel, entertainment, and a youth play area featuring face painting, balloon art and other activities. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

The youth group of Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, will have a swap meet and car wash from 7 a.m. to noon April 20. The car wash will begin at 8:30 a.m. Parking spaces are available to sell items for $10 for church members and $25 for nonmembers. The group will also sell items for those who do not want to sell their own. Items will be accepted beginning Thursday (454-8484, ext. 245).

Calvary Chapel Spring Valley will have the Running with the Lions 5K, to benefit Calvary Chapel Christian School, at 8 a.m. April 20 at the school’s athletic field, 7175 W. Oquendo Drive. The 5K event is also the finale for the church and school-wide fitness program “Couch to 5K.” The event is open to the public. Adult registration is $35 and children registration is $25. For more information, visit

Henderson Church of the Nazarene, will present “Ignite,” an outdoor event featuring music, games, a Bible discussion and a free meal, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 27 at the north end of O’Callaghan Park located at the corner of Horizon Drive and Greenway Road (739-4556).


The Sathya Sai Baba Devotional Singing Group meets at 5 p.m. Sundays at 1128 Triumph Court (461-8655).

The St. Margaret of Cortona Secular Franciscans Fraternity of Las Vegas meets at 12:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month at Pace E Bene offices, 1420 W. Bartlett Ave. (453-2417).

Hindu Temple & Jain Center of Las Vegas, 1701 Sageberry Drive, offers Balaji Abhishekam services at 10:45 a.m. the first Saturday of the month in the temple, and Aarti Pooja services at noon Sundays (304-9207).


The Las Vegas Lay Dominicans will have an inquirer/candidate meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 27, followed by Divine Office at 10:30 a.m. and a professed member meeting at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community, 4765 Brussels St.

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave., will offer stories, songs, fingerplays and other activities for children at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (645-1777).

Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., offers English as a Second Language conversational classes at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Volunteers interested in teaching can call 541-1952 or 732-2052.

Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 6220 N. Jones Blvd., will host a Zumba class 5 p.m. Mondays in the School Multipurpose Room. The fee is $3. Participants should bring a water bottle and towel, and wear lightweight workout wear (465-3395 or 645-4998).


The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, Temple Sinai and Congregation Ner Tamid offer a variety of programs for Jewish singles of all ages in Las Vegas and Henderson. For details, call the Jewish Community Center at 794-0090, Temple Sinai at 254-5110 or Congregation Ner Tamid at 733-6292.

New Life Christian Center has a singles meeting at 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at 1229 E. Carson Ave. (387-5433).

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church sponsors a singles group for people 45 and older (804-8365, ext. 7333).

Single Adults Learning Together, or SALT Ministries of CornerStone Christian Fellowship, meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays at 5825 W. Eldora Ave. (871-5050).

60+ Singles Catholic Fellowship, open to men and women of the Catholic faith, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. and the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Village Pub, 10900 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson (796-1953 or 989-5198).

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