Religion Notes


Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane, will host a concert featuring Lee Richey, Jack Gaughan, Raymond Pancarowicz, D. Gause, Paul Firak and Jeremy Meronuck at 3 p.m. today. Admission is $15. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Gateway Arts Foundation’s scholarship fund for young Las Vegas artists (255-0695).

Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd., will host a free family concert featuring works by Brahms, Mendelsohn and Rachmaninov at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert will feature Lee Richey, Jack Gaughan, Raymond Pancarowicz, D. Gause, Paul Firak and Nathan Bonora (341-7800).


St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road, will have its 38th annual Greek Food Festival 3-11 p.m. today and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, featuring Greek food, dancing, shops, a children’s area and a tour of the church. Admission is $6 for adults; free admission for children 12 and younger, and for active duty military members and their immediate family (221-8245 or www.

St. Anne Catholic Church and School, will have its annual Fun Fair featuring fellowship, games, bounce houses and a giant slide, contests, prizes, a drawing, a silent auction, a variety of food items, and live entertainment with DJs, mariachis, dancing and more, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 2 on the school grounds at 1813 S. Maryland Parkway. Admission is free (735-0510).

Trinity United Methodist Church, 6151 W. Charleston Blvd., will have a fall festival and yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2 (870-4747).

St. Francis of Assisi Parish will have its Feast Day Festival featuring food booths, a bocce ball tournament, a dog show, “sports bar” area for viewing games, a boutique and book booth, and live entertainment, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 2-3 at 2300 Sunridge Heights Parkway, Henderson. The event also will have children’s activities, including ponies, a pumpkin walk, jump houses, games and prizes. The blessing of the animals will be at 3 p.m. Oct. 3. The event will raise funds for the parish’s church and Catholic school (914-2175).

The Women of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church will have their annual Day of Recollection at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 9 in the Catholic Center located at 7260 W. Sahara Ave. Mass will be at 9 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast. The Rev. John McShane will give talks on Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first saint, and on forgiveness. A light lunch will be served. Reservations are required, and the fee is $10. For more information, call 255-2674.

St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission will host the annual Lebanese American Festival 5-11 p.m. Oct. 8, 4-11 p.m. Oct. 9 and noon-8 p.m. Oct. 10 on the mission’s grounds at 10325 Rancho Destino Road. The festival will feature food, games and activities, and more. A blood drive for United Blood Services will be noon-4 p.m. Oct. 10. Admission to the festival is $3, children younger than 12 are free. All proceeds will benefit the mission’s programs (616-6902).


Jesus the Good Shepherd Anglican Church will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals at 9 a.m. Oct. 3 at O’Callaghan Park, 601 Skyline Road, Henderson. All creatures, including dogs, cats, birds, lizards, horses, hamsters, fish, tortoises and more, are welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own water bowls, water, pet treats and cleanup bags (250-6678).


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

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


Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., offers English as a Second Language classes at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays (541-1952 or 732-2052).

Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development, 8072 W. Sahara Ave., will offer an interfaith meditation service with David Scheuneman at 6 p.m. Sunday. A $5 donation is suggested. Registration is required (243-4040).

Singles groups

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 singles groups for professionals 25 to 45 years old and a singles group for people 45 and older (228-8311, Ext. 7333 or 7334).

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

To have religious events announced in the weekly Religion notes column, send complete information to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. The deadline for inclusion in the column is no later than 10 days in advance of publication.


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