Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd., will host a miniretreat featuring the Christian comedy duo the Skit Guys, starring Tommy Woodward and Eddie James, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. The event, “Testing Your Faith: The Ultimate Challenge,” is open to junior high, senior high and college-age youths. Tickets are $20 (341-7800).

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane, hosts the “Blessing of the Pets” at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The nondenominational service will include a brief reading and an individual blessing of all pets/work partners. Participants are asked to bring their own water, pet treats and cleanup bags (873-3589).

Wellspring Church of All Nations, 4870 Janell Drive, offers a Leadership Equipping Summit with a potluck lunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 17 (631-5027).

The “Lights For Life” annual prayer vigil will be at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is sponsored by the Las Vegas Diocesan Committee For Pro-Life Activities (212-6472).

“Kabbalah: The Best Kept Secret,” a free event presented by the Kabbalah Centre, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Panevino Ristorante, 246 Via Antonio Ave. (243-0559;

Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., will have a community forum on “Legal Issues for Seniors” with James O’Reilly at 10 a.m. Jan. 22. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Attendees may bring a sack lunch (732-2052).


Govinda’s Center of Vedic India, 6380 S. Eastern Ave., offers Mantra Meditation, a presentation of Indian Vedic Wisdom, vegetarian snacks and literature at 6 p.m. Sundays (434-8332).

Community Baptist Church, 245 E. Foster Ave., Henderson, offers a free reading program for all ages 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays (565-0071).


The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, 4794 S. Eastern Ave., Suite C, offers singles programs for adults of all ages. Jewish singles in their 20s and 30s meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Co. at The District, 2220 Village Walk Drive, Henderson; Jewish singles age 60 and older meet for dinner at various locations the third Wednesday of the month in Henderson, and the last Thursday of the month in Summerlin; all singles meet for a movie the fourth Wednesday of the month at Rave Motion Pictures, 6857 Las Vegas Blvd. South (794-0090).

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church sponsors a singles group for professionals 25 to 45 years old that meets for hiking and other social outings (228-8311, Ext. 7334). There also is a singles group for people 45 and older interested in social, spiritual and cultural activities (228-8311, 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).

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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