Religion notes


Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 6220 N. Jones Blvd., will present a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday. Performers will include pianists Tamara Kezerov, Albina Asryan and Spencer Baker; mezzo-soprano Valeria Sokolova Ore, flutist Emily Schank, violinist Naoko Taniguchi, and Elena Kapustina on the violoncello (645-4998).

Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, will present a concert with pianist Danny Wright at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken (454-8484).

First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., will offer an organ and trumpet concert with Guy Whatley and Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski at 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Admission is free (384-4554).


Northgate Christian Church will observe its 70th anniversary with a celebration service honoring former pastors at 10 a.m. Sunday at Canyon Springs High School, 350 E. Alexander Road. The church opened as Las Vegas Foursquare Church in August 1941, changing its name to Calvary Foursquare Church in 1963 and Northgate Christian Church in 2006. The guest speaker will be Glenn Burris, president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (384-6960).

The Community of Joy will have its first service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Cancun Room at Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Co-pastors Randy Swanson and Samantha Swanson will lead the service. Special guest will be Larry Wayne Morbitt from “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular.” For more information on the church, visit

The Henderson Extension of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas will have a service with the Rev. Jane Bramadat at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Social Hall at Midbar Kodesh Temple, 1640 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson. A pre-gathering will be at 6 p.m., and a discussion will follow the service (437-2404).


The Eastern European Connection, a nonprofit Christian organization, will have the Las Vegas Polish Family Conference 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today at Summerlin Community Church, 2100 Snow Trail. The theme of the conference is “From Fear to Forgiveness: Restoring Hope.” The program will be in Polish and English (280-4523).

Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., will have a blessing of animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi at noon today in the church’s courtyard (732-2052).

The Women’s Society of St. Anthony of Padua Parish will have a Holiday Boutique featuring ornaments, wreaths, artwork, baked goods and other items, 4-6 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Centennial High School, 10200 Centennial Parkway (399-6897).

Green Valley Presbyterian Church’s Gingerbread Fair and Pantry, featuring kitchen items, angels, seasonal and holiday decorations, baked goods and other items, will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today at 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson (454-8484).

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd., will have a craft and yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today (648-8437).

First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., will offer a Ringers’ Workshop beginning with registration at 9 a.m. today in the church’s social hall. The fee is $35 at the door. The clinician will be Nancy Jessup from Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. (384-4554).

Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N. Torrey Pines Drive, will host Octoberfest, featuring traditional German food, entertainment, a silent auction and drawings, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $12.50 for adults; $5 for children. For advance tickets and information, call 363-3869.

First Christian Church of Las Vegas, 101 S. Rancho Drive, will have its annual craft and gift market featuring handcrafted items, food, free balloons for ages 12 and younger, and a door prize, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15 (384-1544).

Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., will have a fall festival and craft expo featuring holiday crafts and gifts, collectibles, home decor, food, and other items and activities, 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 (458-2241).

The Crafty Ladies of Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., will have a fall festival and holiday bazaar featuring quilts, wreaths, Santa door stoppers, holiday decorations, baked goods and other items, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22 (732-2052).

St. Margaret’s Guild of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave., will have a bazaar featuring arts and crafts, books, food and other items, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22 (878-2373).

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane, will have an Oktoberfest event with German cuisine, live music, prizes and a Bavarian costume contest, 1-8 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds benefit the youth ministry and outreach programs (873-3589).

The Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada will begin its fall forum series at 7 p.m. Sunday at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. The topic will be “Religious Principles and Spiritual Development.” The forum is free and open to the public (895-9303).

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church will have its annual Gospel Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive (648-6606).


The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas, 3616 E. Lake Mead Blvd., will have a free class on the principles and history of its liberal religious tradition noon-2 p.m. Oct. 23 (878-0443).

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

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). 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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