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PRESBYTERIAN: All are welcome this Communion Sunday at Manteca Presbyterian Church for the 10 a.m. worship service. Anne Talcott will lead the Praise Team in our opening songs and direct the choir. Come hear Pastor Wendy Warner’s sermon titled, “Lavish Living.” Where’s this in the Bible? Our worship service is followed by a time of refreshments. Come join the fellowship. The church is located at 275 North Main Street. For further information phone us at 239-3158.

: This Sunday at Calvary we continue the study on the book of Matthew with “The Crucifixion” using scripture references from Matthew 27:1-38.

Everyone is welcome to join us every Thursday to Pray 4 Manteca. This weekly prayer group is open to anyone. It’s held each Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. in Modular Room 401. Its duration is one hour but is also designed for those who may only be able to stay for ten minutes. It gives people an opportunity to stop and call on God for the challenges they face in their respective areas of life and work.

Easily accessible from any direction in the valley (from Interstate 5 or Highway 99, Lathrop Road exits), Calvary is located at 815 West Lathrop Road. For more information on our ministries and events, contact the church office at 239-1345 or

: It’s going to be a busy week at The Place of Refuge. We’ll meet this Sunday at 10 a.m. at 486 Button Avenue. After a modern, dynamic worship service, Pastor Mike will continue the series “Finding Your Gift for Service.” Experience freedom from rejection and find out what you were made to do. The Spanish ministry will be taking pre-orders for the November 13th tamale sale after service. They will be selling chicken, pork, and cheese and jalapeno tamale for $15 a dozen or $2.50 for a half-dozen. Wednesday evening Family Night has something for everyone, starting at 6:30 p.m. AWANA, Collide Youth, Men’s and Spanish Bible study; come get involved. Praise His Way 4 Kids creative arts class meets Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. We’re currently studying drawing and new students are always welcome. Ladies, Saturday, Nov. 12th is the “Heavenly Holiday Tea.” Call the office at 239-1371 for ticket information. We’re still accepting merchant donations for the auction. Don’t miss out, join us this week at The Place of Refuge.

UNITED LUTHERAN: Join us Sunday, Nov. 6, All Saints Day, for the traditional service at 8 a.m. and/or the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Communion will be served at both services. This Sunday’s sermon title is “A Sustaining Hope.” Nursery care is available for children 6 months to 6 years old. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. On Wednesdays we have a Divine Communion Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. To learn more about the weekly church activities, including Bible studies, and Youth, call 823-1971. United Lutheran is located at 649 Northgate Drive in Manteca.

NEW LIFE: Come join New Life Lathrop this Sunday for a time of worship and fellowship. We would love for you to be a part of this exciting time with us as our church family is growing and new ministries are flourishing. This Sunday join us for our first service in our new facility. We will be located at 107 D’Arcy Parkway here in Lathrop, and service will be starting at 10 a.m. You group for junior high through college age is being held on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m., now also being hosted in our new building, followed by a time of fellowship and food. Our youth group is also getting ready to go to youth convention on the weekend of November 11. It will be a great time of fellowship, worship, and of course fun. For more information, please call 275-4803, or visit We look forward to meeting you!