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NEW LIFE LATHROP: Come join us at New Life Lathrop as we are in full swing for the New Year! Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get back into shape? Come run with us this Saturday, January 14, as we start training for New Life’s 5K run! We are hosting the run in an effort to raise money to free women and children from sex slavery around the world, including right here in the U.S. We will be training together twice a month to keep each other encouraged along the way. So get back in shape, have some fun, and help us raise money for a worthy cause. Youth Group is still Tuesday night at the church from 6:30 to 8 p.m., a great time of worship, fellowship, and fun games. Sunday morning services are from 10-11:30 a.m. every Sunday, and we always have hot coffee ready for you. We are located at 107 D’Arcy Pkwy. Here in Lathrop. For more information, please call 275-4803 or visit We look forward to meeting you.

PRESBYTERIAN: All are welcome to Manteca Presbyterian Church this Sunday for our 10 a.m. worship service. Anne Talcott will lead the Praise Team in our opening songs. Come hear Pastor Dave Warner’s sermon titled, “Early Steps with Jesus.” I hope we don’t misstep! We look forward to seeing you. 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 239-3159.

UNITED LUTHERAN: Join us Sunday, January 15, 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 “The Family Business.” Nursery care is available for children 6 months to 6 years old. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday nights 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.

CALVARY COMMUNITY: Happy New Year! What a great week to join us as we begin a new sermon series on the book of Romans. Scripture references are from Romans 1:1-7.

Everyone is welcome to join us every Thursday to Pray 4 Manteca. This weekly prayer group is open to the community. 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.

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

PLACE OF REFUGE: Join us at 486 Button Avenue, tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a great time at The Place of Refuge. Bring the whole family, there’s something for everyone. Our Sunday service features modern, exciting worship. 2012 is shaping up to be a politically charged year: Pastor Dillman brings fresh Biblical perspective to facing the storms of life. Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can have fun while learning more about the Bible and making good choices in “The Workshop.” Kids Ministries, nursery care and preschool classes are available as well. This Tuesday at 6 p.m. is the Women’s Bible Study home group, and this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. is Family Night, with AWANA for kids 2 years old through 5th grade, Collide Network for junior high and high school, Men’s Bible Study, Spanish Bible Study, and Young Couples, Home Group. Next Saturday Jan. 21, don’t miss the Stockton Thunder vs. Las Vegas Wranglers hockey game at the Stockton Arena; we will leave from the church at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets cost $11 and tomorrow is the last day to reserve yours; sign up tomorrow in the lobby. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to contact us with any questions at 239-1371. We’ll see you tomorrow.

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY: Pastor Scott will begin a new sermon series called, “What Are You Afraid Of? Living by Faith in 2012.” Fear is the number one reason we won’t take that big step of faith. Come discover that we are never alone. God is with us! Service times are 9 and 10:45 a.m. Celebrate Recovery ministry meets every Monday night at 7 p.m. here at the church. There are also new programs for children, youth, married couples, college students, adults and seniors. Kid’s Church, nursery and preschool are available during all service times. We are located at 17900 Comconex Road. If you would like more information about our church and its activities, you can call the church office at 825-1220 or check out our website at