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CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY: This Sunday Pastor Scott Hoag will be sharing a special Christmas message titled “True Light.” Rediscover the incredible light of Christ that never fades into the darkness but illuminates with extraordinary brightness. Preschool children will also be singing during the Sunday service that starts at 10 a.m. Cornerstone Kids’ church, nursery and preschool are available. The church is located at 179000 Comconex Road. For more information call the church office at 825-1220 or go online at

PRESBYTERIAN: All are welcome this Sunday at Manteca Presbyterian Church for the 10 a.m. worship service, even Wisemen. Anne Talcott will lead our Praise Team in our opening songs. Come hear our Bell Choir and Pastor Dave Warner’s sermon titled, “Managing the Manger Message.” It’s a lot easier than it seems. Our service is followed by a time of refreshments. Come join the fun. The church is located at 275 North Main. For further information phone us at 239-3159.

UNITED LUTHERAN: Join us Sunday, Dec. 12, for the traditional service at 8 a.m. and/or the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday’s sermon title is “Joyful Angels.” We will also have our Christmas Cantata “Emmanuel, Celebrating Heaven’s Child” at both services. Nursery care is available for children 6 months to 6 years old. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. On Wednesday night we have a Divine 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.

: Please join us on Sunday as we study Matthew 1, “A Dream That Changed History.” Don’t miss this year’s original musical production by Calvary Worship Arts Ministries, “Christmas Dreamin’. A cast of 100 will delight and encourage you with this original script. Performance times are Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Admission is free; no tickets are necessary.

Calvary offers three Sunday services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. with children’s programs at parallel times.

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

: If you enjoy Southern Gospel music, you won’t want to miss the Blackwood Gospel Quartet. They will be ministering in music at our church Sunday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in our sanctuary. Mark Blackwood is a lead and baritone singer, Dale Evans is truly one of the great tenors of our day, David Mann is a baritone and lead singer, and Chris West sings bass. Admission is free, but a “Love Offering” will be taken for the quartet during the evening. Come and join us.

On Sundays, Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. and there are classes for all ages. Our Sunday Morning Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Theo Pope will bring the message, Pastor David Skrimager Sr. will lead the music, and Joyce Bennett will lead Children’s Time. You are welcome to attend. The “Way of the Master” class 9evangelism) continues at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary.

An Adult Bible study is held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at 8 a.m. the men join for a Bible study and Prayer. Please call the church office for the locations.

The food ministry is on Sundays at 12:15 p.m. (after our morning service) – our food closet is being replenished, therefore, there will be no food until further notice. Please call the church office early in the week to see if we have food to give out and to schedule an appointment.

If you would like more information about our activities, please call First Baptist Church at 823-1781 or visit our website at Prior messages may be listened to on this website. First Baptist Church is located at 715 E. North Street.