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RIPON CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS: Ripon Christian Schools will be hosting an Open House/Information night on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in their Performing Arts Center. There will be information provided by staff members, parents and students as well as campus tours.

For over 80 years, Ripon Christian Schools has provided students with excellent academic training while at the same time offering opportunities and encouragement for significant spiritual growth. Ripon Christian’s mission is “to prepare Christian leaders who will joyfully live out their faith in God while humbly serving those around them.”
Bryan Groningen, Ripon Christian board vice-president, states, “Ripon Christian parents have been heard to say that Ripon Christian is the best kept secret around for preparation and acceptance to some of the top colleges and universities in the United States.” One hundred percent of Ripon Christian graduating seniors continue their post-secondary education and nearly 80% of seniors have met admission requirements for the UC system.

Students at Ripon Christian receive a solid foundation to handle the outside pressures young people face today. In a recent internal survey, 98% of the Ripon Christian community rated Ripon Christian as effectively preparing students for the future. With a rich, standards-based curriculum infused with academic knowledge and a Christian world-view, Ripon Christian students are prepared to be successful future leaders.
Ripon Christian Schools are located at 435 N. Maple Ave., (599-2155).

PRESBYTERIAN: All are welcome this Sunday at Manteca Presbyterian Church for the 10 a.m. worship service, even William & Kate. Anne Talcott will lead our Praise Team in our opening song. Come hear Pastor Dave Warner’s sermon titled, “Go with the Flow.” With the flow of what I wonder? Our service is followed by a time of refreshments. Come join the fun! The church is located at 275 North Main Street. For further information phone us at 239-3159.
CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY: We are now offering two services on Sunday mornings, 9 and 10:45 a.m. Both services will feature identical contemporary worship and an inspiring message. Pastor Scott Hoag will be continuing his sermon series called “Warnings to the Church.” He will be examining the heart of the church through the book of Revelation. Sunday’s message is titled, “The Suffering Church.” Cornerstone Kid’s church, nursery and preschool are available during both 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

CALVARY COMMUNITY: This Sunday at Calvary the message, “The Big Paradox” features verses from Matthew 5:1-6. Scripture teaches us the requirements for the kingdom from Jesus’ “sermon on the mount.” 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

UNITED LUTHERAN: Join us Sunday, Jan. 16, 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 “Correcting Corruption.” 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.