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NEW LIFE LATHROP: The Summer Fun in the Park  event is heating up with our final service in the park this Sunday! For the first three weeks in the month of August, the community is invited to Valverde/Community Center Park in Lathrop for family-oriented music, entertainment and fun. Join us at 10am this Sunday to witness our most electrifying week yet! We will hear from soloist Jennie German, as well as from special guest Vernon “Tiger” White, a professional mixed martial arts fighter who overcame a life of drugs, crime and emptiness to become a minister and a famous athlete. And finally, you will witness our grand finale, as the church’s lead pastor Troy Stein, a 6th degree black belt and local owner of several Taekwondo schools, will display shocking strength and amazing speed as he breaks 100 boards in sixty seconds to raise money for New Life’s church relocation fund. You don’t want to miss this astounding event! For more information, visit

RIPON COMMUNITY PRAYER: Citizens of Ripon tare being called upon to pray for the Police Department and personnel on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. They wil be gathering at the Police Department on Wilma Avenue.  This is a non-denominational, city-wide prayer initiative, meant to call all citizens together for a common goal of raising up the City of Ripon before God. They desire to grow so that as a group of believers in Ripon can pray continually for the many needs of our community and rejoice and give thanks together for the answers God gives. For more information contact Randy Eskes at 968-6091

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY: Join us this Sunday as Pastor Scott Hoag continues his sermon series on the book of Colossians. Come discover how Christ is completely adequate for the days we are living in. Learn how to navigate through all the cultural chaos that is around us. Service times are 9 an d 10:45 a.m. 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

PRESBYTERIAN: All are welcome this Sunday at Manteca Presbyterian Church for the 10 a.m. worship service even Simon Peter. Anne Talcott will lead the Praise Team in our opening songs. Come hear guest pastor Julia Leeth’s sermon titled, “Living Our Faith.” That sounds too scary. Then people might see the real me. Our 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, August 21, 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 “Too Much Good Stuff.” 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.

CALVARY COMMUNITY: This Sunday at Calvary we continue the study on the book of Matthew with “Who is Jesus” using scripture references from Matthew 21.
Please join us every Thursday to Pray 4 Manteca. This is a weekly prayer group open to anyone. It’s held each Thursday from 12 noon 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

THE PLACE OF REFUGE: We’re looking forward to seeing you at 486 Button Ave. this Sunday at 10 a.m. Pastor Mike will be finishing the series “The Comfort Zone vs. The End Zone.” Come learn how to overcome apathy and break through into what God has for you. Tickets will be on sale soon for the annual ladies’ “Heavenly Holiday Tea.” The cost will be $20 each. Get yours before they sell out. This elegant event will be held Saturday, November 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Proceeds will go toward local and international projects that benefit women and children. The all-generations Glory Fall Conference is coming up Sept. 23-25. Speakers and worship leaders include Jake Hamilton, Amber Brooks, Matt Gonzales, Pat Schatzline, Abe Daniel, and many others, with entertainment by KJ-52. Cost is $20 for all three days. Pre-register now at Feel free to contact us at 239-1371 with any questions. We’ll see you tomorrow at The Place of Refuge.