Religion Digest April 4, 2008

Bible study begins tonight

A new Sabbath Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. today at the Wesley Foundation across from the Eastern New Mexico University campus.
The Sabbath Bible Study will be taught every other Friday by Frederico “Rico” Rosendo, who is a Messianic Jew.

A light meal also will be served. Admission is free.

The Wesley Foundation is located at 1417 S. Avenue K. For more information, call 356-6721.

Revival features Portales preacher
Longtime music director and minister Chris Weems of Portales is the featured guest speaker and musician at a revival in Clovis this week.

The revival, which began Wednesday, continues nightly today through Sunday at Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 Prince St. in Clovis.

Each night’s service will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, there will be two services: one at 10:45 a.m. and a Youth Fellowship at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Pastor Roy R. Roach at 762-6749.

Children’s carnival planned

Matt 25 Hope Center will sponsor its second annual “Kids Count Carnival” this Sunday, in conjunction with April’s designation as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, according to Matt 25 administrative assistant Pauline Reshetar.

The event will take place from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Matt 25 Hope Center at the corner of Thornton and 14th streets in Clovis.

The carnival will feature the “Splash and Friends” puppet team from Portales, a local dance troupe, live band, face painting, cake walk, maze, cotton candy, popcorn and other games and prizes.

Various local agencies will have booths and exhibits available, including the Clovis Fire Department Safe House and Code Blue fingerprinting for children.

Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, Reshetar said. For more information, call 763-4400.

Church plans four-night revival

Emmanuel Baptist Church will host a nightly revival from Sunday through Wednesday.

The revival will feature evangelist and former Emmanuel Baptist pastor Don Hayhurst, who now lives in Boise, Idaho.

Revival services will begin at 7 p.m. each night, with an additional service Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday’s activities also will include a hot dog party at 6 p.m. for Children’s Night.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, there also will be a devotional, fellowship and lunch meal served at the church from noon to 1 p.m.

All services will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 524 N. Globe St. For more information, call 356-8275.

Angel Food orders due next week

April food orders are due next week for the Portales site of the Angel Food Ministries outreach.

Everyone is welcome to participate.

Orders for the April 26 distribution may be placed from 2-4 p.m. this Monday through Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Portales office at 100 S. Avenue C. The final order date will be April 13 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the church lobby and 2-4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

Food must be paid for when the order is placed. All orders must be paid in cash or with food stamps/EBT cards.

This month’s menu is available in English and Spanish at:

For more information, call 607-5405.

Volunteers needed for crusade

Organizers for this month’s upcoming High Plains Harvest Crusade are seeking more volunteers to train and help with several areas, including publicity, counseling, follow-up ministry and youth outreach.

The High Plains Harvest Crusade is planned for 7 p.m. nightly from April 27-30 at the old Melrose High School Gym.

Area churches are working together to organize and sponsor the crusade, which will feature national evangelist Jay Lowder of Wichita Falls, Texas.

For information or to volunteer, call 253-4680.

Religion Digest is compiled by Janet Bresenham. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesdays.