Religion Digest: Former resident signing books

Former Clovis and Portales resident Sue Jones, of Whitefield, Okla., will autograph her book “When Mercy Said No!” from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Master’s Centre Parable Christian Store, according to a news release from the publisher.

“When Mercy Said No!” is an account of a near-death experience and the story about the dark side of the afterlife and redemption, the release reads.

Jones is a member of Faith Community Church in Whitefield. She is the mother of seven children and 16 grandchildren.

St. James’ Church celebrating Sunday
St. James’ Church, located at 1117 N. Main, will celebrate 98 years of life and ministry Sunday.

The festival will begin with a 10 a.m. celebration of the Holy Eucharist with intentional prayers for the community. Following the service will be a puppet performance by “Slash and Friends” of Portales, and a cookout and picnic in the church courtyard.

For information, call 763-4638.

Calendar
Saturday
Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.
Women of Hope — 10-11 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Christian support group for women seeking spiritual growth. Information: 763-4400.

Sunday
Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts.
St. James’ Festival — 10 a.m. St. James’ Church, 1117 N. Main St. Celebration of the Holy Eucharist followed by a puppet show and cookout in the church courtyard. Information: 763-4638.

Tuesday
Religious education classes — 6-8 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St. First Holy Communion classes. Information: 762-7343.
Children’s reading hour — 10 a.m., children’s section in Master’s Centre, 810 E. 21st St. Information: 762-1924.
Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.
F.I.S.H. — 6-7 p.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Friends in Need Sharing Hope is a Bible-based support group. Information: 763-4400.

Wednesday
Bible study — 9:30 a.m., St. James’ Church, 1117 N. Main St. Information: 763-4638.

Thursday
Women’s Bible study — 8:30-9:30 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Information: 763-4400.
3D Group Meeting — 7 p.m. St. James’ Church, 1117 N. Main St. Diet, Discipline and Discipleship weight loss group. Information: 763-4638.

Religion Calendar is compiled by Dianna Hernandez. To add, delete, or update events please contact her at 763-6991 or email
dianna_hernandez@link.freedom.com