Religion Digest: Church holding animal blessing

There will be a blessing of the animals at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 1705 W. 21st St. The blessing will be hosted by Pastor Margot Thompson of Trinity United Methodist Church and Father Ben Wright of St. James Episcopal Church. All animals are asked to be caged, leashed or kept under control by owner. The public is welcome to attend the blessing. Information: 763-4816.

Lecture series begins Sunday
A weekly Christian Apologetics Lecture Series will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at High Plains Baptist Church, 2800 E. 21st Street. The lecture series’ first topic will be “How to prove the existence of God”. The lecture series will be answering questions pertaining to God, the Bible and faith for the skeptical. Childcare will be provided for those in attendance. The public is invited to attend. Information: 769-1382.

Mission hosting shoe drive
The Lighthouse Mission is holding its Second Annual Shoe Drive. Shoes can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lighthouse Mission, located at 407 L. Casillas Boulevard. The shoes will be donated to Clovis residents. All kinds of shoes will be accepted. Information: 762-1933.

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.
Blessing of the Animals — 4 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1705 W. 21st Street. All animals are asked to be caged, leashed or kept under control by owners. Information: 763-4816.
Sunday
Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Free coffee and donuts.
Christian Apologetics Lecture Series — 10:30 a.m. High Plains Baptist Church, 2800 E. 21st St. Questions pertaining to God, the Bible and faith will be answered. Information: 769-1382.
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, Diet, Discipline, and Discipleship weight loss group, Information: 763-4638.
Straight to the Heart — 8:30-9:30 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Women’s Bible study. Information: 763-4400.

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