PRACTICE OF CENTERING PRAYER

A free class will be taught from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 40 Ohio St. The Rev. Victoria Millar, former Covenant Presbyterian co-pastor, will teach the class. Register by contacting Kathy Miller at 262-634-4597 or email kmiller@covpres.org.

LUTHER PRESENTATION PLANNED

A presentation by Laura Gellott begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 322 Ohio St. Gellott, professor emeritis of history at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, taught European history for 30 years. This presentation will look at the reasons why Martin Luther was compelled to challenge the church of his day.

SUNDAY SCHOOL, PRESENTATION

Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at First Reformed Church, 7110 Old Spring St. There will be two classes: Pre-K and K; and RCA Catechism for ages 6 to adult. A potluck lunch will follow at noon. Pumpkin decorating will be offered after lunch.

“How the Geologic Column Refutes Evolution” will be the subject of Robert Warner’s third presentation in his Creation series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. He will discuss how a study of rock layers refutes evolution. Warner has a PhD in chemistry and a master of divinity degree.

LIFELONG LEARNING SESSION

The next Lifelong Learning session, a presentation on organ and tissue donation, begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in Vogel Hall at St. Richard of Chichester Catholic Church, 1509 Grand Ave. Cara Shaffer, registered nurse, and Michelle Moring from the Organ/Tissue Donation Network, will discuss the partnership between the local hospital and network, present facts versus myths and share testimonials from families who have been involved in donations.

FAMILY CHURCH REUNION WEEKEND

Family church reunion weekend begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, on the second floor at Full Gospel Living Word Church, 703 Washington Ave.

Special music will be featured by Full Gospel Living Word Choir, Searching Together Choir, Kingdom Word Global Ministry Praise Team, Greater Grace Temple Church of God in Christ, and soloists Stephanie Mayfield, Lisa Cameron and Cheryl McCrary.

Keynote guest speakers include the Rev. David Montgomery from Waukegan, Ill.; the Rev. Ernest Williams from St. Louis, Mo.; the Rev. Larry Brown and co-pastor Walinda Brown, prophetess Michelle Johnson and the Rev. Bill Thompkins.

A buffet dinner will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave., Sturtevant. Tickets cost $35 at the door.

PRAYER FOR HOPE AND HEALING

At a time when the world is grieving for all the victims of multiple natural disasters and senseless tragedies, a hope and healing prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Yorkville United Methodist Church, 17645 Old Yorkville Road, Union Grove.

There will be scripture readings, a story, and intercessory prayers for ourselves, families, community, nation and world.

Supporting churches and their pastors include the Rev. Sue Leih and student pastor Chris Van Beek of Yorkville United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ebenezer Insor of Burlington United Methodist Church and English Settlement United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Robert Yarborough of Union Grove United Methodist Church.

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE PLANNED

A women’s conference will be held Oct. 27-29 at Higher Dimensions Church of God in Christ, 1600 Grange Ave. The theme is “Walking in a Divine Destination.” Hours are: Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Registration lunch and packet is $25. The deadline to register is Oct. 21; call 262-488-3791.

SIENA RETREAT CENTER PROGRAMS

These programs are being offered at Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Caledonia:

“Women for Women,” 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 21. Join a monthly women’s circle of wisdom and mutual support. At each gathering, attendees will have time for prayer, meditation, reflection through various stories and readings, creativity and music. Cost is $10.

“Mestizo Catholicism” (Indigenous Spirituality series), dinner at noon, presentation 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Many Latin Americans are “Mestizo,” an intercultural mix of indigenous and European peoples and heritage. Some Catholic rituals and beliefs of Latina/Latino American will be explored during this afternoon of insight and learning. The $20 fee includes a noon meal.

“Praying with Social Justice,” 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. Being created in the image and likeness of God serves as a fundamental principle of the social teachings of the church. This evening will help participants to reflect on scripture, church teaching and their own personal experience as they pray the social teachings of the Christian church. Facilitator Tony Pichler is director of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in DePere. The $20 includes a meal.

For more information or to register for a program, go to www.SienaRetreatCenter.org or call 262-898-2590.

Religion Today is a listing of special events held at Racine County churches and is published every Saturday in Community. Notices of regularly scheduled services and sermon topics are not used. Announcements must arrive by noon Tuesday to be considered for publication the following Saturday, as space permits. Submit information to The Journal Times Online Calendar at www.journaltimes.com/calendar and select Faith under sections; by mail to Sharon Knox, The Journal Times, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI, 53403; email sknox@journaltimes.com or fax information to the attention of Sharon Knox at 262-631-1780.

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