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MOTHER’S DAY WORSHIP

The Mother’s Day worship service at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, May 13, at North Pointe United Methodist Church, 3825 Erie St., will include a baby quilt dedication.

The quilts were made by the North Pointe Quilters Group and will be dedicated and given to the students involved the Racine Unified School District’s Student Age Parents Program. New members will also be welcomed into the church family. The Chancel Choir’s anthem will be “Loves Me Like A Rock.” Holy Communion will be celebrated.

MOTHER’S DAY, MISSION SUNDAY

A Mother’s Day Recognition and Tribute will include the gift of a carnation to the women present at both the 8 and 10:15 a.m. services Sunday, May 13, at Yorkville United Methodist Church, 17645 Old Yorkville Road, Union Grove. The Rev. Sue Leih’s message is based on the scripture reading from Ephesians 1: 15-23. It is also Mission Sunday when a special offering is accepted to support the church’s commitment to the Union Grove Area Food Bank and the agricultural ministry of the Rev. Paul Webster in Zambia, Africa. The Kids In Christ’s Kingdom Choir will sing “Knock, Knock” under the direction of Don Hawes at the 10:15 a.m. service.

SHAVUOT STUDY SESSION, SERVICE

A short service at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, will be followed by a meal and Shavuot study session at Beth Israel Sinai Congregation, 3009 Washington Ave. Topics to be discussed include “is there a G-d?” “If so, why?” “If not, why not?” and “The 10 commandments, are they still relevant today?”

The cost of the meal is $10 for members and $15 for others. This will be a dairy meal as is custom on Shavuot.

SIENA RETREAT CENTER PROGRAMS

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

“Christian Spirituality and Contemplative Yoga,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 2. While many Christians practice yoga as a form of relaxation or fitness, yoga can be a vehicle for deepening our spiritual lives as well. The theme focuses on women’s spirituality. The day includes a morning breathing meditation, a morning talk and group discussion, time for silent reflection, and afternoon contemplative yoga (which can also be done in a chair). The $45 fee includes a noon meal.

“Come to the Water,” 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17. There will be communal prayer, input from the presenter and opportunity for contemplation. Cost to attend is $195 including $50 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations and meals.

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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