Around town

Study the Bible

Bible studies are held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Perry Yokely Development Center, 740 Canal St. For more information call, 559-674-0510.


Gospel Jubilee Sunday

Some of the area's church choirs and gospel performers will be on stage at Merced College Theater, 3600 M St., on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The second annual Glorious Gospel Jubilee Concert is free and open to the public. The event is produced by the Merced College Diversity Committee, which has sponsored a series of events to promote the appreciation of cultural diversity.

Among the groups scheduled to perform are the Mt. Olive Baptist Choir, Apostolic Tabernacle Mass Choir with Hands of Praise, the Apostolic Tabernacle Men's Quartet, New Faith Tabernacle Choir, and the Merced Gospel Jubilee Choir. The event features a special performance by gospel guitarist Larry Carter from St. Louis, Mo.

The event will be simulcast on the internet by going to www.vmdirect.com/edlacey.

For more information, contact the Merced College Office of Public Affairs at (209) 381-6470.


Look at God's way

The First Church of God of Merced is starting a month long series titled, "Healthy Families God's Way." The teaching will present a Biblical model for a healthy marriage and children.

"God created the family unit and it is the cornerstone of our society," says Pastor Loren Gregory. "There is no question that families are in trouble in America and God's word has the answer, if we are willing to accept it."

The series began Feb. 3 at First Church of God, 3022 N. Parsons Ave.


A day for prayer

Join Church Women of United of Merced in celebrating "World Day of Prayer" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on March 7 at the Salvation Army Building, 1440 E. 12th St. Refreshments will be served.