Religion Roundup 4/16
April 15, 2004
Portales paster to teach Christian spirituality class
A Portales pastor will teach a one-day class at Eastern New Mexico University on meditation, visualization and Christian spirituality.
The Rev. Clyde Davis of First Presbyterian Church in Portales said he was first introduced to meditation by his judo instructor and later added the concept of Christian meditation. More recently, he had used meditation to help him cope with both cancer and chemotherapy. Davis said there is a long history of meditation and creative spiritual visualization in the Christian tradition as well as other faiths.
The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 21 and will have a $15 fee, with registration requested by close of business April 16. For details contact the ENMU Office of Extended Learning at 562-2165.
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Portales church to sponsor gospel concert tonight
Calvary Baptist Church of Portales will sponsor a gospel concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the church, located at 1101 W. 18th Street, featuring Johnny and Nelda Flanagan.
Church officials said Flanagan is a songwriter as well as a musician and performs his own compositions. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Compact disks and tapes will be available for purchase.
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Portales community church celebrates second anniversary
Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales is inviting the public to attend an April 25 service celebrating the church’s second anniversary.
The church will hold a worship service at 11 a.m. followed by a sit-down lunch.
The Rev. Christopher George said the church recognizes that it has a ministry to all who feel oppressed, alienated, or marginalized by organized religion or by the community at large. The church’s mission, according to George, is to carry God’s message of inclusivity and unconditional love to all, and does so by celebrating the unique qualities of all people in a nonjudgmental way.
For information, contact George at 359-4464 in Portales or (806) 745-8562 in Lubbock.
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First Church of God in Christ celebrates holy men and women
First Church of God in Christ is holding a revival tonight and Saturday with the theme of “Great Holy Men and Women of God.” Services will be held at the church building on 3400 Vinton in Clovis.
Speakers include Pastor Levell Butler of Abilene, Texas, at 7 p.m. Friday, Chandra Jefferson of Clovis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and Gwendolyn Thomas of Albuquerque at 7 p.m. Saturday.
For information, contact Missionary Deborah Johnson at 763-0112 or Missionary Constance Joiner at 762-9532.