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RELIGION SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2004 - 3 RELIGION BR EPS Grace Lutheran Church to offer multimedia experience As part of its Lenten seasonal devotion, Grace Lutheran Church at 200 Wabash Ave. in Ukiah is hosting "The Prayer Path: A Christ- Centered Labyrinth Experience," on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3. The Prayer Path is a multimedia labyrinth a unique and devotional experience that helps people draw closer to God. Participants "journey" through the labyrinth guided by a CD that soars with provocative, devotional narration, set against a worshipful music backdrop. It takes at least one hour to walk through the labyrinth and reflect on each of the 11 "stations" along the way. Participants are invited to reflect and meditate on different areas of their lives including hurts, distractions and "noise" - all the things that can interfere with people's relationships, especially their relationships with God. After spending a personal time encountering God, participants are challenged to take that experience and make a difference in their life for God and the world. The Prayer Path will be open on Friday, April 2 from 3 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Prayer Path is open to all people, regardless of faith affiliation. Childcare will be available. There is no charge to participate. For more information, call 462-7795. Redwood Valley Community Church doing '40-day' study " Have you ever thought that something was wrong with the way people relate to each other? We all have a feeling that things were made to be better, that we were made to love each other as a family," says information from the Redwood Valley Community Church. On Sunday morning (8:30 and 11 a.m.) people can hear about the God who created them to be a part of his family and who wishes to share with them his love, peace, and power. Pastor Kevin McDougall is the speaker in this continuing series on the "40 Days of Purpose." There are classes for all ages during the Sunday School hour from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. In "Theology," Pastor McDougall discusses fundamental doctrines such as the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and salvation by grace through faith. For those unable to make any of the other small groups that discuss "The Purpose Driven Life," there is a small group that meets during Sunday School hour led by Boyd Shelton. Nursery care is available. Midweek activities for youth include Project 155 for high schoolers (Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) and Fiducia for junior highers (Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.). Call the church for this week's locations. New Life Community Church to hold Chili Cookoff today The speaker this Sunday will be Interim Pastor Chuck Crabtree. The financial Seminar today is at 4 p.m. It is a 13-week course designed to help people take control of their finances using principles found in the Bible. A special event to support the church youth will be the annual Chili Cookoff to be held today. Club KFC meets during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship. Sunday School and Adult Community Groups meet at 11 a.m. There is fellowship, Bible study and encouragement for all ages. The youth ministry offers classes for all ages on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. as well as high school classes (BOOST) on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 and junior high (JOLT) meetings on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The AWANA ministry is active this year. All children two years before kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to participate in the fun and exciting program. AWANA meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:10 p.m. For information, contact the church office or Director of Children's Ministries Debra Ward at 468-9251. Several activities for adults including small groups and Men's and Women's Bible Studies meet throughout the week. For more information, call 468-9251. Calvary Baptist Church to do Ordinance of Lord's Table The Ordinance of the Lord's Table will be observed this Sunday at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services of Calvary Baptist Church. Pastor Dave Tucker will lead the congregation in this event, which was commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ. Steve Harris, assistant to the pastor, will speak during the 6 p.m. service, and at 7 p.m., Sunday Night Live will be gathering at Calvary Baptist for its monthly service. Everyone is invited to attend. AWANA Club meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Linda Yaple, commander, invites all children from age 3 through 6th grade to participate in this interdenominational club based on learning the word of God. This week they will be observing "Swap Night" by bringing an item to exchange. For more information, call 462-5638. Ukiah Bible Church pastor to discuss Christ's crucifixion The much-anticipated movie, "The Passion of Christ," recently opened with predictable results. Of the many thousands of people who have viewed the Biblically complete and accurate account of the last 12 hours of Jesus' life, many were stunned into literal hours of post- movie silence. Some wept unceasingly. Some went home and began reading their Bibles. But most, in shock and disbelief, were left trying to somehow sort out the personal significance of so much brutality being directed at so much love. This Sunday, Pastor Richard Oliver will answer the question, "How should I respond to the crucifixion of Christ?" The service begins at 10:15 a.m. See the listings below for the service time and location. Calpella Community Church to focus on Christian mission Pastor Lefty Olguin speaks Sunday on the topic "The Christian Testimony." When a Christian gives testimony to others, they go out and tell people the truth about what God has done for them in their lives. When Peter and John are challenged to give up proclaiming Jesus, they respond "... we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard" (Acts 4:20). Christians are to "... be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you." The Sunday service at Calpella Community Church begins at 10 a.m. This Sunday we observe the Lord's Supper (Communion). For more information, call 463-0674. Willits Church of Religious Science to host guest speaker Andrea Napoleon will be the guest speaker at The I Am Peace Center, Willits Church of Religious Science, 225 S. Main St. in Willits (inside The Natural Choice) on Sunday at 10 a.m. on "Taking A Stand With God" and on Sunday, March 14 at 10 a.m. on "The Basics Of Dream Building." Napoleon has been a tenacious metaphysical student since November of 1991. She is an evolutionist, humanitarian, and irrepressible voice for transformation, says event information. "She is a catalyst who has dedicated her life to the awakening of our world of humanity," it continues. Episcopal Church in Ukiah to do Lenten Soup Supper A Lenten Soup Supper is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Episcopal Church, 640 S. Orchard Ave. Simple soups and breads are served at 6 p.m. followed by the Lenten video/discussion at 6:45 p.m. The video topic on Wednesday is "What Happened to Easter?" Dr. Marcus Borg, professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University, leads the discussion in the video. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend. Unity of Ukiah to hear about blessing all things from Scott Spiritual Leader Gina Scott will be giving the lesson this week. The title of her talk is "Blessing All Things" and will discuss the inherent power in each person to sanctify their life experiences. This was postponed from a previous Sunday due to illness. There will be a 20-minute meditation period beginning at 10 a.m. The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. with refreshments following. Bring a friend! Willits man to share stories, photos at Methodist Church Willits resident Walter Smith is scheduled to speak on his "Asian Odyssey: Tales and Photos of Ordinary People in Asia: at 7 p.m. Friday at the Willits Methodist Church, School and Pine streets. Smith comes from a family of loggers in Willits. He has traveled and found himself, advising native peoples first in Central America and more recently in Southeast Asia, about how to preserve and sustain their forests. This talk on Friday in Willits, accompanied by photographs of his journeys and die peoples he grew to know, will feature anecdotes of distant lands and friendly peoples including folks from new Guinea, Vietnam and the Philippine! islands. Searching for a soul mate: Online network helps link like-minded Muslims By DEBORAH KONG AP Minority Issues Writer Part of her hoped she'd find her soul mate when, she joined Naseeb, a new online Muslim community. But getting a marriage proposal just three months later — while on a snowboarding trip in Pennsylvania — was way beyond Saara Sheikh's expectations. Raised by conservative, Pakistani Muslim parents, Sheikh knew dating was out. Still, she rebelled at the idea of a traditional arranged marriage, skipping out on meetings her parents set up with potential spouses. "They've been trying to hook me up since I was, like, 20," said Sheikh, a 25-year-old Franklin Lakes, N.J., mental health professional. "I told my mom I would want to find somebody on my own. The arranged thing would be very hard for me." Naseeb seemed like a good compromise. Sometimes called the Muslim version of Friendster, the site allows people to network with friends of friends. Like the company, which is based in San Jose, Calif., but has engineering operations hi Lahore, Pakistan, many of Naseeb's users are a blend of East and West, comfortable with technology yet tied to tradition. In Naseeb, they've found a culturally sensitive middle ground that lies somewhere between dating, which experts say is discouraged by Islamic law, and the old-fashioned practice of marriages brokered by parents. In the Muslim community, arranged marriages vary by ethnicity — they are more common among South Asians and some Arabs than American blacks. Such practices, brought from immigrants' home countries, typically involve parents helping to choose a mate for dieir children, said Aminah McCloud, professor of Islamic studies at DePaul University. Naseeb is one example of how that tradition has evolved in the United States, said Ahmar Masood, Sheikh's fiance. "It may actually allow for more people to connect on their own, versus only arranged marriage," said Masood, a 26-year-old Reston, Va. information technology consultant. "It definitely gives a little more control to the younger generation in how to meet people." Others, like Geillan Aly, a 27- year-old New York City graduate student, are attracted to the high-tech format. "I'm comfortable online," said Aly, who turned to Naseeb as an. alternative to the prospective spouses her mother invites to tea. "I can see who I'm talking to without having to sit there and waste two hours of getting-to-know-you chitchat." ' More than 45,000 Muslims have, joined Naseeb.com since it went online last fall, some searching for a spouse, others ' looking to make friends. Silicon Valley entrepreneur Monis Rahman said he founded Naseeb, which means "destiny" in Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Malaysian, Indonesian, Turkish and Hindi, in, See SOUL MATE, Page 5 Fdith Directory APOSTLES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELS): Pastor Jeffrey Smith; Vicar Timothy Schmeling; Sunday morning worship service is at 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.; Adult Bible Study Wednesdays 7 p.m.; Confirmation class Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.. Church is located at 710-E S. State St. (Washington Mutual Bank Plaza); 462-8201. ASSEMBLY OF GOD: Pastor Lehman Myatt; Sunday Schcol, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. Church is located at 395 N. Barnes St.; 468-1468. ASSEMBLY of GOD: IGLESIA HISPANO AMERICANA: Pastor Edward Echevarria. Actividades del Domingo: Clases para toda la familia 9:30 a.m., Servicio de Adoracion, 10:45 a.m. Actividades de la semana: Martes y Jueves, 7 p.m. 395 N. Barnes St.; 467-2797. CALPELLA COMMUNITY: Pastor Albert "Lefty" Olguin and Assistant Pastor, Jerry Olguin; Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible studies, Wed. 10 a.m., Thurs. 6 p.m. Church is located at 6251 Third St. (Third St. is behind West- of the Calpella Post Office), P.O. Box 37,463-0674. CALVARY BAPTIST: Pastor David Donnell, Sunday morning services: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; evening service -6 p.m.; AWANA clubs Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Sept.-May; mid-week prayer Wednesday, 7 p.m.; jr. high youth Tuesdays. 7 p.m.; sr, high youth, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Church is located at 465 Luce Ave., call 462-5638. CALVARY CHAPEL OF UKIAH: Pastor Les Boek; Sunday morning service 10AM. 180 Stipp Lane, Ukiah; Bible study, 7PM Wednesday in Calpella. For more information. Call 485-1002. Listen to C.S.N at 88.1 FM. GRACE LUTHERAN (ELCA): Pastor, Christopher Warner-Carey: Contemporary Service, 9 a.m.; Communion second, fourth and fifth Sundays; Sunday School for all ages 10:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; Traditional Service, 11 a.m.; Communion first, third and fifth Sundays. Church is located at 200 Wabash Ave.; 462-7795. CHURCH OF CHRIST: Welcome to the Church of Christ 25 Norgard Ln. "Need a Ride" to services call 4625678. Bible study Sunday 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m.; Sunday Eve 5 p.m.; Wed. Eve 7 p.m.; "Home" Bible study available. Ralph Baker Minister. "Come let us reason together" says the Lord Isaiah 1:18. A.M. Bible Study "Ecclesiates" Warren Beaman Wed. Eve "Miracles of Jesus" Paul Tyner. CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Those seeking answers to today's questions are invited to come and experience God's presence and realize His purpose for life through relevant Bible preaching by Pastor Joe Fry. We meet in the Ukiah Valley Conference Center at 200 South School Street, Servicio en espanol - 10:00. Worship service - 10:30, with nursery and children's classes. An awesome youth group meets after the worship service. Reach us at 272-9722. FIRST BAPTIST: Sr. Pastor, Garry Zeek; Associate Pastor Rev. Mike Dobbs; Youth Pastor O.J. Johnson; Early Morning Worship, 8:15 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:50 a.m.; Wednesday, AWANA club, 6:30 p.m., adult Bible study/prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, women's Bible study, 11 a.m., jr. and sr. high youth group, 7 p.m.; church is located at 300 W. Smith St., call 462-2779 FIRST CHRISTIAN (Disciples of Christ & United Church of Christ): Sunday worship is 11:00. Adult Bible Study before worship beginning at 9:45. We celebrate Communion at the Lord's Table each Sunday. Our Table is an open table and all are welcome to share with us. Children begin worship in the sanctuary and after Children's Time they are excused to their Sunday School classes. Classes are available for both younger and older children. 140 N. Spring Street. Pastor Cherie Marckx. Phone: 462-5830. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST (CHRISTIAN SCIENCE); The Bible and the Christian Science text book are our only preachers. You will hear reading from the King James version of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, The discoverer and founder of Christian Science. Sunday Church and Sunday School at 10 am. Research and Study are available in the reading room on Tues, Thurs, Sat 11:30 to 2:00. Wednesday at 7:30 pm, come to hear testimonies of healing through prayer. 204 S Oak St. 462-6155 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN: Interim Pastor Dean Rowley, Pastor Rick Klug - Youth and Families. Al Damon, Pastor Emeritus - Visitation. Early church, 8:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class, 9:30 a.m., morning worship and church school, 10:45 a.m.; nursery provided. Spanish worship service, pastor Alphonso Ucan, Sunday, 9 a.m., adult Sunday school (Spanish), Sunday, 10:30 a.m., radio worship service: K-WNE 94.5 FM - Sundays at 11 a.m; Church is located on the corner of Perkins and Dora Streets. 468-9235 HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Regional Missioner Father Harry Allagree; two services each Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Nursery care is available for the 10 a.m. service. Holy Eucharist each Wednesday at 10-a.m. The Church is located at 640 S. Orchard Ave: 462-8042. HOPLAND BAPTIST CHURCH: Pastor Donald E. Smith; Sunday morning Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Church is located near southeast corner of Junction Highway 101 and Highway 175; 7441449. Come worship, love and serve Jesus Christ with us. Our message is "The Good News". Jesus Christ died for you and offers you a personal relationship with an abundant and eternal life of victory at Hopland Baptist Church. There is a ministry for you. Come to Him. REDWOOD VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH Sr. Pastor Kevin McDougall; Youth Pastor Chris Fann; Worship Services at 8:30 & ll:00a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45a.m. Sr. High youth group Wednesday, 6:30-8:30p.m.; Jr. High Youth group Thursday, 6:30- 8:30p.m.; College/Career, Sunday 6:30p.nv, Women's Bible Study, Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. and Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Men's Ministry small groups meet at varying times a week; Adult Home Bible Study's meet Wednesday and Thursday. Church is located at 951 School Way, Redwood Valley; 485-8541 RELIGIOUS SCIENCE CENTER FOR POSITIVE LIVING: Minister Dr. Candice Becket; 9 a.m. Meditation Service 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Celebration Service and Youth Church 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Teen Youth Group 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Circle 6:30 p.m. A new way to think, a better way to live. All welcome. Located at 741 S. Oak St., Ukiah; 462-3564. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST: Pastors, Paul Hawks and Saulo Fernandes; SonRise Fellowship, 8:20 to 9:15 a.m.; Sabbath School, 9:25 to 10:50 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Hispanic Services, 9:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Church is located at 1390 Laurel Ave.; 462-5455. TRINITY BAPTIST: Pastor.Mike Fenton; Sunday Bible Study, 9:45 a.m. (all ages); Worship, 11 a.m.; Nursery for birth through preschool. Wednesday Prayer and Adult Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Youth Group (ages 6-12) 6:30 p.m. Church is located at 900 S. Dora; 462-8569. UKIAH BIBLE CHURCH: Pastor, Rev. Richard Oliver and Assoc. Pastor, Rev, Stephen Todd; Sunday School for all ages 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship service 10:15 a.m.; Fellowship/Refreshments following service; Sunday Prayer UKIAH BIHLE CHURCH meeting 6 p.m.; Hosting Precept Bible study Sermon on the Mount, Thursdays 9 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Children and Youth ministries; Nursery care available; Church is located at 2140 Arroyo Rd., 462-0151. UNITED METHODIST: Pastor Lisa Warner-Carey; Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; Worship and Sunday school, 10 a.m. Childcare for infants and toddlers. Offered weekly, religious studies, youth activities, and small group ministries. On going special community events; Church is located at 270 N. Pine St.; 4623360. UNITY OF UKIAH: Gina Scott, Spiritual Leader; Morning meditation, 10 a.m., Worship service, 10:30 a.m., followed by refreshments; Located at 321 N. Bush St.; 462-4061. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCLODE YOUR CHURCH OR MINISTRY IN OUR FAITH DIRECTORY CALL OUR CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT 468-0123 FOR RATES AND INFORMATION.