Community of Faith Briefs: Dec. 1, 2012
Guadalupe events getting under way
Celebrations are planned for the day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Yuba City.
A procession on Dec. 9 will start at 11:30 a.m. at Richland Housing on Garden Highway and ending at the church, at 222 Clark Ave.
The day's events include a Mass at 1 p.m. and food served in the parish hall at 3 p.m.
Services in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe include a novena at 6:30 p.m. every day Tuesday to Dec. 12.
On Dec. 12, the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, activities at the church start with mañanitas at 5 a.m., followed by a Mass at 6 a.m. and breakfast at 7 a.m.
The celebrations are hosted by the Guadalupana Association of St. Isidore.
VBS benefit breakfast set
A Waffle and Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair is planned to benefit the Williams Cooperative VBS.
The annual fundraiser is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8, with breakfast served until noon, at the Williams Community Church at Ninth and C streets.
Tickets for the breakfast are $2 for children 4 to 10 years old; and $5 for adults.
All proceeds will go toward the free vacation Bible school held in the summer open to the community.
Men's celebration planned
Mount Olivet Baptist Church is hosting its annual Men's Day Celebration with the theme "Men God Can Count On."
Set Dec. 9, the sermon begins at 3 p.m., preceded by a meal served from 2-2:45 p.m., at 2284 McGowan Parkway, Olivehurst.
Male choruses are asked to perform.
For more information, call Minister Wayne Emery at 713-1698.
Benefit raffle tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for a fundraising raffle hosted by St. Isidore Young Ladies Institute No. 235.
All proceeds benefit the organization's seminarian education and charities.
Tickets are $2 each or $10 for six, with the winner selected Dec. 16. Winners do not have to present.
Prizes include gourmet food baskets and a Nativity set by Amarel Ceramics.
For more information, call Sheryl Dirks at 671-0999.
New bishop for LDS congregation
Nichol Wilson has been named as bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Loma Rica congregation, replacing Richard Staples who served in the position for six years.
Wilson and his wife, Virginia, residents of Browns Valley since 2009, are also caretakers of the church's Zion's Camp in Challenge.
He previously served as a bishop in Susanville, his family's home for 34 years, and has served in various leadership positions in the church.
He served a mission to Uruguay from 1961 to 1964 and is a retired retail pharmacist of 37 years.
Services are at 10 a.m. Sundays at the Loma Rica church at 11646 Hill Road.
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