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Church rummage sale to benefit Haiti

SALT LAKE CITY — First Christian Reformed Church will hold its annual rummage sale today, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 805 E. 900 South.

Proceeds for the sale will go to the Haiti earthquake relief fund through the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, a nonprofit organization that provides disaster aid.

For more information, call 801-359-4243.

Religious leaders conference today

PROVO — Clergy Bridge, an annual conference for religious leaders and mental health workers, will be today, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the James and Lynette Loveland Performing Arts Center at 5600 N. Heritage School Drive, Provo.

Clergy Bridge is a newly founded nonprofit organization.

For more information, send an e-mail to ellisadvocate@gmail.com.

Qawwali event is today at the U.

SALT LAKE CITY — Qawwali, a powerful rousing Islamic "sufi" spiritual musical art form originating in India, will be performed today, 6 p.m., at the OSH Auditorium, southeast of the Student Union Building at the University of Utah. Amjad Sabri — son of qawwali performer Ghulam Farid Sabri of the legendary Sabri Brothers — will be performing a qawwali. For more information and tickets, call Nisar Rana at 801-898-2381.

Festival of Roses at Catholic center

Draper — The 11th annual Festival of Roses at Skaggs Catholic Center, 300 E. 11800 South, continues through May 16.

The Festival of Roses is an annual fundraising event in which all proceeds benefit St. John the Baptist Parish located at Skaggs Catholic Center.

There will be a 5K run, car show, carnival rides, paintball area, games, dancing and music.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information, go to www.sjb-parish.org.

Singer to perform at Grace Community

SANDY — Christian singer and songwriter Jim Cole will perform in a free concert on Sunday, May 16, 6-8 p.m., at Grace Community Bible Church, 11592 S. 1300 East.

There also will be an opportunity to participate in an offering that will benefit two charities.

For more information, call Phil Evans at 801-259-2660.

Unitarian sermon on 'Natural Teachers'

"Natural Teachers," representing religious education instructors, will be the Sunday, May 16, sermon by Rev. Tom Goldsmith in both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake, 569 E. 1300 South.

For more information, go to www.slcuu.org.

Women's Bible class accepting registration

A Bible Study Fellowship Day Women's Class is now accepting registration for its study of Isaiah, scheduled to begin in September at Holladay Baptist Church, 2780 E. 3900 South on Wednesdays, from 9:10-11 a.m. BSF is an interdenominational, international Bible study of nearly 250,000 men and women worldwide, who come together in weekly classes during the school year (September-May) to study the Bible. BSF celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.

For more information, go to www.bsfinternational.org.

Lecture on prayer, health at S.L. library

"Healing With Scientific Certainty Through the Christ — Explore the Connection Between Prayer and Health" will be presented on Thursday, May 20, 7-8 p.m. at the Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South. Lecturer Christine Driessen, CSB, will discuss how mental and physical wholeness are natural to every single one of us as children of God. Discover how fear, ignorance and sin seem to undermine health, and how an understanding of God as infinite good and ever-present love brings healing. For more information, call 801-466-3518 or 435-940-0224.

Madeleine may add second kindergarten

SALT LAKE CITY — The Madeleine Choir School is considering the addition of a second kindergarten class for the 2010-11 school year. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Families interested in kindergarten placement should contact Jennifer Payne, director of admissions, as soon as possible at 801-323-9850, ext. 103. The school is also accepting applications for the 2010-11 school year for kindergarten through eighth grade.

Applications can be downloaded at www.madeleinechoirschool.org.

New Pilgrim meeting in South Jordan for now

New Pilgrim Baptist Church will hold Sunday and Wednesday services at Noah's South Jordan, 322 W. 11000 South, until the completion of its new worship and ministry facility in Kearns.

The church's current building in Taylorsville was purchased by UDOT for the Redwood Road and 6200 South expansion project and will be demolished later this year.

New Pilgrim has been at the Redwood Road location since 1991.

Indonesian service weekly at church

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake-area Indonesian Reformed Church worship service is held every Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake, 12 C St.

For more information, go to www.fpcslc.org.

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