April 11, 2008 Religion Digest

Church hosts free health screenings, clothes giveaway

The Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway on Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney.

Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and general health screenings, McKinney said.

United Blood Services will provide free cholesterol testing with all blood donations made that afternoon.

Free spring and summer clothing also will be available for all ages.

The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 769-2331.

Lighthouse Mission seeks food, household donations

The Lighthouse Mission ministry has a variety of needs this month to help stock their kitchen and service their discipleship outreach.

Kitchen items that are needed include canned corn (gallon size); cereal; French salad dressing (gallon size); ranch salad dressing (gallon size); mayonnaise (gallon size); powdered sugar; white sugar; and cooking spray, according to a news release.

Various household and clothing items also are needed to help the Lighthouse Mission’s homeless outreach and men’s and women’s discipleship program.

This month, there is a need for towels, pots and pans, home decor, summer shoes, plus-size clothing, toasters, can openers, shampoo, body wash and toothbrushes, the news release said.

Donations may be taken to the Lighthouse Mission at 407 L. Casillas Blvd.

Information: 762-1933.

Prayer partners, volunteers needed

Organizers of the Clovis events for the National Day of Prayer observance are looking for more churches, businesses, civic groups and community organizations to sign up for one-hour prayer times during a 24-hour prayer vigil on May 1.

The local observance will include one prayer vigil by area churches and a separate prayer vigil, which is new this year, for business and community groups.

Volunteers also are needed to help with other National Day of Prayer events, which will include a men’s prayer breakfast, women’s prayer brunch, noon community event and evening youth event.