A Fun Day Saturday at Westside Memorial Park in downtown Tuolumne will raise funds for Lighthouse Ministries, a nonprofit organization that serves the poor and homeless in Tuolumne County.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature Christian music all day, swimming at Tuolumne Pool, bounce houses, craft booths, food and drinks and more.

For more information, call (209) 559-5968 or (209) 404-5859.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church will host a free community concert featuring organist and composer Daryl Hollinger later this month.

The performance will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, and refreshments will be served at an open house after the concert at 5:30 p.m.

The Church is at 13880 Joshua Way in East Sonora.

For more information, call the church at (209) 532-4639.

The Mother Lode Jewish Community on Oct. 7 will celebrate Sukkot with a harvest-based potluck brunch gathering in Copperopolis.

The group will learn about the history and traditions of the holiday and, after brunch, Rabbi Andra Greenwald will conduct a brief service and lead the group in waving the lulav and etrog, an upbeat tradition associated with the holiday.

Anyone interested in the group or its future gatherings can check out the MLJC website, www.motherlodejewishcommunity.org, or call (209) 533-1650 for more information.

The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode, drawing members from Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa counties. New members are welcome. The activity calendar includes monthly gatherings, primarily in the Murphys and Sonora areas. A full list of upcoming events can be found on the events page of the MLJC website.

Faith Lutheran Church in Murphys will host a Reformation 500th anniversary concert and hymn sing Oct. 29 at the church, 65 Mitchler St.

Local singers and musicians will be featured in the hour-long concert, refreshments will be served, and activities for children will be offered.

For more information, call (209) 728-2041.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Women’s Missionary League will collect school supplies during September for needy children in Tuolumne County.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and between 8 a.m. and noon Sundays at the church, 13880 Joshua Way in East Sonora.

All Saints Catholic Church in Twain Harte will continue inquiry sessions of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

These sessions are for Catholics who want to know more about their faith, Catholics who have never received First Eucharist or Confirmation, and people who are just curious about the Catholic faith.

Sessions are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Parish Hall at the corner of Joaquin Gully and Cherokee roads in Twain Harte. The evening begins with an optional soup supper at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Leamy at meleamy@hotmail.com or (209) 586-9351.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will continue the period of inquiry into the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults this month.

RCIA is for adults seeking to receive or complete the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) in the Catholic Church.

The period of inquiry is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 1 of the Parish Hall, 127 Jackson St., Sonora.

For more information, call the parish office at (209) 532-7139 or email Linda Knapp atlindasmiles@yahoo.com.

Meditation and Modern Buddhism in Sonora is offered from 3 to 4 p.m. each Sunday at the Yoga Loft, 72 S. Stewart St.

The meetings provide group study, meditations and discussion. Hosts will play recorded teachings by American Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogyop.

A $5 to $10 donation is requested.

For more information, call (209) 588-8109.

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