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Fairfield Baptist Church - Ralph Muncaster, former atheist and Bible skeptic and author of more than 40 books, will speak at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 3991 Elmira Road. He is the author of "A Skeptic's Search for God" and appeared on numerous TV and radio programs.

Trinity Baptist Church - The Glory Road Travelers and the Garment of Praise First Baptist Worship Team will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1162 B St. in Springfield. Information: 747-9008 or

Concerts at First - The Oregon Brass Society, consisting of nearly 30 players, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Program includes works by Grainger, Jacob, John Williams and Giovanni Gabrieli. Free. Information: 345-8764 or

Unity of the Valley Church - A series of events featuring John Maxwell Taylor will begin Sunday when Taylor speaks at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at the church, 3912 Dillard Road. Taylor will lead a workshop at 1:30 p.m. Sunday called "Living from I AM Consciousness: Personal Empowerment in the Real World.' Suggested donation of $20. He will lead a second workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday called `Living from the Miraculous: Gurdjieff Work for the 21st Century.' Suggested donation of $20. Taylor will also perform in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday. Child care available; free-will offering.

Karma and Reincarnation workshop - The 90-minute workshop will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Unity of the Valley Church, 3912 Dillard Road. Sponsored by The Summit Lighthouse Group of Eugene. Information: 484-4855.

Springfield Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - Ed Zack of Eugene will discuss his recent travels to Antarctica, showing pictures he took while there, at 5 p.m. Sunday at 1072 Main St. Child care available. Information: 988-0277.

Asbury United Methodist Church - `The Fifth Element," a wind quintet, will perform "The Ash Grove" at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 1090 Berntzen Road. Information: 688-9271.

The Name of Jesus Tour - The 40-city tour, featuring Todd Agnew and Big Daddy Weave, will stop in Coos Bay on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. show at Marshfield High School. Other guests are Nate Sallie and Jason Morant. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Sponsored by KLIGHT. Information:

Prayer of the Church course - Dominican Rev. Tom McGreevy will offer a three-part course on the Breviary (also known as the Prayer of the Church or Christian Prayer: Liturgy of the Hours) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newman Center, 1850 Emerald St. Participants are asked to bring copy of the Breviary. Information: 343-7021.

Eugene Baha'i Center - The Dawnbreakers junior youth class will present speeches at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 1458 Alder St., in honor of the 12-day festival of Ridvan. No donations will be accepted. Information: 344-3173.

"The Case for Intelligent Design" forum - Geoffrey Simmons, author of "What Darwin Didn't Know," will be among the speakers at a forum on intelligent design to be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fir Room of the Erb Memorial Union at the University of Oregon. Other speakers include attorney Thomas Alderman and Jim Long of the UO chemistry department. Sponsored by University Christian Fellowship. Information: 685-0254.

Central Presbyterian Church - Hannan Dudley will present a Palestinian perspective on the denomination's proposed divestment from Israel at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 555 E. 15th Ave. Information: 345-8724

St. Mary's Parish Center Fish Fry - A fish fry will be held Friday at the center, 85060 Highway 101 in Florence, with new extended hours of 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Take-outs available. Cost is $6 adults, $3.50 children ages 6-10, free children 5 or younger. Clam chowder, Alaskan cod, french fries, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, garlic bread, drinks.

Church Women United, Coos Bay - A May Friendship Day program will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Coos Bay, 438 Elrod Ave. Program includes awards to local women, salad luncheon. Today is the deadline to request child care. Information: 756-4656 or 756-6627.

Church Women United, Eugene - Bridget Baker of The Register-Guard will discuss "Mentoring" at the group's May Friendship Day "Signs of Growth" gathering on May 6 at 11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Luncheon cost is $7.50. Information: 689-1606.

Kagyu Dakshang Chuling - An Amitabha empowerment will be taught at 2 p.m. on May 6 at the center, 917 E. 43rd Ave. Cost is $20. An Amitabha practice will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center on May 7; cost is $30, text is $10. The Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing is the teacher. Information: 485-3961 or 683-1808.

Precept Ministries International - May 8 is the early registration discount deadline for a Precept Ministries International training workshop to be held June 1-3 at Riverside Community Church of God in Cottage Grove. Instructors lead sessions on the inductive Bible study skills of observation, interpretation, application and discussion group leadership. Information: 942-5185 or 942-2093.


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Date:Apr 29, 2006
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