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Faith in action: animal blessings, Bible exhibit, gay Mormon meeting and more

Published October 6, 2012 8:47 pm

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Blessing the Beasts

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will offer the Blessing of the Beasts. All are welcome to bring their furry or feathered friends to be blessed as they commemorate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. For more information, contact LynZBriggs@gmail.com.

When • Oct. 6, 1 p.m.

Where • Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1131 S. Main St., Centerville

Foundation for Religious Diplomacy

The Foundation for Religious Diplomacy will present author Brian McLaren, who will discuss his book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World. Visit bit.ly/O5vZ9s for tickets.

When • Oct. 6, 6 p.m.

Where • Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 S. 1700 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; $20 at the door

St. John's Bible Exhibit

The Cathedral Church of St. Mark is hosting an exhibit of the St. John's Bible. Visit stmarkscathedralut.org/parish-life/upcoming-events for information.

When • Oct. 6, 10-4 p.m.

Where • Cathedral Church of St. Mark , 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Blessing of the Animals

St. James Episcopal Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals ceremony at the 10 a.m. service.

When • Oct. 7, 10 a.m.

Where • St. James Episcopal Church, 7486 Union Park Ave., Midvale

Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons

The Salt Lake chapter of Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons will host an after-conference fireside. Guest speaker will be Utah Valley University professor David Knowlton. More information at http://www.affirmation.org.

When • Oct. 7, 5 p.m.

Where • Community of Christ Church, 2747 E. Craig Drive, Salt Lake City

The Cross and the Switchblade

The Cross and the Switchblade tells the true story of David Wilkerson's first five years in New York, where he ministered to disillusioned youths, encouraging them to turn away from drugs and gang violence, and Nicky Cruz, a gang member. Tickets available in the Calvary Chapel Bookstore.

When • Oct. 12-14, 7 p.m.,

Where • Calvary Chapel of Salt Lake City, 460 W. Century Drive, Murray

Tickets • $7.50

Catholic Woman's League Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Catholic Woman's League will hold its annual benefit luncheon for the Catholic Community Services Northern Utah Program, serving people of all faiths, and Fisher House, a home for families of veterans being treated at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

When • Oct. 13, 11 a.m.

Where • Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $35

U.S. Immigration Research Classes

The LDS Family History Library is offering an all-day series of classes on U.S. immigration. The topics include U.S. immigration, 1820-1954, U.S. Naturalization Records and Migration Routes Across America. To register, email FHLClassReg@familysearch.org or call 801-240-4950.

When • Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Visit familysearch.org/locations/library_class_schedule

Community Health Fair

Christ United Methodist Church will host a Community Health Fair. Activities include seasonal flu shot (ages 3 and up, $29.99); pneumonia shot: cardiovascular screenings: Ask a Doc, Nurse, & Physical Therapist. Visit http://www.christumcutah.net/news-calendar for information.

When • Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where • Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City