Faith events for the week of Feb. 25, 2018

CareNet Pregnancy Centers and Mentoring Programs will have its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room. Doors open at 6 p.m. “Inheritance” is the theme of the banquet, which will showcase the heart and vision of the ministry through the voices of those touched by CareNet.


The mission of CareNet Pregnancy Centers, an outreach ministry of Jesus Christ, is promoting pre-marital abstinence by equipping parents and teens to live lives of purpose, ministering to women in unplanned pregnancies and providing life support to women and families through education and resources.

CareNet’s community impact in 2017: pregnancy center, 17,000 client visits; mentoring programs, more than 100,000 student interactions.

All CareNet services are free and include:

Diapers, formula, and baby items; childbirth classes; baby safety classes; fatherhood classes; parenting classes; post-abortion recovery group; young moms support group premarital workshop; rescue parenting seminar; speakers bureau; school programs; mentoring groups for teens and preteens.

For more information, contact CareNet Pregnancy Centers and Mentoring Programs, 6709 Woodward, 806-354-2288,

St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 Bell St., is having a study based on Parker Palmer’s book, “Healing the Heart of Democracy,” on Tuesdays of Lent, ending March 20. Meeting times are noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The study is open to the public. Rev. Elaine Besthorn leads the classes. The study is open to the public.

More than 4.5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University. Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. FPU classes scheduled in Amarillo include:

Palo Duro Business Park at the Stars Training Center, 3131 Bell St. Classes will begin at 7 p.m. March 5. For more information or to register, go to

Arden Road Baptist Church, 6701 Arden Road. Classes will begin at 4:30 p.m. March 11. For more information or to register, go to

At the invitation of Parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Amarillo, Christopher West and his event team (musician Mike Mangione and visual director Jason Clark) will bring their new event “Made for More” to Amarillo from 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 22 at St. Marly’s Cathedral. West is the world’s most popular author and speaker on Pope John Paul II’s “theology of the body” teachings that have sparked worldwide discussion on the meaiing of Life, love and human destiny.

West is widely known in Catholic and a growing number of Christian circles for his best-selling books and presentations and is a touring Americana-folk musician. The event launched in November with two sold-out evenings in New Jersey and began its 2018 global tour on Feb. 2 in Kansas.

To learn more about the event, go to and watch the official trailer at

Christian rock groups “Skillet” and “for KING & COUNTRY” will unite for “joy.UNLEASHED | The Tour” in performance at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex on April 12. Tickets can be purchased online at and by phone at 806-378-3096. Tickets are available in person at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex box office and in participating United Supermarkets in Amarillo, Canyon, Borger, Dumas, Dalhart, Hereford and Pampa.

The Catholic Diocese of Lubbock is offering a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat on April 27-29. The retreat offers a non-judgmental “safe place” to recovery after an abortion, whether the abortion was last year or 40 years ago. It offers hope and healing for husbands, boyfriends, mothers or grandparents who struggle emotionally or spiritually after an abortion. The weekend is open to all faiths and is strictly confidential. For more information, email or call 806-577-5912.

Because of a flood in the former Diocesan Museum of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo, all books from the collection donated by Father Ken Keller of the former Benedictine Monastery in Canyon and from the Bishop Lawrence J. FitzSimon collection are now available for the taking at the new Diocesan Museum at 4512 N.W. 24th Ave, inside the Diocesan Pastoral Center, on Monday through Friday until March 1. For more details, call Susan Garner at 806-414-1076.


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