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SANTA MARIA, Dec. , 22-23 and 29-30: Spanish Language Circuit Assemblies of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Assembly Hall, 333 Hidden Pines Way. The theme will be “Safeguard Your Mind.” Open to the public. Info: 964-8336.

SANTA MARIA, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Lord’s Supper Service, 5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Santa Maria, 2970 Santa Maria Way. Info: 937-8405 or

This Week

ORCUTT, Saturdays: Unity Chapel of Light, 1165 Stubblefield Road, spiritual class, 9:30 a.m., and “Course in Miracles,” 11 a.m. Info: 937-3025.

SANTA MARIA, Saturdays: Torah study, 10 a.m., Temple Beth El, 1501 E. Alvin Ave. Info: 354-0480.

SANTA MARIA, Saturdays: Church for Life, 3130 Skyway Drive, Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. Info: 925-4820.

SANTA MARIA, Saturdays: Santa Maria Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1775 S. Thornburg St., potluck luncheon after 11 a.m. service. Bring dish to share. Info: 925-7118.

SANTA MARIA, Sundays: Potter’s House Christian Fellowship, 2115 S. Broadway, Suite 104, Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Info: 361-0060.

ARROYO GRANDE, Mondays: First United Methodist Church, 275 N. Halcyon Road, Women of Prayer and men’s Bible study, 7 p.m. Info: 481-2692.

ORCUTT, Tuesdays: Bethania Christian Center (South Valley Church) 1054, Clark Ave., Bible study and prayer ministry in Spanish. Info: 287-0123 or 287-0033.

SANTA MARIA, Tuesdays: Upper Room, 113 W. Main St., Bible study group, especially for those in addiction recovery, 8 p.m. Info: 264-3449.

ARROYO GRANDE, Wednesdays: First United Methodist Church, 275 N. Halcyon Road, youth fellowship for junior to senior high school teens, 7 p.m. Info: 481-2692.

ARROYO GRANDE, Wednesdays: Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 959 Valley Road, youth group night for 7th- to 12th-graders, 6:30 p.m. Info: 489-1259.

NIPOMO, Wednesdays: St. Joseph’s Church, 298 S. Thompson Ave., inquiry sessions for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic, 7 p.m. Info: 481-2025.

ORCUTT, Wednesdays: Bethany Church, 4890 Bethany Lane, family dinner and Bible studies, 6 p.m. Info: 937-4563.

ORCUTT, Wednesdays: Unity Chapel of Light, 1165 Stubblefield Road, meditation, 7 p.m. Info: 937-3025.

ORCUTT, Wednesday: Oak Knolls Haven, 4845 S. Bradley Road, 1 to 3 p.m. small group Bible study based on Dr. Charles Stanley’s “30 Life Principles.” Info: 937-1726.

SANTA MARIA, Wednesdays: Cornerstone, a Church of the Nazarene, 1026 E. Sierra Madre Ave., Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Info: 922-1919.

SANTA MARIA, Wednesdays: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Men’s Discipleship, 6:30 a.m., Coco’s Restaurant, 1635 S. Broadway. Info: 937-3905.

SANTA MARIA, Wednesdays: Pacific Christian Center, 3435 Santa Maria Way, family night with youth groups, adult Bible study and more, 6:45 to 8 p.m. Info: 934-3491.

SANTA MARIA, Wednesdays: Santa Maria Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1775 S. Thornburg St., prayer ministry, 7 p.m. Info: 925-7118.

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SANTA MARIA, Wednesdays: Science of Mind Study Group, 6 to 7 p.m., Casa Del Rio Mobile Home Park, 1124 Suey Road. Info: 345-5537.

ARROYO GRANDE, Thursdays: First United Methodist Church, 275 N. Halcyon Road, prayer group, 10 a.m. Info: 481-2692.

ORCUTT, Thursdays: Unity Chapel of Light, 1165 Stubblefield Road, healing prayer circle, 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Info: 937-3025.

SANTA MARIA, Sundays: International Church House of God, 2360 A St., bilingual service, 11 a.m. Bible classes for ages 3 and up. Childcare available. Info: 347-7682.

SANTA MARIA, Thursdays: Salvation Army, 402 S. Miller, Women’s Home League Fellowship, 10 to 11 a.m. Info: 349-2421.

ARROYO GRANDE, Fridays: First United Methodist Church, 275 N. Halcyon Road, Bible study, 8:30 a.m. Info: 481-2692.

ARROYO GRANDE, Fridays: New Hope Church, 900 N. Oak Park Blvd., Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. dinner followed by large and small group meetings. Info: 489-0600.

GUADALUPE, Fridays: Celebrate Recovery a new Biblically based recovery program, 7 p.m. Foursquare Church, 177 Guadalupe St. Drop-ins welcome. Info: Rich 928-8388 or email

Helping Hands

GROVER BEACH: Captive Hearts Ministries is collecting used cell phones and ink cartridges to help women in need. These items are recycled to raise money for programs and to help the environment by keeping them out of landfills. All proceeds help provide funds for rent, food, clothing, medical bills and other necessities. Bring phones and ink cartridges to 882 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach. Info: 481-4500.

GROVER BEACH: Five Cities Christian Women Emergency Food Ministry is in need of nonperishable food items and monetary donations. Bring donations to 192 S. 9th St., Suite B, or mail monetary donations to P.O. Box 756, Grover Beach, CA 93483. Info: 489-6706.