Back row (l to r) Michael Collier, Alex Quattrone, Madison Clinger, Peyton Clark. Seated: McKenzie Yelvington, Dana Wherry, Gaby Hrabak, Danielle Cambareri and Marissa Sullivan. All traveled to Guatemala. / Special to news-press.com
• Beth Wininger and Friends Beth Wininger, lead soprano for the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, and Ron Bowman, well-known Naples baritone, sing a recital that includes selections from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, German Lieder, sacred music of Kirk and Harker and duets from Menotti’s Telephone and the Merry Widow. They will be accompanied on the piano by Dr. Jeffrey Peterson, assistant professor of voice and vocal coaching at the Baylor University School of Music. Free and open to the public. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 277-8680.
• Spaghetti Supper Enjoy spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, ice cream dessert, coffee, tea or water. Enter at the rear of the church hall. 4:30-7 p.m. Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2507 Del Prado Blvd. S, Cape Coral, 574-3200. Adults $10, children 10 and younger free.
• The Power of Evolutionary Consciousness Days of Reflection will focus on what it means to let the mind of Jesus, the consciousness of the Christ, be in each of us. Join Sister Carol Beevers, Marilyn Bowman and Walter Fohs as they explore our call to be a New Creation, to live in the New Consciousness. Non-demoninational. Ecumenical. Great discussions. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mother of God House of Prayer Retreat Center, 17880 Cypress Creek Road, Alva, 728-3614. $25.
• Mass Roman Catholic Mass celebrated by women priests. All are welcome to receive the sacraments in an inclusive, welcoming community. At 2 p.m. Sunday and June 2, 16, 30. Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community, 2621 Central Ave., Fort Myers, 454-7426.
• Summer Sunday Seminar Series Classes are every Sunday at 9 a.m. in Heron Hall through October to explore a variety of topics that range from the latest in biblical scholarship to religion in modern life and ethical issues. Watch the website, weekly emails, Facebook and the Sunday bulletin for announcements about upcoming topics. Come to church early and bring a friend. 9-10 a.m. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-0497. Free.
• AWANA: Children’s Program This is a chance for kids to get together and have fun and fellowship. It’s free. Highlights include: Backward night, Socks night, Paper Airplane night, and Crazy Glasses night. 6:45-7:45 p.m. Daniels Road Baptist Church, 5878 Daniels Parkway, south Fort Myers, 481-2416. Free.
• Friday Night Shabbat Services Weekly services at 7:30 p.m. followed by an Oneg Shabbat. First Friday of the month is Family Service, children receive special attention and come up on the bima. 7:30-10 p.m. Temple Beth Shalom, 702 SE 24th Ave., Cape Coral, 772-4555. Free.
A group of 7th and 8th grade students at St. Michael Lutheran School Fed the Hungry last week on a mission trip to the Orphan's Heart Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala.
During their trip from May 11-17, the volunteers feed, diaper, bathe and play with malnourished babies and preschoolers who live at the center. Other work includes mowing, cleaning, washing dishes and maintenance of the facility.
The trip benefits the children at the center and made a life-long impression on the volunteers. Students became aware of just how blessed we are and learned how one person can make a difference in the life of another. Although many were overwhelmed at the poverty and suffering observed on the trip, they saw hope and became inspired to do all we can to help others.
Another group who went last year of nine, 8th and 9th grade students from Bishop Verot Catholic High School and Fort Myers High School with 7 adults will go June 2-7.