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Northern Nevada

The quest for love to be discussed today

The public is welcome to learn how to attract more love in their life at a 10 a.m. worship service today at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

During the one-hour free service, a skilled facilitator will give a brief talk with readings after the talk, in a small-group discussion and short contemplation.

For information, visit http://www.eck-nevada.org or call Alan Holdsworth at 246-4446.

Old-fashioned camp meeting in Silver Springs

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Faith Baptist Church in Silver Springs is holding its fifth annual old-fashioned camp meeting Sept. 28-30 at the church, 5715 Elm St. in Silver Springs.

The church is hosting some of the best independent fundamental Baptist preachers to attend.

Events include soul-stirring preaching, horseshoe contests, burro rides, a cowboy carnival, petting zoo and other activities.

The weekend starts at 7 p.m. Friday with evening preaching and concludes Sunday with an evening service and testimonies.

The public is welcome to bring a tent, RV or just themselves for a weekend of God and fun. For information, call 577-9600.

Louisville

Top Presbyterian officer announces retirement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick will retire when his term as the top official of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expires next year.

Kirkpatrick has been elected three times since 1996 as stated clerk, the top church officer for the 2.3 million-member denomination.

He plans to spend more time with family and as president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, which includes more than 200 Protestant denominations.

“While this work has been a great blessing, it has also taken a significant amount of time and energy and has been accompanied with more than a fair share of stresses and strains,” Kirkpatrick said. “A change in my life patterns is probably in order.”

The stated clerk of the denomination is responsible for such matters as church property, research, church legislative sessions and legal matters.