Religion briefs: Methodist Church celebrates 140th

Methodist church in Yerington celebrating 140 years

The Community United Methodist Church in Yerington is celebrating 140 years of faith from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25.

The “Church on Main Street” came about in 1875 via circuit riders. The original building became part of the social hall, named after A.J. Spangler, in 1900. In the early 1950s, a new building was constructed.

Pictures and memories of the early church are sought. Send them to Carol Woodward, 22 Bluestone Ave., Yerington 89447.

The celebration on Oct. 25 opens at 10 a.m. with a continental breakfast, followed by a worship service at 11. and a barbecue and potluck at 1 p.m. The church is at 221 N. Main St.

Interchurch prayer service to honor first responders

On the 140th anniversary of Virginia City’s Great Fire of 1875, St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church will host an interchurch prayer service to honor first responders — firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical professionals.

The hour-long service at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 includes short talks by the pastors of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Virginia City Presbyterian Church, as well as the chaplain of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, call 775-847-9099.

Former member of Santana visiting First Christian Church

Leon Patillo, a former member of the Latin rock band Santana, is performing at Carson City’s First Christian Church, 2211 Mouton Drive, at 6 p.m. Oct. 25.

After leaving Santana, Patillo launched a solo career with Word Records and was featured on his own TV show, “Leon and Friends.” In 2012 he founded the nonprofit Sowing Into Next Generation, or S.I.N.G.

More information about Patillo’s projects is available at To order CDs or download his music, go to, or call 562-489-6052. The concert is free to attend; donations will be collected. For more information about the concert, call 775-883-4836.

Oklahoma panel orders removal of Ten Commandments monument

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A six-foot-tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments outside the Oklahoma State Capitol is on its way out.

A panel that oversees artwork at the statehouse voted 7-1 on Sept. 29 to authorize the privately funded monument’s removal after the state’s highest court ruled that it violates the Oklahoma Constitution.

The original monument was smashed to pieces last year when someone drove a car across the Capitol lawn and crashed into it. A new monument was erected in January.


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