Events

  • Christmas Eve Service: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, St. John's Lutheran Church, 1360 E. Tregallas Road, Antioch. A Christmas eve celebration of the birth of Christ. 925-757-3070, www.stjohnsantioch.org.

  • Hoops4Him: Basketball open to everyone 8-10 p.m. Mondays, Adams Middle School, 401 American Ave, Brentwood. Sponsored by Golden Hills Community Church. First time is free; $2 after. Rich Lopez, 925-783-4669. www.facebook.com/pages/Hoops4Him/118124828226113.

  • Helping Young People Excel: HYPE meets every third Friday, 415 W. Sixth St., Antioch. Junior and senior high school students are invited to play games, listen to music, dance and more. A positive Christian environment for youth. $5 donation, raffle tickets $1. Food available for purchase. 925-778-1639.

    Bible studies

  • St. John's Lutheran Church Women's Bible Study -- 7 p.m. Mondays. 1360 E. Tregallas Road, Antioch. 925-757-3070.

  • Antioch Family Church Prayer and Praise Gathering -- 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays ongoing. Fellowship Hall, 330 Worrell Road, Antioch. 925-783-0107.

  • Word and Worship -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Solomon Temple Church, 655 California Ave., Pittsburg. 925-439-5905.

  • Nondenominational Bible Study -- 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, clubhouse at Marsh Creek Apartments, Applewood Court, Brentwood. 925-513-0401.

  • Women's Community Bible Study -- 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. An interdenominational women's study. Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane, Brentwood. Registration: Women $25; children $10. Ofelia Borge, 925-753-0339 or ofieborge@aol.com.

  • Filipino Bible Study and Fellowship -- 6 p.m. Saturdays, Hillcrest Terrace Community Hall, 3420 Deer Valley Road, Antioch; 9:30 a.m. Sundays, Christ Community Church of the Nazarene, 1650 Ashbury Drive, Concord. Esper Hagberg, 925-778-8083, 925-876-1903 or esper@comcast.net.

    COMMUNITY

  • Bread of Life Lunches -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Providing free hot lunches and groceries to those in need. 415 W. Sixth St., Antioch. 925-778-1639.

  • Grace's Closet Food and Clothing Bank -- 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Providing food and clothing for those in need. Sponsored by Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch. 3109 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Donations accepted noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. 925-522-2017, ext. 118.

  • Lighthouse Baptist Church Clothing and Food Pantry Outreach -- 10 a.m.-noon second and fourth Saturdays. Free clothing and food, prayer and other resources to people in need. Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2250 Jeffery Way, Brentwood. 925-634-1540, www.lbcbrentwood.net.

  • Delta Christian Food Pantry -- 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Receive free bags of food and bread. Help available. Byron Methodist United Church, 14671 Byron Highway. 925-634-1411.

  • Birthright of Brentwood -- Helping pregnant women facing personal crises. 925-634-1275.

  • Street Outreach -- Helping the homeless in Antioch by providing hot meals, clothing and other resources. Sam, 925-783-6923.

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church -- Welcomes adults interested in becoming Catholic Christians through the RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). 925-634-4154.

  • Shepherd's Gate -- Christ-centered services for homeless women and children providing shelter and resources for those displaced by abuse, financial hardships and addictions. 605 Sycamore Ave., Brentwood. 925-308-7507.

  • Agape Bible Fellowship -- Worship, 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Agape Care Connection, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Fellowship and emotional support for ministers. 2008 Mahua Way, Antioch. John Ojewole, 925-265-1134, or pastor@agapebfm.org.

    SUPPORT

  • LifeRing -- Noon Mondays ongoing, Kaiser Permanente, Women's Health Center meeting room, 3624 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch, and 7 p.m. Thursdays ongoing, Conference room 1, Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. LifeRing is a faith-based organization of support groups for those who want to overcome alcohol and/or drug addiction. 925-301-3277, bobdriskell@yahoo.com.

  • Light House Renewal Men's Recovery meeting -- 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays. 415 W. Sixth St., Antioch. Rob Harvey, 707-360-7809.

  • Grief Sharing Ministry -- 6:45-8 p.m. Thursdays. This group is a safe place to share your grief. Whatever is shared will be held confidential. If you want to be involved in the group, go to www.HillsideCares.org. Hillside Church, 108 Hillside Road, Antioch. 925-757-1969.

  • Al-Anon -- 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. St. John's Lutheran Church, 1360 E. Tregallas Road, Antioch. 925-757-3070.

  • Kaleidoscope Support Groups -- Grief Relief 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Cancer survivors 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Spiritual guidance and hope for people with cancer and their caregivers. Byron United Methodist Church, Kaleidoscope Support Center, 14671 Byron Highway. 925-634-1411.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous -- 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. AA for women, 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. AA book study, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. AA, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Fridays. Al-Anon, 8-9 p.m. Fridays. Brentwood Community United Methodist, 809 Second St. 925-634-3093.

  • Overcomers Ministry -- 7 p.m. Thursdays. A 12-step program for those struggling with alcohol, drugs and other addictions. Grace Bible Fellowship, 913 Sunset Drive, Antioch. 925-522-2017.

  • 12-Step Recovery Program -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. A program for any adult dealing with compulsive or addictive behavior. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, High Council Room, 2350 Jeffrey Way, Brentwood. 925-831-8386.

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