• The Seven Last Words of Christ Good Friday Service: 7:14 p.m. March 29, Grace Bible Fellowship, 913 Sunset Drive, Antioch. Pastors from Antioch, Concord and Stockton will speak. For information, call 925-522-2017, or go to http://www.gbfofantioch.org.

  • Ecumenical Good Friday Service: Noon March 29, St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. Performing "The Seven Last Words," featuring 10 area church choirs. Information: 925-779-0780.

  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul seeking volunteers: Bilingual social workers, nurses, pharmacists, physicians needed for a few hours a month to bring quality health care to the poor and uninsured at the RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic. All malpractice insurance provide. Clinic hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-noon on the second and fourth Saturday. Katie Messina, 925-439-2009 or eamil katiem@rotacarebayarea.org.

  • On 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 invited to play games, listen to music, dance and more. A positive Christian environment for youth. $5 donation, raffle tickets $1. 925-778-1639.

  • St. Anthony Columbiettes Casino Bus Trip: 6:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 23. Join others for a bus trip to Feather Falls and Thunder Valley casinos. Proceeds benefit Columbiette programs. Meet and return at the church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Receive $10 cash, free paly and a food coupon. $30 per person. Tickets: Tina, 925-628-3368.

    Bible studies

  • 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: An interdenominational women's study. Children's classes run concurrently for infants to 12 years. 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane, Brentwood. 925-753-0339.

    or ofieborge@aol.com. 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

  • Worldwide Prophetic Evangelical Ministries Faith Clinic: Faith clinic ministering salvation, deliverance and healing. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Hampton Inn & Suites, 1201 California Ave., Pittsburg. 925-473-1300.

  • Grace's Closet Food and Clothing Bank: Providing food and clothing for those in need. 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, 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 Outreach: Free clothing and prayer for those in need. 10 a.m.-noon second and fourth Saturdays, Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2250 Jeffery Way, Brentwood. 925-634-1540, www.lbcbrentwood.net.

  • Delta Christian Food Pantry: Receive free bags of food and bread. Help available. 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 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 -- LifeRing is a faith-based organization of support groups for those who want to overcome alcohol and/or drug addiction. Meets 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. 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 -- This group is a safe place to share your grief. Whatever is shared will be held confidential. 6:45-8 p.m. Thursdays, Hillside Church, 108 Hillside Road, Antioch. If you want to be involved in the group, go to www.HillsideCares.org. 925-757-1969.

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

  • Kaleidoscope Support Groups -- Spiritual guidance and hope for people with cancer and their caregivers; support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Grief Relief 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cancer survivors 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays. 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 -- A 12-step program for those struggling with alcohol, drugs and other addictions. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Bible Fellowship, 913 Sunset Drive, Antioch. 925-522-2017.

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