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Baha’i meeting

“O My brother! A pure heart is as a mirror; cleanse it with the burnish of love and severance from all save God, that the true sun may shine therein and the eternal morning dawn,” said Bahá’u’lláh. To learn more, join the Baha’i for an educational meeting every Friday at 7 p.m. For information about the meeting location, call 520-635-1831.

Community youth fellowship

New Hope Baptist Church’s youth department will be hosting a “Youth Explosion” on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Fountain of Living Waters Church, 518 E. Second St. in Casa Grande. Youths from churches in Casa Grande and surrounding communities will be participating. The community may attend to support area youths. “Let’s bring the body of Christ together as one, to uplift the glory of God,” an announcement from the church said. For more info, contact Victoria Garrett, youth director, at 520-510-4729.

GriefShare at Trinity Southern Baptist

Trinity Southern Baptist Church offers a GriefShare seminar to help those grieving the death of a spouse. The seminar is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 1100 E. Trinity Place. The seminar will focus on life changes, the daily emotions and challenges that can be difficult to bear after a loss. For more information or to register, call 836-2383 or visit

Aglow meets

Aglow, a gathering of Christian men and women in a small group setting, meets on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fiesta Grande Resort Saguaro Room, 1511 E. Florence Blvd. Aglow International is a 50-year-old ministry with chapters worldwide. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact one of the following officers: President Mary Foust at 520-840-8074; Vice President of Administration Mel Allen at 620-640-4250; or Vice President of Finances Marie Pena at 520-350-0186.

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