Annual German Fest: Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Lincoln St. in Papillion, will be serving authentic German food with a silent auction and entertainment today from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-15. For more information, call 402-934-9045.
Spring gathering: Sriyani Tidball, an advertising lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present “Women & Girls in Peril — Human Trafficking” at the Presbyterian Women’s Spring Gathering. The event, held at Faith Presbyterian Church, 8100 Giles Road in La Vista, is free and open to the public. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. today with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Easing stress with yoga: Nicole Le Clerc, a yoga, tai chi, meditation and relaxation instructor, will teach about practical ways to acknowledge the effects of stress on Sunday at 9:10 a.m. at First Central Congregational Church, 36th and Harney Streets. For more information, call 402-345-1533.
Celebration Mass: A Mass will be offered at St. Luke Czech Catholic Shrine in Loma, Neb., on Sunday at 4 p.m. Bishop James Conley will be the main celebrant and homilist. Music will be led by the Ostry Family Singers. The event is open to the public.
St. James Parish 50th anniversary: On Sunday, St. James Parish, 9025 Larimore Ave., will have a special Mass at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate anyone who received their first Holy Communion at St. James in the past 50 years. A reception will follow in the parish center. For more information, call the parish offices at 402-572-0499.
Tour finale: Grace University’s Chorale singers will end their seven-city, spring break concert tour through the western U.S. with a Sunday concert in Omaha. First Covenant Church, 201 N. 90th St., will host the 4 p.m. event, which is free and open to the public. Musical selections will be based on the theme “Christ: the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
Spiritual development of children program: Project Interfaith will present “Parenting in a Pluralistic World: Raising Kids with a Strong Sense of Spiritual Identity While Respecting Those of Other Beliefs” on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St. Dr. Chris Boyatzis will discuss strategies that parents can use to help their children develop a healthy spiritual identity while also instilling an appreciation for diversity. Cost to attend is $10, $5 for students. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Reserve tickets online at pluralisticworld.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Beth Katz at 402-933-4647.
Spring Salad Luncheon: Trinity United Methodist Church, 8009 Q St. in Ralston, will be having its Spring Salad Luncheon on April 13 at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Dancing Grannies. Ticket cost is $7 per person; the deadline for reservations is noon Wednesday. To make a reservation or for more information, call the church office at 402-331-4054.
Vacation Bible school training: Training for the “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God” vacation Bible school will be presented at Celebration Covenant Church, 16868 Giles Road, on April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Teachers will receive training, materials and opportunities to network. Registration is $25. To register or for additional information, contact 402-891-7106 or visit group.com/vbsfunshop.
Ascension lectures: Two free introductory lectures on Ascension will be at the Omaha Health Expo at CenturyLink Center Omaha on April 13 at 11 a.m. and April 14 at 1 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 888-474-2921 or visit www.theishayafoundation.org.
Temple Israel event: Rabbi Josh Garroway will be visiting Temple Israel, 7023 Cass St., for two sessions on April 19: “Ambiguous Jewish Identities in the 1st Century” from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and “Text Study Christians’ as Gentile-Jews” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a luncheon between the two sessions. To reserve a spot, send a $7 registration fee to Temple Israel by Friday. For more information, call 402-556-6536.
-- Compiled by Amanda Mischke