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Church news for May 24

Christmas, the sequel

Sonrise Academy presents the play production of “Second Chance,” sequel to “Small Town Christmas Carol” presented in December.

Pastor Andy Johnson has written this play and is directing it also. The play will be presented at The Dalles First Church of the Nazarene at 1313 Mt. Hood Street at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1. There is no admission. Dessert will be served at intermission.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Local congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Dalles will be attending the three-day “God’s Word Is Truth!” district convention at Memorial Coliseum in Portland beginning today, Friday, May 24.

The convention program includes Bible-based information on meeting the challenges of daily life. It will feature three Bible dramas where true-to-life depictions of the Bible’s message will be presented. The public is invited, and all sessions are free. No collections are taken, and parking at the facility is free. Sessions begin at 9:20 a.m. and end at 4:50 p.m. For more information, visit

news/by-region/world/jehovahs-witnesses-conventions-2013/ or call Stephen F. Fowler (503) 310-8491.

The Dalles Full Gospel

Well known pastor/evangelist Alex Onjoro will be conducting the Sunday morning service at The Dalles Full Gospel Center on May 26 at the 10 a.m. service. “Pastor Onjoro is an amazing speaker with a right now message for the Body of Christ. He is a no nonsense, no hype, down to earth pastor who addresses the problems in the church with a fresh zeal that demands people to really evaluate their walk,” a press release stated. “His message and his ability to identify with all age groups is unique. His heart for Africa will stir you… Come expecting a fresh touch from God that will encourage you and stir you to believe for God’s best.” For more information call 541-980-1284 or 541-980-5570.

Speaker’s Forum

The Mid Columbia Fellowship of Churches invites the public to its monthly speaker’s forum at The First United Methodist Church at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 28. The speaker will be US Army Chaplain Daniel Thompson, who will be talking about the Oregon National Guard’s innovative “Partners in Care” program. The program is designed to synchronize support between local faith-based organizations and members of the Oregon Guard.

The church is located at 305 E. 11th St. across the street from the high school. Coffee and a light snack served will be served.

Gateway Presbyterian

This Sunday, Interim Pastor Rich Zimmerman will share the message at the 8:30 a.m. traditional service and 11 a.m. contemporary service.

On Sunday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. there will be adult, youth and childrens’ classes. On Sunday, June 2, there will be a senior graduate recognition at both services. On Sunday, June 9, an all-church barbecue picnic will be held to celebrate Gateway’s 57th birthday.

Wednesday programs are: a Parenting Today class at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. youth group, 6:30 p.m. women’s Bible study and men’s Bible study, and children’s ministries.

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