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Church news in brief, Sept. 27

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s will kick off the fall at its 9 a.m., Adult Forum Hour this Sunday with a new DVD series called The Living Faith, led by Biblical scholar, NT Wright.

It is a series of 10 talks, the first will be this Sunday, and it will be on The Story and Message of the Bible. Other sessions will include talks on the Hebrew Scriptures, The World Life and Ministry of Jesus, and Living Christianly in the World. During the 10 o’clock hour, the children will begin a course called Living the Good News!

Gateway Presbyterian

Pastor Tim Vance will speak at the 8:30 a.m. traditional service and 11 a.m. contemporary service. Adult, youth and children’s classes are from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday programs are: youth group at 6 p.m.; Beth Moore “James” - women’s study, which opens at 6 p.m. for check-in. Class time is 6:30 to 8 p.m.; men’s study; and Parenting Today, at 5:30 p.m.

Children’s ministries are provided for parents and guardians attending classes at Gateway during this time.

A new class for adults and children begins Sunday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., titled, “Heaven, Any Questions?” The class answers questions for kids — and adults — about Heaven.

MOPS meets weekly now, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The first Thursday of the month is a MOPS meeting, the fourth Thursday is a MOPS outing and the second and third Thursdays are Play Day at Gateway.

The Marriage Course starts Oct. 2 at the Riverenza and childcare is available. Attendees must pre-register by calling Gary Casady at 541-993-4279. The seven-week course, held on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., costs $75. It offers couples a chance to meet on a “guided date,” with each couple at a private table, with dessert included. Topics covered are communication, conflict, family issues, sex and how to show love to your partner. The course alternates between video presentations and one on one conversations between partners.

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