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Church news in brief, March 14

Fellowship Forum

The Mid-Columbia Fellowship of Churches Monthly Forum will meet Tuesday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church.

A light snack will be provided by Zion Lutheran Church. Speakers will be Nicole Piacente, TDS Committee Chair, and Elizabeth Traub, Co-Committee Chair, of the local Young Life Ministry.

“Young Life” recognizes that kids’ lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. The ministry will be described and presenters will offer suggestions on how to get involved.

Last Days of Jesus

The annual dessert auction fundraiser for the Last Days of Jesus Pageant is set for Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at Covenant Christian Community Church.

A taco salad bar for purchase will be run by the Child Evangelism Fellowship. All proceeds will benefit the Child Evangelism Fellowship ministry.

The auction begins at 7 p.m., and will feature silent and live items.

The theme this year is Easter baskets.

Desserts up for auction will range from simple homemade chocolate chip cookies to an extravagant strawberry torte with chocolate ganache. The Anzac Tea Parlour will again be donating a dessert to the auction. The auction usually nets $3,000 for the annual pageant.

Gateway Presbyterian

Pastor Rich Zimmerman will give the message at the 8:30 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services. Classes for adults, youth and children are 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday classes begin at 6 p.m. and include youth group, women’s study on Margaret Feinberg’s “Wonder Struck,” men’s study and Parenting TODAY, which begins at 5:30. Childcare is provided during classes.

Thursdays is men’s Bible study at 6:30 a.m., and ACTS after school.

Taizé Services

A special opportunity to reflect, center and pray will be offered on Tuesdays, March 18, 25 and April 1 at the historic and calmative Old St. Paul’s Chapel, 601 Union Street in The Dalles.

Taizé is an ecumenical prayer service that incorporates simple, meditative songs and periods of silent reflection. Participants from all walks of life are welcome to attend, no church affiliation is necessary.

Taizé-inspired services will be held at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Dufur Christian Church

Bonnie Leon, author of 19 novels, including her bestselling Journey of Eleven Moons, will be the speaker for the Women’s Spring Event, April 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dufur Christian Church. Free gift will be given to all registering before March 16. Register by mail at P O Box 425, Dufur, OR 97021; online at; or phone, 541-467-2257. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. You may pay the $10 donation which includes lunch at that time.

St. Paul’s Episcopal

The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feed raised $700 for Relay for Life- and started attendees off on Lent with happy tummies and the joy of sharing. This is now the time of reflection, Lent.

This Lent, St. Paul’s is focusing on Forgiveness. They will host Wednesday night Soup Suppers at 6, read together a short story about forgiving, and will end with evening prayer.

All are welcome to attend. We pray that we all have a Lent of repentence and growth in love and kindness- please come and join in the prayerful, beautiful, counterculture of Lent.

St. Paul’s is located at 1805 Minnesota St., on the hill off of Dry Hollow, in The Dalles. Sunday services are at 8 and 10 a.m., with discussion hour in between. For more information see, or call 541.296.9587. All are Welcome!

United Church of Christ

During the season of Lent, the United Church of Christ will host a book study Wednesday noon by author Lillian Daniel entitled “When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough.” We will be gathering in the church parlor. You are invited to bring your lunch. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.

Aglow Lighthouse

The Aglow Lighthouse speaker on Monday, March 17 is Charles Morrison. Doors open at 6:45 p.m with meeting at 7 at Harvest Foursquare Church 2500 Old Dufur Road.

He is a noted public speaker on the Bible and a myriad of other topics. He has more than 30 years teaching university level classes along with writing and authoring books and papers. He’s a former member of Think Net, a technical think tank out of Colorado, and a contract developer for NASA and other high tech companies.

He has more than 40 years in the architectural engineering construction and facilities industry and is rated in the top 8 percent nationwide. He is nationally certified as a Master Builder and Senior Construction Craft Instructor in addition to being certified as a “Special Instructor” for People with Learning Disabilities.

He was a troubled student in school, and was certified by the state of California as retarded and non-trainable. He was recently tested in the top 1 percent nationally by ITT Technical Institute.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share during 6:45 fellowship time.


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