A little over five years ago when Deb Allen became the first woman pastor at the United Church of Christ, which has been in The Dalles for more than 150 years, she didn’t think it was a big deal. Allen had already blazed the same trail at UCC churches in Wisconsin and Washington.
The 90-minute documentary “This Changes Everything” will screen in The Dalles Friday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, downstairs in Tayler Hall, for free.
For six years, members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in The Dalles have been taking mission trips to Haiti. On Saturday, May 7, the community will have the opportunity to meet the man the parish has supported, as Father Noe and his wife Sherly Bernier will be in town.
If Tyler Beane, 31, and Adam Jenkins, 27, even went to church, they would clearly be in the minority. The fact that both are pastors is even more extraordinary.
Life isn’t fair. Never was and never will be.
Columbia Lutheran School Principal Jesse Jacobsen had to say goodbye to a rising fifth grade student last year but that won’t be the case much longer as the school is expanding through the eighth grade, beginning in August.
Luke 24:12: “But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.”
The Community Backpack program keeps expanding.
The Easter season is here and it is time to remember and celebrate the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, or in symbolic language, to honor the cross and empty tomb.
Pageant continues through Easter
There is a growing cancer in our nation, in the form of authoritarian, hateful rhetoric, crime and behavior. And it has spread to our gorge community.
While attending a Christ in Youth Conference last summer, Quinn Hanson received a kingdom card that challenged the First Christian youth to donate all of his clothes but 10 outfits.
Religion is on the mind of many people around the world. It has always been.
The Gathering, a more casual church service for those who can’t make or don’t feel comfortable attending on Sundays, is back after taking a break for the winter.
A recent guest columnist in The Dalles Chronicle maintained that restricting pot sales in The Dalles will not solve problems, saying that, “Churches and pastor are the problem. They are the root of our immoral problems.” I am not willing to let that statement go unchallenged and I will stand up and state that it is patently false and backwards.