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Small steps can clear space for Christmas joy

Tim Vance began a class at Gateway Presbyterian Church last Sunday by asking: “What are the first three words that come to your mind when I say it’s 10 days before Christmas?”

Church news in brief

Church news in brief.

Church news in brief

Church news in brief.

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Worship choir series begins Friday, Dec. 6

The Dalles Worship Choir is preparing for its 11th annual series of concerts at area churches, which will begin tonight at First Christian Church at 7 p.m. The choir, under the direction of Shawn Lutz, consists of about 55 members from 11 area churches. The majority of the choir has been singing since the first concert series in 2003, Lutz said.

Bethany Lutheran hosts Christmas Bible school

Bethany Lutheran presents a free pre-Christmas event for kids on Saturday, Dec. 14. “Christmas for Kids” is a one-day Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 to 10. Parents will appreciate the “day-out” time for shopping and Christmas preparations, while their children attend a safe, entertaining event. Parents may drop-off their children any time after 9:30 a.m. and pick them up by 2 p.m. The children may stay for the entire event, or come for an hour or two.

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Martin looks back on 25 years with ACTS

A brother’s death propelled Martin to act

Pope urges church to ‘get its hands dirty’

Francis gives new priorities for outreach

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Islam: ‘completing manners’

Practicing Muslim Ahmed Atieh explains his faith and why radical Muslims are ‘not related to Islam’

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Mission transforming experience for local teen

There’s just something about Zac Palmer that kids are drawn to.

Court urged to protect Ground Zero cross

WASHINGTON AP —The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, today submitted an amicus brief on behalf of more than 230,000 Americans urging a federal appeals court to protect a Cross Memorial at The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.

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Big donations from a small church

Bingen First Baptist is a tiny church with a big heart, especially when it comes to donating care boxes to needy kids worldwide as part of Operation Christmas Child.

Top Catholic bishop presses House on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pressuring the House to act on immigration legislation before the end of the year, calling the issue “a matter of great moral urgency” that cannot wait.

Party in NC to mark Billy Graham’s 95th birthday

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) The Rev. Billy Graham celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday with well-wishers who serenaded him and praised him for his spiritual leadership.

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LDS Ward names new bishop

A new bishop has been named for The Dalles First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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