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Mullins heads to Spain as LDS missionary

The Dalles Wahtonka graduate Nate Mullins is headed to Madrid, Spain to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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LDS helps spruce up Mosier School

More than 200 volunteers turned out for three weekends’ worth of service projects at Mosier Community School in August.

Church news in brief, Sept. 27

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.

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Pastor uses humor to grapple with cross theft

When the officer came to take the report, he told Nate Warren, “I’ve been doing this for 23 years and this is a first.”

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Pope warns church must find new balance or fail

VATICAN CITY AP — Pope Francis is warning that the Catholic Church’s moral edifice might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all. Local priest reacts

Church news in brief, Sept. 20

Fellowship of Churches The Tuesday, Sept. 24, monthly forum of the Fellowship of Churches will feature Corliss Marsh, who will speak on the “Latest Updates on Projects Everyone Should Know About”: The Oregon Trust; Habitat for Humanity; and the library expansion project. The forum begins at 5 p.m. with a light snack. It is held at First United Methodist Church, 11th and

Faith briefs

St. Paul Episcopal church This Sunday is Rally Sunday, a chance to welcome everybody back

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Chicago minister works for Palestinian justice

Rev. Loren McGrail, a United Church of Christ minister in Chicago, spoke in The Dalles recently about her missionary work in a country that she, unusually, calls Palestine-Israel.

Church news in brief, Sept. 6

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‘Back to Church’ event planned

The Life in Christ Center on Cherry Heights Road is trying a first this Sunday and is joining the national “Back to Church Sunday” celebration, with activities planned for people of all ages.

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Dufur Church does tornado clean-up

Six members of Dufur Christian Church, including the pastor, spent nearly a week in Moore, Okla., helping residents there recover from a devastating tornado that hit in May.

Church news in brief, Aug. 9

Church news in brief, Aug. 9, 2013.

Program aims to help military families

The Oregon National Guard hopes to add churches and faith-based groups in The Dalles to its new network of communities providing outreach to military members and their families.

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Family participates in mission to Honduras

Here’s a way to get your kids to take shorter showers and ask for fewer things: Take them on a mission to Honduras, where they’ll stay at an orphanage filled with children who once lived at a dump, where they scoured for garbage to refashion into trinkets to sell and hunted for rotten food to eat.

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Zion Lutheran’s interim pastor fits right in

When the Rev. Dr. Maggie Rourk began seminary at what she thought was the relatively advanced age of 36, she was sure she’d be one of the oldest ones there. She was far from it, she discovered. The average age was 33. She’s already carved out a career as a high school English and French teacher, and had also worked in business and at a large law office when she finally turned to the ministry, a field she’d long known she would enter.

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