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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.
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, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
Augustinian Center 541-296-0810 Fr. John-Mark Gilhousen, 109E East Second St., The Dalles. Weekday Mass, Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m., Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. (Traditional Latin Mass)
Christian Worship Singer Pasquale Talarico is performing in concert at St. Peter’s Parish Center on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Free will offerings will be accepted.
Robert Friel likes to joke that anybody with a tattoo is automatically a member of his church. He and his wife, Marlene, started The Dalles Vineyard Christian Fellowship out of their home in September 2010. Their ministry is aimed at those who are unchurched, and, without trying, they seem to draw people who are in recovery from addiction.
Vacation Bible school is a staple of summer and a number of local churches have hosted them for years.
For just $250 — the cost for parts and shipping of a simple, sturdy and colorful hand-powered wheelchair — a handicapped person in an impoverished country can gain mobility, independence and dignity.
Church news in brief.
Gateway Presbyterian This Sunday, Interim Pastor Rich Zimmerman will share the message at the 8:30 a.m. traditional service and 11 a.m. contemporary service. On Sunday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. there will be adult, youth and children’s classes. A summer salad potluck is set for Friday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at Gateway and everyone is welcome.
For over three years now, volunteers at Calvary Baptist Church have done projects for those in need, under a ministry called “Fix it for HIM.” Bill Hamilton retired from Farmers Insurance and then as a private investigator on insurance matters, he wanted a way to serve the community and serve the Lord. After his second retirement, he wanted a way to serve the community and serve the Lord. He made a pitch to his church for doing projects, and initially got 15 people lined up to help out. Today, he has 85 people on his e-mail list. Not all can directly help, he said, but they can pray, or help in other ways.
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