Church news in brief.
Young Life just started a club in The Dalles, and it is already proving popular, with 20 students attending the first few meetings on Mondays in a family home on Lewis Street.
The Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has called the Rev. Judy Zimmerman to serve as its first “settled” minister — meaning she’ll be the first to reside in the area.
A 10-foot aluminum cross stolen off Emanuel Baptist Church last fall was soon found – serving as a memorial at the site of a double-fatal crash by Wishram.
Events and programs.
ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter’s Square.
The Last Days of Jesus pageant begins its four-day run Thursday, April 17, at a new location, Calvary Baptist Church, where the Last Supper and Garden scene will be played.
With the message that their presence in family life matters deeply, a free daylong workshop aimed at fathers is set for Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.
Summit to Summit Men’s Ministry will host their annual Columbia Gorge Men’s Retreat starting Friday evening, April 4 and continuing through the weekend at Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch in southern Wasco County.
Church events in brief.
The folks at First United Methodist Church say they can see God’s handiwork in how quickly and smoothly their new program to feed homeless students on weekends has expanded.
Bethany Lutheran Church in The Dalles is opening a new elementary school in fall 2014. Called Columbia Lutheran School, it will be housed within the church itself, in rooms that will soon be remodeled into sizeable classrooms, said Pastor Jesse Jacobsen.
Church schedules from march 14.
What is gospel grit you might ask? It’s the very essence of the Bible, according to pastor and author Dr. Randy R. Butler, who recently released “Gospel Grit; What Jesus Showed Us and Told Us While Backpacking Through the Wilderness.”