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Grangeville Life Chain event set for Oct. 1

Angela Riener, Abundant Life Ministries and Grangeville Life Chain coordinator, is organizing the 2017 Grangeville Life Chain, part of National Life Chain Sunday, set for Oct. 1. This is the area’s eighth annual event.

Community breakfast set for Sept. 27 at St. Catherine’s

The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are held every month on the last Wednesday of each month. St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is located at 7th and Idaho streets in Kamiah. The breakfast this month will be biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice, friendly faces and conversation.

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship set for Sept. 23

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship is set for this Saturday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m., in the Porter’s fellowship barn at 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville. Chicken and noodles will be served for the potluck. Bring a favorite side dish and bring a friend. For details call 208-983-0112.

Kamiah rummage sale to benefit Wykle, Nazarene missions

There will be a fund-raiser rummage sale this weekend at the Valley View Church of the Nazarene in Kamiah, milepost 69.5, U.S. Highway 12.

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Boeckels begin ministry at Nazarene church

After more than a year with interim pastor Bob Hislar and his wife, DeAnne, the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene has a new full-time minister. Ben and Lynsey Boeckel and their 8-month-old son, Peter, joined the congregation this summer.

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Cottonwood sister retires from Jerome ministry

Her cancer may be in remission, but she still faces a long road to recovery from radiation and chemo. Sister Barbara Jean Glodowski is taking the next leg of that journey at the motherhouse in Cottonwood. She has moved home from Jerome, Idaho, where she recently retired from St. Luke’s Health System as director of mission and spiritual care.

Faith Briefs: Sept. 6, 2017

Sarah Wasem will share at the Encouragers Thursday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m., luncheon at Oscar’s Restaurant.

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Gonzaga Choir to perform at Monastery: Concert set for Sunday

The Gonzaga University Concert Choir, conducted by Timothy Westerhaus, will perform at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday, Sept. 10, 1:30 p.m.

Bible Club set to begin Sept. 11

Bible Club at Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle will begin Monday, Sept. 11, at the church at 613 N. State Street, 3:30 p.m., and run through 5 p.m. This is for kids ages 4 years through sixth grade. There will be Bible stories, activities, songs and snacks. Kids can ride bus No. 6 from school. Call Joyce Wikoff at 208-983-1047 for details.

Patriotic concert is Aug. 11 in Elk City

A patriotic concert will be held in Elk City on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Elk City School, starting at 7 p.m. Sponsored by local businesses, the event is free to the public.

‘Chieftain’ play to be performed Aug. 11-13

My Cheiftain Faðir said to me: ‘My son, you must be strong. The world is yours; where’re you are, it’s there that you belong.’” With this verse, young Bjorn assumes his destiny as chieftain of his village after the tragic death of his father. Bjorn is the best of Vikings, but he realizes that there is so much more to be had than the life that he was given. His questions begin with a priest, then with long relationships broken, then with a battle not only for his life, his village, and everything he holds dear, but also for his soul and the souls of all under his rule.

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Raspberry Festival Fun

The Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood held its annual Raspberry Festival fund-raiser Sunday, Aug. 5, with visitors from all over the Camas Prairie and beyond. The day consisted of a variety of food-centered events as well as a fun run, art show, petting zoo, balloon clown, car show, entertainment and historical displays.

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Campbell takes on United Methodist pastorate

The love and care of good neighbors years ago led the way for Ryan Campbell to be where he is today. “Really, in so many ways, when I look back I see the hand of God,” he said. Campbell is the new minister at Grangeville’s United Methodist Church. He replaces Barbara Essen, who retired last month. Campbell and his wife, Denise, arrived in Grangeville June 1. Born and raised in rural Indiana, Campbell said he had at least two memorable early experiences with Christianity and grace.

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Faith Briefs: Aug. 2, 2017

STITES -- Canada’s Double Portion returns for a repeat concert at the Gospel Lighthouse in Stites, Thursday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m. Voted “Live Band of the Year” GMA Canada, the gospel group is one not to miss. The Gospel Lighthouse is located at 406 Main Street in Stites. Check out Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Canadas-Double-Portion-170284239982/

Pastor's View: Do you need to recover from winter?

The first few days of winter may sneak up on us. The first frost. The first snowfall. The living foliage goes dormant. Signs of life ebb away! If you have been through winter a few times you come to accept these chilly changes. You expect them to be short-lived. You expect warmer days to come. You expect renewal. You look forward to new sprouts, new blooms and new life.

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