Church Related Christmas and holiday events throughout the county
A variety of church-related Christmas and holiday events are going on throughout the county. A partial list is as follows:
For the second year in a row, Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude will offer an arts retreat that among other goals, works to create the community that supports the artistic journey.
Preparations for the Great Reveal had been in the making for a long time. The promise of the coming Savior appeared like a thread running through the Sacred Word.
A variety of church-related Christmas and holiday events are going on throughout the county. A partial list follows.
The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene hosted its 30th annual Community Thanksgiving dinner at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Sunday, Nov. 23, serving more than 200. Longtime organizers Doug Long and Joe Bednorz will step down and allow others in the church to coordinate the event starting in 2015. Pastor Mike Greenwood thanked the men – and many additional volunteers – for their years of service. Pictured here, church members serve the dinner.
On Oct. 16, to express their faithfulness to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, Summit Academy’s faculty and staff publicly signed the Oath of Fidelity.
Members of the Real Life Grangeville church conducted community service projects in town Saturday, Nov. 1, as part of their twice-yearly ServeFest event.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church is hosting an advent concert Wednesday, Dec. 3, at St. Mary’s Church at 7 p.m. The singing artist will be Jaime Thietten.
ALACCA Bible Camp in Harpster will again be the host site for an Operation Christmas Child packing party Saturday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. Donations for the boxes are currently being sought and may be dropped off at ALACCA or at the Grangeville business of Bob and Cristy Facey: Grangeville Auto Diesel Electric, 304 N. Hall Street.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 N. Mill Street, Grangeville, has a variety of upcoming events set.
Faith Lutheran Church in Kamiah invites the public to worship each Sunday with Pastor Phylis Strumy leading, at 11 a.m. This is followed by a social hour with refreshments.
‘God thought I was worthy’
Who knew that a lonely, abusive childhood would ever give credence to a young Christian as she visited half a world away? More than 20 women were in attendance at the monthly Encouragers meeting Sept. 25 when Yolanda Stout of Grangeville briefly told about her recent mission trip to Cambodia.
Camp Alacca will host a ladies retreat Oct. 3-5. Check-in is Friday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Camp ends Sunday, Oct. 5 after lunch. All ladies, daughters and girls older than 12 are invited. Call 983-1188.
Bible Club at Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle began Monday, Sept. 22, 3:30-5 p.m. for ages 4 through grade six.
Children ages 5-9 are invited to join activities at Hope Center, 111 N. College Street, the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon. This starts Oct. 4.