On Thursday, Dec. 8 — Feast of the Immaculate Conception — Karen Martin will make her first monastic profession at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, leaving the novice phase of formation to become a sister of the Benedictine community in Cottonwood. She will make her profession at 1:30 p.m.
Organizers for the first Sister Mary’s Children, Inc, 501(c)3 Non-Profit’s Fund-raiser, held Nov. 5, state it was “an astounding success!” “You contributed $20,000 to benefit the lives of some extra special children!” stated a news release. “It far exceeded our wildest dreams.
Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street, will be host to its annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, at the church. Children and their families are invited to come for breakfast, a story and photos with Santa Claus.
Debi Capito-Young will be at The Life Center on Sunday, Nov. 20, to minister with a book signing to follow the morning service at 10:10 a.m.
It may seem a little too early for Christmas for some, but Syringa Hospice volunteers have been busy making ornaments for several weeks now.
President of the humanitarian organization Life Raft International, Chris Woodruff, will speak at Grangeville’s E-Free Church this Sunday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m. Life Raft partners with churches in Bangkok, Thailand, enabling individuals within the congregations to minister to a specific refugee family or individual. For every refugee the group helps, there is someone who knows them, and is walking alongside them in Bangkok. “We currently have around 60 volunteers, and are ministering to almost 400 refugees,” Woodruff said.
Jennifer Griffis, parent advocate with the children’s mental health program of Idaho, will share at Encouragers Thursday, Nov. 3, at 11:30 a.m., at Oscar’s restaurant.
Faith Lutheran church at 605 Idaho St. in Kamiah has worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m., followed by fellowship time with refreshments. All Saints Day will be honored Sunday, Nov. 6, and will be beginning Advent on Sunday, Nov. 27. Bible studies continue on Thursdays with men meeting at 7 a.m., at the bakery and women at the church at 10 a.m. Contact Pastor Gail Hart at 790-4515.
I have a confession to make. I used to be a crook! No, I didn’t rob banks or steal from the poor, but I still was a thief. It happened in my childhood. Two of my neighborhood friends and I figured out that a vending machine that required 50 cents to dispense candy bars also worked with 2 cent coins. We nearly emptied the machine in a few minutes. By doing so I did not only become guilty of theft, a crime, I also brought a lot of shame on my family and myself. My family was known in the community; my grandfather was a pastor. Although I was still young, I clearly felt the burden of what I had done to my family and how I had dishonored God.
There’s a new face at Sts. Peter and Paul School (SPPS), but she’s definitely not a new face in Catholic education. SPPS welcomed Leslie McDaniel, 72, as its new principal this year. She is also teaching seventh and eighth grade social studies and science.
Sixteen Benedictine oblates and directors from four communities gathered at Spirit Center Aug. 26-28 for the fifth biannual gathering of the Northwest Region of the North American Association of Benedictine Oblate Directors (NAABOD). This was the first time the event took place at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
The Gospel Lighthouse on Stite’s Main Street was host to the Parks Family Singers from Branson, Mo. The six-member family band presented a free concert at the church Sunday, Sept. 25, with more than 60 attendees.
The Encouragers will be hosts to Dick and Dee Lasse at the regular meeting this Thursday, Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m., at Oscar’s Restaurant. The Lasses have spent 40-plus years in ministry with the African Inland Mission in Africa and France.
There are individuals, high schools, colleges and professional sports teams who habitually win. They have learned how to win in various situations and conditions. They have learned how to take their talent and knowledge and make it produce winning results. Others seem to win occasionally but haven’t been able to reproduce the winning mojo habitually. Those are the kinds of sports teams I have been on.
Graf gives Christian message of repentance, forgiveness