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Faith Briefs: Oct. 5, 2016

‘Marriage and Family – The Basics’ seminar Oct. 14 in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD — Couples are invited to a one-day seminar, “Marriage and Family – The Basics” to be held in Cottonwood on Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. No cost for the evening event, however, a freewill offering will be accepted.

Presenter is Chris Padgett, a speaker, musician and author who has traveled the country for more than a decade communicating Christ’s love and forgiveness. Padgett will explore the nine basic principles that will assist marriages. Using music, humor and message, he will convey the importance of who Jesus is, what he has done, and what he will do in the lives of his people.

Padgett will present additional seminars in Moscow on Oct. 15 (Sex and the Catholic Church; geared toward young adults) and Lewiston on Oct. 16 (marriage basics).

The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Tri-Parish, and the Youth Ministry Program.

For information or to request baby-sitting during the session, contact Julie Arnzen, 962-3464, or

Encouragers hosts Dee Lasse as speaker Thursday, Oct. 4

GRANGEVILLE – 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. They spent l5 years in the Congo, teaching at an international high school, several years on Muslim islands of the African coast planting an international church, as well as l5 years in France, preparing French people to serve in French-speaking Africa. The Lasses moved to Grangeville recently to be near their daughter, Rene’ Stevens, in their retirement. They continue to minister nationally and internationally in conferences, churches and missions organizations.

Dee’s message is entitled, “Five Seasons of Life and Lessons Learned Along the Way.”

All are welcome to this regular first Thursday no-hose luncheon at 101 E. Main.

Faith Lutheran changes Sunday service time

KAMIAH — Faith Lutheran Church at 601 Idaho St. in Kamiah has changed Sunday worship time to winter hours of 11 a.m., every Sunday followed by fellowship time.

Men’s Bible study meets on Thursdays at 7 a.m. at the bakery. Women have Bible study on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the church.

Faith Lutheran will offer its annual soup supper with bread and pie Saturday, Oct. 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to local food programs.

Contact: Pastor Gail Hart, 790-4515.

Kids clothing swap set for Oct. 23

GRANGEVILLE — A Kids Clothing Swap will be held at the Grangeville Seventh Day Adventist Church on U.S. Highway 95 Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 to 5 p.m.

Anyone who has clothing their children have outgrown is invited to bring it and see what items they can swap. Call 983-0184.

Nazarene church activities scheduled

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Church of the Nazarene (GCOTN) has several upcoming activities.

•This Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., a yard and bake sale will be held at the church to benefit Cornerstone Christian Learning Center. Anyone with items for the sale can contact Mary Bales.

•The church is collecting aluminum cans (non-smashed) to redeem for missions projects. Contact Myrna DeHaas.

•Men’s breakfast is held the first Saturday of each month at 7 a.m. Contact Cory Thesan.

•God’s Girls will meet Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, at the church. All women are welcome.

•Ladies Bible Study is each Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. Contact Carol McLean.

•Men’s Bible study is each Thursday at 4 p.m., at Crema Café. Contact Mike Murphy.

•Sunday services are 9 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday choir practice is 6:30 p.m. and prayer meeting is 7 p.m.

GCOTN is located at 515 West North 2nd Street. Contact interim Pastor Bob Hislar by phone at 983-0552; on the web at; or by e-mail at


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