Methodist prayer box open to public for requests, praises

Passersby may have noticed a little elevated box on the steps of the United Methodist Church in Grangeville (on the corner across from Asker’s and the Idaho County Courthouse). The little gem was the idea of parishioner Rose Mangini, who had seen something like it on social media. “We commissioned Norm Rice, who completed the work in gorgeous fashion,” said Pastor Ryan Campbell of the wooden prayer box.

July 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Faith - Briefs - July 11, 2018

Gather for prayer with brothers and sisters in Christ at the Soltman Center (across Main Street from the hospital) in Grangeville from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14.

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Pastor's View: Remember: assumptions are not reality

We think. We think a lot. At times we assume our thoughts are accurate and reflect reality without thinking a little deeper and without having some conversations. At times we act on other people’s initial thoughts without checking it out and discovering the other details.

July 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Church sets yard sale for July 6, 7

Valley View Nazarene church will be hosting a two-day yard sale, Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Hwy 12, Milepost 69.5). All proceeds will be invested in Nazarene Missions International (NMI). NMI has a large variety of compassionate ministries around the globe, including disaster relief, water purification, medical brigades, refugee assistance, schools, etc.

June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Summit Academy officially joins Boise diocese

Bishop Peter Christensen celebrated Mass at Summit Academy Wednesday, May 16, to mark the school’s formal entrance to the Diocese of Boise. After Mass in the school gymnasium, attendees went on a short tour of the school where they received information on the history and the future of both education and the facility at Summit Academy. A lunch reception followed. Bishop Peter sent the following announcement to parishes in the deanery to be read at weekend Masses.

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Faith - Briefs - June 6, 2018

June 11-15 are the dates for Emmanuel Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school. Grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune up your horn. Join in for a week of preparing for life’s big game at Game On! Kids will begin each day at the pep rally, then gather at the field house where they will be equipped to dig deep into God’s Word.

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

SPPS Donation

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School was given $5,000 Tuesday, May 22. Dolores Kaschmitter (right) stopped by to give the school a check from the Camas Prairie Charitable Foundation for Catholic Education. The foundation is comprised of parents, grandparents, family members and friends who have benefited from their previous education in Catholic schools. “We are very grateful for their continued support of prayers and treasure as we continue provide an excellent Catholic education to children of Camas Prairie and Grangeville,” said principal Leslie McDaniel.

May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Trinity Lutheran gets new windows

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5. Trinity Lutheran Church has brought more light into its worship, thanks to a building window replacement project that started last week. According to church trustee Paul Turpin, 19 specially built double-pane windows are being installed to replace existing single-pane versions, many of which were installed when the facility was built in the 1930s.

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Hoecherls let their lights shine at ALACCA Bible Camp

Timing is everything. Just ask Mike Hoecherl. Mike and his wife, Timmie, are the new executive and operations director, respectively, at ALACCA Bible Camp in Harpster. The couple was living their lives to the fullest in Racine, Wisc. He was a youth pastor, she had a thriving photography business, and they both worked/volunteered in side ministries with Youth for Christ. Mike coached year-round as well. “One day at our house during a cookout, one of our graduated youth group members was asking what my ideal ministry job would look like,” Mike recalled.

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

The importance of perspective

Every day headlines are filled with awful news about bloody wars, mass shootings, tension over nuclear arms, refugee crisis, ethnic cleansing, and natural disasters. Recently, an issue of Time Magazine put a spotlight on the fact that headlines don't tell the whole story. Despite all the terrible news, by many important measures, the world is actually getting better! This is not trying to see things optimistically, it's backed up by data. For instance, the number of children who die before their fifth birthday has been cut in half since 1990.

April 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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