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Cornerstone expands, Hauger joins teaching staff

Longtime medical issues may have caused Kristin Hauger to resign her teaching post at Grangeville Elementary Middle School; however, she said it was the hand of God that made her make that final decision.

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Faith Briefs: July 5, 2017

Bonita Perreault of Cross-Over Ministry for Everyone will speak at the Encouragers meeting Thursday, July 6, during the no-host luncheon at Oscar’s Restaurant in Grangeville. Perreault describes herself as a follower of Christ, mother of six children, grandmother, friend, counselor, speaker, teacher and ordained minister, in desperate pursuit of God. She and husband, Matthew, have been married for 30 years. In 2011, with a computer, a garage, and a dream from God, they began a non-profit ministry to help those who cannot help themselves. In San Diego, they ran a food distribution center which supplied food to 60 needy families. In Grangeville, they opened a fund-raising store to help area residents needing help. They recently gave to a needy orphanage in Uganda.

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Middler day camp on tap for July

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will sponsor a Middlers Day Camp for kids ages 10 through 13.

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Summit Academy opens preschool and daycare

Summit Academy expanded its services as of Monday, May 1. The private school opened the doors of Christ the King Preschool and Daycare.

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Museum recreates ‘Sister Alfreda’s Attic’

Siamese twin piglets perfectly preserved from when they were stillborn on a local farm decades ago, a mounted golden eagle with wings outstretched, an antique trumpet. These types of artifacts comprised Sister Alfreda Elsensohn’s emerging collection that she began to display in 1931 in the old St. Gertrude’s Academy attic. So began the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. A replica of the attic has just been completed as part of a five-year exhibit remodel plan.

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Spring tea ‘delightful experience’

When 25 ladies gathered at Real Life Church in Grangeville for a spring tea, May 20, they were in for a delightful experience.

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Pastor Essen to retire; reception set for June 11

Pastor Barbara Essen is retiring as minister of the Grangeville United Methodist Church effective July 1. She has served in her present position for seven years. Some of her prior parishes were in: Pomeroy, Montesano, Leavenworth, and Lind, all in Washington state.

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Concert set for Nazarene church

The musical group The Craguns will minister in concert at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Friday, June 30, 7 p.m. The concert is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. A freewill offering will be taken.

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Faith Briefs: June 7, 2017

A prayer gathering for pastors and people interested in praying for the nation and community is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Soltman Center in Grangeville.

Vacation Bible school activities set at local churches

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street, will host its vacation Bible school Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8, 9 a.m. to noon each day. All children age 4 through those in fifth grade are welcome. For details call 983-0552 or 983-2426.

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Community Garden Work

A misty rain throughout Saturday morning, May 6, didn’t dampen efforts by volunteers preparing the Camas Prairie Food Bank community gardens. More than two dozen people from several areas churches weeded garden beds, transported in soil and tilled it into prepared boxes for summer planting. The grounds were also cleaned and new composting boxes built. The event was co-organized by Grangeville Real Life, and also the newly formed men’s ministry meeting at Centennial Evangelical Free Church.

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Walk For Life

Just more than 150 people came out Saturday, May 13, for Hope Center’s 10th Annual Walk for Life.

Walk for Life set for this Saturday, May 13

Hope Center will host its 10th annual Walk for Life Saturday, May 13. Those interested in the event should meet at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall on South B Street in Grangeville. A free breakfast will be served by the Knights of Columbus from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m.

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Concert to feature sonatas

Performers Giselle Hillyer (violin) and Roger McVey (piano) will present “A Spring Fiesta,” an afternoon of sonatas, Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m., in the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel. The concert is free.

National Day of Prayer: Local event is in Grangeville

Because of the faith of many of America’s founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history in American tradition.


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