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..

Nazarene church sets month’s activities

The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene has a variety of activities including the following: •Family self-defense classes are held each Friday through May 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall. Free of charge, donations to the church accepted. For details contact Todd McGeorge at 208-702-2307.

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

Faith Briefs - April 11, 2018

Hope Center Walk For Life will be Saturday, May 12, in Grangeville. A fund-raiser for the Hope Centers in Grangeville and Kamiah, it starts at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall at 8:30 a.m. with a free breakfast, then registration begins at 9 a.m. Go to

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

Good Friday: Nail It To The Cross

As part of its Good Friday service, March 30, Real Life Grangeville invited congregation members to write down what they were giving up to Jesus and “nail” those to the cross.

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

Women’s retreat set for March 17

Centennial Evangelical Free Church, at 408 N. College, will be hosting a mini seminar for women on Saturday, March 17. This will be held in two sessions: 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 to noon. A light brunch will be served between the two sessions.

March 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cookbook available from Nazarene ladies

From Watergate Salad and Shipwreck Stew to Boiled Cake and Eggnog Ice Cream, “Recipes and Remembrances,” has it all. The 96-page Nazarene Ladies Cookbook was recently published and is on sale for $15. Included in the book are recipes from current Grangeville Church of the Nazarene members as well as those who have died.

March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Sister is keeper of archives, history

Benedictines are known for having hospitality toward the past and the stories that tell us who we are. Some historians have attributed the survival of Western culture through the Middle Ages to the Benedictine monasteries of Europe. Sister Miriam Mendez oversees the Monastery of St. Gertrude archives for similar reasons. “It’s our community’s history. If we don’t understand our history, how do we know where we are going?” she asked.

March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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