COTTONWOOD — Batten down the hatches and prepare to be Submerged! Join us for a week of exploring below the surface. Kids will begin their exploration each day on what lies below the surface in the deep sea by creating crafts, playing fun games, enjoying tasty snacks, singing cool songs, and learning about missions. Kids will discover that Jesus saw people for who they were deep down, not who they appeared to be on the surface.

It’s Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel Baptist Church like you’ve never experienced before! Children age 4 through 6th grade are admitted free from June 13 through 17, 9 a.m. to noon, and teenagers can experience Submerged with Bible Study and special activities just for them (7th grade through 12th grade) from June 20-24, 6 to 8 p.m.

Call Pastor Dan Coburn for more information at 962-2407. Submerged will be an event to remember! Come join us for a preregistration block party on Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for bouncy house fun, hot dogs and light refreshments.

Vacation Bible School is coming to the Tri-Parish! It will be held the last week in June. More information will be forthcoming as plans are finalized. Call Alea Wassmuth to volunteer to help at 962-2372.

The Idaho Community Foundation’s Northern Region Competitive Grants Panel has selected 97 north Idaho nonprofit organizations to receive a total of more than $209,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Cottonwood received $1,025 to purchase a portable audio recorder, CD burner and children’s books for the Story Link project.

Keep the Haiti Team in your prayers as they left for their trip to Haiti on Sunday, June 5, and will return June 17!

On a Swing and a Prayer: KC Golf Tournament will be July 9 in Grangeville. Main Event co-sponsors are US Bank and Brown Stauss Steel. Spots available for Tee and Hole Sponsors, and they are taking reservations for team spots.

Deacon Mark Uhlenkott will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Boise June 9, 7 p.m. (MDT) at St. John’s Cathedral in Boise. His Mass of Thanksgiving will be 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s on Sunday, June 12. Mass this weekend in Greencreek will be at 8 a.m.

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