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Prayer service for unborn babies

EAST WENATCHEE — An interdenominational prayer service honoring babies who have been aborted will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 in the memorial garden at Holy Apostles Church, 1315 N.E. 8th St.

Unusual jobs: Pastor’s work takes her beyond church walls

Pastor Liv Larson Andrews likes to walk through the West Central neighborhood. On Monday mornings, she crosses the street from Salem Lutheran Church on Broadway Avenue and meets a small group of parishioners at Indaba Coffee.

Course planned for returning Catholics

WENATCHEE — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wenatchee will be offering a six-session informal course starting in September called Catholics Returning Home.
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Churches put faith in social media

RALEIGH, N.C. — When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smartphones, tap the silver “Get Hope” app and open the sermon notes.

VBS coming to Loomis Community Church

LOOMIS — Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4-8 at the Loomis Community Church, 13 Palmer Ave. The theme for the free VBS is “Moses Called By God.”

Community of Christ to host Vacation Bible School

EAST WENATCHEE — The Community of Christ will hold a Vacation Bible School (VBS), “Jack and Jenn Lights! Camera! Action!” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1, at the church, 690 N. Baker Ave.
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65 years ago, Altoona, Penn., was Billy Graham’s crucible

ALTOONA, Penn. — In the fall of 1949, the Rev. Billy Graham led an eight-week series of revival meetings in Los Angeles, drawing multitudes and making converts of celebrities and commoners. He rocketed into the headlines and hasn’t left them since, even today at age 95 and in frail health.
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Toy products are a work of art for tiny travelers

School’s out and it’s time to get your travel on. That often means a seemingly never-ending chorus of “Are we there yet?” and “I’m bored!” from the tablet- and smartphone-demanding minions who’ve set up shop in the back seat. We’ve got some good news for you: there are actually creative and stimulating ways to keep your kids entertained that don’t involve a screen. Really. Expect plenty of push back, though, but if you stand your ground, they’ll eventually come around. We promise.
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Worshippers with disabilities search for acceptance

ORLANDO, Fla. — Lindsay Graham grew up in the same church attended by her parents and grandparents, and she expected the same would be true for her children. That changed when her son, J.D., was diagnosed with autism at age 2.
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Daniel Plan: Fit bodies mean fit souls

When Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., he’s got powerful company: God.