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Latino Ministry to host community festival

EAST WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Lutheran Latino Ministry (WVLLM) will sponsor a community festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Celebration Lutheran Church, 801 8th St. N.E.

Trinity United Methodist offering new Bible study

EAST WENATCHEE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 850 N. James Ave., is starting a new Bible study on “Intercessory Prayer.” The first sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Sessions will continue through the fall.

WFMC to sponsor grief workshop

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Free Methodist Church (WFMC) will sponsor an eight-week Life During Grief workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 1.

Tell us about your upcoming Halloween or harvest gatherings

Is your group planning Halloween-related events or harvest-themed alternatives? If so, let us know so we can include it in our annual roundup of Halloween events. Noon Oct. 13 is the deadline to e-mail Anna Lopez at lopez@wenatcheeworld.com with the event information including what, when, where, who the event is for and a name and phone number for readers to call for more information. Events must be open to the general public. Questions? Call Lopez at 661-6372.
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St. Paul’s secretary to retire after 31 years

When Kathy Hussong began her career at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wenatchee, her younger daughter, Michelle, was only 3. Now, as she prepares for her retirement next week, she has worked with four pastors and two interim pastors, both of her daughters have since married, and her youngest grandchild, Liam, just turned 3.
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Kennel at homeless facility keeps pets, families together

AKRON, Ohio — When people tried to pet her, the cat snuggled closer to owner Susan McIntosh. The cat is the first pet to be housed at the new home of Family Promise, a 10-year-old nonprofit organization that provides services to homeless families. Recently, it opened a kennel so that the families could keep their pets with them.

Satsang spiritual study group to meet Sept. 14

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Buddhist Center will hold a Satsang spiritual study group at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.
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Parents push for inclusive playgrounds

Four-year-old Lucas Dean has to have three things when he goes to the playground: long pants, Mickey Mouse gardening gloves and lots of energy. He needs them to crawl through the rough wood chips to reach the slides, stairs and swings.

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.