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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.

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.