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Teen birth rate, abortions down

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Blame reality TV. Blame films about sexually active youths. Blame, as always, the Internet.

To the Housetops | A parable and teaching on the nature of being made holy

At a battlefield hospital very close to the front a naive infantryman is ordered to fill in as a surgical attendant. His job is to sterilize and supply surgical implements to the operating surgeons. He is hurried through the sterilizing method — the sink and soap and the autoclave (the oven) — and thrown to it.

A Life with God | Harvest is a joyful season

If this were a movie, a joyful song and dance would be added. Harvesting is a happy time. Hard work from daybreak as farmers share a thrashing machine and wives join the work. But grain safely stored in a silo is like mass evangelism’s responders in God’s care.
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Historic Holy Ark doors find a new home

CHICAGO — Standing sentry in a quiet corner of Sukkat Shalom synagogue in north suburban Wilmette, the cherubim on a pair of historic and artistically significant Holy Ark doors have found a new home.

Top LDS women’s leader to visit Wenatchee area

Linda K. Burton, the general president of the women’s Relief Society organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), will speak in East Wenatchee next Saturday evening.

Stuff the Bus food drive Saturday

CASHMERE — Cashmere United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Stuff the Bus food drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 213 S. Division St.
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Three Hierarchs church gathers for new property blessing

A gorgeous, sunlit afternoon on Sunday was the setting for what would be a momentous occasion in the life of the congregation of Three Hierarchs Orthodox Christian Church. The small, vibrant, and growing church community in Wenatchee gathered at our newly acquired property at 1915 N. Western Ave., across from the Wenatchee Cemetery, for a blessing service.

HÜMÜH Buddhist Center hosts Spiritual Study Group

EAST WENATCHEE — The HÜMÜH Buddhist Center will host a Satsang spiritual study group at 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.
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Response split on participation trophies

Most Americans — 57 percent of us — believe only kids who win at their chosen sport should receive trophies, says a new Reason-Rupe poll.

Survey says today’s kids have short leashes

Most kids growing up today have significantly less freedom than their parents did during childhood, according to a new Slate.com survey that asked 6,000 parents what sorts of activities they allow.

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.