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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.

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.”