Moms In Touch urges churches to pray for schools

WALLA WALLA - Moms In Touch International, a local, national and international prayer ministry, will celebrate "Bless Our Schools Sunday" on Sept. 19 by asking Christian pastors and congregations to recognize, honor, bless and pray for educators, students and schools. Information:

First Presbyterian begins fall classes for women this week

WALLA WALLA - First Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla, 325 S. First Ave., will begin fall classes for women. From1-3 p.m. Monday, "Wising Up-Lessons from Proverbs" by Beth Moore, will be led by Sonya Peick, free. At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, "Jesus the One and Only," begins; $18 covers the book. Nursery available for preschoolers. The Wednesday class at 6:30 p.m. will use Kay Arthur's book, "That I May Know Him." Valerie Caldwell leads. Cost is $5. Call 525-1093.

Grace United Methodist hosts monthly grief support group

WALLA WALLA - Grace United Methodist Church, 1520 Pleasant St., hosts a monthly grief support group the second Tuesday. At 5-6:30 p.m., Grief Support: Helping One Another Through Loss, will be the Fellowship Hall. A light meal is served. Call 525-6702.

St. Patrick Parish to being adult initiation classes

WALLA WALLA - St. Patrick Parish, 408 W. Poplar St. begins classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the John of the Cross room. Call 525-1602.

Operation Christmas Child kicks off at Trinity Baptist

WALLA WALLA - The 2010 Operation Christmas Child Collection will kick off at 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, with at Trinity Baptist Church, 595 Abbott Road. Collection week is Nov. 15-22. The kickoff is for representatives of clubs, groups or churches. . Call 529-7178 or e-mail

St. Patrick Church to host Mass in Latin Sept. 19

WALLA WALLA - Extraordinary Form of the Latin Masswill be 5 p.m. Sept. 19, at St. Patrick Church, 425 W. Alder St., Walla Walla. Call 522-1029.

Cowboy Christian concert, fair to help fund Haiti relief

MILTON-FREEWATER - A "Cowboy Christian Concert and Family Fun Fair," sponsored by Second Hope Ministries International, will be from noon-5 p.m. Sept. 19, at the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth Ave., with food, games, booths, a silent auction and a concert with Burl Craven, Jerry and Annie Dare and Sherry Wiedemann, at 2 p.m. Donations go to Haiti relief. Call 200-6096.

St. Patrick Catholic Church

to host parish mission

WALLA WALLA - St. Patrick Catholic Church, 415 W. Alder St., hosts a parish mission Sept. 20-23 with the Rev. Antoninus Wall, O.P. a Dominican priest on "Experiencing God's Love in Suffering." He will speak Sept. 18-19 and Sept. 20-23, at 7 p.m. in Blanchett Hall. Call 509-529-5141.

Weight-loss program to begin at Village Church Tuesday evening

COLLEGE PLACE - Best Weigh, a 10-week weight loss program, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Village Seventh-day Adventist Church, 715 S.E. 12th St.

Each class is one hour long. The fee is $15. To register, call Mary Lou Tillay, 509-529-2357.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church to offer Bethel Bible Study series

WALLA WALLA - Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 628 Lincoln St., will host the Bethel Bible Study series Sunday evenings, beginning Oct. 10 and ending April 17.

Deadline to register is Wednesday.

This overview of the whole Bible is open to the public. There is a $50 charge for workbooks. Call 509-525-6872.

First Congregational offers alternative spiritual study group

WALLA WALLA - A six-week alternative spiritual study group will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational Church, 73 S. Palouse St.

The study is based on Dr. Michael Beckwith's book "Spiritual Liberation" and will be supplemented by the works of Eckart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Lousie Hay and other contemporary spiritual teachers.

Racquel Ralph, an ordained minister and licensed Unity teacher will facilitate, beginning Sept. 23.

The cost is $60 and early registration is suggested. If the class fills, a second group will be created. For information or to register, call 301-9041.

Items for the church bulletin are due by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Send via e-mail to, fax 525-1232, or call 509-526-8307.


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