First Christian Church welcomes new pastor
MILTON-FREEWATER - The First Christian Church, 518 S. Main St., has a new family pastor, the Rev. Erik Van Volkinburg. He and his wife, Becca, have two children, Chloe, 5 and Noah, 2.
Van Volkinburg ministered to youth in Enterprise, Ore., for the last six years.
First Christian Church has plans to install an elevator, which will be operational by the first part of August.
Unity Church of Peace to hear talk on dream of uniting world
WALLA WALLA - Unity Church of Peace, 810 C. St., will present Rev. Joy Kachel speaking on "A Dream for One World - A Vision for a World United and At Peace Through Love and Harmony," at 10 a.m. today. A potluck will follow the service.
For information on church activities, call 509-520-1915.
Two WW churches serve free soup lunch two days a week
WALLA WALLA - Two area churches offer a free soup lunch two days each week: Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer United Methodist Church, 209 E. Birch St. 509-525-1870. Thursdays, 11:30 to 1 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St. 509-529-1083.
Walla Walla Healing Rooms to be open for prayer Tuesday
WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla Healing Rooms will be open for prayer at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Christian Center, 49 Wallula Ave., Suite A.
For details, call 509-876-1397 or go online to www.wallawallahealingrooms.com.
Grace United Methodist Church day camp this week
WALLA WALLA - "Finding God ... Everyday!" camp will begin Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, 1520 Pleasant St. Camper ages are 6-12. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No camp July 4. Camp is free. Lunches and snacks are provided. Call the Rev. Linda Weistaner at 509-525-6702 for details.
Eastgate Seventh-day Adventist's VBS is July23-27
WALLA WALLA - Amazing Wonders Aviation Vacation Bible School will be from 9-11:30 a.m. July 23-27 at Eastgate Seventh-day Adventist Church, 380 Tausick Way. Ages 4-11. There is no charge. Kids will leave the Worship Rally Hangar and travel through wonders God has created: Bible study at Victoria Falls, missions under the Northern Lights, crafts at the Great Barrier Reef, games and snacks at the Grand Canyon and special features at the Matterhorn.
On July 28 at 5:30 p.m. students and families will hold a family fun night. Go to eastgatesdachurch.org or call 509-529-9933.
Ingle Chapel's VBS is July 30-Aug 3: Operation Overboard
MILTON-FREEWATER - Ingle Chapel Church, 85372 Oregon Highway 339, will have Vacation Bible School from 9-11 a.m. July 30-Aug. 3. The theme ia "Operation Overboard." Open to children ages 5-11. Register online at inglechapel.com or by calling Gail Braun, 541-938-5079. For more information call 541-938-7002 or 541-938-5079.
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