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Berean Bible Hosting African Children’s Choir

Berean Bible Church, 10910 E. Boone, will host a special performance by the African Children’s Choir next Sunday.

The 26-voice, Grammy-nominated choir is currently touring the United States to raise money to support needy children in Eastern Europe and Africa. All performances are free - money is raised through freewill donations given by the audience.

“They’ve been here before, and it was great,” said the Rev. Dennis Haney, pastor of Berean Bible Church. “They’ve been on many television shows, and have sung all over the world.”

The group of 5- to 12-year-old children was formed nearly 10 years ago. Initially, its purpose was getting the word out about the hardships Ugandan orphans endured under the reign of Idi Amin. Now, the group is working with the Friends in the West relief organization to raise money for children the world over.

Some of the organization’s current projects are providing food and medicine to children in war-torn areas like Rwanda, Bosnia and Croatia.

The group’s repertoire includes traditional African songs, as well as gospel and children’s tunes.

The performance is scheduled for 6 p.m. on May 21. For more information, call Berean Bible Church at 924-8832.

Mother’s Day events

Crossroads Baptist Church, 509 N. Sullivan Road, is having a mother and daughter luncheon from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the church. Tickets are $1. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a salad and a friend. Roxanne Harber, a teacher at Valley Christian School, will be a guest speaker. A spring fashion show from Treehouse Consignments will follow. For more information, call the church at 926-2154.

Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road, will have a ladies’ luncheon today at noon. “A Garden of Blessings” is the theme of the event. Women and girls of all ages are invited. Food is provided free of charge. For more information, call 926-3691.

Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Road, will have a ladies’ tea today at 1 p.m. “White Lace and Promises” is for married women of all ages and women currently planning weddings. All are asked to wear their wedding dresses and be part of a wedding dress fashion show. For more information, call the church at 924-4525.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road, will have a special presentation for mothers, entitled “Awesome God” during Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. service. The program will be performed by children from the church’s Sunday school classes.

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