November 18, 1995 in Washington Voices

Opportunity Church Hosts Harvest Dinner

By The Spokesman-Review

Opportunity Presbyterian Church is providing folks with the chance to give thanks - and allowing them to give much-needed help to others as well.

The church hosts its annual Fall Harvest Dinner this afternoon at 4. The turkey dinner is free - visitors are asked to use their money for the collection. An offering will be taken to benefit Rob and Jill Schliebe, who were injured and lost their four small children in a recent North Side fire.

Jane Hussey, an elder at the church, says Opportunity’s pastor is a friend of Jill’s father, the Rev. Gary Foster. Foster is the pastor of St. Maries Community Presbyterian Church in Idaho.

The community is invited to the meal. “It’s for our congregation, friends of the congregation, and to anyone else who would like to come,” Hussey says.

If this year’s turnout is anything like 1994’s, there will be 200-250 people chowing down, socializing and listening to music. Western and bluegrass tunes will be provided by congregation members Pam Brownlee and Carla Carnegie.

The congregation also donated the turkeys, and the meal requires 9 or 10 of them. Salads and deserts are prepared in the church kitchen by volunteers.

The church is located at 202 N. Pines Road.

Concert tonight

Christian recording artist Rebecca St. James will appear at Grace Harvest Fellowship church tonight at 7.

St. James is only 18, but the Irishborn lass is already touring the United States promoting her debut album. Her style is best described as a contemporary pop sound.

Tickets for the local stop of her “Side by Side” tour are $6 in advance, $10 for gold seats and $5 each for groups of 10 or more purchasing advance tickets. They are available at all area Christian bookstores.

Tickets will also be available at the door for $8.

The show is sponsored by People for Christ Ministry. The performances happens in Grave Harvest’s auditorium at the corner of 24th Avenue and Sullivan Road.

Mission conference concludes

Valley Fourth Memorial Church’s annual missions conference, this year themed “Turn the Radio On,” concludes this weekend.

According to church member Roy Nyholm, the conference title refers to its emphasis on radio ministries.

Tonight, there is a family potluck dinner scheduled for 6. The conference’s final speaker is the Rev. Richard Steward of Trans World radio. Steward will speak at the 10:30 a.m. at 6 p.m. Sunday services.

Valley Fourth is located at 2303 S. Bowdish Road.

, DataTimes

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