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Religion Notebook: Vacation programs planned for children

Thu., July 12, 2012

Churches throughout the area are gearing up for vacation Bible school this month.

Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave., will present “Fishin’ on a Mission With Jesus,” a free vacation Bible school, Monday through July 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Kids ages 3 through sixth grade are invited to listen to Bible stories, play games, sing songs, make crafts and have fun.

Dinner will be provided each night.

Information: (509) 448-7102.

Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd., will present “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid,” Monday through July 20 from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Activities include stories about Joseph and Mary, Bible lessons, crafts, games, snacks and a petting zoo.

Registration forms are available at the church. There is no cost.

Information: (509) 325-4541.

New Hope Christian Reformed Church, 3110 W. Francis Ave., will present “Sky: Everything is Possible With God,” Monday through July 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Kids in preschool through sixth grade are invited to learn Bible stories, enjoy music, crafts and games. Snacks will be provided and the children will decorate a T-shirt on Monday.

On July 20, the children will present a short program during the family barbecue, which begins at 6 p.m. The evening will include a bounce castle.

Information: (509) 325-4882.

Summer concert series

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road, will continue its seventh annual Outdoor Summer Concert Series on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

This week’s musical act will be the Emerson Band. Free ice cream will be served.

Attendees should bring blankets and chairs.

Information: (509) 465-0779.

Summer Senior Days

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will present Summer Senior Days Wednesday and Aug. 1 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event for people 55 and older will include lunch, social time, live music, outdoor games and tours of the center.

The cost to attend is $10 in advance.

Information: (509) 448-1224.

Spiritual retreat

St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St., will present “Santa Chiara: Your Sister in Faith with Sister Loretta Shaff” Sunday through July 20.

The five-day retreat will celebrate the 800th anniversary of the life of St. Clare of Assisi and will include daily presentations, a Eucharistic Liturgy, evening prayer and a pilgrimage to the Poor Clare Monastery.

The cost to attend is a suggested donation of $410, or $320 for commuters, which includes meals.

Information: (509) 483-6495.

Prosperity workshop planned

Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St., will present speaker Ester Nicholson Sunday during its 10 a.m. service and from noon to 3 p.m. for a prosperity workshop, “Make Room for a Miracle.”

The cost for the workshop is $35, though no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Nicholson is a recording artist, author, Agape-licensed spiritual therapist and motivational speaker.

Information: (509) 838-6518.

Yard sale

Green Bluff United Methodist Community Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road, will host a yard sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The church is looking for vendors for the sale. The rent is $15 without a table and $25 with a table.

Information: (509) 979-2607.

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