The Rev. Mark Rice, a chaplain with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department, has been hired as minister of music at Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish.
Rice, who served in a similar position at Northview Bible School in Spokane, will coordinate music for the church’s services.
He will also work with high school students at Valley Christian School and plans to begin a student orchestra. He will remain chaplain for the Sheriff’s Department.
New singles ministers
Garth and Cathy Gill have been appointed by the Rev. Bruce Miles of New Life Community Church in Hayden, Idaho, to direct the church’s singles ministry.
At 2 pm. today, the Gills will host a get-acquainted barbecue at their Post Falls home, 4328 Woodland Drive.
The couple, who belonged to the singles fellowship at the Cavalry Chapel in Costa Mesa, Calif., now serve on the board of Singles United Northwest.
On Sept. 30, the Gills will help stage “Celebration III” at the Spokane Ag Trade Center. The event will be an all-day conference for single adults from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
Providence Sisters honored
Two Spokane Sisters of Providence, Ann Ellen Bailey and Marion Larrowe, were honored for their 50 years of religious commitment at an Aug. 3 Mass celebrated by Bishop William S. Skylstad, head of the Spokane Catholic Diocese.
During the Mass, Bailey and Larrowe renewed their vows.
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