Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., invites everyone to one combined worship service Sunday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a picnic at noon. Outdoor activities such as lawn games, softball and volleyball have been planned, or you can just visit with your neighbors.
Utensils, condiments, coffee, and ice cream with toppings will be provided. Bring something to put on the grill and maybe some chips or veggies.
•On Friday the African Children’s Choir will perform a free concert at CUMC at 7 p.m.
The choir is a group of 26 children, ages 5-12, selected mostly from the neediest in Africa. Audiences worldwide have heard their variety of songs accompanied by drums and ethnic instrumentation. They perform familiar children’s songs, gospel melodies and lively spirituals and have appeared on “Good Morning America” and the “Oprah” show.
No tickets are required for the show.
Rummage sale at First Baptist
The First Baptist Church at 424 Wallace Ave. will hold a churchwide rummage sale in the church parking lot next Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Many items will be available, including furniture and bikes. The profits from the sale will go to the continuing project of revitalizing the church.
• Pre-registration is available Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. for Lava Lava Island. This program for kids from kindergarten to fifth grade will be held Aug. 2-6 from 6 to 9 p.m. each day. The program will provide fun, memorable Bible-learning activities. Each day will include singing; playing teamwork-building games; tropical treats; crafts; projects; and more.
The mission project will be to help the children of Haiti. There will be an offering each day.
Diakomia (from the Greek word for servant), an interfaith community group, will meet Wednesday, at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. The meetings are open to the public. Currently it is trying to organize events related to peace. Lutheran Peace Fellowship is working on organizing a worship service focusing on prayer and peace.
The Diakomia mission statement is “holding together the heart of the community in service. Diakomia is an inclusive fellowship of local religious congregations gathered to witness the reconciling word of God, to reach out to human needs for justice and peace, and to care for the suffering in our midst.”
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