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Religion Notebook: Vacation programs planned for children

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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