Mansfield Community Church hosts Vacation Bible School

By Adrienne Douke Empire Press Correspondent The Mansfield Community Church hosted Vacation Bible School July 24-27. Traditionally, Vacation Bible School is a community outreach that local churches provide to introduce children to Christianity. This year’s program was a co-effort of the Mansfield church and the Living Faith Community Church from Philomath, Ore. Approximately 30 children in...
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Celebration Lutheran plans Vacation Bible School for Aug. 7-10

EAST WENATCHEE — Celebration Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School will be held from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7-10 at the church, 801 8th St. N.E. The theme for the four-day Bible school is “Reformation: Changed by Grace.” It will weave together key elements with relevant Bible stories through music, storytelling, service and games. Children ages 3 years through fifth grade are welcome. Young...
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Free clothing giveaway Aug. 5

EAST WENATCHEE — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its annual clothing exchange from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the church’s Stake Center, 667 10th St. N.E., East Wenatchee. The clothing giveaway is open to the public and items for all ages and sizes will be offered at no cost. For more information or to make donations, contact Maria Barnes at 670-6997, Shannon...
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WSU Extension classes offered

WENATCHEE — Washington State University Extension will hold a series of food preservation classes in August and September. The classes are for people who are just learning how to preserve food and for veteran food preservers who need a refresher course to be sure the foods they are preserving are done safely, said Margaret A. Viebrock, WSU Extension educator and class instructor. The class...
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Rev. Kerr named 2017 Champion of Catholic Education Special Honoree

NCW — The Central Washington Catholic Foundation has announced that Rev. Seamus Kerr was selected as the 2017 Champion of Catholic Education Special Honoree. Kerr has served as a priest for 57 years, ordained to serve the Diocese of Yakima in 1960. He currently resides at East Wenatchee’s Holy Apostles Church and has also been assigned to St. Joseph of Waterville, St. Mary of Mansfield and...
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FSIS provides PRO grilling tips for summer barbecues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Summertime is a season that brings together loved ones and lots of food. This summer, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is providing tips on how to “Grill Like a PRO” during your outdoor festivities. Keeping your family and loved ones safe from foodborne illness this summer can mean doing something as simple as using a food thermometer when grilling meat,...
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Youth attend Young Life camp

Six adult leaders from the area took a group of 12 youth from Chelan High School to a week of Young Life camp at Washington Family Ranch in Oregon June 17-23. 
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Pictorial Past | Students gather for Vacation Bible School in 1923

Vacation Bible School has been around a long time and this photo shows the participants from one school that took place in Waterville in July of 1923. Karen Larsen wrote about that year’s Vacation Bible School program in her history column published in the July 18, 2013 issue of Empire Press. According to Larsen, the school may have lasted about three weeks. There were 129 students...
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Good turnout for Waterville VBS

United Lutheran Church was a busy place on the morning of June 26 as over 50 children and quite a few volunteers gathered for the first day of the week-long Vacation Bible School.
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Study group to discuss Buddhist wisdom teaching

EAST WENATCHEE —The HUMUH Buddhist Center will hold a spiritual study group at 4 p.m. July 2 in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway. The group will discuss the wisdom teaching “The Logic of Clear Communication.” A period of meditation will be offered beginning at 3:40 p.m. The study group is free and open to the public. Donations will be...
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