Musicians invited to perform at Gospel Jamboree

TWIN FALLS — The Twin Falls Community Church of the Brethren invites everyone to a Gospel Music Jamboree from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at 461 Filer Ave. W. There will be music and free hot dogs, chips and drinks. If you would like to perform or have a group that would like to perform, please join us. Be sure and bring your lawn chair. For more information, call Rena Holderreed at 208-543-9203 or 208-420-0971.

National Back to Church Sunday

BURLEY — National Back to Church Sunday is being held at 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 2100 Burton Ave. in Burley. This year’s theme is “A Place to Belong,” which encourages people to seek out their local church as a place for fellowship, community, sanctuary and respite. There will be a special coffee/fellowship time after the service. All are welcome.

Ascension Reads meets Thursday

TWIN FALLS — Ascension Episcopal Church welcomes The Rev. Lea Colvill as guest celebrant for the service of Holy Communion at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Colvill is the new priest at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey and also part-time children’s librarian at the Hailey Public Library.

Childcare will be available from 8:45 a.m. until after the worship service. Following the worship service, Ascension Café, the adult discussion group, will continue a six-part discussion of The Lord’s Prayer. The Steamed Pudding Committee (“Pudding Heads”) will meet at 11 a.m. to plan the 2017 fundraiser.

Ascension Reads will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the church to discuss “Wishful Thinking – A Seekers ABC” by Frederick Buechner. This short book redefines words commonly used and too-familiar in church environments with humor and insight. All are welcome to join the discussion. For information call 208-733-1248.

Ascension Episcopal Church at 371 Eastland Drive N. is handicapped accessible. For more information, go to episcopaltwinfalls.org or call 208-733-1248.

Register for Voice Against Violence retreat

JEROME — The United Methodist Magic Valley Ministries 2017 Fall Retreat will feature Voice Against Violence. Topics covered in the retreat include domestic violence and the trauma it causes, services provided by Voices Against Violence and volunteer opportunities. Speakers will include Donna Graybill, executive director of Voices Against Violence, Katelyn Schwennen, counselor and Jessi Boyer, volunteer coordinator. The retreat is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Jerome United Methodist Church, 211 South Buchanan in Jerome. Cost will be $10 and lunch will be provided. To RSVP, please contact the Rev. Penny Hodges at 208-308-0609 by Sept. 14.

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