Events Planned at Filer Church

FILER • The fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Ordinary Time will be acknowledged during worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23 at the Filer United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Fifth and Union streets. Rev. Bill Lineberry will be the guest preacher.Fellowship time will follow.

The United Methodist Magic Valley Ministries Leadership Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at the Filer United Methodist Church.

A garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the church. Volunteers are needed to help organize the sale.

Preparations will be begin Tuesday, June 25 and continue at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 26 through 28.

Items for the sale will be accepted at those times or before worship at the church Sunday, June 23. Sale information: Candy at 208-308-5630.

Church information: 208-326-3327.

Music Celebration Set for Sunday

TWIN FALLS • Music Celebration Sunday will be recognized during worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 23 at the First United Methodist Church, 360 Shoshone St. E. in Twin Falls.

The choir will sing “Seek Ye First” and the congregation will join in singing praises to God. Fellowship will follow at 11:15 a.m.

Information: 208-733-5872 or

Guest Pastor to Speak at Baptist Church

TWIN FALLS • Rev. Brooks Andrews will speak on “The Power of Story” for worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 23 at the First Baptist Church, 910 Shoshone St. E. in Twin Falls.

Andrews is the son of The Rev. Emery “Andy” Andrews, who served as the English pastor at the Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle from 1929 to 1955. In 1942, at the age of five, the Andrews family moved to Twin Falls, where the Andy Andrews continued his ministry during World War II to the Japanese incarcerated at the Minidoka Hunt Camp. Andrews is participating in the Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium at the College of Southern Idaho and in the annual Minidoka Pilgrimage at the camp. He currently serves as interim senior pastor at the Japanese Baptist Church.

Information: 208-733-2936.

Community Patriotic Program in Burley

BURLEY • The annual Community Patriotic Program will be presented at 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at the King Fine Arts auditorium in Burley.

Ages 14 and up from all churches in the Mini-Cassia area are encouraged to participate in the combined choir.

In preparation for the program, rehearsals will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the Burley LDS Stake Center, 2050 Normal Ave. in Burley.

The program adviser is Chad Jones of the Burley LDS West Stake and the chairman is Jeff Rasmussen.

For more information, call 208-678-2100 or 208-878-7731.

Revival Planned in Gooding

GOODING • Evangelist Steve Cody and his Cowboy Crew will set up their tent this week at First Southern Baptist Church in the 2200 block of California Street in Gooding.

Everyone is welcome to join in for an old-fashioned tent revival and enjoy preaching, singing and fellowship. Meetings are at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, through Thursday, June 27. Admission is free.

Information: 208-934-8556 or 208-733-1334.

Vacation Bible School in Jerome

JEROME • “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” is the theme for Vacation Bible School at the Jerome Bible Baptist Church, 132 Second Ave. E. in Jerome.

Activities for ages 4 through sixth grade will be held from 6:30 to 8:25 p.m. Monday, June 24, through Thursday, June 27. Admission is free.

Information: 208-324-2804.

Catholic Talk Show Host Will Visit Boise

BOISE • Teresa Tomeo will visit Boise Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 to take part in the annual Fortnight for Freedom gathering and participate in Salt and Light Catholic Radio’s summer banquet event.

The Friday banquet begins with a wine and cheese hour at 6 p.m. at the Barber Park Events Center in Boise. It will feature an Argentinian dinner, dancing and auctions benefiting Salt and Light Catholic Radio.

Tomeo’s keynote address will highlight “The Importance of Catholic Radio.” For tickets, call 208-344-4774 or send email to

The Saturday seminar, “A Fortnight for Freedom Event: Bringing America Back to Life,” begins at 9 a.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Boise, following an 8 a.m. open Mass. The public is invited. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper.

In 2000, Tomeo left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications LLC. Her weekday morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Mich.

She also is a columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor, and appears frequently on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network. She co-hosts the new EWTN television series, The Catholic View for Women, and is the field reporter for its annual March for Life coverage in Washington, D.C.

She has been featured on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox and Friends, MSNBC and the Dr. Laura Show, discussing issues of faith, media awareness and Catholic Church teaching, especially as it relates to the culture.

Tomeo has authored six books. She can be heard at noon weekdays on Catholic Connection on 1340 AM in the Magic Valley or online at www.saltandlightradio. com.

For more information on the June 28 fundraiser event or the June 29 seminar at St. Mark’s Parish, please email or visit the Salt & Light Catholic Radio’s website at

Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 28 through July 4. For information on Fortnight for Freedom and its scheduled events, visit

Send news of church events to Ellen Thomason at Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication in the Saturday Religion section.

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