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Churches Hold Joint Outdoor Worship

The First Presbyterian Church, Episcopal Church of the Ascension and Our Savior Lutheran Church of Twin Falls will hold an outdoor worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday at Centennial Park.

A picnic will follow worship. The churches will provide chicken and drinks. Please bring your own table service and chairs. Bring a dish to share — last names beginning with A through G, a side dish; H through O, a salad; and P through Z, a dessert.

Everyone is invited.

Information: Episcopal Ascension, 733-1248; First Presbyterian, 733-7023; or Our Savior Lutheran Church, 733-3774.

Unitarian Universalists Welcome New Pastor

The Rev. Suzanne M. Marsh will lead her first service at the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone St. W. All are welcome.

The Magic Valley and Pocatello fellowships have pooled their resources to hire Marsh to serve both congregations.

Marsh comes to Idaho from Harrisburg, Pa., where she served a Unitarian Universalist church for two years. She also served as the Community Ministry Intern at the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of California and had a 23-year career as a certified public accountant. She graduated from the Pacific School of Religion with a master’s degree in divinity in 2007. She can be reached at

Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal faith. Read more about it at Information:

Speaker Discusses Jail Ministry

John Doherty will be the worship speaker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Church on a Mission. He will discuss his ministry to those incarcerated at the Twin Falls County Jail.

Church on a Mission meets at Heritage Assisted Living, 622 Filer Ave. W. in Twin Falls. Information: 733-8332.

Grace Alliance Church Offers Special Meetings

While many are the promises of God, it seems laying hold of those promises is a difficult and complex mystery. Yet God says he changes not and is no respecter of persons. What he has done for one, he’ll do for all. Yet the church has made it complicated or written it off as for yesterday. God promises a church that is powerful to bring hope to this troubled world. God wants to use you and you will be surprised when you find out who you are in him. There are answers to all our questions.

Grace Alliance Church, 214 Main in Filer, will hold special meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday to answer these questions. Information: 326-2424.

Valley Christian Holds Outdoor Revival

Valley Christian Church will hold an outdoor revival service at 11 a.m. Sunday on the northeast lawn at 1708 Heyburn Ave. E. in Twin Falls. Seating will be provided but also feel free to bring a blanket or your own lawn chair. All are welcome.

Information: 733-3222.

Methodist Church Honors College-bound Members

The First United Methodist Church, 360 Shoshone St. E. in Twin Falls, will hold a reception at 11:15 a.m. Sunday to honor Molly Breland, nursery attendant, and Emily Dixon, church organist, who are leaving to attend college.

Information: 733-5873 or

Baptists Offer Community Barbecue

The Paul Baptist Church, 25 N. Fourth E., will hold a free community barbecue at 1 p.m. Sunday to welcome its new pastor, Warren Rachele, and his wife, Jong Ok.

The event promises fun for the kids and some surprises, too.

Worship starts at 10:45 a.m.

Heyburn Church Serves Monthly Supper

The Heyburn Seventh-day Adventist Church will serve its monthly free supper at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The menu includes fresh corn-on-the-cob, salad and melon. There is no cost or obligation.

Everyone is invited. Information: Jerry at 670-8402 or Barbara at 650-0592.

Christian Apologist Speaks in Twin Falls

“The Errors of the Emergent Church” and “Universalism: Is Everyone Already Saved?” will be presentedby Christian apologist Eric Barger during meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Cain’s Outlet Warehouse building, 229 Second Ave. W. (half block from Donnelly Sports) in Twin Falls.

Admission is free; the public is welcome. Information: or call734-5754.

First Assembly of God Welcomes New Pastor

First Assembly of God in Twin Falls on Sunday will welcome the Rev. Paul B. West as Lead Pastor.

West graduated from Northwest University in 2000 and received his Certificate of Ordination in 2006 from the Oregon District of the Assemblies of God. During the morning service at 10:35 a.m., he will begin a series of messages on “It’s all about Love,” and the evening service at 6 p.m. will feature a series of sermons on “Turning Conflict into Cooperation.”

West and his wife, Holly, will begin the Home Builders marriage and family ministry at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 with a series of teachings on “Divorce Proofing your Marriage“. The public is invited to attend at 189 Locust St. N.

Gooding Church Hosts Dave Ramsey Course

The Desert Hills Community Church, 129 Sixth Ave. W. in Gooding, will offer Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” beginning Sept. 14. Class starts at 6 p.m.

Financial Peace University is a total money makeover program. It takes knowledge from God and turns it into real action in people’s lives through a step-by-step process taught by best-selling author and financial counselor Dave Ramsey. The 13-week life-changing program empowers and teaches people how to make the right money decisions to achieve their financial goals and God’s plan for their lives. The course includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, giving like never before and much more.

The course is for everyone, whether individual or married. Child care will be available.

Cost is $99. Registration deadline is Sept. 4. To register or for more information: 934-4543.


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