Are you ready for the new year?

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Rev. Pat Beeman’s Christmas sermon: “Are you ready for Christmas?”

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Blue Christmas service

The service at Sunnyside’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 327 E. Edison Ave., invited those who experienced loss during the past year to light a floating candle.

Fake news versus the facts

With the growing influence of social media and its instant update features, #Fake News has become a growing concern.

Oregon speaker tells of loss, faith

It’s the kind of nightmare call no parent wants to receive.

United to help feed the hungry

Since 1928, the Sunnyside Ministerial Association has sponsored a food bank in Sunnyside.

Church plans pool night

The First Baptist Church plans a family pool night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bartley home, 206 E. Woodin Road.

Church plans barbecue

Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will have its annual summer barbecue Sunday right after the 10 a.m. worship service.

Episcopal meeting set

Following Holy Trinity Episcopal Church’s Sunday worship service, the vestry committee will meet in the memorial hall, 327 E. Edison Ave.

Pianist in concert

Pianist John Nilsen will provide “The Word in Music” at 10 a.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church, 906 E. Edison Ave.

Local churches plan July Bible classes

Three churches are pooling their resources to host a three-day vacation Bible school next week.

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Stop paddling

Larry, my summer intern that year, talked me into a whitewater rafting trip to launch the summer for our students.

The Ascension of Jesus leaves us all with a mission

Terry Fox was an 18-year-old student when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in March 1977.

God bless our graduates

It is June, my friends, and you and I both know what that means.

God wants us to be happy

What is the longest word in the English language? Smiles. There’s a “mile between the first and last letters.

The abundance temptation

I would like to share some insights using the S.O.A.P. method of Bible study and journaling.