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House of Mercy aims to be a house of hope

When Cesar Lopez started his ministry in Sunnyside 10 years ago he believed God had a vision for something greater beyond the walls of a church building.

The sweetest fruits: peace

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13: 11

Dream big

“I have a dream.”

S’side church plans chocolate, red wine event

Red wine, chocolate and appetizers are on tap Sunday, Jan. 25, at Our Saviour’s Evangelical Church in Sunnyside.

Gospel fest returns Sunday

MABTON – A monthly tradition in the Lower Valley for more than 15 years, the first Gospel music jamboree of 2015 is this Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m.

Spontaneity or prior planning…I’ll take the latter

[Jesus said:] “Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

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Christian club speaker found relationship with Christ at Bible study

PROSSER – Although she grew up in a loving home, where she learned respect and was a regular in church, this past Tuesday’s guest speaker at the Christian Women’s Connection meeting in Prosser did not know what it was like to connect with her faith.

Growing in Christ’s love

I recently read an analysis of the gender of Santa, obviously written by a chauvinist woman. She doesn’t believe Santa is a male because even with reindeer, he’d inevitably get lost up there in the snow and clouds and then refuse to stop and ask for directions.

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Humanitarian opportunity may open door to more mission trips overseas

A recent opportunity to provide free dental care to Latter-day Saint missionaries preparing for their two-year mission has led Sunnyside dentist Dr. Justin Heiden to consider making more such trips to third world countries.

Feeling the uplift of Christmas every day

Most people look forward to Christmas.

The sweetest fruits: joy

I always look forward to Christmas Eve worship. At the end, we light candles and sing “Silent Night,” then we turn the lights back up and sing “Joy to the World” loud and strong.

Christmas Eve services

Christmas Eve candlelight services will be conducted at Bethany Community (Presbyterian) Church in Grandview on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m.

A Christmas prayer

There is a curious phrase we use in Hospice: Actively Dying. It sounds counter-intuitive. Isn’t dying passive, the waning of life force, the giving back of the breath God gave us at birth?

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World renowned soprano, Marcia Whitehead, performs this past Saturday at Sunnyside’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Mary’s Christmas song

I would like to share some insights using the SOAP method of Bible study and journaling. I learned this tool from the writings of pastor and author Wayne Cordeiro and his Life Journal method of devotions. Here is a short explanation of SOAP.