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October 19, 2013

Religion briefs

BRISTOL

Faith sharing, trunk-or-treat events coming up

The public is invited to join St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church for an evening of faith sharing on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

People will talk about their personal faith story as a way to help themselves and others to recognize how God has worked in their lives.

A meal will be provided. For more information, call Laura Barnett at 574-534-0015.

Also, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 the church will host a trunk-or-treat event.

Cars and trunks will be decorated and treats will be given to children.

To participate, contact Ken Story at 596-8707.

 

MISHAWAKA

Trunk or Treat Oct. 27 at Willow Creek United

Everyone is invited to Trunk or Treat Oct. 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Willow Creek United Methodist Church. The event will take place in the parking lot of the church, located at 14010 E. Jefferson Hwy. in Mishawaka. For details, call 255-7500.

 

GOSHEN

Relief sale raises more than $450,000

On Sept. 27 and 28, the 46th annual Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale raised more than $450,000 for the Mennonite Central Committee.

Mennonite Central Committee is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, which shares God’s love and compassion for all by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. The proceeds number is before expenses and was approximately $60,000 more than last year.

Hand-stitched quilts and comforters are always a highlight for the sale. This year the top-selling quilt was sold for $10,500 and the overall proceeds were higher than they’ve been for several years, officials said. There were approximately 250 quilts and comforters sold on that Saturday.

Leading up to the sale children at church are encouraged to collect coins for Penny Power, though adults also get involved. This money is used specifically by MCC to fund water projects around the world where clean water is not readily available. This year was a record year for Penny Power as $105,000 was raised.

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