Faith TO­DAY

Lethbridge Herald - - FAITH PETS -


The re­li­gious com­mu­nity’s bul­letin board of ac­tiv­i­ties ap­pears each Satur­day in The Her­ald.

• Au­tumn Magic: An Evening of Opera Scenes and Choral Works will take place Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. St. Au­gus­tine’s Church, 411 11 St. S. The con­cert will fea­ture the Uni­ver­sity of Leth­bridge Opera Work­shop un­der Blaine Hends­bee and the Uni­ver­sity Singers, un­der Janet Young­dahl. No en­try fee for the con­cert, but a freewill do­na­tion will be ac­cepted. All pro­ceeds will go to help two Syr­ian refugee fam­i­lies set­tle in our city.

• All women are in­vited to a pro­gram and brunch Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at Luigi’s Restau­rant in Taber. Come and shop at a Fall Fair for crafts, bak­ing, gifts and more. Also fea­tur­ing soloist Dana Wall from Vaux­hall, and in­spi­ra­tional speaker Elaine McDon­ald from Cal­gary, as she talks about “A Changed Life.” Cost is $15 per per­son. Reser­va­tions can be made by call­ing Jane at 403223-1435 or Sylvia at 403-416-5075, or email sylvi­ Can­cel­la­tions nec­es­sary by noon Oct. 15. Spon­sored by Taber Chris­tian Women’s, af­fil­i­ated with RSVP Min­istries Canada. Every­one is wel­come.

• An Oa­sis Day will take place Oct. 16 at Martha Re­treat Cen­tre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dur­ing this day we will re­flect on how easy it is to be grate­ful for the many gifts we re­ceive. Also, we will con­sider how we re­spond with grat­i­tude in our every­day tri­als. Fa­cil­i­ta­tors: Ellen Wag­ner and Pat Boehm. For in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, phone 403328-3422 or email marthare@telus­ • In­tro­duc­tory Work­shop on Cen­ter­ing Prayer will be of­fered Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Martha Re­treat Cen­tre, 1130 Scenic Drive S. This Chris­tian prayer form is a way of let­ting go, and grow­ing in the abil­ity to wait upon and rest in God’s pres­ence. Fa­cil­i­ta­tor: Pat Boehm. Cost: $50 (In­cludes lunch). For in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, phone 403-328-3422 or email marthare@telus­ • A Re­treat for First Na­tions Women will be held Fri­day, Oct. 26, be­gin­ning at 7:30 p.m. un­til

Satur­day, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. at Martha Re­treat Cen­tre, 1130 Scenic Drive S. This re­treat pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for First Na­tions women to step away from the busy­ness of life and take time for dis­cus­sion, si­lence and prayer. Cost: $90. Fa­cil­i­ta­tors: An­nette Bruised Head and Sherri Ea­gle Plume. For in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, phone 403328-3422 or email marthare@telus­

• Cen­ter­ing Prayer takes place Tues­days at 1:30 p.m. at Martha Re­treat Cen­tre, 1130 Scenic Drive S. Fa­cil­i­ta­tor: Pat Boehm.

• Do you like to sing? Men, young and older alike, are en­cour­aged to join the Leth­bridge Chris­tian Men's Choir. The choir presents Christ­mas and spring con­certs each year. Prac­tices run each Thurs­day, 7:30-9 p.m. at Trin­ity Re­formed Church, 1100 40 Ave. N. The choir also per­forms through­out the year at se­nior com­plexes or hos­pi­tals if pos­si­ble. A great time for men to get to­gether and bring the mes­sage of Je­sus Christ in song to lis­ten­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Peter at 403-328-7985.

• Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery — a Christ-cen­tred re­cov­ery pro­gram for any hurt, hang-up and habit, meets Fri­day nights at Park Mead­ows Bap­tist

Church, 2011 15 Ave. N. 6 p.m. - sup­per ($3); 7 p.m. - large group; 8 p.m. - open share small groups; 9 p.m. - Solid Rock Cafe. email cel­e­bratere­cov­ery@park­mead­ for more in­for­ma­tion or visit http://cel­e­bratere­cov­ • An in­ter­faith de­vo­tional gath­er­ing is held Sun­days from 1-3 p.m. at the Baha’i In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, #2, 310 12 St. S. In­cludes prayers and read­ings from var­i­ous faiths fol­lowed by dis­cus­sion. Every­one is wel­come. De­tails: 403-3948888.

• The Mis­sions Thrift Store, lo­cated at 1004 1 Ave. S., is open Mon­day-Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prof­its go to­ward mis­sion work and Bi­bles for peo­ple in China and other Asian coun­tries. Phone 403-327-3199.

• The MCC Thrift Shop, lo­cated at 1117 2 Ave. “A” N., fea­tures Level Ground Fair Trade cof­fee, for­merly car­ried by Ten Thou­sand Vil­lages. Pro­ceeds from the store go to sup­port poverty re­duc­tion projects around the world through Men­non­ite Cen­tral Com­mit­tee. The shop is open

Mon­day to Satur­day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be 50 per cent off on the last busi­ness day and sec­ond Satur­day of each month. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403-329-4808. On­line: www.face­­c­thrift/leth­bridge or­bridge-mcc-thrift­shop/home. • Coal­dale United Church op­er­ates Ye Old Thrift

Shoppe Thurs­days, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2022 18 St., Coal­dale. Most cloth­ing at $2 or less and mis­cel­la­neous items at rea­son­able prices (no large fur­ni­ture). Do­na­tions of smaller house­hold items and cloth­ing — clean and in good con­di­tion — are ap­pre­ci­ated. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403345-3240. Send Faith To­day items to Dave Sulz, The Her­ald, Box 670, Leth­bridge, T1J 3Z7; fax 403-328-4536; or email to dsulz@leth­bridge­

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