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Sept. 14 religion notes

SOUTHWEST BIBLE CHURCH PRESENTS THE KATINAS IN CONCERT

BEAVERTON - Southwest Bible Church, 14605 S.W. Weir Road, is hosting a night of praise and worship with Dove Award winners The Katinas on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Born in American Samoa, the Katinas are five brothers who began singing together as children. As they grew up, they performed in churches, fairs and larger venues.

With eight Dove Award nominations, including a Dove Award for their contribution to the multi-artist 'Exodus' project, The Katinas have performed with such artists as Quincy Jones, Vince Gill and Kenny Rogers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for general, $10 for gold seating. Tickets will be $10 and $15 at the door. All proceeds support the Katina Samoan Missions Project in 2007 (more info at www.thekatinas.com). Tickets are available now at www.evangelismtickets.com and at the church office (503-524-7000). There will be open seating in the auditorium, so seating selection is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 503-524-7000 or visit www.swbible.org.

BCC'S FALL KICKOFF MARKS 80TH ANNIVERSARY

BEAVERTON - Beaverton Christian Church launches its fall kickoff this weekend by celebrating the church's 80th anniversary.

Senior Pastor Clark Tanner will deliver a special message, 'Real Life in Jesus,' at the 6 p.m. worship service on Saturday, and at 9:15 and 11 a.m. worship services on Sunday. Tanner's message will reflect on the church's founding in 1926, its history, and its ministry to people and the community. The services will also feature interviews with several long-term church members.

'The church's 80th anniversary is a time for serious reflection and spiritual awakening,' Tanner said. 'We want to reflect on the past, but more importantly, we want to look forward to the future with renewed vision, hope and confidence, and commitment.'

Beaverton Christian Church is a non-denominational fellowship with worship services designed as a time to celebrate and focus on biblical truths of the Christian life. In addition to three weekend services, adult Bible classes are offered on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Separate programs are also held for children, middle school and high school students on a weekly basis.

BCC will also participate in Beaverton's Celebration Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. The church will enter a float featuring music and decorations relating to this year's theme of 'Catch the Spirit,' as well as once again serving as the staging area for the parade and providing a complimentary pancake breakfast for all participants from 7 to 10 a.m.

For more information, contact the church office at 503-646-2151 or visit www.bcc.org.

MOMS IN TOUCH EVENT HOSTED BY TUALATIN MOTHER

TUALATIN - Women with an interest in impacting children and schools with prayer are invited to a coffee informational on Monday, Sept. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m.

The event is hosted in Tualatin by Jeanne Miller. Moms In Touch is an interdenominational Christian prayer ministry.

For more information, call 503-691-6281, 1-800-949-MOMS or visit the events link at www.momsintouch.org.

ST. FRANCIS INVITES CATHOLICS BACK TO CHURCH

SHERWOOD - St. Francis Catholic Church, 15651 S.W. Oregon Street, will begin the Returning Home program on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center.

Some Catholics at one point or another leave the church. This series of meetings is open to all Catholics who have left the church and would like to come back. Participants will have opportunity to ask questions, explore and consider renewing their faith with other Catholics.

For more information, call the Parish office at 503-625-6185.

MOUNTAIN PARK CHURCH BEGINS AWANA PROGRAM

TIGARD - Children ages 3 to 13 are invited to participate in the Awana Children's Clubs at Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway, between Lake Oswego and Tigard.

The weekly evening club will begin on Sept. 21 and consists of games, small group handbook time and group council time.

There are clubs for all ages: Cubbies (3-4 years), Sparks (kindergarten-2nd grade), Truth and Training (3rd-5th grade) and JV Trek (6th-8th grade). The JV teen program is geared to their interests with a discussion format and a variety of activities.

Awana starts on Sept. 21 on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. and continues through May. In addition to learning Bible verses, the program includes activities such as bowling and swimming, and unique theme nights.

Awana is an international, Bible-centered youth organization providing a weekly program for children. Every week more than 1 million children attend Awana clubs in almost 15,000 churches in the U.S.A.

Dues for one year are $30. Clubbers purchase a handbook and uniform.

For more information, call Cynthia at 503-245-2299. Registration forms can be picked up in the church office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., or through the mail by calling the church office at 503-635-3443.

TUALATIN FOURSQUARE BEGINS THE ALPHA COURSE

TUALATIN - Tualatin Foursquare Church, 18080 S.W. Lower Boones Ferry Road, will begin The Alpha Course on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.

This ten-week introduction to the Christian faith answers some key questions. Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner, followed by a large group learning time and ending with a small group discussion and interaction.

Alpha began in London and is now held in thousands of churches around the world.

For more information, call Chris Stubbs at 503-692-3341.

UNITY CHURCH OF BEAVERTON HOLDS CLASSES

BEAVERTON - A four-week class for adults who want to develop and deepen their spiritual practice by exploring the role of prayer in world religions will begin Sept. 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Beaverton, located on the corner of Fifth Street and Angel, off Watson.

This highly experiential and interactive series of classes will be presented by Kathleen Verigan, an ordained New Thought Minister.

The church will also hold Myrtle Fillmore's 'How to Let God Help You' class, led by Patty Williams, a Unity Licensed Teacher.

The class will explore the prayer consciousness of Myrtle Fillmore, who co-founded the entire Unity Movement. This is a five- week Unity Credit Class, beginning September 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., and is offered on a $25 fee for credit or on a love offering basis

For more information, call Lisa at 503-648-5160 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .