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Sept. 21 religion notes

BCC MISSIONARY TO HOLD NIGHT OF MUSIC, SHARING

BEAVERTON - Kathrin Hitchcock, the newest missionary from Beaverton Christian Church, will present an inspiring and informative evening of music along with an update on her upcoming assignment to Africa at the church's worship center, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Hitchcock is headed to Zambia, where she will be teaching music and business at Chengelu School. She will also work with National Evangelism Support Team (NEST) by assisting in developing their work in outreach and community development. Zambia is severely stricken by the Aids epidemic, and NEST is committed to providing practical help to orphans and others left in distress by the tragic disease.

A recent graduate of Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Hitchcock studied accounting at Indiana University and worked for Intel for several years.

Beaverton Christian Church is actively involved in eight countries around the world with full-time missionaries delivering the message of Christianity to thousands of people.

For more information on the concert or any of the missions work being done by the church, contact the church office at 503-646-2151 or visit www.bcc.org.

CATHOLIC WOMEN TO GATHER FOR ANNUAL DAY OF RECOLLECTION

BEAVERTON - Women of the Archdiocese of Portland are invited to the annual Day of Recollection of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. The spiritual gathering will be held at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House, 3600 S.W. 170th in Beaverton on Oct. 18.

Rev. John Waldron, pastor of St. Patrick's Parish in Canby, will give three talks on the theme, 'I Believe - Help My Unbelief.'

He also will be the homilist at the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Luncheon will follow, prepared by the retreat house staff. The program will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 2:30 p.m.

Participants will register from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A reservation in advance is necessary and should be made by Oct. 9.

For more information, call Gen Gutfleish at 503-266-6567.

Send the $15 fee, which includes the price of the afternoon luncheon, to Joan Galles, 109 N.E. 104th, Portland, OR 97230.

TIGARD COMMUNITY FRIENDS CHURCH TURNS 50, CELEBRATES WITH PARTY

TIGARD - Tigard Community Friends Church, 15800 S.W. Hall Blvd., turns 50 this year, and members of the congregation will be celebrating with a party on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Former pastors Arthur Roberts and Orville Winters will share history and memories of the church's 50 years in Tigard. What started out as a meeting at Durham Grade School became a congregation of its own (under Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends) in 1956.

The original building was located on 72nd and Beveland in Tigard (near Lowe's), with a new facility constructed on Hall Boulevard in 1989.

Former attendees and acquaintances are invited. Refreshments will be served, and there will be special activities for children. For more information, call the church at 503-620-7836.

TUALATIN UNITED METHODIST TO SHOW 'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH'

TUALATIN - The community is invited to attend a free screening of All Gore's film, 'An Inconvenient Truth,' at the church, 20200 S.W. Martinazzi Ave, on Oct. 1.

A soup potluck will begin at 12:15, and the movie will begin playing at 12:45 p.m.

The church will also be sponsoring a peace vigil on Sept. 24. The vigil will take place at 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Martinazzi and Tualatin-Sherwood Road. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call the church office at 503-692-1820 or visit www.tualatinumc.org.

NEW BIBLE STUDY ON PHILIPPIANS BEGINS AT SUMMERFIELD ESTATES

TIGARD - A Bible study titled, 'Experiencing God's Peace: A Study in Philippians,' will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Summerfield Estates, 11205 S.W. Summerfield Drive, in the second floor chapel.

The study will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and it will give participants a chance to discover God's perfect lasting peace and contentment in every area of life, no matter how impossible the circumstances.

For more information, call Linda Eaton at 503-495-5394.

CATHOLIC SINGLES GATHER TO HEAR ABOUT THE 'DATING TRAP'

BEAVERTON - All single, divorced or widowed Catholics age 40 and above are invited to meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 1, at Our Lady of Peace Retreat, 3600 S.W. 170th Ave.

Michelle Blacksher will speak on the 'Dating Trap'; attendees are asked to bring finger food to share.

For more information call Janet at 503-533-8978, or Barbara at 503-648-4451.

BETHEL CONGREGATIONAL YOUTH GROUP DECIDES ON NEW NAME

BEAVERTON - The youth group at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ has a new name: '4:12.'

The name comes from 1 Timothy 4:12, 'Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.'

On Friday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m., '4:12' will host a showing of 'An Inconvenient Truth,' Al Gore's film on the dangers of global warming.

This eye-opening film on the subject of global warming is valuable for all ages, and the public is invited to share this experience. There is no charge.

The church is located at 5150 S.W. Watson in Beaverton.

For more information, call the church office at 503-646-1191 or visit www.bethelbeaverton.org.

SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HOLDS FREE SCREENING OF MOVIE

BEAVERTON - Southminster Presbyterian, 12250 S.W. Denney (at Hall), will be holding a free showing of the movie, 'An Inconvenient Truth,' Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

The film will be shown in the sanctuary as part of a spotlight on global warming. This event is free and open to the public, and a discussion will follow for those who wish to stay and participate.

For more information, call 503-644-2073 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..