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Oct. 26 religion notes

ALOHA CHURCH OF GOD HOSTS LORD'S BOUNTY PARTY

ALOHA - Everyone looking for a safe alternative on Oct. 31 can join Aloha Church of God during The Lord's Bounty party from 6 to 8 p.m.

The theme of the evening is Shipwrecked on Treasure Island, and participants will travel the different ports to collect treasures. A snack will be served. Costumes are optional, but nothing scary will be allowed.

The church is located on the corner of 185th and Kinnaman Road. Admission is toiletry items for the church's food cupboard.

For more information, call 503-649-5678.

UNITY CHURCH OF BEAVERTON PRESENTS ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT AT MENUCHA

BEAVERTON - Unity of Beaverton annual women's retreat will be held at Menucha Retreat Center in the Columbia River Gorge, starting with dinner on Nov. 3 and ending after lunch on Nov. 5.

Soloist JoAnna Burns-Miller will join Revs. Lisa Neves and Fama Partlow as they guide in song, play and meditative walks through the grounds of Menucha. All are welcome.

Cost is $250 and includes room and meals.

Call Lisa at 503-646-3364 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On Nov. 3, the public is invited to experience oneness through sound vibration and drumming during Unity Beaverton's gathering from 7 to 8:20 p.m. The gathering will continue the first Friday of each month at the church, located at 12650 S.W. Fifth Ave.

'Singing (toning and sound) restores harmony to tense nerves because its vibration stirs them to action, thus making it possible for the ever waiting, healing Spirit to get in,' said Charles Fillmore, co-founder of the Unity movement.

For more information, call 503-646-3364.

The church is also offering a reiki 1 class, featuring the Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

Classes run 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4, and 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5. Class fee is $260.

For more information call Michael at 503-806-9125 or Lisa at 503-648-5160.

CATHOLIC SINGLES TO GATHER AT OUR LADY OF PEACE RETREAT NOV. 5

BEAVERTON - Catholic singles 40 and above are invited to meet on Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Retreat, 3600 S.W. 170th Ave.

The speaker will be Sister Barbara Kennedy, who will be sharing on communications. Attendees are asked to bring finger food to share.

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

CHILDREN OF ALL AGES INVITED TO BEAVERTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH'S HARVEST PARTY

BEAVERTON - Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., will hold its annual harvest night party for children of all ages on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The theme this year is 'A Treasure Island Adventure.' Fun costumes are encouraged for the event that will feature a maize, treasure chests filled with prizes, face painting, carnival games, balloons, door prizes and lots of candy. Admission is the donation of dried or canned goods to fill the church's food pantry.

'Our church volunteers and the community look forward to the Harvest Night Party each year. The families love to be out on this night, and Beaverton Christian is a safe and fun place to be,' said Janell Struckmeier, director of the children's ministry. Refreshments will include free popcorn, doughnuts, cider and hot chocolate. A dinner consisting of a hot dog, chips and a drink is available for $2.

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

VILLAGE BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES WITH 3RD ANNUAL HARVEST PARTY

BEAVERTON - Village Baptist Church is set to host its third annual Harvest Party on Sunday, October 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The community is invited to attend this popular event. There will be fun for all ages, including inflatables, carnival games, harvest crafts, candy, prizes and a musical parade. There will also be a presentation of the fractured fairy tale, 'Cinderella Wore Combat Boots.' After the show, children and their families will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with the characters.

Hot dogs, chili-dogs, doughnuts, popcorn, ice cream and cider will be available at a minimal cost. Costumes are encouraged. The cost is $3 per child with a family maximum of $10. Children under age 2 and adults are free.

TUALATIN UMC YOUTH SPONSOR ALL-AGES HALLOWEEN HARVEST PARTY

TUALATIN - All ages are invited to attend Tualatin United Methodist Church's Halloween Harvest Party and festival, taking place at the church on Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.

Children are invited to wear costumes, and there will be games, refreshments and trick-or-treating for UNICEF.