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Religion briefs: June 22, 2011

by: Contributed artwork The ‘Old Truck, Spring Cactus - Las Cruces’ watercolor by Kathy Allegri, who will be showing her painting at the St. Henry ‘Wine and Stroll’ on Saturday, June 25.

Shelter to present 'Seussical'

Children from My Father's House, a family shelter in Gresham, will present 'Seussical,' a musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Family Worship Center, 5001 W. Powell Blvd.

For more information, call 503-492-3046 or visit familyshelter.org.

St. Henry Church to host 'Wine and Stroll'

St. Henry Catholic Church's Parish Center, 347 N.W. First St., will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 25, for the annual 'Wine and Stroll,' featuring wine and artwork.

Tickets are $5 and can be redeemed for wine or an appetizer plate.

The event will feature Dorothy Steele's ceramics and jewelry, Terry Powers' garden art, Lee Dayfield's photos, Alex Farnham's glass, Mike Hill's painting, Ilona Herlinger's jewelry, Phil Lingelbach's wood, Kathy Allegri's painting, Claudette 'Rusty' Moe's tiles, Judee Moonbeam's wearable art, Lin Haak's oil paintings and Jan Dolph's recycled glass.

For more information, visit sthenrygresham.org.

Snow-CAP names new leaders

Longtime Gresham resident Linda Kidby has been elected chairwoman of the board of directors of Snow-CAP Community Charities.

She succeeds James Liefeld, whose term on the Snow-CAP board has expired after eight years.

Kidby has been an ardent Snow-CAP supporter, especially in areas of finance and fundraising.

Other board officers include John Anderson, mediator, vice chairman; the Rev. Tom Hiller, secretary; and Darryl Hill, retired insurance executive, treasurer.

New to the board are Judith Huck, owner of Classique Floors; the Rev. Patricia Berger, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church; Diane Liefeld, retired nurse and Master Gardener, now heading Snow-CAP's community garden program; Tom Weldon, past chairman of Snow-CAP's annual dinner auction fundraiser; and Darryl Hill, long-term finance committee member.

Judy Alley, Snow-CAP's executive director, said the new board reflects Snow-CAP's 'deep base in the community.

'This is a challenging time to lead a charity, particularly one devoted to the poor,' she said. 'But, we have the board that can continue to be successful.'

Snow-CAP is a philanthropic organization founded in 1967 to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other human services to the poor in much of greater east Portland, including Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village and Troutdale.

Church to host statewide conference

Sanctuary Church, 3101 S.E. Orient Drive, will host the Oregon Free Methodist 116th annual conference on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25.

All 28 Free Methodist churches in Oregon will be represented at the conference, which will feature speeches by author Stephen Grey, Bishop Matthew Thomas, and Chuck Conniry, dean of George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

Among the events planned for this weekend is the ordination of six individuals: Daniel Sweeney, Toni Gatlin, Kate Dawes, Rebecca Nagle, Carlene Nisley and Steve Dodson.

Sanctuary Church (formerly known as Gresham Free Methodist Church) was the first Free Methodist Church formed in Gresham in 1870. The first church building was built on Fourth Street and Roberts Avenue in 1905.

The free conference begins at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, and resumes at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25. Bishop Thomas will also speak at the church's regularly scheduled service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26.

For more information, call the church office at 503-663-9146 or visit ajesuscommunity.org.