Lutheran preschool registering for fall

STEVENSVILLE - Our Savior Lutheran Preschool of Stevensville is registering children for the 2001-02 school year. The program is designed for socialization and basic skills development for boys and girls, ages 3-5. Religious instruction also is included in the curriculum. To be eligible to participate in either the 3- or 4-year-old classes, children must reach the required age before Sept. 10. Anyone wishing to observe the current 3- and 4-year-old classes should call 777-5625 to request a date to visit. Our Savior Lutheran, affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, is located at 184 Pine Hollow Road.

Vineyard series delves into ways to read Bible

The River Vineyard Christian Fellowship is presenting the Alpha course 10-week video series on what Christians believe. Wednesday's topic is "Why and How Should I Read the Bible?" The evening begins at 6:30 with a free meal followed by the film and group discussions. The community is invited. The River Vineyard is located 1.6 miles west of the Reserve Street overpass on Broadway. Turn left at Great Homes and travel 1/4 mile to the building with a red roof. For more information, call 829-8463.

Atonement Lutheran has openings for kids

Atonement Lutheran Church Preschool, 2205 34th St., is accepting preschool registrations for the 2001-02 year. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 10. Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday morning (9 to noon) and afternoon (12:30 to 2:50) classes are planned. Classes are limited to 15 students. The preschool teacher is Lorrie Juden. For further information and registration forms, call Jan Lowman, 549-9818.

New Hope concert to feature 'guitjo'

New Hope Christian Fellowship, 345 S. Fifth St. W., will host Steve VanDewater in concert on Saturday, May 19, at 8:45 p.m. According to organizers, VanDewater is one of only three musicians to play the "guitjo," a seven-string instrument strung like a five-string banjo with two extra high strings on a guitar body. The design "creates a dulcimer-type sound and affords the instrument a wide range of tunings." It is played using steel finger picks which create a tonal range that is resonant, melodic, and gives a cascading effect, a spokesperson said. VanDewater owns an original seven-string version and has been "inspired by the Lord to create multiple original compositions that he enjoys sharing with audiences" in the Denver area. The concert is open to the community at no charge. Refreshments, including espresso, will be served. For more information, call New Hope at 721-7717

St. Paul's Lutheran offers 'Beach Trek!'

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 11-15 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. "Beach Trek!" is this year's theme and it will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 202 Brooks St. To register, call Elaine Ryan, 549-4141, or visit the church Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Four-year-olds through fifth-graders are welcome. Register by May 24. Enrollment is continuing at St. Paul's Preschool for fall classes. Sessions are available for 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds and include openings in the Tuesday/Thursday class for 3- and 4-year olds and the Monday/Wednesday/Friday kinder-ready class for children who will be 5 years old before Dec. 31. For registration information or for an appointment to preview the classes and meet the teachers, call Ryan at the number listed above.

Missionaries to Europe guests at Glad Tidings

Bruce and Bonita Thomas, missionaries to southern Europe, will be guest speakers at Glad Tidings Church May 16 at 7 p.m. The Thomases are academic deans at the Southern European Advanced School of Theology. This seminary organizes extension Bible school programs for Spain, the Canary Islands and Hispanic pastors living in Europe, according to Chris Sims of Glad Tidings. They also served in the Canary Islands for more than 12 years and in Mexico for four years. Glad Tidings also will present a drama titled "The Lamb's Book of Life" Sunday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday, May 21-23, at 7 nightly. The church is located at 1714 S. Reserve St. Call 549-2141 for further information.

Empowerment Program guest at Unity Church

The Rev. David McArthur, formerly the minister of Unity churches in Spokane and Missoula and also an environmental attorney in New Mexico, will be a special guest for Mother's Day at 11 a.m. at Unity Church of Missoula, 546 South Ave. W. McArthur is the director for the Empowerment Program Division of Heartmath, LLC, and teaches nationally, helping people learn how to transform the human experience of daily living and deal with day-to-day stress, organizers said. For more information, call 728-0187.


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