NEWS BRIEFS — Quartet set to perform Saturday at Sequim church . . . and other items

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SEQUIM — Keepers of the Faith Quartet will perform at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The group's goal is to “bring people closer to Jesus through gospel music that inspires and entertains.”

The quartet travels extensively in the Northwest and has performed in churches for a variety of denominations, at music festivals and for prison ministry.



'Secret of Promise'

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., will hold a 10:30 a.m. service Sunday with guest speaker the Rev. Rosella Turner.

Her lesson will be “Revealing the Secret of the Promise.”

“Our spiritual teachings make a bold promise. We are assured that the still small voice of the divine is always available to guide and direct us,” a news release stated.

“But how many times have we asked: God, how do I know it's You? How do I know whether this idea is a divine idea or a pie-in-the sky idea? How do I know if this decision is the right decision? How do I know if this direction is the right direction?”

Free child care is available during the service.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

All are welcome.



Free HU Song set

SEQUIM — A free Community HU Song event will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The HU Song is an ancient invocation used to open the consciousness to the heavenly light and sound of God, resulting in mystical experiences, spiritual insights and states of enlightenment and inner peace, according to a news release.

Participants will learn how to sing the HU and practice it for 20 minutes.

For more information, email Nan Strassburger at nanhu22@olypen.com or phone 360-775-5114.



Spiritual talks set

SEQUIM — “Experiencing Soul Travel,” a spiritual conversation, will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Participants can meet like-minded people with common interests in learning more about expanding their spiritual awareness in everyday living.

They can share stories and experiences or just listen to others share theirs in a nonjudgmental discussion.

Discussion topics include:

■ How to align yourself with your highest potential

■ Bring more love into your life by elevating into profound spiritual areas.

■ How to access your inner world and resources

For more information, email Nan Strassburger at nanhu22@olypen.com or phone 360-775-5114.



Church celebrates

SEQUIM — Sequim Bible Church will mark 50 years of ministry Sunday.

All living former and current pastors are hoped to be present at the church at 847 Sequim Ave., Pastor Dave Wiitala said.

Ron Eggart will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service, while Jack Teachout will speak at the 10 a.m. service.

Dale Swanson and possibly Rick Finister will be present also.

A barbecue is planned after the service.

Thirteen people met in the summer of 1964 to discuss the new ministry, and the first church service was Nov. 1 that year at the American Legion Hall in Sequim. Forty people attended, Wiitala said.

A large brick house on the south side of Sequim was purchased that December.

In April 1965, Sequim Bible Church was legally incorporated.

The present property was obtained in 1969, and the first services held there Oct. 3, 1971, Wiitala said.



Aiding community

PORT ANGELES — Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will celebrate “God's Work, Our Hands” by repainting the U.S. map at the Boys & Girls Club, planting bulbs at Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics and painting the Habitat for Humanity alley wall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.

The nearly 10,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have been invited by the ELCA bishop, Elizabeth Eaton, to put their faith into action by serving their communities in ways that share the love of God with all God's people, according to a news release.

A celebration meal will be held after the activities at around 1 p.m. at the fellowship hall, 301 Lopez Ave.

Members of the community are invited to the 8:30 a.m. service, the community activities and the meal.

The Boys & Girls Club is located at 2620 S. Francis St., while VIMO is located at 909 Georgiana St.

Habitat for Humanity is at 728 E. Front St.

To RSVP or for more information, visit the office on Lopez Avenue or phone 360-452-2323 by Thursday.



PA graduate completes Army training course

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Emmett D. Bowman, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at Washington State University, Pullman, has graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

Bowman is a 2011 graduate of Port Angeles High School.

The 29 days of training provide professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support.

The cadet command assesses each cadet's performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and professionalism while attending the course.

Upon successful completion of the course, the training corps program and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.

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