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September 14, 2013

Religion news briefs

St. Paul kicks off anti-malaria campaign

OTTUMWA — The 10,500 churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are committed to raising $15 million by 2015 to support ongoing malaria-fighting programs in Africa.

The money raised will provide malaria prevention, education and treatment for people who are vulnerable to this curable disease. Last year, the ELCA raised more than $6 million towards its goal.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ottumwa is joining this effort and will kick off its three-month campaign Sunday during its 9 a.m. worship service.

Fellowship of Pastors to meet

OTTUMWA — The monthly gathering of area pastors will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. Note this is a different day of the week and an earlier time that previous meetings.

The host church will once again be Davis Street Christian Church. All pastors in the community are welcome to participate. This is a time for area pastors to get to know one another on a personal basis without letting theological differences separate them.

Discussion at the gathering will also include plans for the community CROP walk against hunger, community Thanksgiving worship service, community mid-week Lenten and Good Friday worship and re-establishing a local meal site for those who are hungry.

Keosauqua UMC fall luncheon

KEOSAUQUA — The Keosauqua United Methodist Church is having its fall luncheon at 11 a.m. Sept. 20.

The meal will include hot chicken and hand-breaded tenderloin sandwiches plus salads and homemade pies and drinks.

The luncheon is a fundraiser for missions and church projects.

Ramsey classes begin Sept. 26

OTTUMWA — Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Faith Baptist Church.

The church is on the 73rd Street frontage road on Ottumwa’s east side. For registration information, visit faith1.org or call the church at 641-682-2700.

Gateway Singers in concert Sunday

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