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NEWS RELEASE
​    The inaugural Saint Francis “Blessing of the Animals” service, will be held on Saturday, October 4, at 2 p.m. Pastor Sandy Cheatham will officiate.
   The event will take place in the church parking lot, rain or shine. (Bring umbrellas just in case.)
   Everyone is invited to bring their pets to be blessed: Dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, lizards, turtles, alpacas and even horses –– all are welcome. You may also bring a photo of a beloved pet to be blessed. If you don’t have a pet come anyway as this service is a special occasion to celebrate the lives of all the pets that so enrich our lives.
   For more information, please email Carol Hogan at Kalolah@comcast.net, or telephone her at 360-332-2494.






          Tuesdays With Books, book group
          at Blaine United Church of Christ
          invites you to a presentation and talk by
          Linda Lawrence Hunt, Ph.D.





​​​Award winning author of the book “Pilgrimage Through Loss,” and former university professor, Hunt will speak on "Pathways to Strength and Renewal during Times of Loss." She will draw from insights and research from the book that addresses bold-spirited living during broken-hearted times and how we integrate the joys and sorrows that we all encounter, and what are the resources for resilience, faith, and even growth during a journey of loss.

                                        Friday, October 10, 6:30 p.m., 855 4th Street, Blaine, WA
                                                          Books available for purchase, $20
                                                                      Free Admission
                                                   Reception with refreshments following talk

                                            Parking available on street and in lot adjacent to church
                                             For more information call Vrina England at 366-2247







​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CALENDAR of EVENTS
OCTOBER 2014


​ Wednesday, October 1
​ 3:30 p.m.    Wednesday Study Group

Saturday, October 4
​ 2:00 p.m.    Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 5
​ 9:00 a.m.   Living the Questions study
​ 9:15           Upper Room Bible Study
10:30          Worship & Communion  World Communion Sunday
Bring items for Food Bank & for the Winter Coat Drive
11:45           Stewardship Potluck

Tuesday, October 7
​ 7:00 p.m.     Interfaith Coalition Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 8
​ 3:30 p.m.    Wednesday Study Group

Friday, October 10
​ 6:30 p.m.     Book talk with Linda Hunt

Sunday, October 12
​ 9:00 a.m.     Living the Questions study
9:15              Upper Room Bible Study
10:30            Worship
Evening        Hearthside Dinners

Monday, October 13
​ 6:00 p.m.      Diaconate

Wednesday, October 15
​ 3:30 p.m.     Wednesday Study Group
4:00              Outreach & Social Justice

Sunday, October 19
​ 9:00 a.m.     Living the Questions study
​ 9:15             Upper Room Bible Study
10:30            Worship Children's Sabbath

Monday, October 20
​ 10:00 a.m.    Worship Board

Tuesday, October 21
​ 6:00 p.m.      Trustees

Wednesday, October 22
​ 3:30 p.m.      Wednesday Study Group

Thursday, October 23
​ 6:00 p.m.       Council

Saturday, October 25 
​7:00 p.m.        Pumpkin Party

Sunday, October 26
​ 9:00 a.m.      Living the Questions study
​ 9:15              Upper Room Bible Study 
10:30             Worship Consecration Sunday
11:45             Stewardship Pie Party

Wednesday, October 29
​ 3:30 p.m.      Wednesday Study Group


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Book Group Tuesdays 8:00 a.m.
October 7—Vrina England's
October 14—Patricia Jorgensen's
October 21—Sandy Cheatham's
October 28—Carol Choulochas'



AA Meetings
Monday - Thursday      12 noon
Monday & Tuesday      7:30 p.m.
Friday                           7:30 p.m. (1st Fri. of month @ 6:00 p.m.)
Wednesday                   7:00 p.m.
Saturday                       11:00 a.m.

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BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Birthdays
October 4     Ed Crouch
October 15   Chris Fletcher
October 31   Jack Cheatham
October 31   Pastor Sandy Cheatham

Anniversaries
October 8     Sets & Jasper Toliver








BLAINE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
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