Bluegrass Blondies; Church bazaar; Final service; 40 Days for Life
Bluegrass Blondies in concert
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will present The Blue Grass Blondies at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
The Blue Grass Blondies performance will an evening of bluegrass, country, gospel, comedy and “down-home entertainment.”
The Bluegrass Blondies are a family bluegrass band. Scott and Dawn Amos and their daughters Taylor, Bethany and Hallie Amos have been playing together since 2008 and make many appearances throughout the area.
The Amos family are members of Christ’s Church in Ottumwa.
Annual bazaar set Sunday in East Pleasant Plain
EAST PLEASANT PLAIN — SS Joseph & Cabrini Church in East Pleasant Plain will host its annual bazaar Sunday.
The day will begin with Mass at 9:30 a.m.
Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include chicken breast or pork loin, with all the trimmings, salads and desserts. The cost is $9 for adults; $3.50 for children 3-12 years old; and free for those younger than 3. Carry-out meals are available.
The auction is set for 1 p.m. for many types of items.
The day also includes a silent auction, raffle, an apple booth, carriage rides and kids’ games.
Everyone is welcome.
Final service at Milton church
MILTON — Grace United Methodist Church of Milton will have its final worship service Sunday. The church will open at 10 a.m. for anyone to walk through the building. Worship will begin at 10:45 a.m. with singing, then formal worship at 11 a.m., and ending with the deconsecration service, conducted by the Rev. Mary Kathryn Hart. Everyone is invited.
Grace UMC was established in 1842. The current building was built in 1927 and is the largest in Van Buren County, constructed by visionaries who wanted to make a statement of faith to the community, county and region by building a church that could seat approximately 500 people.
40 Days for Life campaign beginning Wednesday
Jefferson County Right to Life will mark the beginning of 40 Days for Life, a 40-day period of prayer, fasting and community outreach at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday by placing white memorial crosses on the lawn of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairfield.
Since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life Campaign was held in 2007, 636 cities in over 36 countries have been involved, and claim more than 11,796 children have been given the gift of life and were spared from abortion.
The public is invited to join in the campaign.
Those helping to place the crosses on the lawn should bring hammers and gloves to protect their hands.
A short program given by local pregnancy centers will follow the placement of the crosses. The event will conclude at 6:45 p.m. with a prayer service led by the Rev. Mark Brase, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church. For information about the 40 Days for Life campaign and Jefferson County Right to Life, contact Karen Crossland at 472-9452.