Here is the Remember When column, compiled by Lew Arnold from this week’s Independent.
St. Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church in Chewelah is hosting its third “Theology Uncorked” series. Folks who enjoy good food, fine wine, lots of fun, and would like to learn about Catholic Christian spirituality of the Cross are invited to come out and enjoy themselves with some good company Tuesday nights this Fall (September 13, 20, and 27). Theology Uncorked will take place each of these three nights beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Mary of the Rosary parish hall (Café di Maria). Folks are invited to bring wine, beer, or appetizers (finger foods) to share, and Fr. Jeff Lewis will present on different aspects of Catholic Christian spirituality of the Cross.
Catholics and non-Catholics alike are invited to join us and enjoy some wine and appetizers at Café di Maria. The dates and discussions are as follows:
Sept. 13: Veneration of the Cross — what the Cross means to Christians; the history of the Cross; popular Catholic Christian devotions regarding the Cross (such as the Sign of the Cross, Stations of the Cross, etc.)
Sept. 20: From the Bible, what are the Seven Last Words (spoken to the Cross)?
Sept. 27: From the Bible, what are the Seven Last Words (spoken from the Cross)?
-Submitted by St. Mary of the Rosary
Tee it up for the Lions Romp N’ Roar Golf Tournament on Sept. 17, at the Chewelah Golf and Country Club. This is a unique and challenging day of golf and other fun games, accented with special “Grog” for golfers wishing to start the day out hydrated.
Formerly known as “Rowdys R Us,” this is a popular golf event for locals. Teams of four are randomly chosen based on handicap. Players and scavengers will compete for an exclusive top prize with money and other prizes to be gained throughout the 18 holes. More
The Libraries of Stevens County soon will have the popular Ozobots kit for youth patrons to use for a limited time this fall.
The Ozobots kit (www.ozobot.com) can be programmed to race and do other maneuvers. The kit, which is intended for use by kids age 10 and up, will be at the Libraries of Stevens County in September. Patrons can use the Ozobots at the Chewelah Library (935-6805) on Sept. 12-13 from 3:30-5 p.m., Coville Library (684-6620) on Sept. 15-16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and the Kettle Falls Library (738-6817) Sept. 20 and 22 from 3-5 p.m. Please call the library to confirm your spot.
Almost 13 years ago, Hands Across Nations (HAN) came into being to meet a desperate need in N. Uganda. The rebel group, The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) had been on the offense in villages all over the north, abducting children into their army and making girls their “wives.”
In 2003, the war came suddenly to the village of our friends Felix and Esther Omodi. Our missionary team from Chewelah had worked with them for several years, but in November of 2003, the rebels attacked their village, killing 52 people, abducting dozens who later escaped, leaving hundreds of people without a place to live and no way to feed themselves.
Many went to refugee camps, and about 100 fled to Felix and Esther’s house in Lira.
And you were there – when the plea went out for funds to feed those people, purchase land in a safe place for them and provide tools and seeds to plant gardens to survive. You provided those things for months until they could provide for themselves. Those families, to this day, thank you for protecting them, and giving to them in their time of need. Many in the camps were killed, raped, became infected with AIDS, starved or barely survived while those you helped became a strong community which still exists.
A Medicine Wheel retreat was held at Dr. Catherine Reimer’s home on August 14-15, focusing on integration and peace. A select group of self-described grandmas slept in tents and teepees and braved coyote calls and the elements while reflecting on the body, mind, emotional and social parts of life.
Donations from the retreat went to supporting rescued horses at the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, ran by Mary Wilson.
At the retreat, they focused on the wonder of the horses and the Alaska Medicine Wheel. The medicine wheel is an assessment to help us see where we put all of our time. It was developed by Dr. Catherine Reimer.
It differs from others because of the spiritual effects as it takes in every component of lives as well as connections to the environment, animals and cosmos.
Dr. Reimer has dedicated her life to share the Alaska Medicine Wheel and if you’re interested in having her speak, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can still get tickets for Saturday’s Music on the Mountain concert by Spokane Symphony at local outlets until noon Friday, and then Saturday at Chewelah Peak Learning Center, Chewelah Arts Guild announced.
“Opera Classics”– familiar music from 10 great operas—is the program. “Carmen,” “The Barber of Seville,” “Aida,” and “The Marriage of Figaro” are among the operas by famous composers Bizet, Rossini, Verdi, and Mozart that the symphony will be sampling. More
Rainbow Fund Mini-Grants are being made available to area residents. The grants are designed to give some financial support to people interested in pursuing some aspect of the arts.
Grant applications are available online at www.chewelahartsguild.org, the Chewelah Library, the Flowery Trail Coffee House or by calling Kay Lupton, 936- 2010.
The fall funding deadline is October 9, 2016. This is an earlier date that in past years so grants can be awarded earlier. More