As the days grow shorter and the nights get long, Perry churches ask not to be forgotten during the busy schedules of fall. While things change outdoors, some things remain the same, which is also true at church.
All classes have wrapped up for the summer at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 920 15th St. But activities will resume after Labor Day, including those for children and adults. Confirmation instruction for grades 6 – 8 will be taking place. The choir department does not want to be forgotten either. They’re hoping for new members this fall, and no experience is necessary. Get more information about upcoming events at www.mtolivetofperry.org.
New Day Assembly of God, 2313 First Ave., reminds residents of the continuing Bible study and prayer group meetings on Wednesdays that will continue throughout September. But this night isn’t just for the adults, as youth group meetings also commence. For more information regarding times and activities at New Day Assembly, find the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
Crossroads Church, 2810 First Ave., wants to inform people that the “Celebrate Recovery” program is now taking place every Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. “Celebrate Recovery” will touch on issues regarding “pains and difficulties in life,” which include, but are not limited to abuse, dysfunctional families, broken relationships and many kinds of addictions. According to the program leaders, “the number one concern people bring with them to Celebrate Recovery is their inability to forgive the people who have hurt them.” For confidential information about the program call Rick Gates at 515-979-2154 or Jen Anderson at 515-249-2358, or visit the church website at www.crossroads4u.net.
St. Patrick’s Catholic School, 1302 Fifth St., reminds parents to sign their children up for Gingerbread Preschool. The program provides children with the opportunity to learn about Old and New Testament stories. Thanks to a universal preschool grant, tuition is free. For more information, contact the preschool teacher, Cherri Johnson, at Cherri.Johnson@perry.k12.ia.us or Terry Vitzthum, preschool director, at email@example.com. The church can also be contacted at 515-465-4186.