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Posted February 05, 2014 in Adel, Community Featured
Aimee Hickman spearhead the “24-Hour Justice Experience” at New Hope Church.

Aimee Hickman spearhead the “24-Hour Justice Experience” at New Hope Church.

Inspired by her father’s passion for social justice, high school student Aimee Hickman decided to spearhead the “24-Hour Justice Experience,” held at New Hope Church. The lock-in event, which begins at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 and goes until 5 p.m. the next day, will primarily shed light on human trafficking.

“The goal is to raise awareness about the fact that slavery still exists today, and we can do something about it,” Hickman says. “It’s not a problem that can’t be touched.”

The itinerary was designed by the International Justice Mission, and Hickman says it will include a mock investigation into a human trafficking case and also a drama about an impoverished family torn between giving up their child or turning to the slave trade. High school students and mature middle school students are encouraged to register. The cost is $30 to sign up, and it includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact the church at 993-5325.

Following 4:30 Mass on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 8, St. John’s Catholic Parish is holding a fundraising pasta dinner. Freewill donations are encouraged, and the proceeds will go toward the building fund.

In December, the Diocesan Building Committee approved St. John’s plans to build a new addition to the church, and they hope to begin construction in the spring. The project is estimated to cost $2.2 million, and, as of Jan. 14, about half of that had been pledged through donations. Help fund this project with a hearty pasta meal. Contact the church at 993-4482 for details.

For men who are looking to deepen their faith and who also enjoy a cold beer, Bible and Brew is the go-to interest group to join at Faith Lutheran. The brewers meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. to share tips, tricks of the trade, tastes of home-brewed samples and finish with a Bible study. The next meeting is on Tuesday, March 4. For more information, visit www.faithadel.com/faith/interest-groups/.

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