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Thursday, April 28, 2011 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five ( =HuRCH and SOC-IAL 1 Sharp Attends Methodist Conference Tracy Sharp, of Norwalk United Methodist Church and President of the Iowa Chapter of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS), attended the 29th Annual Conference of PAUMCS which was held in Knoxville, TN, April 7 - 11. More than 198 professionals representing United Methodist offices on various levels, both nationally and internationally, were in attendance. Blossoming in God's Love was the theme for this con- ference which included ten hours of continuing edu- cation on a variety of subjects beneficial to church em- ployees. Maryville, TN Chief of Police Tony Crisp and his staff provided training in "Office Safety" and "Iden- tity Theft." Participants learned from Cherrie Graham of United Methodist Reporter (UMR) ways in which church offices can utilize the services of UMR. Attor- ney and Chair of the Holston Conference Domestic Violence Task Force Deborah Yeomans shared ways church employees can recognize the signs of Domestic Violence and assist those affected. "Cyber Safety" was the topic of a seminar led by Holston Conference Mul- timedia Director Donna Hankins. The Reverend Mary Parsons led a seminar entitled "Sexual Ethics" which focused on setting healthy boundaries in order to pre- vent sexual misconduct before it occurs. Each year, the PAUMCS Annual Conference is spon- sored by one of the local chapters of PAUMCS. In ad- dition to providing continuing education, these con- ferences include worship and the opportunity to net- work with church professionals from across the de- nomination. The organization, established in 1982 un- der the General Council on Finance and Administra- tion of The United Methodist Church, fosters individual growth, professional development and spiritual enrich- ment for members from the United States, Russia and Africa. 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As I learn about the faith of Christians who worship and serve in ways that seem different or unfamiliar to me, can I in fact learn more about my own faith? These questions and more will be explored at New Life Lutheran Church begin- ning Sunday, May I at 9:30 a.m. The church is begin- ning a five-week study called "Christianity's Fam- ily Tree: What Other Chris- tians Believe and Why," and you are invited to join them. According to Nate Liedtke, pastor of New Life, "These are questions that grip our attention, and yet often we don't discuss them. We want to explore what God might be saying to us through the lives of other Christians, and we hope to do this in a setting of sensitivity, respect, and mutual learning, that the family of believers may be strengthened." This special event will include small-group stud- ies that feature videos, Bible study and discus- sion. The study, published by Abingdon Press, was developed by the Rever- end Adam Hamilton, pas- tor of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS and is intended for anyone who has an inter- est in learning about dif- ferent denominations and faith traditions within Christianity. New Life Lutheran Church is located at 4380 Wakonda Dr. in Norwalk. For more information, contact Pastor Nate Liedtke at 285-5965 or njliedtke@ gmail.com. Jo and Chris Petersen DM Orchestra Plans Concert Des Moines Community Orchestra's Spring Concert is set for Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. with a pre-concert talk led by the conductor at i p.m. It is held at the Per- forming Arts Hall in Drake University's Harmon Fine Arts Building. The conductor is Carl Johnson with guest soloists Jonathan Sturm, violin; George Work, cello and William David, piano. This concert will be dedicated to the memory of Robert B. Smith, beloved former concertmaster. The world's longest cov- ered bridge, nearly 1,300 feet long, is in Canada. Ivy is one of the easiest, most successful container plants. It can be trained UP a trellis or left to fall natu- rally from hanging baskets. FOR SALE WARREN FARMS Norwalk 71 Acres, 50 Tillable Black "Gold" Realty 515-681-6310 Garden Club Plant Sale Bevington Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two lo- cations will be provided for the sale. One will be at 8551 Hwy 28, Martensdale and the other at 906 Main St., Norwalk. Help us pre- serve and maintain the Bevington Park. Proceeds will be used to preserve and maintain the Bevington Park. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! Chris and Jo Petersen will celebrate their 60th wed- ding anniversary Friday, May 6. Please help them cel- ebrate this wonderful milestone by sending cards of congratulations to 1728 Cedar, Norwalk, IA 50211. The card shower is hosted by their family, Lyle, Cindy, Paul and Tiffany. They appreciate the lifetime of love, sup- port and great memories. Volunteers To Package Meals This Weekend Working with "Meals From the Heartland," Cross- roads Church, 2601 Border St., is spearheading a sec- ond Norwalk Community Effort to provide at least 75,000 meals for Haiti. Packaging will take place Satur- day, April 30, at Crossroads Church. Pastor Glen Blumer said, "Great news! All assembly line positions have been filled. Thank You Norwalk!!" Donations for the huge project are still welcomed. Each meal costs 15 cents, which means raising at least $11,250. Checks can be made out to Crossroads Church with "Meals" on the memo line. Pastor Blumer notes that a donation of $100 can provide about 670 meals, a donation of $500 can provide about 3,333 meals and a donation of $1000 is about 6,670 meals. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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