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This year the congregation of the Congregational Church of the Valley is celebrating its 115th anniversary in Garfield County. The church, which was formerly on 6th Street in New Castle, sold that building and has moved to a Silt location at 6th and Home. This is the same church family and welcomes anyone who would like to worship with them. The congregation’s goal is to have a new church built somewhere between Silt and New Castle to accommodate growth in the congregation. The congregation is affiliated internationally with the United Church of Christ, and is traditional in style but playful in spirit. The church is open-minded and encourages inquiring minds. The church’s Worship Service and children’s Sunday School begin each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. An Adult Bible Forum takes place each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Beginning June 22, summer services will be outside at the park next to the church. Everyone is welcome!Animals are a blessing in many people’s lives. Reverend Jim Warn will conduct a “Blessing of the Animals” at the church’s outdoor service on Sunday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to the park adjacent to the church in Silt, and may bring their animal(s) for an individual blessing. Animals need to be restrained on leashes, in carriers, in their fish bowl or in their trailer. Children attending the service may bring a special stuffed pet or doll for blessing if they do not have a pet. Certificates of Blessing will be presented to those taking part. This will be a very special service. For more information, please call Grace Michelle Haggart at 876-2673.The church’s Vacation Bible Camp will be held Friday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s focus will be on “God’s Creation,” with outdoor activities, music, art and games centering on that theme. You do not have to be a member of the church to sign your children up for the camp. Preschool through fifth-grade children are welcome to join in the fun. For more information, call 876-2648.The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon at the New Castle Community Center on Monday, June 23, will be barbecued chicken, baked beans, California veggies, corn bread muffin, and strawberries and bananas.Please call me if you have any New Castle news or inspirations to share.


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