Churches combining services for summer

F our churches are planning to worship together July 21 through Sept. 1.  Granville Baptist Church and the United Church of Granville, which is a merger of Peniel and Middle Granville Presbyterian Churches and the Granville United Methodist Church, will be combining their services to give their pastors, Rev. Jim Peterson and Rev. Jerry McKinney, some vacation time and to provide Christian fellowship for their congregations.

On July 21, the worship service for the four congregations will be at 10 a.m. at the United Church building on Church Street, with lay leaders conducting the service.

On July 28, the service will be a 9:30 a.m. on Church Street, with Rev. Peterson preaching.

On Aug. 4, the service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Church Street, with both Rev. Peterson and Rev. McKinney leading the worship.

On Aug. 11, the worship service will be led by Rev. McKinney at the joint church picnic at the home of Roger and Claudia Ellis, at 9:30 a.m.

On Aug. 18, the worship service will be at Granville Baptist Church at 23 Quaker St., at 9:30 a.m., led by Rev. Peterson and Rev. McKinney.

On Aug. 25, the service will be at Granville Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m., led by both pastors.

On Sept. 1, the service will be at Granville Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m., led by Rev. Peterson.

The Vacation Bible School, sponsored by the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council, will be Monday through Friday, Aug. 12 to 16, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Granville Baptist Church for graduates of kindergarten to sixth grades. There is no charge.  For more information, call 642-2245.

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