Church Briefs 2.1.17

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WOMEN’S RETREAT

SET FOR FEB. 18

Registration is open for a five-hour Busy Woman’s Retreat to be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Salem. Its leader, Gail Walkley, describes it as “A chance to nourish your heart and soul, connect with your sisters in Christ and weave your story into biblical stories of women.” Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break for registrants on their own. For more information call Walkley at 540-389-5628.

TRAVELS, MAGIC TO ENLIGHTEN ELDERS

Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries (SAEM) will sponsor its senior themed programs on Monday, Feb. 20, on forthcoming educational trips with some magic tricks thrown in. The presenter will be the Rev. Branan Thompson, minister to senior adults at Windsor Hills United Methodist Church. Thompson’s staff position includes planning and accompanying senior groups to a variety of locations both in the United States and outside the country. He also has had a lifetime hobby of entertaining with magic tricks and can relate these to many situations. The program is at College Lutheran Church in downtown Salem, accessible from the rear to the less-able and in session from 6-7 p.m. followed by fellowship time.

-Submitted by Frances Stebbins