Auction Set For 3 To Go From Church To Zimbabwe

Posted: June 04, 1999

West Chester United Methodist Church will hold a silent auction and dinner on Saturday to raise money for three church members to visit Zimbabwe.

The Rev. John Schol, pastor of the church, and parishioners Jerry Worrell and Scott Fridgen-Veitch are scheduled to leave for Zimbabwe on June 17.

Mr. Schol plans to meet with local pastors and leaders to help develop strategies that will perpetuate the growth of businesses in Zimbabwe.

Worrell and Fridgen-Veitch plan to work in a United Methodist orphanage in Mutare that which serves about 500 orphans.

To raise money for the trip, more than 100 items will be auctioned from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church. A fund-raising dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. The church is at 129 S. High St., West Chester.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. The events are open to the public. For more information, call 610-692-5190.

RETREAT * Congregation B'nai Jacob in Phoenixville is expected to host a weekend retreat on Judaism at Camp Rambleweed in Maryland.

Members of the congregation are invited to travel to the camp, which is on 200 acres of woods along the banks of the Susquehanna River. There they may participate in Shabbat services, workshops on Judaism in the 21st century, strengthening the family, sports and music from June 11 to 13. For more information, call 610-933-5550.

DEDICATION * The congregation of New Life in Christ Fellowship in Coatesville will celebrate the dedication of its new building with a service titled ``Great Things He Has Done.''

The Rev. William T. Grier will speak at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday at 1 S. Fifth Ave. The Rev. Clifford Ashe, a guest from East Shore Community Church in Harrisburg, is scheduled to speak at the 5 p.m. service.

For more information, call 610-384-3344.

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