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Combined service

The Shields Valley and Pine Creek United Methodist churches will hold a combined service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Pine Creek. 

Following the service will be a potluck to honor Rev. Glenn Woodson as part of Pastor Appreciation Day. No church services will be held that day at the Shields Valley United Methodist Church in Clyde Park.


Operation Christmas Child

Living Hope Church, located on the corner of Third and Clark streets, is again the Park County collection point for the annual Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes effort.

OCC, a program of Samaritan’s Purse, distributes gift-filled shoe boxes to needy children around the world at Christmastime. People may drop off boxes they pack for the children at Living Hope Church at these days and times:

Monday, Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5-7 p.m.; Thursday Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 20, 8-10 a.m.

For more information, call local shoebox organizer Sadie Bandstra at 223-8086. To learn what to pack in a box and how to label it, visit