Rev. Mary Scifres.
Bear Creek United Methodist Church welcomed the Rev. Mary Scifres as its new pastor Nov. 3. A native of Indiana, Scifres commutes to Woodinville from her home on Fox Island. "Pastor Mary," as the children call her, is enjoying the opportunity to work with young families and helping a new church. The church holds services Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary, 22130 NE 133rd. Call 788-2953 for information.
The Northshore United Church of Christ (18900 168th NE in Woodinville) will host an interfaith service celebrating Thanksgiving Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The community is asked to bring food for the Northshore Multi-Service Center and cash gifts for Project Share, a local group working with Habitat for Humanity on the Eastside. The service is planned and presented by Bear Creek United Methodist Church, Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church, Northshore United Church of Christ, Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church, and Wooden Cross Lutheran Church. Call 486-7693 for information.