Feed the Need donations up in ’13

Collecting about 30 percent more donations than it did in 2012, the Feed the Need food drive gathered more than 10,000 pounds during its Oct. 12-13 event. That pushed the organization’s total to more than 132,000 pounds donated to Newberg F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service to Humanity) and the Promise Pantry in Dundee since it began 10 years ago. “It was a good response from the community, all the giving and volunteering,” event coordinator Marshall Sperling said.

NCC offering grief program

Newberg Christian Church is offering Grief Release, a five-week class designed for those who have experienced a loss of any kind, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Thursday. Grief Release provides practical step-by-step support on a road to restoration. For more information, call Sharon Boeckman at 503-538-3104.

Halloween party on tap at Newberg First United Methodist Church

Newberg First United Methodist Church will host a Halloween party for children and youth from 4 to 5 p.m. that afternoon. After games and treats, the party will end with Trunk or Treat in the parking lot as church members open their car trunks with treats for the trick-or-treaters. For more information, call Meg at the church at 503-538-5404.

Free winter clothes giveaway Nov. 2

River Street Church of God will host a free winter clothes giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2. For more information, call 503-538-4117.

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