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Northwest Indiana Welcomes Evangelist Mario Murillo

Victory Christian Center is hosting a 3 day revival meeting with special guest evangelist Mario Murillo, July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at 7:00pm. You can see the event by visiting the site, http://vccrevival.weebly.com/index.html (For Contact, Press Releases, and more). We are expecting God to move in a mighty way at this meeting and are for the first time inviting the community at large to pack out our church, and be blessed with live worship, Mario's preaching, and that good old revival spirit, that brings refreshing, and restoration to the grind of everyday life. The following is a short biography of Mario Murillo.

Everything about Mario Murillo defies the odds. He is a native of San Francisco a city not known for producing international Evangelists. His ministry was born int he drug obsessed, occult saturated 70's in the epicenter of violent student revolution - Berkeley, California.

His gift seemed doomed to fail on an atheistic campus. Mix in the persuasive...

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Who Is Having A Good Day?

Who is having a good day and has something to share, right now, today, with the rest of Portage? happy-sunshine

Good news about your business, your spouse, your neighborhood, an upcoming event, your kids, your job, the sun, your lawn - heck we don't care. Just good.

It is time for another Who Is Having a Good Day Shout Out.

Below you will see all the great folks who shared with us last week.  You can add in your comment...

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Portage Police Department Surveys

The Portage Police Department is working with Calumet College of St. Joseph to develop a Threat Assessment of Portage. city_of_portageAs a part of that process, Calumet College has designed 3 surveys, one for the junior high and high school students, one for Portage residents and one for those who work in Portage. The Portage School System was kind enough to help us administer the student surveys. We are now faced with distributing the Business and Resident surveys.

The Business survey...

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Volunteers Needed for the Pack-A-Thon!

Bring your friends, family, scout troops, church youth groups and school club members to Opportunity Enterprises for our Pack-A-Thon! oe_logo

Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

We will be stuffing 45,000 runner packets in one day for runners participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Individuals and groups welcome- including a DJ to entertain and pizza for lunch!

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Portage Township YMCA Offers Summer Membership Special-$1.00 Per Day with No Joiner Fee

The Portage Township YMCA will be offering a summer membership special for ages 14 and over.  Memberships are valid from the date of purchase until August 31, 2010 at a cost of $1.00 per day. Yredlogo Example:  Participants joining May 2nd will pay $122.00, those joining July 18th will pay $45.00. The last day the summer membership special will be available for purchase is July 31, 2010.  Summer special members are allowed full use of the YMCA.

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Preschool Summer Mini Camps

The Portage Township YMCA will be holding 3 SUMMER MINI CAMPS. Yredlogo

Camp One: June 14 – June 25
M/W/F 4 and 5 year olds - 9-11:30
T/Th 3 and 4 year olds – 9:30-11:30
Theme: Week One-Under the Sea
Theme: Week Two-Garden Friends

Camp Two: July 12 – July 23
M/W/F 4 and 5 year olds – 9-11:30
T/Th 3 and 4 year olds – 9:30 – 11:30
Theme: Week One-Circus under the Big Top
Theme: Week...

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Portage Township YMCA Preschool Graduation Picnic

The Portage Township YMCA's 2010 Preschool Graduation Picnic was held at Woodland Park on May 19. The YMCA Preschool Academy had 84 graduates in 5 classes.  Registration is now open for the 2010-2011 school year. 

Hula-Hoop Contest at the South Haven Boys & Girls Club

Hula-Hoop contest results at the South Haven Boys & Girls Club on June 8, 2010.bgc-hula-hoop-winners-1
5 to 7: Bailey Ranta Time: 45.19 seconds
8 to 10: Megan Hrivank Time: 16:27 minutes
11-UP: Matt Bickett Time: 1:07 minute

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Portage Township YMCA Preschool Graduation

The Portage Township YMCA Preschool Graduation took place Tuesday, May 18. The YMCA Preschool Academy is a stepping stone into Kindergarten. ymca-preschool-graduation1

The YMCA's Preschool is different that other preschools because they are mission driven. We are able to reach out to families who are less fortunate and need the help through our scholarship program. Being in a Christian atmosphere, the children learn values that help develop strong character traits that last long past their time with us. We build bonds with not only the child but with the families.

The YMCA works...

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Onward, All You Christian Soldiers

As strange as it may seem, military metaphors are very common among Christians. Even though they follow the one who said, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” the Christian vocabulary includes terms like “spiritual warfare” and “prayer warriors.”

However, this imagery is not a recent development. The same Jesus who called His followers to be peacemakers also said that He Himself did not come to bring peace but, rather, a sword (Matthew 10:34). In other words, Jesus anticipated that there would be sharp division, even within families, between those who believe in Him and those who don’t. Jesus also warned the church of first century Pergamum that He would war against them if they didn’t repent of their sins (Revelation 2:16).

RSVP Program Honored Senior Volunteers

On Friday, June 4, the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) honored its dedicated volunteers during their Annual Spring Recognition Breakfast at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso. rsvp-program-honored-1 Over 150 senior volunteers were recognized at this annual event that has been taking place for over 10 years. According to Director, Joyce Bolin, “We don’t recognize one or two volunteers. We honor them all and make it clear that they are all doing important work in the community.” J. Jay Brooks performed during the breakfast.

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