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Holy Week offers Christians a chance to celebrate their faith

2014-04-13T00:00:00Z Holy Week offers Christians a chance to celebrate their faithBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
April 13, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Today, Palm Sunday, begins the most holy week for Christians all over the world. With the late arrival of Spring, it is hard to believe we will celebrate Easter next weekend.

Holy Week services

The First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point, 218 S. Court St., invites the public to its celebration of Easter. A candlelight service is at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday in the social hall, while the youth group will present its annual Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services include a Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., a traditional service at 9 and a Contemporary Service at 10:30.

Test grants awarded

The Crown Point Community Foundation has once again awarded a grant to fund the Advance Placement end-of-the-course tests for Crown Point High School students with a financial need. This year, 45 students received grant money.

To qualify, students had to write an essay. more than 100 students applied and recipients were chosen were based on financial need, number of AP tests the student planned on taking and the quality of their essay.

Give locally May 6

In celebration of 100 years of the community foundation concept, “Give Local America” will host the first national day of giving May 6. To make a  difference, visit The Crown Point Community Foundation will host the local portion of this event. This website includes the countdown to the date, event information and a link to the foundation's Facebook page.

Therapy dog evaluations

Speaking of making a difference, do you have a dog that is people friendly? Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community?

Paw Power Blues Dog Club will conduct a Therapy Dog  Inc. Evaluation at 1:30 p.m. May 4 at 18026 S. U.S. 41, Lowell. Dogs are not required to be perfectly obedient, just need to respond to basic commands and have good manners.

Cost is $10 prior to May 1 and $15 after May 1 through the day of the test.

Therapy Dog Inc. is a national organization, and membership provides insurance coverage and the opportunity to become active in therapy dog visitations. For information, visit

For an application or more information on therapy dog work and the evaluation, contact Joni Monnich at or call (219) 661-0552.

Competitor D.C. bound

Congratulations to Trinity Lutheran School’s Sean Ives, who will be traveling to Washington D.C. to represent the Indiana in this year’s National Geographic Bee. He will also be competing in the Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

This is the second year in a row that Sean will be competing in both of these national competitions.

School open house

Trinity Lutheran School, 250 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, will host an open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today. Staff and teachers will be on hand to meet and answer questions.

If you have news to share about happenings in Crown Point, contact Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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