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North County churches plan Week of Christian Unity

The annual Week of Christian Unity takes place from Monday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 25. All services are at 7 p.m. The week celebrates the unity of Christians as they worship and fellowship together at a different North County church each evening.

The schedule is:

  • Jan. 18 at First Presbyterian, 610 S. Main St., Templeton.
  • Jan. 19 at Trinity Lutheran, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles.
  • Jan. 20 at St. Rose of Lima, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.
  • Jan. 21 at North County Christian, 925 Vine St., Paso Robles.
  • Jan. 22 at Mission San Miguel, 775 Mission St., San Miguel.
  • Jan. 23 at Hope Lutheran, 8005 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero.
  • Jan. 24 at St. Luke’s Episcopal, 5318 Palma Ave., Atascadero.
  • Jan. 26 at St. Williams, 6410 Santa Lucia Road, Atascadero.

People of all faiths are warmly welcomed to participate in any or all of the services.

Coloring contest

San Miguel Library at 254 13th St. has planned special programs each month this year. This month there is a coloring contest from Jan. 9 to 30 and a Seed Swap Party on Jan. 23. Call 467-3224 for details and visit the library to check out all kinds of rainy day fun. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Bingo on Friday

San Miguel Seniors welcomes all to play bingo at 6 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center on East 12th Street (off N Street). It is fun and inexpensive, and the snacks are very good.

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.