Longest Night Service at Bishop First United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 21 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. On this longest night of the year, anyone in the eastern Sierra is invited to a simple time of Worship on Sunday, December 21 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary of Bishop First United Methodist Church. Whether we are grieving a loss, struggling economically, overwhelmed with personal and family situations, it is good to remember that the first Christmas was difficult also and that the light of Christ “shines in the darkness.” Perhaps we may feel very alone in the midst of all the Christmas celebrations. We need to know God’s presence with us during this season.
Bishop United Methodist Church is located at 205 N. Fowler – next to Bishop Union High School.
The name of this service comes from the season – December 21st is actually the longest night of the year, with the most hours of darkness at the Winter Solstice. But the name, “Longest Night”, also describes the feelings that a number of us have during this season. In the long, dark winter nights, memories of past experiences and the pain of present loss and situations can become overwhelming. For some, Christmas Day is the most difficult. For others, it is Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or the beginning of another year. Join with us to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness and sing music that acknowledges that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who grieve, for those who struggle, and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone is welcome
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Weekend Quake Strikes Bishop
The USGS is confirming a 3.3 quake struck in the Bishop area early Saturday. Just 6 minutes after 7am the 3.3 quake was detected 3 miles west northwest of Bishop. The USGS initially listed the quake at 3.6, but later downgraded it to a 3.3. No major damage or injuries were reported, however the minor quake did disrupt water service to the Highlands mobile home community due to a broken water line.
The USGS is also indicating a 3.0 quake from Saturday afternoon in Mono County. At 4:39 Saturday afternoon the 3.0 quake was detected 27 miles Northeast of Mammoth. No damage was reported.
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Sign Up Now to Participate in Bishop’s Community Christmas Events
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We’ve turned the calendar page to November and that means the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is already busy planning several events to ring in the holiday season. They are seeking your participation.
On Friday night, December 5th, everyone is invited to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Bishop City Park. Festivities will include hot chocolate & cookies, carolers and a visit from Santa! Following the tree lighting, shoppers can get a great start on Christmas Shopping by taking a stroll downtown through the Street of Lights. Many businesses will be open late, and shoppers will have a chance to win great raffle prizes by having the official Street of Lights map stamped by participating merchants.
On Saturday, December 6th the annual Christmas Parade will celebrate the theme “Connecting Christmas Past with Christmas Future.” Now is the time to register your float, car, waking or equestrian group.
It is free and easy to join in the Home & Business Decorating Contest. Once your decorations are up, simply give the Chamber a call to sign up or nominate a location. They’ll come out and take pictures and upload to the Chamber Facebook page then winners will be determined by “likes.”
The Bishop Area Chamber extends an invitation to everyone to join in these fun and important community events. Please mark your calendars now.
For more information or to sign-up, please drop by the chamber office at 690 North Main Street, or telephone April at (760) 873-8405.
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON CACTI & SUCCULENT WORKSHOP FROMINYO-MONO MASTER GARDENERS
Date: For Immediate Release, Nov. 1, 2014
Cacti and Succulent Workshop
The Inyo-Mono Master Gardeners would like to invite the general public to attend a workshop on cacti and succulents on Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. It will be held at the U.S. Forest Service Building on West Line Street in Bishop.
SUCCULENTS AND CACTI ARE ALL THE RAGE
Have you thought of using succulents in a bridal bouquet? How about using pumpkins and succulents for a Thanksgiving centerpiece? Is a Christmas cactus a staple in your house?
Cactus and succulents are perfect for the busy gardener as they require less maintenance and water in the garden and in the home. These plants are used in the home landscape, container gardening and indoor terrariums. They can be sculptural in the garden or used for the shape and color of their leaves.
Join the Inyo-Mono Master Gardeners, and learn about cacti and succulents. Sherry Cosgrove of Keeler Beach Farm and the Inyo Mono Master Gardener Program present a workshop on Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2PM-3PM at the US Forest Service Building, W. Line St. Bishop.
Learn about cacti and succulents from around the world. Propagation, soils and care and feeding of these unusual and exotic plants will be highlighted as we see many varieties on display. Attendees receive free cuttings and some plants will be for sale.
Questions to Susan Flaherty, Master Gardener Coordinator, 760 873-3179.
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Bishop vs. Paraclete Varsity Football
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Game: Bishop vs. Rosamond at Bishop
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Game: Bishop vs. Rosamond at Bishop