The featured speaker at the Market Place Fellowship luncheon Thursday will be Theresa Richardson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity.
Her topic will be "how God challenges us as leaders and managers, and if they have faith, his plan for us will be known."
The luncheon will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Anthony's Event Center. Cost for the optional lunch is $18.
To make a luncheon reservation, call 528-0970 or send an email to email@example.com.
Financial peace classes offered in January
RICHLAND -- Central United Protestant Church in Richland is offering Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 13-week program that empowers and teaches how to make the right money decisions goals for life.
The program is at the church at 1124 Steven Drive beginning Jan. 15. Each class is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost is $100 for a lifetime family membership. Membership includes all required class materials and gives you and your spouse the ability to take it anywhere, anytime and as many times as you like.
For more information, call 943-1143 or go to www.daveramsey.com/fpu.
'Carols by Candlelight' to be offered Sunday
Kennewick First United Methodist Church will present a special family-oriented "Carols by Candlelight" service at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Organist Margo Cox and others will provide music for the singing of Advent and Christmas carols from around the world.
Free childcare for infants and toddlers will be provided at no charge. Cookies, coffee and hot cider will be served following the service.
The church is in downtown Kennewick at the corner of Dayton Street and Kennewick Avenue.
Getty Museum buys John the Baptist work
LOS ANGELES -- J. Paul Getty Museum officials say they have acquired a 500-year-old limewood sculpture of St. John the Baptist.
Museum officials wouldn't say how much they paid at a London auction Tuesday, but Sotheby's online catalog shows the winning bid was about $488,000.
The 5-foot sculpture shows St. John the Baptist in a cloak cradling a lamb with a camel's head between his feet.
Officials believe it was originally part of a church altar at the Schloss Harburg castle in southwestern Germany.
Getty officials say it will improve the museum's collection of medieval sculpture and applied arts.
It is expected to go on display early next year.
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