Editor’s note: The Sierra Sun encourages faith column submissions; please send a 400-word text document or a 150-word faith announcement to email@example.com, subject, faith. The Sierra Sun welcomes any and all respectful religious views; however, the views expressed in “Faith Factor” do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper. Purim PartyThe public is invited to join the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation (NTHC) and the Reno / Tahoe Jewish community for a Purim Party on Saturday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantis Ballroom in Reno, Nev.The party will include traditional Purim activities such as a costume contest for all ages with prizes, noise makers, and masks. Entertainment includes Israeli dancing and Middle Eastern music. Also included are craft booths, such as henna painting and traditional foods.Tickets are $18 per adult in advance or $25 at the door and $5 for students. Children under 13 are free. The price includes a traditional Middle Eastern buffet with Hamantaschen for dessert.For questions or RSVP, contact Pam Dickerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 650-906-4195.The event is hosted by the Reno/Tahoe Community Jewish Organizations including Temple Beth Or, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Sinai, North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation and Temple Bat Yam. Special thanks to the Atlantis Resort andamp; Spa in Reno for partnering in this fun event.Easter ServicesSend your Easter service announcements to email@example.com, subject, Easter service. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why (plus how to contact your organization, phone number, website). The announcement should be about 200 words.St. Patrick’s Day Community PartySt. Patrick’s Day Community Party, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village, Nev., Saturday, March 17 at 6:15 p.m. No cost. The Lake Tahoe community is warmly invited to this annual family-friendly party with fun for all ages: traditional Irish dinner; games, music, and crafts; entertainment by Blanchette School of Irish Dance, Reno, Nev. Donations happily accepted for Youth Group’s Tuscaloosa Rebuilding trip in April. Questions? Visit www.tahoeepiscopal.org or 775-831-1418.Easter morning service at High CampThe Squaw Valley Chapel with the cooperation of Squaw Valley will be offering an Easter morning resurrection celebration at High Camp, 8 a.m., Sunday, April 8, 2012. Free round-trip passage on the cable car beginning at 7 a.m. will be offered to all attending the service without skis or snow boards. Light refreshment will be available for early arrivals at the mountain top. The 50-minute service will be led by Tim Foster, the Chapel’s music leader, the Rev. Art Domingue and members of the congregation. A second, yet different service will be held at the chapel, 444 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley 96146, beginning at 10 a.m.
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