AITKIN -- Felicia Forder will introduce information on the upcoming St. John's Bible Exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jaques Art Center, 121 Second St. N.W., Aitkin. It is free. A video will be shown and information will be shared.
The Jaques Art Center will offer a bus tour to view the St. John's Bible Exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 20. Tour price is $40 per person for art center members and $50 for non-members. Register by calling the Jaques at (218) 927-2363.
The task of creating the St. John's Bible was a seven-year labor of Donald Jackson and a multitude of artists and artisans. Handwritten on parchment and newly illustrated, this is the first handwritten Bible since the invention of the printing press more than 500 years ago.
Divine Mercy celebration set
An observance in honor of the Feast of Divine Mercy will be Sunday at St. Emily's Catholic Church in Emily. Enthroning the icon will begin at 2 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration, confession, a talk about the 3 o'clock Hour, chaplet of the Divine Mercy, Mass at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
The Knights of Columbus sponsor the afternoon gathering.
Adult education forums planned
The April adult education forums and Sunday worship at Crosslake Presbyterian Church will focus on the connection between faith and the stewardship of God's creation. At 9 a.m. Sundays, the adult education forum will feature a presentation on responsible use and preservation of the environment. During the 10 a.m. worship service, Pastor Ray Larson will make the connection between Christian faith and the subject of the adult forum.
Featured topics and speakers are as follows: Sunday, "Global Warming, Renewable Energy and Local Reasons for Hope," presented by Jason Eden, president, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, Backus; April 10, "The Planet on Your Plate," presented by Sandra Kaplan, biology instructor, Central Lakes College, an introduction to whole foods cooking blending the principles of nutrition with the principles of ecology; April 17, "Sustainable Community Development," presented by Karl Samp, vice president, Initiative Foundation, Little Falls; April 24, "Options for Private Landowners for Preserving Natural Area in the Brainerd Lakes Area," presented by Phil Hunsicker, program director, 1,000 Friends of Minnesota, Brainerd.
The programs are open to all area residents and nursery care is available for both the adult forums and the worship service.
Crosslake Presbyterian Church is at 14444 Daggett Pine Road, just east of the Crosslake Community Center.
Adult forum slated
Brad Person will present an adult forum 11:15 a.m.-noon Sunday at First Congregational Church. The name of his presentation is "Planned Giving: The Basics of Wills, Trusts, Estate Taxes and Long-Term Care."
Bowling for Bethany fund-raiser slated
Bowlers are needed for the 1 and 5 p.m. shifts May 2 at Jack's House for The Good Samaritan fund-raiser, Bowling for Bethany. Proceeds will benefit Bethany Good Samaritan Village residents and caregivers. Pledge packets are available from Liz Csanda, Bethany Good Samaritan community relations director. For more information, call 825-2505.
Revival services planned
The Merrifield and the Brainerd churches of the Nazarene will hold revival services April 17-20. Evangelist Bill Ulmet will preach at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. The services will be at the Merrifield church, 21704 County Road 3 in Merrifield. For more information, call 829-7536.
St. Anthony's Guild meeting set
St. Anthony's Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a dinner meeting at Northwind's Cafe.
Vegetarian cooking class scheduled
The Brainerd Seventh-day Adventist Church will sponsor a vegetarian cooking class at 6 p.m. April 11 at Brainerd Public Utilities,1151 Highland Scenic Drive, service entrance. Cost is $5 per person; registration is requested by Wednesday. For more information, call Alvina at 829-2968 or Rita at 855-0118.
St. Francis Guild meetings set
St. Anne Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Boardwalk Bread and Bagel; St. Clare Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Helen Peerson's.
Old-time gospel night to be celebrated
A night of old-time gospel music, followed by fellowship and refreshments, will be held 7 p.m. April 8 at the Heritage Assembly of God Church, at College Road and Berrywood Drive in Baxter. For more information or to participate in the music, call Lowell Jaeger at 829-0674 or Daryl Bahma at 828-1919 or 829-8600.
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