GARRISON - A roast pork dinner will be sponsored by Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, Garrison, from 4-7 p.m. May 2. Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-12; and free for children 5 and younger. Light of the Cross is located two blocks west of the Super Valu in Garrison.
In HIS Name concert
NISSWA - In HIS Name will perform a Southern gospel concert at 7 p.m. May 1 at the Live Well in Nisswa located across the street from the A&W.
Lakes Area Parish Nurse meeting
The Lakes Area Parish Nurse meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Call Joy at 855-6639 for more information.
Thomas as Celebrant and preacher
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. Seventh St., Brainerd, will welcome the Rev. Margaret Thomas as celebrant and preacher at the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist service Sunday.
UCC adult forum
Nicole Spear from Habitat for Humanity will be the featured speaker at First Congregational United Church of Christ's adult forum at 11 a.m. Sunday. She will discuss the goals of Habitat and the volunteer opportunities available locally. She will also be speaking at a community information meeting on Tuesday in the church fellowship hall.
A night of comedy with Ken Davis
BACKUS - Church of the Nazarene, Backus, will present a night of comedy with Ken Davis at 6 p.m. May 30 as part of the church's 75th anniversary celebration.
Davis is a Christian comedian that has a special connection to the churchsince his grandfather, Lester Davis, helped start the Church of the Nazarene in the Backus area.
Tickets are $10 each. Purchase tickets at the church office, 618 State Hwy. 371 NW in Backus or call 947-4243 and reserve them at the church office.
Third annual public servants service
BAXTER - The members of First Baptist Church, 7398 Fairview Road, Baxter, will host the third annual public servants service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The service is dedicated to the police, fire and emergency workforce, along with families of the men and women who continuously risk their lives. A lunch will follow the service. There is no cost to attend and child care services will be provided.
For additional information call 829-5767.
The Truth Project leader training set
BAXTER - Lakewood Evangelical Free Church, 6284 Fairview Rd., Baxter, will be hosting group leader training for Focus on the Family's The Truth Project from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 30.
The Truth Project is a DVD based small group study that practically and personally introduces viewers to the truth claims of God. Lessons cover topics such as "What is Truth," "Who is God," "Am I Alone" and many more.
Registration fee is $99 per person/couple which includes one full 12-lesson DVD set. Register online at www.mfc.org or walk up registration from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Bluegrass concert planned
CROSSLAKE - The monthly bluegrass concert will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Crosslake Christian Assembly of God Church. Banjo, mandolin, violin, guitars and more will be featured, performing a variety of hymns and gospel tunes. For more information, call Pastor Gary Espeseth at 821-7777.
Revival at Community Church of Nazarene
MERRIFIELD - There will be a revival with Johannes Marsland at 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday and May 1, and 10:45 a.m. May 3 at the Community Church of the Nazarene, CR 3, Merrifield. Youth night (teens through college age) will be May 2 with pizza served at 5:30 p.m., a live band at 6:30 p.m. and a service at 7 p.m. Marsland's messages will be of hope and truth, relevant to all in a culture that is in such turmoil and uncertainty.
Rummage sale at Lutheran Church of Cross
NISSWA - Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, located near Schaefer's, will have its spring rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 1 and from 8-11 a.m. May 2. The event is sponsored by Women of the ELCA.
Coffee house evening planned
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will host a coffee house at 7 p.m. Sunday. The event will be an evening of music while enjoying coffee or tea and desserts. Silent auction items will be available to bid on during the evening. Free admission for the performance. There will be a charge of the coffee and treats.
The event is a fundraiser for Trinity's Tanzania mission trip which is sponsored by Peace House Africa, a Minnesota non-profit charitable organization that works to provide education to AIDS orphans in Tanzania.
The "Back to the 50s" Brainerd lakes area mother/daughter banquet will begin with Mass at 5:15 p.m. May 6 at St. Francis Church with a meatloaf dinner at 6:15 p.m. at St. Francis Hall. Cost for adults is $8; children ages 6-10 is $6; and children 5 and under are free. There will be swing dance demonstrations and lessons.
Tickets will be sold after the Sunday morning Masses and at the parish office through May 1.
Dressing in 50's attire is encouraged.
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