GARRISON --The Rev. Curtis L. Foreman was recently installed as pastor of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church of Garrison. The Rev. David Bode, Minnesota North District president, gave the sermon and the Rev. David Becker, circuit counselor, served as the liturgist.
Swinney to give lecture
BEMIDJI -- A lecture titled "The Blessings of Leaning on God" will be given by Mark Swinney, CSB, from Albuquerque, N.M., at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion in Bemidji. This lecture is sponsored by Northern Minnesota Christian Science Churches, including the Christian Science Church of Brainerd.
Pillager church auction
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PILLAGER --First Lutheran Church of Pillager will have an auction at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Pillager Fairgrounds. Proceeds will go to the building/handicap fund.
Memorial for Unborn
BAXTER -- First Baptist Church of Baxter, in conjunction with Baptists for Life Minnesota, will dedicate its Memorial for the Unborn at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Baxter. For more information, call 825-9150.
Thirteen youths and four adults from Park United Methodist Church will go on a mission trip to West Hamlin, W.Va., Saturday through June 24. West Hamlin is known for its poverty. The group will remodel, paint and finish houses.
Help less fortunate
During Vacation Bible School at Park United Methodist Church, an offering was taken to buy Veggie Tale videos and a VCR for the JOY Center, an outpost Sunday school and community center in an impoverished area of southeastern Kentucky. The offering is given in memory of Martha Coventry, who gave many years of leadership to Vacation Bible School and other Christian education ministries at the church.
Schimpps in concert
CROSSLAKE -- Gary and Carmen Schimpp, Staples, will present a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Crosslake Evangelical Free Church. For more information, call 568-4257.
'A Vow to Cherish'
PILLAGER --The Billy Graham film, "A Vow to Cherish," presented by World Wide Pictures and starring Barbara Babcock, Ken Howard and Ossie Davis, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Pillager First Baptist Church. Refreshments will follow.
The Pine Grove Church of Christ will host a youth group from Arkansas Wednesday through June 26. The youth group will serve the community and is looking for people who have need of unskilled labor to be done and cannot do it themselves. Call 829-7272 or 397-2482 and ask for Peter.
Bethel gets funds
Bethel Lutheran Church in South Long Lake, Brainerd, recently received $450 from Lutheran Brotherhood, a fraternal benefit society, through the society's Congregational Matching Funds program. Lutheran Brotherhood matched the amount youths raised through soup and sandwich suppers that were served during Lent. The Bethel youth group will use the funds for their trip to the National Youth ELCA Convention in St. Louis this summer.
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