Family of Christ Lutheran School will have a Mulligan stew and sloppy jo feed fund-raiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the school. The purpose is to raise funds for the operating expenses for the new school to open in January 2004. Bring take-home containers for stew. Matching funds will come from Thrivent for Lutherans.
Music to celebrate life
An evening of gospel, bluegrass and fellowship will be held 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, with The Lonesome Tradition. Pie social will follow the concert.
The group Catholic Worship Rocks, from the Minneapolis area, will give a benefit concert after the 4:30 p.m. Mass Saturday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 1108 Willow St. All proceeds from the concert and CD sales will go toward the fund-raiser for Steve Shively.
The ladies trio Morning Star of Little Falls will present a program of gospel music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cushing Baptist Church. A coffee fellowship time will follow the concert.
Missionary coming to Park United
Johnny Mireb, identified as Israeli, will tell his story at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services Sunday at Park United Methodist Church. To visit personally with him, a potluck lunch will follow the second service.
Charter announces free concert
Charter Communications will sponsor the "Plug in and Bust Out" youth outreach concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Washington Middle School, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd. The concert will feature breakout bands Strange Occurrence and Combat Junkies. The concert is free but anyone who attends is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local Salvation Army.
Turners to perform
Miek and Charlotte Turner will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Brainerd Assembly of God Church. The Turners have traveled worldwide for more than 20 years, performing more than 5,000 concerts throughout America and foreign countries, serving Christian churches of all denominations, as well as public events, community concerts and music festivals.
Loyalty Sunday set
Sunday is Loyalty Sunday at Christ Community Church in Nisswa. Festivities will begin with coffee and rolls at 10 a.m. Everyone will gather for worship at 10:30 a.m., followed by an old-fashioned church picnic, which will feature games and activities for the whole family. The picnic will be held on the church grounds, 24646 Hazelwood Drive, Nisswa.
Fall meeting set
The Northeast District United Methodist Women will have their fall meeting Sept. 20 at the United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, 1701 Fifth Ave. S.E. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and muffins and the annual meeting begins at 9:15 a.m. with president Darlene Airhart of Crosby conducting the business session. The group will elect officers for 2004. God's Mission: Faith in Action is the theme for the program and the guest speaker will be Johnny Mireb, an Israeli, Palestinian and Christian trained as a tour guide, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism. UMW Units are reminded to submit names of deceased members for the memorial service and to bring paper products for the Emma Norton Residence in St. Paul. Reservations need to be made by Wednesday to Gerry Synhorst, 31961 Southwood Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Cost for registration and lunch is $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Child care will be provided with pre-registration and bringing a sack lunch. All Northeast UMW women are invited to attend.
Lord of Life Lutheran adds service
Lord of Life Lutheran Church is offering an additional Sunday worship service. Worship hours now are 7:45 a.m. traditional, 9:15 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. both traditional and contemporary. There is also a 6 p.m. Wednesday worship service for those unable to attend Sundays. Education opportunities for all ages all will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Kids' church will be at 11 a.m. with children being dismissed from regular services after the first 15 minutes. Fellowship time follows each service. Child care is provided throughout the morning.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ, Brainerd, along with hundreds of United Church of Christ congregations throughout the world, on Sunday will celebrate the first woman ordained in the Congregational Church's tradition. Antoinette Brown, at age 28, was ordained in the Congregational Church in South Butler, N.Y., Sept. 15, 1853. The Rev. Brown was to be the forerunner for hundreds of women of many denominations, who have since followed her into the pulpit.
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