NISSWA - The seventh annual 50s party at Christ Community Church, 24646 Hazelwood Dr., Nisswa, is planned for 5 p.m. Sept. 26 in the CCC fellowship hall. Dressing in 50's attire is welcome. Events include a hula hoop contest, doing the limbo, a bubble gum blowing contest and dancing to 50's music. Hamburger, cheeseburger and hot dog baskets and root beer floats will be served. There will also be door prizes given away.
For more information, call 963-2626.
HILLMAN - A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hillman. Cost: $6.50 for adults; under 10 is $3; and under 5, free. Immanuel is located at the junction of Highway 27 and CR 47.
Jul Kaffe Fest bazaar
CROSSLAKE - Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake will hold its 34th annual Jul Kaffe Fest Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in the fellowship hall. A "Happy Days" quilt measuring 100" x 101" will be raffled off at 2 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available the morning of the bazaar for $1 each or six tickets for $5. A luncheon will be served starting at 10:30 a.m. until gone and includes beverage and dessert.
BAY Ministries to have fundraiser
Brainerd Area Youth Ministries is having a rummage sale and silent auction fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Highway 18 Collision Center located five miles east of Brainerd. All proceeds will go to BAY Ministries.
The fundraiser is hosted by G.P.S. (God's People Serving) out of Brainerd.
CROSBY - Orders are now being taken for pasties available for pickup starting Sept. 30 and extending through all Wednesdays in October at St. Joseph Church in Crosby.
Sale dates are Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. The annual pasty marathon is sponsored by the St. Joseph CCW, Crosby. Those interested in placing orders for the pasties may do so by calling Anita at 546-5430.
The pasties sell for $5 each. Orders are filled to be picked up the Wednesday they are baked.
Pork tenderloin dinner at Crosslake Presbyterian Church
CROSSLAKE - Crosslake Presbyterian Church will have a pork tenderloin dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at 14444 Daggett Pine Rd., Crosslake. Entertainment will be provided by Last Generation, a local band, and there will be activities for children as well as door prizes. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available at the door or prior to Sept. 26 at the church.
Jay Howard to speak
GARRISON - "Contending for Truth in an Age of Untruth" with Jay Howard is coming to Garrison Sunday through Wednesday for the Truth Conference at Community Alliance Church. Howard is the author of "Confronting the Cults in the New Age." He has been researching cults and the occult since 1975.
The church is located at 9475 Jefferson Street in Garrison, one block west of the big fish.
For more information call (320) 692-4420.
Light for the Journey luncheon
PINE RIVER - A community ladies' luncheon, "Light for the Journey," will be 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at The Warehouse in Pine River. The program includes special guest speakers Danielle Howard and Tracie Fuller from Minnesota Teen Challenge. Cost for tickets is $6. Call The Warehouse at 587-5404 for more information.
MCCL to sponsor pro-life evening
CROSSLAKE - Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life is sponsoring a pro-life evening from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Crosslake Assembly of God Church, 13919 CR 36, Crosslake. Speaker Jordan Bauer, MCCL Legislative Associate will offer a PowerPoint presentation.
For more information, call Mary Hoag evenings at 692-3188 or daytime at 824-1269.
Stepfamily success seminar
LITTLE FALLS - The "Stepfamily Success Seminar," planned fro 7-9 p.m. Friday, gives families hope and encouragement for the stepfamily journey. This seminar will be presented in Little Falls and is sponsored by Grace Covenant Church but will be held at Dick and Lois Hokanson's residence, 16492 West River Road, Little Falls.
For more information and to register for the seminar, contact the Hokansons at (320) 632-3284, call Grace Covenant Church at 320-632-3629, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMILY - Emily United Methodist Church is serving a harvest dinner of pork and beef buffet from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Emily City Hall. Cost for adults, $8; children, $5; children under age 3, free.
For more information, call 763-2050.
Italian gala dinner at All Saints
All Saints Catholic Church will have an Italian gala dinner event with hors d'oeuvres from 5-5:45 p.m. with a six course authentic Italian dinner from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd. Cost: $40 per ticket includes wines and door prize. Tickets available at the All Saints office during business hours or after Masses or call 828-7738.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. 7th St., will have church school beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. A Christian formation class also begins at 9 a.m. studying "The Heart of Christianity" by Marcus J. Borg. A parish picnic will follow worship.
Mulligan stew/sloppy joe feed
BAXTER _ Family of Christ Lutheran School will have a mulligan stew/sloppy joe feed from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday as well as a bake and craft sale. Cost is $7 for adults; $3.50 for children 4-12; and free for children under 3.
Lakes Area Parish Nurse meeting
The Lakes Area Parish Nurses will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Tami Lueck from Bridges of Hope will make a presentation. For questions, call Joy at 855-6639.
Eating locally will be the topic at First Congregational United Church of Christ's adult forum at 11 a.m. Sunday. Lance James of the Crow Wing County Food Co-op will speak on why it matters to eat food grown close to home.
PINE RIVER - Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pine River, will serve turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $8 for adults; children under 12, $5; and $30 max for families.
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers received a $5,000 grant from the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation. Lakes Area gives more than 250 rides per month to the elderly and has constructed more than 250 wheelchair ramps in the past seven years.
New Song Ministries/Crossroads Music Cafe
The New Song Ministries/Crossroads Music Cafe will sponsor Aaron Sutton for praise and worship from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday. Andrew Witt will perform 7 p.m. Monday with a $5 cover. Steadfast Thursday 9/24, 7 p.m. Steadfast will be the praise and worship group at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Crossroads Music Cafe , 217 South Seventh St., Brainerd. For more information, call 829-0834.
Fall schedule kick-off at Lord of Life
BAXTER - Festival worship at Lord of Life Church in Baxter will begin at 9 a.m. with pre-marriage and marriage blessings and a blessing of three-year-olds at 10:30 a.m. A carnival for all ages will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with games, prizes and a dunk tank.
Rally Day will be Wednesday with supper at 5 p.m., worship at 6 p.m. with a blessing of three-year-olds and a carnival from 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Teie family concert
NISSWA - David Teie, Cathy Taylor, Ernie Teie and Paul Teie, along with Jim Kuang-cheng Li, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Music from Bach to Broadway will be performed. Freewill donations will help support the Lutheran Church of the Cross Education Scholarship Fund. A reception will follow in Chapel Hall.
Trinity to host breakfast
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will host an egg bake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. This fellowship breakfast is hosted by the Trinity Vision Council. Worship service times are 8:15 and 10:20 a.m.
For more information, call 829-5147.
Bazaar and bake sale
OUTING - Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Outing will have its 34th bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Matching funds are applied for through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Country store in Walker
WALKER - Community Church of Walker, Highway 371 N. and Tianna Drive, Walker, will have its 2009 country store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Sloppy joe lunch will be served.
Heritage Sunday at Our Savior's
PEQUOT LAKES - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate its 114-year heritage with a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Lane Doerring will be the guest speaker. Former pastors Duane Nelson and Murley Severtson will participate in the event. Worship will be followed by a potluck dinner at the church. Anyone interested in joining the choir can rehearse at 9 a.m. to prepare the special music for the service.
Legacy Five in concert
BAXTER - Legacy Five will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Heritage Assembly of God Church, 13242 Berrywood Dr., Baxter.
Tickets will be $16 in advance and $19 at the door. Ticket locations include Bethany Book Store, Baxter; KTIG, Pequot Lakes; Good Book and Gift, Little Falls; Brainerd Dispatch; and Inspirations, Wadena. Tickets may also be purchased at iTickets.com or by calling (800) 965-9324.
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