PINE RIVER - Maple Hill Lutheran Church of rural Pine River will formerly dedicate its recently installed three-station lift on Sunday. This will be done at a 2 p.m. service at the church with the Rev. Scott Jacob, assistant to the bishop of the NE MN Synod of the ELCA, delivering the sermon. This will be a celebration for the members of the congregation who reached out in mission to make the church accessible to all who to wish worship and attend social functions.
This service will replace the regularly scheduled 9 a.m. service.
As gas and grocery prices rise, it seems to be more and more difficult to make ends meet.
Emily Wesleyan Church and Salem Lutheran Church are co-hosting "A Journey To True Financial Freedom" seminar at Salem Lutheran in Deerwood from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4.
Karen Running of Crown Ministries will be the presenter. This is a fast-paced, Biblical-based seminar offering help to those in debt, those counseling others in debt and generally helps everyone put personal finances in order with God.
For information or to register call Emily Wesleyan at 763-4673; Salem Lutheran at 534-3309; or Elaine Greene at 764-3140.
Pre-registration is recommended.
NISSWA - Christ Community Church in Nisswa will have its annual 50s party at 5 p.m. Sept. 27.
Burger baskets, hot dog baskets and root beer floats will be sold. There will be door prizes, a hula hoop contest, a bubble gum blowing contest and dancing to 50s music.
As in years past, those who attend are encouraged to dress in 50s style so start looking for your poodle skirts, saddle shoes, etc.
The community is invited.
For more information, call the church at 963-2626.
CROSSLAKE - The Crow Wing County Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Chapter is sponsoring a pro-life meeting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Crosslake Christian Assemblies of God Church, 13905 County Road 36 in Crosslake.
State MCCL president Leo LaLonde will offer a PowerPoint presentation. Life issues including embryonic stem-cell research, taxpayer funding of abortions, euthanasia of disabled persons, human cloning and abortion on demand will be part of the discussion.
Jul Kaffe Fest Bazaar
CROSSLAKE - Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake will have its 33rd Jul Kaffe Fest Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in the fellowship hall. A wide variety of sewing, painting, crafts, knit and crocheted items will be available. Offerings will include fall/Halloween decor, Christmas decor/gifts, lefse, Ye Olde Candy Shoppe, baked goods, gift baskets, jar mixes, jellies and jams, Jul bread, hand stamped greeting cards and other stamped items, lotions, soaps, plants and more. A queen size quilt made from 1930s reproduction fabric called Classic Blue Beauty will be raffled off at 2 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available the morning of the bazaar for $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. A $5 luncheon including beverage and dessert will be served starting at 10:30 a.m.
BAXTER - Light of the Lakes United Methodist Church is inviting the community to a spaghetti supper from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for kids 5-12, kids under 5 are free.
Light of the Lakes UMC is located west of Baxter Lake, north of 210 on Meredith Drive in Baxter.
Favorite hat night at AWANA
NISSWA - The AWANA program at Christ Community Church of Nisswa will be having theme nights throughout the year.
Wednesday will be favorite hat night. Fellowship supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the AWANA programs will run from 6:30-8 p.m.
For more information, call the church at 963-2626.
Mission trip to Jamaica
Applications for a mission trip to Jamaica are now being received by Project Increase. This mission team will be Christians from various churches and is open to families and adults of all ages.
The format is especially designed as a first time cross-cultural mission experience for people.
This year's mission is planned for March 5-12, 2009. Four required training sessions will be held in Little Falls.
For more information and an application form, contact Dick and Lois Hokanson at (320) 632-3284 or e-mail email@example.com. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30.
Lord of Life Rally Day
BAXTER - Lord of Life will celebrate Rally Day at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services and Wednesday at the 6 p.m. service.
Teachers will be installed during the services and three -year-olds will receive a special blessing. A carnival will follow each service. Education classes for children and adults will begin Sept. 28 and Oct. 1.
Lakes Area Parish Nurse
The Lakes Area Parish Nurse meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Jane Erickson, LSS, will share about the Senior Companions program.
For questions, call Joy at 855-6639.
'The Real Winning Edge' to be aired
Beginning Sunday at 10 and 10:30 a.m., KMSP Fox 9 will air a television series for teens that not only entertains but includes principles, values and faith.
The program will feature real teen champions from football, snowboarding, soccer, skydiving, rock climbing, basketball, dance and more. They will be introduced by celebrities.
Cody Thomsen, Nisswa, will be featured on the program along with other youths. Thomsen is introduced by pro snocross racer Tucker Hibbert. Thomsen is entering his third year of snocross racing and has overcome challenges in his life.
Legacy Five to perform
BAXTER - Legacy Five will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Heritage Assembly of God Church, 13242 Berrywood Drive, Baxter. Cost: $14 in advance; $17 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Bethany Book Store, Baxter; KTIG in Pequot Lakes; Good Bookstore in Little Falls; Brainerd Dispatch and Inspirations in Wadena.
Harvest supper at Cascade Methodist
DEERWOOD - Cascade United Methodist Church of Deerwood is hosting a harvest supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 6-10; and free for children five and under.
The church is located on Highway 6/210 between Deerwood and Crosby.
Jumpin' Jehosafats coming to Park UMC
Park United Methodist Church, 315 North 6th Street, Brainerd, will be sponsoring a Jumpin' Jehosafat concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. This group of musicians will please young and old alike.
They play traditional jazz (New Orleans Dixieland), gospel music and originals composed by members of the band. The group has been together since 1985 and most band members are United Methodist ministers. They play charitable concerts with offerings taken going to New Pathways to help the homeless.
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