Crosby-Ironton Presbyterian Church will hold an installation service for Pastor Norma Spurgin 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 48 First St. S.E., Crosby. A reception will follow the service.
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Brainerd, will continue its Sunday forums with a presentation by Kathy Adams, executive director of the Crisis Line and Referral Service. All interested people are invited to attend.
Forums start at 11 a.m. after the 10 a.m church service. Refreshments are served before the forum. The church is at 415 Juniper St., across from the southwest corner of Gregory Park.
Daughters of Isabella
St. Margaret Mary No. 562 will meet 1:15 p.m. Monday at St. Francis Hall. Hostesses are Rose Vierzba and Lorraine Peterson.
Strommen to preach in Palisade
Bishop Peter Strommen of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA will preach at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade. After the service, there will be a question-and-answer session with the bishop during coffee hour.
Travelers Quartet to perform
The Travelers Quartet will perform at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday. It also will give a concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church in Pillager.
Bake, rummage sale
Bethel Lutheran Church of South Long Lake will have a bake and rummage sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Baked goods, canned goods, garden produce and rummage sale items will be available. Pie, sloppy joes and coffee will be served. Proceeds from the sale will be used for new flooring for the church. Matching funds have been applied for from Thrivent for Lutherans.
Bethel is three miles east of the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center on Highway 18, then 2.5 miles south.
125th anniversary celebrated
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church recently celebrated its 125th anniversary with a musical service involving the senior choir, worship team and handbell choir, followed by a catered dinner and a program featuring four past Bethlehem members who have become pastors and seven former pastors, each giving a reflection of the past. The day ended with coffee and fellowship.
Revival services set
Community Church of the Nazarene of Merrifield will have revival services Oct. 17-20. The Rev. Michael Konkle of Muncie, Ind., will preach at each service. Times are 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. evenings. The church is at 21704 County Road 3. Call 829-7536 for information.
Pillager First Lutheran Church will have its fall supper 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. WELCA will have a bazaar during the supper.
The supper menu will be meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, corn, buns, ice cream sundaes, coffee and milk. Cost: ages 11 and over, $6; ages 6-10, $3; and under 6, $1.
Brainerd Christian Women's Club
The Brainerd Christian Women's Club will have a luncheon at Jack's House 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday with a representative from Kinship Partners speaking on sharing time with a child in need. Wilda Nybeck from Edina will give a talk on the "joys of being a child." Reservations are appreciated by Tuesday. Free child care is available upon request. Call Jayn at 825-8788 or Val at 825-8177. Cost: $10.50 all inclusive.
Missionaries to Spain
at Brainerd Assembly
Victor and Janet Hedman, missionaries to Spain, will be at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday at Brainerd Assembly of God Church.
St. Andrew's CCW guild meetings
St. Mary's Guild will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Theresa Thorkelson's home; St. Maximillian Kolbe will meet 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Church with Martha Shively as hostess; St. Patrick's Guild will meet Wednesday at Joan Witham's house; St. Joseph's will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Northwind Grille with Jan Nelson and Gert Zerfas as hostesses; St. Christopher's Guild will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizens Center and those who attend are to make their own reservation by calling 824-6026, a meeting and rosary will follow at St. Andrew's; and St. Anthony's Guild will meet Oct. 27 at Barb Rezac's home for a couples' potluck.
Religious poems sought
The New Jersey Rainbow Poets are sponsoring a religious poetry contest for anyone who has ever written a poem. Fifty prizes totaling almost $5,000 will be awarded. The deadline is Oct. 30.
To enter, send one poem, 21 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, 103 N. Wood Ave., PMB 70, Linden, NJ 07036. Or enter online at www.rainbowpoets.com.
"We think great religious poems can inspire achievement," says Frederick Young, contest director. "Our desire is to inspire amateur poets and we think this competition will accomplish that. Minnesota has produced many wonderful poets over the years and we'd like to discover new ones from among the Brainerd area grassroots poets."
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