PINE RIVER - Maple Hill Lutheran Church in rural Pine River will have a spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9. This event will benefit the installation of a three-stop vertical lift and handicapped entrance at the church. A free-will offering will be accepted. The church is at 3986 44th St. SW, in rural Pine River. For directions on the day of the dinner, call 587-2093.
Communal service date change
The communal service originally scheduled for 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at St. Francis Church has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the church.
Lakes Area Parish Nurses to meet
Lakes Area Parish Nurses will meet at noon on Wednesday at 200 Buffalo Hills Lane. There will be a presentation by social workers Ruth Hill and Tara Wagner. Lunch will be provided by Good Samaritan Society Woodland. Please RSVP to Joy at 855-6639.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter recently confirmed the following students: Whitney Joyce (front left), Emily Holland, Kayelee Gill, Allison Quincer, Nicole Binggeli, Alexandria Engelmann, Micah Gustafson, Jordan Hukriede and Jacob Larson. Second row: (from left) Pastor Darrell Pedersen, Kara Rud, Morgan Anderson, Madison Pitsenberger, Mary Johnson, Larry Gordon, Peter Jacobsen, Kendra Rehnblom and Tina Borgstrom. Third row: (from left) Pastor Jennifer Wilson, Tyler Blong, Joshua Carrico, Brian Sexton, Devin Larson, Jared Anderson, Nathan Henningson, Patrick Metzler, Emmett Umlauf and Pastor Erika Nilsen. Back row: (from left) Jacob Caughey, Ceca Hiller, Ivy Rude, Patrick Mangan, Andrew Nelson, Andrew Goll, Thomas Fraki, Jeremy Anderson and Christopher Weihemuller.
Christmas bake sale
Laestadian Lutheran Church is having a Christmas bake sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be festive cookies, Scandinavian specialties, beef pasties, tarts and yeast and Cardamom breads for sale. The church is located at 1501 S. Eighth St. in Brainerd.
In His Name Christmas concert
In His Name will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Oak Street Chapel.
Wild game dinner and silent auction
CROSSLAKE - Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crosslake will host its fourth annual wild game dinner from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Live music will be played.
This year there will be a silent auction with items including themed gift baskets, framed wildlife prints, gift certificates and guided fishing trips up for bids.
The wild game dinner is a fundraiser for the church's building fund. For more information call 692-3731.
Guest speaker at Park Church
Judy Nelson will speak at 8 p.m. Saturday at Park United Methodist Church. She'll talk about joy, forgiveness and worship while sharing her faith through storytelling, humor and music.
Nelson, a Minnesota native, will be traveling from her home in Antelope, Ore., to be part of the "Evening of Candlelight" event.
Nelson and her husband, Larry, are full-time volunteers at Young Life Camp in central Oregon. As a minister of worship for nearly 30 years, she frequently leads worship services at various conferences.
The public is invited to attend this event. Call 829-4116 with questions.
St. Francis Women's Christmas tea
The St. Francis Women's Christmas tea will be 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Hall. Bring an unwrapped baby gift for Birthright and the Women's Shelter.
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