BAXTER -- Alpha is for anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. The small groups of six to eight people led by members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church give people a chance to discuss issues raised during the talks.
An Alpha course will be offered Thursdays, Jan. 13 through March 10, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church with an afternoon retreat offered Feb. 27. The cost for materials and retreat is $15. The course will begin with supper at 6 p.m., a large group presentation from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and a small group discussion from 7:15 to 8 p.m., concluding with "stump the pastor."
Sign up for the Alpha course by calling Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 828-9374. People who aren't members of Lord of Life are welcome to attend.
Come and recharge your spiritual batteries with the country gospel band "In His Name." They will be sharing their message of grace and glory at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at Riverside Union Church, located 8.5 miles south of Brainerd on CR 45 or 3.5 miles north of the Crow Wing/Morrison County line on CR 45.
Twelfth Night of Christmas concert set
The Twelfth Night of Christmas concert will be presented 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Brainerd. Traditionally, Christians have celebrated Christmas for twelve days, from Christmas Eve until the Twelfth Night (Epiphany).
A number of musicians from our community have agreed to lead us in our musical worship: soprano Connie Christianson singing "Mary's Song," tenor Duane Theilen singing "Song About Mary," the Legacy Choral's octet, the Brainerd High School's orchestra string quartet, organ and piano duets with Grace Jones and Laura Raedeke, accompanied by Lance James on the recorder.
There will be opening and closing hymns accompanied by brass horns along with congregational singing of some favorite Christmas hymns.
The church is located at 415 Juniper St., across from the southwest corner of Gregory Park. Admission is free.
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