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First Baptist Church XYZ

A senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group will meet Thursday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The musical program “Melodies By” will be presented by Leah Benson, Diana Bullinger, Jackie Marum and Kerry Olson of Bottineau. Refreshments will be served. ...

Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary — without pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome on Thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than Pope Francis. Ten years after Pope Benedict XVI passed a law allowing greater use of the Latin Mass, ...

Pope blasts climate change doubters: cites moral duty to act

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth. Francis was asked about climate change and the spate of ...

Church lost on 9/11 rises again at World Trade Center

NEW YORK (AP) — A Greek Orthodox church taking shape next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza will glow at night like a marble beacon when it opens sometime next year. It also will mark another step in the long rebuilding of New York's ground zero. The St. Nicholas National Shrine, ...

Efforts to mend China-Vatican rift seem stalled over bishops

BEIJING (AP) — The Vatican's efforts to heal a decades-long rift with China appear to have stalled, with each side still unwilling to accept controversial bishops appointed by the other. In recent months, Beijing has appeared to take a harder line toward believers, and has ordered the ...

Awana starts Sept. 6 at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Minot will kick off its Awana Clubs on Wednesday, Sept. 6 for children who are age 3 by July 31 and youth through the eighth grade. Awana is a nondenominational ministry where children and youth learn important truths from God’s Word, memorize Scripture, play games ...

25th anniversary service at Mouse River All Faith’s Chapel on Sept. 3

The Mouse River All Faith’s Chapel will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 3. Activities that day include a worship service at 11 a.m. led by Rick Hartle. Following worship, lunch will be served by the chapel board. Root beer floats will be offered while enjoying musical ...

REFLECTIONS: Gophers in the basement

Our basement is a glorified crawl space with a ceiling about 5 ¢ feet high. Even so, we did build shelves there to store extra canned goods, cereal, toilet paper and Christmas decorations. On the outside of the house, the window wells are surprisingly deep so, my husband covered them, cutting ...

‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: "Questions and answers about being Muslim." The ad offered ideas for questions: ...

A Mormon church leader excommunicated for 1st time in decades

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church leader was removed from his post and kicked out of the religion Tuesday for the first time in nearly three decades. James J. Hamula was released from a mid-level leadership council based on disciplinary action by the religion's highest leaders, said ...

Ancient tiny church in western England a keeper of history

KEMPLEY, England (AP) — I'm lost in a world of hedges. The narrow lanes crowd in. I drive ever slower, looking for a signpost. Just as I think I'm lost, a squat, square tower and a weather vane peep above the greenery. St. Mary's Church, in Kempley, in Gloucestershire, western England, is a ...

College tours stir God-on-campus thoughts

Last weekend, my youngest daughter and I toured two of the handful of colleges she’s hoping to visit by fall. Of the two parochial and two public universities we’ve explored so far, each offers attributes and amenities I couldn’t have dreamed of during my own college days. ...

Who becomes a saint in the Catholic Church, and is that changing?

By Mathew Schmalz College of the Holy Cross (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) — Pope Francis has created a new category for beatification, the level immediately below sainthood, in the ...

Rummage sale at Vincent United Methodist on Aug. 12

Vincent United Methodist Women of Minot will hold a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured on Saturday will be lunch of sandwiches and salad served from 11 a.m. until gone. Sweet treats and coffee will be served at 9 a.m. Bag Bargains are available ...

Manka Family Ministries to be at Minot Baptist Church

From July 30 through Aug. 2, The Manka Family will be at the Minot Baptist Church. Regular services are on Sunday, at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m.. The Manka Family Ministries is a conservative, evangelistic ministry. They have ministered ...

US Muslims see friendly neighbors, but a foe in White House

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, but also have received more support from individual Americans, and remain hopeful they can eventually be fully accepted in American society, a new ...

Amazing Grace Missionaries at Minot Baptist Church

Missionaries from Amazing Grace Ministries will be at the Minot Baptist Church and the North Dakota State Fair in Commercial Building III from July 21 through the end of the fair. For further information please call Pastor David B. Miller at 839-1351. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., Morning ...

First Baptist annual fried chicken picnic set for Thursday

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people over age 50, will hold the annual Southern Fried Chicken Picnic on Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The event will be held indoors. A musical program will be presented by Sue Gunderson-Kranz of Powers Lake. The cost is ...