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Southside Church of the Nazarene pastor Scott Mehlhoff poses with a Towel and Basin sculpture that was a gift from his congregation to celebrate his 25 years of service at the church. The sculpture represents Jesus Christ calling on his followers to be servants.

25 years of service

Southside Church of the Nazarene Pastor Scott Mehlhoff thought he was going to a Valentine’s Day party last Sunday, but it turned out to be a celebration of his 25 years of service at the Minot church. “It was pretty exciting, definitely a surprise,” said Mehlhoff. Somehow, without ...

REFLECTIONS: Secure in God’s loving grip

My hand was held in my Dad’s warm grip. I felt secure. We briskly walked the usual short cut from England’s Liverpool Underground Railway Station through what appeared to be a rough section of the city center. We were headed to Liverpool’s University Hospital for one of what would prove ...

Roast beef dinner at Our Lady of Grace

The Knights of Columbus Council 4894 of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot will hold a roast beef dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the dining room at Our Lady of Grace, 707 16th Avenue SW, Minot, with proceeds going to Bishop Ryan Catholic School in Minot. Items on the menu ...

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Nurse Stephanie Anderson, clinic director Nadia Smetana and development director Tim Knutson stand among donated baby items for new parents at Dakota Hope Clinic Jan. 31.

Dakota Hope welcomes public to see what’s new

Dakota Hope Clinic in Minot is inviting the public to drop by for coffee, snacks and tours next Thursday. With new extended hours, a new men’s advocacy group and a new focus on fundraising, the pregnancy help clinic wants area residents to know more about its work and find out how they can ...

REFLECTIONS: Trust in Jesus to help conquer fear

The Apostle John was on the island of Patmos and “in the Spirit on the Lord’s day,” (Rev. 1:10) when he has a vision of Jesus Christ in glory: “his eyes were like a flame of fire . . . his voice was like the sound of many waters . . . . When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though ...

REFLECTIONS: Living by a whistle

I live by a whistle. That may sound like a strange thing to say, but if you live in a small town like Kenmare, you know what it means. Three times a day the whistle sounds. First at noon then at six pm, then finally the curfews whistle at 9:30. I know, it’s like living in the days of Mayberry ...

REFLECTIONS: Learning from the past and planning the future

Thoughts about our past can be filled with joy and regret. Thoughts about the future are often hopeful but sometimes laced with fear. Our attitudes about our past and future affect what we do in that fleeting moment we call the present. Let’s consider a couple examples. Earlier this year I ...

St. Leo’s draws people in with home-brewed beer, theology talks

St. Leo’s Catholic Church is drawing more people with events like the Theology on Tap gathering in the church basement that was held Friday. Sarah Perry, business manager for the parish, said Father Justin Waltz supplies home-brewed beer that he makes himself and soda, wine, water and ...

REFLECTIONS: Inaugural address

This week, a new president will be inaugurated in our great nation. It is customary for the new president to give an inaugural address in which he, and one day she, lays out a vision for the future of the United States of America during the president’s term. During an inaugural address, there ...

IF Gathering to be livestreamed at First Baptist on Feb. 3 and 4

S.H.E. Ministries of First Baptist Church in MInot will participate in the IF: Gathering on Feb. 3 and 4 via a livestream from an event in Austin, Texas. Registration is $15 per woman or teenage girl. People can register online at http://fbcminot.org/ministries/she-ministries. Yuki Johnson, ...

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The Vetters are teaching the word of God to the Slovenian people.

Missionaries to speak about Slovenia Sunday in Kenmare

Missionaries Dom and Linda Vetter of Bismarck will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at Alive Christian Fellowship, located at 203 4th Avenue SE in Kenmare, about their mission trips to Slovenia. Dom Vetter said Wednesday that the couple has traveled to the former communist country up to 10 times ...

REFLECTIONS: Epiphany, The 12th Day of Christmas

Our hearts are filled with joy as we remember the angels, shepherds, sheep, donkey, Mary and Joseph, and the baby Jesus. Our churches celebrate the Christmas pageant and continue the Christmas journey to Epiphany, Jan. 6th, when we remember the Magi who followed the light of the Star in the ...

Sister Bernadine Curoe, S.V.M. holds a rosary touched by Saint John Vianney Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Dubuque, Iowa, which was among one of the items found inside a small metal box put inside the cross that once stood on the roof of the Loras College Visitation building that was damaged by fire last March. (Dave Kettering /Telegraph Herald via AP)

Religious artifacts found in ashes

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Maintenance workers cleaning up a Loras College building that was devastated by a fire have found a box filled with religious items dating back more than 50 years. The north building of the Visitation Complex caught fire in March after being struck by lightning, the ...

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, DEC. 25 - In this Dec. 7, 2016 photo, Kathryn Woodward, 92,climbs the steps of the Memorial Chapel at Fort Jackson, S.C. She has started a one-woman campaign to save the old World War II- era chapel. All wooden structures on the fort from that era have been torn down or are slated for demolition. "Even if it were not to remain as a chapel as such," she said. "It should somehow be preserved as a memorial." (Gerry Melendez/The State via AP)

Should Fort Jackson’s WWII-era Memorial Chapel be saved?

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — For more than 30 years, Kathryn Woodward has attended an interdenominational worship service each week at the World War II-era Memorial Chapel on Fort Jackson. Today, the chapel, along with all other World War II-era wooden buildings on Army installations across ...

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Minot Youth for Christ is seeking donations. The program is located at “The Rock,” pictured, which is at 318 5th Avenue NW in Minot. Minot Youth for Christ programming is attended by up to 100 kids each week. Some of the kids are pictured here.

Minot Youth for Christ seeks donations

Minot Youth for Christ is in need of more regular donations to help support its programming and maintain its building and staffing, said Larry Stenson, executive director. “We’re running behind quite a bit this year,” said Stenson on Friday, who said some longtime supporters have moved ...

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Local poet Rachel Rippel is the author of “The Inspiration Within.”  She will sign books from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17 at Gideon’s Trumpet in Minot.

Faith in God helped her get through tough times

Gideon’s Trumpet will celebrate “Jesus’s Birthday” on Dec. 17 and local poet Rachel Rippel will be part of the big event. Rippel will be signing copies of her new poetry collection, “The Inspiration Within,” from 3-5 p.m. “I’ve been writing poetry since I was about 12, so a ...

REFLECTIONS: Moving onc

Pastor Ray Baker had a beautiful “Good News Reflection” in the Saturday, Nov. 12 issue of the Minot Daily News. He likely spoke for all of us in his feeling of relief that the election is now behind us.  Maybe you feel your prayers were heard and maybe you didn’t. Whether you are happy ...

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A past performance in Minot of Handel’s Messiah.

Area musicians to perform Handel’s Messiah

Area musicians will perform Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m. Sunday in Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Carlos Vieira, director of choral activities at Minot State University is the director of the performance, which includes volunteers throughout the community. The ...

REFLECTIONS: What’s in a name?

“Hey Dad,” said Clare, “our Sunday school teacher told us to research the Third Commandment.” “What have you learned so far?” asked Dad. “I looked up Exodus 20:7 in my Bible,” said Clare, “and it said, ‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain for the ...

Happily ever after

You can feel it can’t you?  If you slow down and rid your mind and heart of all the clutter and noise that clamors for your attention it becomes easy to listen to the expectancy in your heart.  Christmas is coming!  Christmas is that one day of the year that so many find their way back to ...