Religion

Starting over

Karl Pillemer is a gerontologist at Cornell University. In 2011, he and his team interviewed 1,500 adults over the age of 65, asking them what haunts them the most about their life choices. He then wrote a book called “30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest ...

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the ...

Why Humpty Dumpty? Part II

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty back together again.” What was Humpty Dumpty pursuing that led him to scale a dangerous wall? Was he in avid pursuit of popularity? Money and possessions? ...

Men’s Winter Refuge seeks volunteer nurse

The Men’s Winter Refuge is seeking a licensed nurse who is available to volunteer four to five hours per week at the men’s homeless shelter. The shelter is open for six months, from Nov. 1 to April 30. Duties would include giving breathalyzer tests and doing intake interviews with new ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet Sept. 20

First Baptist Church XYZ, a non-denominational adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group, will meet Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist. Dan and Andrea Klingbeil and Dean and Esther Redington will present the program “The Splendors of Italy.” Refreshments will be served.

Bazaar auction to be held Sept. 30 at Rose Valley Lutheran

Rose Valley Lutheran Church, rural Des Lacs, will hold its 33rd annual bazaar auction Sunday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. There will be homemade crafts and baked items. Dessert and coffee will be served following the auction.

Pope OKs probe into US bishop as he meets with US delegation

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. church leaders over the abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church. The ...

Our personal focus and life in the church

We were focused on a basement remodeling project hoping to finish one part that evening when a neighbor ran into the house saying that one of our children had been hurt. Our focus shifted completely since no piece of sheetrock was as important as seeing that our child was tended to. We were ...

Back to school

The “Back-to-School” season is upon us. For some, that brings anxious thoughts. For others, it is an exciting time – a time to meet new friends, foster existing relationships, participate in a wealth of enjoyable activities, and most importantly, an opportunity to engage in learning. ...

Minot Christian Women to hold luncheon Sept. 11

The Minot Christian Women will hold a luncheon from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the KC Club. The cost is $13. A women’s quartet, “High Maintenance” from Bottineau will give a mini concert. Judi Bauscher, Sioux Falls, S.D., will speak about “The Pictures of Life.” The KC ...

When we have problems

The question isn’t if we will have problems. The question is when will we and what will they be? Life is a journey full of twists and turns, leaving us with a decision to make: Who or where will we turn when problems come? What will we do? What direction will we take? One of my favorite ...

Mother’s cancer journey brings sweet Hope

Like many parents, Merideth Sorenson and her husband, Troy, began thinking of names for their youngest child well before the due date. “We really didn’t have any good boy names picked out,” Sorenson says, despite not knowing the gender. But the girl name she favored ended up shelved ...

Tap and pray: Churches using card readers for donations

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of Christian churches across the world are now using portable card readers or apps to take donations as people increasingly stop carrying cash on them. The Church of England says 16,000 religious sites now have access to portable card readers. In the U.S., hundreds ...

Serra Club raised $11,000 at benefit event

About $11,000 was raised by the Serra Club of North Central North Dakota at the Big Smoke event held in Minot as a benefit for seminarians and others in religious formation, according to a press release from Grace Fisher. According to Michael Ruelle of Minot, president of the club, the money ...

Minot Christian Women’s Club celebrates 50 years at Aug. 14 luncheon

Minot Christian Women’s club will host a special nondenominational luncheon from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Minot’s Grand Hotel. The event will honor the club’s 50-year history as well as its guiding leadership program, Stonecroft Ministries, which is celebrating 80 years. The ...

Groundbreaking ceremony at Metigoshe Ministries Sunday

LAKE METIGOSHE – A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. for an approximately $3.5 million addition to Metigoshe Ministries’ Lakeside Christian Center. Metigoshe Ministries is located at 165 Lake Loop Road E., in the southeast corner of Lake Metigoshe near ...

How to reach us for Church Page

If you have questions or comments about the Religion Page, or if you have story ideas, call Andrea Johnson at 857-1945. Reflections and Church Bulletin items should be mailed to: Andrea Johnson, Minot Daily News, P.O. Box 1150, Minot, ND 58702 or e-mailed to: ...

The subtle deception we all face

My greatest fears and life wounds are: the fear of rejection, abandonment, loneliness and failure. Growing up I felt “poor” so my entire life the spirit of money has whispered in my ear that money would protect me from my fears; money would insulate me from the pain of rejection, ...

Dad’s penchant for poetry kept me attuned

My father, if alive, would have been 83 today. It’s been five and a half years since his death, but sometimes he still feels so near.
Dad’s influence drew me to local poet Timothy Murphy. Though they never met, each time I visited Tim, Dad’s ghost seemed within reach. It was Dad, ...

Study: US religious orders overwhelmingly back women deacons

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new survey has found that the majority of U.S. Catholic religious orders believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons, lending support to an issue currently under study at the Vatican amid pressure for women to be given greater roles in the ...