Religion

Kelly Jacob joins Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch as Spiritual Life Coordinator

Deaconess Kelly Jacob recently joined Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch as Spiritual Life Coordinator, according to a press release. In her new position, Jacob will care for the spiritual needs of the residents of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in Minot through the presentation of the Gospel, scriptural ...

Minot Christian Women’s Club will celebrate anniversary with luncheon

Minot Christian Women’s club will host a nondenominational luncheon from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Grand Hotel, 1505 N. Broadway, in Minot. The event will honor the club’s 50-year history as well as its guiding leadership program Stonecroft Ministries, which is ...

Reflections: Voices

There are a lot of voices in the world today. Some are wise, informative and helpful. Most are driven by an agenda and/or mandate to sell you something. A study in 2007 found that Americans have gone from being exposed to about 500 ads a day back in the 1970’s to as many as 5,000 a day today. ...

Heavenly Harp to perform at Bread of Life, Bethany Lutheran

The public is invited to attend a concert with Heavenly Harp, featuring Karin Gunderson and her son Ryan from Phoenix, Ariz. Gunderson is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and author of “Encounters with Heaven - Stories of God’s Surprising Presence.” Ryan began playing ...

As One service in Oak Park Sunday

Members from nine Minot churches will gather for an As One service in the Oak Park band shell at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Steve Oster of Cornerstone Presbyterian said he expects up to 1,000 people to attend the service, which will be followed by a potluck in the park after the service. Oster ...

Southern Fried Chicken Picnic to be held Thursday at First Baptist

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group, will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church for their annual Southern Fried Chicken Picnic. The event will be held indoors. The program “Road to China” will be presented by Marlene ...

Van Deventer to speak Sunday at Lighthouse Church

Brian van Deventer, director of Enabling Mission Endeavors, will be the the guest speaker at Lighthouse Church, 1400 5th Street SW, Minot, on Sunday. He is co-pastor of the Glyfada Christian Center in Greece. His primary responsibilities include oversight of Enabling Mission Endeavors ...

Military appreciation changes when family is involved

I did not grow up around men or women with military experience. As an adult I was thankful for and respectful of those who served our country in the military, but still had little exposure to those with military experience. That began to change when our son came home three months before high ...

Green Bay, Mercy Me, friends bring hope

I feel a bit sheepish admitting publicly, in Vikings fan territory, that I recently attended a conference for Christian communicators in Green Bay, Wis. But I think even my purple-and-gold-hearted husband would have enjoyed the opening reception and tour of the impressive Lambeau Field. ...

Minot Christian Women’s Club to host luncheon at Grand Hotel on Tuesday

he Minot Christian Women’s Club will host a luncheon from 12:15 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The cost is $13 inclusive. The theme is “Summer Surprise.” Singer and humorous speaker Rita Weber of Sioux Falls, S.D., will speak on a “A Trip to Remember.” She has ...

From North Dakota to New York City

What a blessing it was to recently celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday! As a pastor, perhaps in any profession and certainly in life, your spouse is your greatest attribute or your greatest anchor; your greatest blessing or your greatest barrier. I am thankful my wife is my greatest attribute ...

Pope to 14 new cardinals: Defend the dignity of the poor

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis gave the Catholic Church 14 new cardinals Thursday, exhorting them to resist any temptation toward haughtiness and instead embrace "the greatest promotion" they could hope to obtain: tending to those neglected or cast aside by society. Among those receiving ...

Dakota Hope Clinic to hold fundraising banquet on Sept. 17

Melissa Ohden, founder of The Abortion Survivors Network, will be the main speaker at a fundraising banquet for Dakota Hope Clinic on Sept. 17 at the State Fair Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. that day and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. To make reservations for the banquet, call ...

Big Smoke to be held July 9

The Big Smoke will be held July 9 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Minot. The event is sponsored by the Serra Club of North Central North Dakota. The event supports vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Bismarck Diocese According to a press release, the activities ...

Does anyone care?

Our 4th-grade daughter Brooke started Taekwondo in January and she has learned several self-defense patterns. She will ask me at home, at the grocery store, anywhere the two of us are together, “Dad, can I show you my new pattern?” Children love to have their mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, ...

Unable to speak, pastor’s voice stronger than ever in his books

It’s been nearly 15 years since the Rev. Lyle Kath learned his swollen glands indicated he had esophageal cancer. Though the necessary treatment changed his life dramatically — he can no longer eat food except through a tube inserted into his stomach, can’t drink and no longer speaks ...

Music workshop to be offered at First Lutheran

A music workshop will be offered in Minot for anyone who loves to make music, ages 11 to adult. The sessions will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. June 24 at First Lutheran Church, 120 5th Avenue NW. The workshop will be followed by a worship service which is open to the public, according to a press ...

Krebs to celebrate 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood

On Wednesday, July 11, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will host a celebration for Father Bruce Krebs in recognition of the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, according to a press release. The celebration will begin with Mass at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace, 707 16th Ave ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people over age 50, will meet at 2 p.m. June 21 at First Baptist Church in Minot. Violet Vix of Sawyer will present the musical program “God’s Love Language to Me.” Refreshments will be served.