ECUMENICAL LENTEN SERVICES PLANNED IN MINOT Ecumenical Lenten services are planned on Wednesdays in Minot. All the services will be preceded by a light lunch at noon and then followed by a message.
The location, theme and who will give the message follows:
March 16 Vincent United Methodist Church, 1024-2nd St. SE, "Washed," by Brian Krebs, Trinity chaplain.
March 23 Congregational United Church of Christ, 430 N. Broadway, "Healed," by the Rev. Debra Ball-Killbourne of Faith United Methodist Church.
March 30 Faith United Methodist Church, 801 W. University Ave., "Sinless," by the Rev. Frank Picard of Congregational United Church of Christ.
April 6 All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 S. Main St., "Bound," by the Rev. Gary Ball-Killbourne of Vincent United Methodist Church.
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April 13 Vincent United Methodist Church, 1024-2nd St. SE, "Wounded," by the Rev. George Slanger of All Saints Episcopal Church.
BIBLE TALK SESSION TO BE HELD SUNDAY A nondenominational Bible Talk session will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in Room 204 of the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the talk, call 400-2045.
MEATBALL DINNER TO BE SERVED IN ANTLER CHURCH MARCH 20 A benefit meatball dinner will be served March 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church, rural Antler.
Proceeds will be given to Darwin Peterson, of Antler, to help with medical expenses.
The event is sponsored by his community friends.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide supplemental funds. Checks made payable to Thrivent Financial #31329, with Darwin Peterson in the memo section, may be mailed to Chris Lauer, 10276-25th Ave. NW, Antler, ND 58711.
PRIMETIMERS TO MEET THURSDAY The PrimeTimers Fellowship group from Our Redeemer's Church will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 700-16th Ave. SE.
The program will be presented by the Our Redeemer's Men's Quartet.
Group 3 will serve refreshments.
LECTURES TO ADDRESS DIFFERENT FAITH PRACTICES ?The Congregational United Church of Christ will host a series of lectures on different faith practices beginning this Sunday immediately following the 11 a.m. service (approximately 12:15 p.m.) in the church at 430-2nd St. NW.
The 45-minute lectures will allow the audience to hear speakers from different faith traditions, learn what is true and what is myth and gain an understanding and appreciation of different faith paths.
The lectures are open to the public at no cost. Coffee and other drinks will be served but people are encouraged to bring your own bag lunch.
Jasper Young Bird of Bismarck will give this Sunday's lecture on Native American Spirituality and there will be time for questions and discussion. Future lectures are planned on Judaism, the Muslim faith, eastern religions and others.
The Rev. Frank Picard, pastor of the church, said the lectures fit the long-standing ecumenical tradition of the denomination. The United Church of Christ continually makes efforts to partner with other churches, locally, nationally and internationally.
FUNDRAISING GOAL MET The Congregational United Church of Christ in Minot has completed this year's fundraising effort for Heifer International. Through the generous support of its members and the community the church met its goal of $10,000, which was matched dollar for dollar by the Danone Corp., the parent company of Dannon yogurt. Congregational United Church has partnered with Heifer International the past four years to help the world's poor people develop a self-sustaining lifestyle. Members of the church have served a roast beef dinner each year to raise funds for Heifer International and the community has responded by sharing a portion of the abundance that God has blessed them with at the dinner.
The local gifts and the added matching dollars have made an impact of almost $50,000 in in just a few years, the Rev. Frank Picard, pastor of the church said.
For more information about the Heifer International program, call 839-1064.
First Baptist Church of Minot hosted the Northland Territory North West Area AWANA Quizzing Championships on Feb. 5. The top teams in each division go on to the 3-State Finals in Fargo.
AWANA stands for Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed.
Area girls placing first in Book 4 were: Emily Brendsel, Maxbass, Latasha Dean, Glenburn, Natalie Evon, Minot, with their coach Emily Miller, Glenburn. In second were Elijah Armstrong and Josiah Olson, both of Minot. Emily Evon, Minot, placed first in Book 2 competition.
The students are quizzed in two areas. In the multiple choice quizzing, Brendsel, Dean and Emily Evon all scored perfect scores. In the speed quizzing, Dean, Natalie Evon and Emily Evon, all quizzed out.
In the overall top quizzer of Book 4, Latasha and Natalie tied so had a speed tie-breaker and Natalie won that. The top quizzer of Book 2 was Emily E.
On Saturday, February 19, Minot First Baptist Church sent their top quizzers to Fargo to compete for the Northland Territory 3-State Finals. ND, SD, and MN are represented
Area girls placing first in their Book 4 division were Emily Brendsel, Latasha Dean, Natalie Evon, and their coach, Emily Miller. The competition consisted of a Multiple Choice category and Speed Quizzing. Natalie and Emily B. received perfect scores in the Multiple Choice and Natalie speed quizzed out. The girls won the competition over the second place team by 10 points.
Emily Evon had a perfect Multiple Choice category and placed 3rd overall in Book 2.
Latasha Dean has been blessed to be on 3 of the past 4 State Championship teams. The girls end their quizzing years with the win! God is Good!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or First Baptist Church.