MINOT CHURCH HOSTING GIVEAWAY EVENT TODAY St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2209-4th Ave. NW, is hosting a Community Giveaway Day today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Many items will be available for give away including households goods, clothing and much more for individuals who lost homes and belongings during this past summer's flood.
People who attend must be prepared to show their FEMA number.
ANNUAL CHILI FEED TO BE HELD TUESDAY The third annual Lutheran Campus Ministry chili feed will be Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in First Lutheran Parish Center, 120-5th Ave. NW. The chili will be made by area pastors.
The Minot State University music department will provide entertainment during the event.
Proceeds of the freewill offering will benefit the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Minot State University.
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FALL BAZAAR TO BE HELD AT VINCENT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ?The annual fall bazaar at Vincent United Methodist Church, 1024-2nd St. SE, will be held Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The traditional lunch of creamed turkey on biscuits will be served from 11 a.m. until gone.
Other features of the bazaar will be crafts and baked goods. Pastries and coffee will be served from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
A silent auction will also be held. It will close at 1 p.m.
The bazaar will be held in the fellowship hall on the south side of the church, which is handicapped accessible.
OUR LADY OF GRACE CHURCH TO HOST FINANCIAL SEMINAR Our Lady of Grace Church, 707-16th Ave. SW, will host a seminar Oct. 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the parish dining room.
Jesse Tran, a financial counselor with the Village Family Service Center in the Bismarck and Minot regional offices, will give the presentation. He will address several topics including strategies for successful money management, efficient management and payoff of debt, and resources and strategies for flood recovery, including dealing with mortgage concerns. There will also be a question and answer session.
Tran has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Dickinson State University, a master's of business administration from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and is currently working on a PhD in teaching and learning, also at the University of North Dakota.
EIDE TO PRESENT CONCERTS IN STANLEY, MINOT CHURCHES Peder Eide, of Minnesota, will be in concert Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in American Lutheran Church, in Stanley. He will also be in concert Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, 120-5th Ave. NW, Minot.
Eide, who is a singer, songwriter and speaker, has led Christ-centered praise and worship for youth conferences, festivals, camps, churches and other venues for nearly one-third of his life.
There will be no charge for the concerts, but freewill offerings will be received. Proceeds of the offerings in Stanley will go toward a youth mission trip to New Orleans and Flood of Love. Proceeds of the Minot offering will go to the Flood of Love.
DATE SET FOR ANDERSON, PATTEN CONCERT IN STANLEY ?Dave Anderson and Kelly Patten will present their music and life story today at 7 p.m. in the Sibyl Center in Stanley.
Dave Anderson grew up as a pastor's son in South Dakota and Kelly Patten is originally from Stanley and Velva. Both men now live in Arizona where Anderson is on staff at Shepherd's Canyon Retreat.
The concert will include contemporary music, gospel, hymns and old-time Sunday school songs. Anderson will also share "The Rescue Story," an account of his miraculous rescue from a downed plane in the Bering Sea.
Donations received will go to Shepherd's Canyon Retreat ministry, a project that counsels emotionally wounded Protestant ministers and spouses.
For more information visit (www.prairielutheranparish.org) or call 628-2550.
FIRST BAPTIST XYZ TO MEET THURSDAY First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group, will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, 200-3rd St. SW.
The Rev. Merle Hoots, of Bismarck Baptist Church, will share about his trip to Brazil and the Chain of Love Homes during the summer of 2010.
Refreshments will be served.
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH SETS DATE FOR FALL BAZAAR The annual bazaar at Zion Lutheran Church, 1800 Hiawatha St., will be Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Specialty items including baked goods, lefse, Norwegian flat bread, rullaplsa and apple pies will be sold in addition to crafts and little-used items. A "Christmas room" will have decorating items, lights, and Christmas quilts and the "big room" will feature clothing, shoes, rummage sale items, books and household goods. A bag sale will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. for the "big room" items.
Raffle tickets will be sold for quilts, afghans and wall hangings, with the drawing held at 2 p.m.
DATE SET FOR LUTEFISK, MEATBALL DINNER IN TOWNER CHURCH ?A lutefisk, lefse and meatball supper will be served Oct. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Towner.
The cost will be $14 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12.
Take-out orders will be available for people who are homebound.
The church is handicapped accessible.
MINOT CHURCH YOUTH TO SERVE TURKEY DINNER ?The Minot Bread of Life Youth Turkey Dinner will be Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church at 1415-17th Ave. SW.
Cost of the dinner will be $9 for adults and $6 for youth ages 6-12. Children age 5 and under will eat free.
The Bread of Life Women will also have a bake sale during the dinner.
Proceeds of the day will be used to finance youth activities and the Christmas Adopt-A-Family project.
'BECOMING COURAGEOUS MEN'S CONFERENCE' PLANNED IN MINOT The men's ministry of First Baptist Church, 200-3rd St. SW, will host a "Becoming Courageous Men's Conference" Oct. 29 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is open to men of all faiths.
The registration fee, $5, will cover the cost of a lunch.
RSVPs are requested no later than Wednesday by calling 852-4533 or by e-mailing email@example.com.