DATES SET FOR VBS AT WEST MINOT CHURCH OF GOD The annual vacation Bible school at West Minot Church of God, 1105-16th St. NW, will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 4 to 12.
"SKY Everything is Possible with God," will include games, music and lots of fun. Snacks will be provided.
A freewill offering will be received each day.
Registration will be available at the opening session.
NORTH HILL BAPTIST CHURCH TO HOST VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ?North Hill Baptist Church will host "Amazing Wonders Aviation," a one-week adventure for children ages 3 through sixth grade in August.
The vacation Bible school sessions will be Aug. 6-10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the church, 524-21st Ave. NW. They will include Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games.
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MUSIC EVENT PLANNED AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ?First Baptist Church, of Minot, will host a music event at the church parking lot, 200-3rd St. SW, Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. The main feature will be a Christian rap concert with the group Flame on Gospel. Local groups, including Rainy Day Rebellion, will also perform.
The concert will be free and door prizes will be given out.
POST-ABORTION RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREAT TO BE HELD IN BISMARCK AREA ?The Catholic Diocese of Bismarck will host a Rachel's Vineyard retreat Aug. 17-19 in the Bismarck area for women and men struggling with psychological or spiritual pain of abortion.
Theresa Burke, PhD, author of the Rachel's Vineyard retreat, said many women and men seek help anywhere from five to 20 years after their abortion, after suffering for years in confusion and silence.
Participation is confidential and open to all. For more information or to register, call Carol at 605-374-5639.
For more information about the symptoms of post abortion trauma or for confidential e-mail, visit the Rachel's Vineyard website at (www.rachelsvineyard.org).
ERICKSON TO SPEAK AT FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD ?Pastor Mel Erickson, of Minot, will be speaking Aug. 5 during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services at First Assembly of God, 1805-2nd St. SE.
He and his wife, Corliss, have been involved in Native American works for 44 years as missionary pastors, directors and coordinators. The Ericksons are currently serving as special projects coordinators in U.S. Missions with Intercultural Ministries throughout the lower 48 states and Alaska.
The Ericksons coordinate building projects on Indian reservations and work with Native pastors. To date they have coordinated the building of 21 church buildings, eight parsonages and one office and president's home for an Indian college. Their work has also included remodeling, putting roofs on or updating 28 churches and properties.
The Ericksons are credentialed with the Assemblies of God. They have six adult children, ages 36 to 43 three are biological children and three are adopted Native Americans and 22 grandchildren.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PLANNED AT FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD ?"Zapped," vacation Bible school sessions, will be Aug. 6-10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 1805-2nd St. SE.
The sessions are open to children who are preschoolers through sixth grade.
Preregistration is encouraged by calling 838-1111 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FLOOD OF LOVE CARNIVAL TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY AT BREAD OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH A Flood of Love Carnival for the Minot community will be held Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW.
The evening will begin with a hamburger-hotdog supper at 5 p.m. Throughout the evening there will be carnival games, bounce houses, dunking booth and music.
There is no charge for the event which will be hosted by Minot, Burlington and Surrey Evangelical Lutheran Church in America churches.
A carnival was held in 2011 to kick-off the Western N.D. Synod of the ELCA recovery fund for the four flood-damaged churches in the Minot area. During the past year that fund has grown to $430,000 and will benefit First, Christ and Augustana Lutheran churches in Minot and Peace Lutheran in Burlington.
The 2012 carnival will be held to recognize and show appreciation for the "Flood of Love" that has surrounded the Minot community this past year.