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Ryder church marks year of drive-in worship services

RYDER – One year ago on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, Calvary Church in Ryder began holding drive-in worship services so people could maintain social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The church building was not large enough for social distancing. “We’ve never missed a ...

The Pursuit Church to launch second campus

In November of 2020 in response to COVID-19 guidelines, The Pursuit Church in Minot opened six locations called Outposts. These Outposts enabled the church to continue its vision of helping people discover a life-changing relationship with Jesus while accommodating people who wanted to gather ...

Living Stations of the Cross set for March 28

Seventh-grade Faith Formation students, assisted by older students and adults, will perform the Living Stations of the Cross on Sunday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 707 16th Ave SW, Minot. Living Stations of the Cross is a moving enactment of the passion and death ...

Conference Minister of United Church of Christ dies

On Feb. 1, Rev. Keith Mills, the Conference Minister of the United Church of Christ Northern Plains Conference died suddenly of a major heart attack at his home in Streeter. He was 65. The Northern Plains Conference consists of 40 churches in North Dakota and Winnipeg, Canada. The United ...

Menorah lighting at Dakota Square

The scope of the ceremony was limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the lights of a six-foot Hanukkah menorah in Dakota Square Mall shone as brightly as ever following a lighting ceremony Monday evening. The Chabad Jewish Center of North Dakota in Fargo stated it is conducting this ...

REFLECTIONS: Masked or Unmasked?

The tension that exists between those who believe we should wear masks as a protective measure against the coronavirus and those who oppose them leaves us with an ideal illustration or parable for life. Perhaps you felt tension as you read the title of this article, wondering what opinion would ...

The Joys of Commitment

“How did you do that?” asked the woman when I bragged that my husband and I were celebrating 50 years of marriage this summer. In a word, my answer is commitment. We didn’t take a trial time of living together to see if we were compatible. We didn’t go into marriage with the idea ...

Volunteers raise vegetables to supply Lord’s Cupboard food pantry of Minot

VELVA – Under sunny skies several volunteers were working in the garden, or gardens, this past Tuesday. At the Duane Brekke farmstead north of this city weeds were being pulled, some vegetables harvested and friendly conversation was heard. “It’s fun and it’s not even work because you ...

Special services at Minot Baptist Church

Dr. Marvin Mungle of Firm Foundations Ministries will be presenting a series of messages with plenty for the whole family, at Minot Baptist Church this week. The presentations began Wednesday and will also be held today and Friday at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday during the church’s regular ...

Church takes on more soup kitchens

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church and volunteers have picked up some of the soup kitchens that had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor Steve Oster said that he and Pastor Mark Frueh had begun thinking of the “What ifs” in regards to the novel coronavirus. Their answer was, ...

How should we view our leaders?

Impeach the president because he’s terrible! Don’t impeach the president because he’s wonderful! That person is lying! The other person is lying! That side is dishonest! The other side is dishonest. It’s just a “good old boys” club. No, it’s not. Sadly, the above seems to ...

Minot advocates recognized during LSSND centennial open house

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota celebrated 100 years of service through a series of open houses across the state this month, including an event in Minot Nov. 5. CEO Jessica Thomasson presented “Dove Awards” to recognize individuals, churches, businesses and organizations who ...

Former Gov. Schafer to speak at Integrating Faith and Work conference

Former Gov Ed Schafer will be the keynote speaker at the Integrating Faith and Work conference Tuesday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The conference is sponsored by the Christian Business Men’s Connection. The event includes networking from noon-12:30 p.m., luncheon from ...

North Hill Baptist is now Journey

North Hill Baptist Church is now operating under the name Journey, said Pastor Daniel Andrus. The church meets in Suite 301 in the Mount Vernon Building at 900 North Broadway. Coffee is served at 10 a.m. Sundays, followed by the worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. The church also holds ...

Can suffering build spiritual strength?

They love fresh fish! At least that’s how the story goes. Fishing off the coast of Japan has become more and more difficult because the waters are over-fished. Fishermen can find fish farther out to sea but it takes longer to get the fish to market so they no longer taste fresh. In an ...

Father Vetter to be named Bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Mont.

Father Austin Vetter has been appointed by Pope Francis as the Bishop of the Diocese of Helena, the Catholic diocese for western Montana, according to a press release from the Bismarck Catholic Diocese Father Vetter was formerly the priest at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Minot. Prior to ...

Catholic Foundation changes name

The Catholic Foundation for the People of the Diocese of Bismarck, which for over the past six years has served the Catholic people and entities with its charitable giving, has a new name: Catholic Foundation of Western North Dakota, according to a press release from the diocese. Foundation ...

Our Lady of Grace, Minot, to host Sept. 8 Family Day and MJM7 concert

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot, will host a Family Day and MJM7 concert at the church on Sunday, Sept. 8. Family Day begins at 4 p.m. with a taco-in-a-bag meal, games, face painting, and entertainment including learning sign language to parts of the Mass, singing Sonshine Camp songs, ...

You will never know unless you go

In April of 2000 I resigned from my engineering job in Minneapolis. Our family loved living in the Twin Cities. We were near family for the first time in our married life, had a great church home, good friends and good jobs. We were comfortable. But in 1993, we accepted a mission God placed on ...

Rev. Gerjets: Church members called upon to ‘love our neighbors’

Rev. Brandy Gerjets, lead pastor at First Lutheran Church in Minot, said in an email last week that she doesn’t think day to day operations at the local church will be much changed by an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America resolution in support of undocumented immigrants. However, Gerjets ...