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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 ...

We all have slivers

Recently, as I talked to my wife about a topic she and her counselor discussed, I realized this topic may be exactly what one of you need to hear or share with someone. So, here it is: Do you remember a time you got one of those little wood slivers in your finger? You were cleaning off your ...

Awana Club starts Sept. 4 at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Minot will kick off their Awana Clubs on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for children who are age 3 by July 31 and youth through the 8th grade. Awana is a nondenominational ministry where children and youth learn important truths from God’s word, memorize Scripture, ...

Glory to Glory Ministries presents conference today through Sunday

Glory to Glory Ministries is hosting a conference entitled “Holy Ground: Spiritually Cleaning Your Home and Property” today through Sunday, according to a press release. Timothy Davis is the presenter. The conference starts at 7 p.m. tonight. Other presentations are at 7 p.m. Saturday, ...

Garden yields fresh vegetables for Lord’s Cupboard food pantry

It’s a first year project yielding some terrific results. Cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beets and radishes are among the abundant vegetables being harvested at several raised gardens located near Velva. The fresh produce is taken to the Lord’s Cupboard food pantry in Minot where it is ...

Dangerous prayer

For those who believe in the practice and power of prayer, there are many words that come to our mind when we think about prayer: encouraging, enlightening, helpful, meaningful, hopeful, calming or strengthening are some that would be common. Dangerous is probably not a word that comes to most ...

What I pray for

I consider it a huge honor and blessing to write this column and share time with you each Sunday. I hope there are readers who are walking with the Lord who are strengthened and encouraged by our time together. I hope there are readers who are atheists, agnostics, skeptical or seekers who gain ...

Reflections: Is it good to be a lone ranger?

During my first eight years of education, I attended a one- room school with a population that ranged from 16 students to eventually only 4 students. I loved the familiarity as each school year started. However, when I headed into a larger school for grade 9, where there were 129 in my grade ...

Friendship formed in rain a blessing for both

It’s been seven years, Facebook recently reminded us, since we met that day in the rain. We were mothers helping chaperone an eighth-grade field trip — the first of three school-led trips to Valley Fair I’d make with my children, and the rainiest by far. Most of the adults not yet on ...

I knew I was in Montana

Last fall, I was blessed to give the nontechnical keynote talk at High Point Networks Technical Conference, HiPoCON. I met amazing people and enjoyed the experience greatly. The Fargo event was at Scheels Arena and the Sioux Falls, S.D., event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The third ...