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Religion

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 ...

Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants

So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet July 18

First Baptist Church XYZ, a ministry for people over age 50, will meet Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Renee Zahn, Lincoln, will present a program about Freedom Prison Ministries. Refreshments will be served. First Baptist Church is located at 200 3rd Street SW in Minot.

What should your next conversation be?

Teri, my wife, wrote about a day she will never forget: “On January 17th, 2018, I was sitting in my office when the phone rang. When I looked at my phone my first thought was, ‘I don’t know if I want to talk to my mom right now.’ What followed immediately was the thought, ‘Answer, ...

Healing from grief and loss

One June morning in 2017, I received a phone call from our son at Camp Grafton. A storm with 80 mph winds came through as he ate breakfast in a large tent. Just as he looked up, the center pole came crashing down on his plate, narrowly missing his head. He escaped the tent, ran across a field ...

I am a child of God

Here is Lynette’s story: I grew up attending church every Sunday with my parents and Faith Formation classes every Wednesday. I knew about Christ, but often felt lost when it came to my faith. I could repeat what I read, but I didn’t have or learn a connection with God or how to walk ...