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Pope expresses sadness over image of drowned father, child

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed sadness over the fate of the father and young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande while trying to cross into the United States. "With immense sadness, the Holy Father has seen the images of the father and his baby daughter who ...

Reflections: Is having the most toys important?

How often do we pray for “just enough?” Just enough money, food, cars or success? Aren’t our prayers or at least the thoughts behind our prayers, focused on having a lot of money, food, cars, and success? A prayer with a different focus can be found in the Old Testament. The story ...

Vacation Bible school next week at Minot Baptist

Minot Baptist Church will be conducting its vacation Bible school June 24-28 from 6-8:30 p.m. Its theme is “The Incredible Race” from Answers in Genesis. Vacation Bible school is for children ages 4 to 12. The sessions will include music, puppets, crafts, games, Bible stories and ...

Processing our pain in a helpful way

FARGO — Ignoring the pain, minimizing the pain, overcompensating for the pain, internalizing the pain, and medicating the pain are commonly implemented and universally unhelpful. So, here are five helpful steps to process our pain. These are great steps to teach our children and ...

Christian Center expansion

A campaign goal of $4.5 million has been reached that will fund improvements and expansion to facilities at Metigoshe Ministries’ Pelican Lake summer camp site and the Christian Center on Lake Metigoshe. According to a press release, the completed projects at Camp Metigoshe include 16 new ...

Ways one should not process pain

In this world, we will have heartache and pain. When we face pain we need two things. We must suspend our analysis, seek comfort and process the pain. Jesus experienced much heartache and pain, and he promised to leave us with peace. John 14:27 states, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I ...

Program at First Baptist June 20

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people ages 50 and over, will meet Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Danielle and Heidi Olson from Anamoose will present a musical program. Refreshments will be served. First Baptist Church is located at 200 3rd Street ...

First Baptist Church to hold vacation Bible school

First Baptist Church of Minot will hold Victory Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 23-27. Bible school will include Bible stories, music, games, crafts, and snacks. Parents can enroll their children by calling 852-4533 or online at fbcminot.org First Baptist Church is ...

What do we do with our pain?

A month ago, I hung up a wood message board in my 10-year-old daughter, Brooke’s, bathroom. A week later, as she was getting ready for school, we heard a loud bang in her bathroom. Soon after, she came out with tears in her eyes and a red mark on her foot. My wife, Teri, gave her a hug. After ...

Pursuit Church members, others to do community service on Friday and Saturday

More than 400 volunteers will come together to complete nearly 40 community service projects in Minot and Stanley on Friday and Saturday as part of The Pursuit church’s City Serve. This year some of the projects will include detailing vehicles for foster families, cleaning parks in Minot, ...

Special college night at Minot Baptist Church on May 29

The Honor and Majesty Singers from Hyles-Anderson College, a ministry of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, will present a concert at Minot Baptist Church, 500 46th Avenue NE, Minot, on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. The Honor and Majesty Singers is composed of four college women, ...

SD bishop to lead Saginaw diocese in Michigan

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic bishop in South Dakota has been selected as the new bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan. The diocese announced Friday that 63-year-old Bishop Robert D. Gruss will serve as its seventh bishop. His installation in Saginaw is scheduled for July ...

Defrocked Mass. priest ordered to serve 16 years in Maine

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts priest who was defrocked for child sexual abuse and was portrayed in the movie "Spotlight" is going to prison for a second time — this time in Maine. A judge on Friday ordered Ronald Paquin to serve 16 years in state prison for sexually abusing an ...

Reflections: Disobedience, guilt and mercy

Aaron had been hiking all day when the accident occurred. Under ideal conditions he could have made it home that day, but now that he was injured, he would have to rest when it got dark. He slowly limped down hills, across streams and through muddy trails toward home. As he walked he pondered ...

Emily Evon wins Citation Award

The Awana Club of First Baptist Church of Minot held its Award Night May 8, according to a press release. Emily Evon earned the Citation Award, a crowning achievement for years of dedication. For young people involved in an Awana Club, earning the Citation Award represents a minimum of 10 ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet May 23

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people over 50, will meet Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Minot. The Moen family from Upham will present a musical program. Refreshments will be served. First Bapist Church is located at 200 3rd Street SW.

Cemetery services

During the week before Memorial Day there will be a short prayer service at two cemeteries in Minot, conducted by local Catholic priests and deacons. The services will be held on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at Rosehill Memorial Cemetery and on Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Sunset ...

Reflections: Abortion to Easter

Recently I saw the movie “Unplanned,” the film of Abby Johnson’s conversion story. Abby had been director of one of the largest Planned Parenthood clinics in the United States. Despite the fact that her parents and husband disapproved of her choice of career, she continued to climb ...

Russian Harvest Ministries presentation Sunday at Lighthouse Church

Lighthouse Church, located at 1400 5th Street SW in Minot, will host Russian Harvest Ministries on Sunday at its 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services. Russian Harvest Ministries co-founder Jill Mehl will share about the evangelism and church planting in areas of the former Soviet Union in ...

Prairie Gospel Quartet to perform Sunday at Lighthouse Church

Prairie Gospel Quartet will hold a concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Church, 1400 5th Street SW in Minot. The quartet was started in 1977 by four former Northwest Bible College students. The 2019 members are Don Beckman, Perry Moll, Dave Van Gorkom and one of the original members, ...