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I have this hope

Last time I chatted about writing with a marketing director from Wisconsin. She writes for brochures, the company website and marketing emails. Her topic is always given to her. When I told her I write a weekly column, her immediate question was, “How do you know what to write about?” I ...

Reflections: Lent 2019

What will you do this Lent? Or why do anything special this Lent? These are very important questions to ask ourselves. Many Christians have traditionally seen Lent as a sacred season of 40 days of spiritually uniting ourselves with Jesus who spent 40 days in the desert wilderness preparing ...

Irish theme for Minot Christian Women’s luncheon Tuesday

The Minot Christian Women’s Club will hold an Irish Fun luncheon on Tuesday from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. for both men and women at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The charge will be $13 inclusive. The main speaker will be Scott Gottschalk, Kimball, Minn, who has traveled through all 50 states and ...

Child Evangelism Fellowship to hold banquet March 25

Child Evangelism Fellowship will holds its annual banquet on Thursday, March 25 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The guest speaker this year is Philip Annett, who began serving with CEF in his home country of Northern Ireland. Annett has held many roles in CEF throughout the years and currently ...

Vendor and craft show March 16 at Zion Lutheran

Zion Lutheran Church in Minot will hold a vendor and craft show on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will also be served. More than 25 vendors are signed up so far and will be selling housewares, health and beauty items, books, and home decor. For more ...

Reflections: Ashes on the Forehead: Get ready for Battle

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Over the years, I have found that people really like getting the blessed ashes on Ash Wednesday to kick off this important season. But why do we bother to get these ashes? What do they mean? Ashes are a sign of death and decay. So is something dying or ...

Sturtz to speak at Minot Baptist Church

Evangelist Joseph Sturtz will speak this week at the Minot Baptist Church. He will speak at the 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services on Sunday and at the 7 p.m. services Monday through Wednesday. The meeting is open to the public. The church describes him as a “gifted speaker who has ...

Church perseveres after tornado blows its building apart

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — When it came time for Sunday services at First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Mississippi, the congregation was ready but the church building had been blown apart by a tornado. So they picked up whatever furnishings they could salvage and held a prayer service ...

Minot pastor Kent Hinkel leads groups on pilgrimages to Holy Land

Kent Hinkel made his first pilgrimage to Israel when he was a student in his last year of ministry training in 1994. “In the years now as a pastor, especially as a teaching pastor, I have found it invaluable to have immersion into the context of scripture – the land of the Bible. It’s so ...

Are your relationships becoming ‘relationslips’?

One of my ongoing goals is to build new relationships and grow current relationships healthier. The longer I live, the more I realize the quality of our relationships determine the quality of our life. Relationship building is a skill we must continually practice, take risks in and improve ...

Rummage sale and bake sale on March 2 at Vincent United Methodist Church

Vincent United Methodist Women of Minot will hold a rummage sale and bake sale on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Customers are asked to use the south entrance to the church. The rummage and bake sale will also include a lunch of sandwiches and soup served from 11 a.m. ...

Heuders to present at Lighthouse Church on Sunday

Lighthouse Church in Minot will host missionaries Rev. Duane and Cari Heuder on Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service. Rev. Duane Heuders is a full-time missionary working with Teen Challenge International. He and his wife, Cari, have been involved in Teen Challenge since 1969, both in the ...

Reflections: The best Valentine ever!

What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? Is it a diamond, a rainbow, mountains or art? One of my favorite sites is a sparkling lake with snow capped mountains behind it. What is the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard? Perhaps it’s a favorite genre of music, the giggle of a ...

First Lutheran in Williston to hold lutefisk and meatball dinner on Feb. 23

First Lutheran Church in Williston will hold its 86th annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner at the Fellowship Hall in Williston from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. Tickets are available at the church office, Monday through Friday. The cost is $18 for adults, or $15 before Feb. 20; $8 for ...

Rev. Rick Steele is new pastor at UCC

Rev. Rick Steele has joined Minot’s Congregational United Church of Christ as its pastor. An ordained minister in the UCC, Steele grew up in Chicago, attending a UCC church. He was called to full-time ministry after a career in information technology, with AT&T, John D. and Catherine ...

Men Rise Up

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot wants to help men reconnect with their faith and about what it means to be a man of God. They are taking part in the Men Rise Up challenge, which individual men and churches all over the world will be participating in this spring. Church member ...

Ready, set, grow Part 3

Let’s continue our discussion on maturity from the book of James in the Bible. There are five chapters in James, and each chapter teaches us a mark of maturity. In chapter one the mark of maturity is “How do I react to problems?” In chapter two, “How do I treat other people?” In ...

Minot Christian Women’s Luncheon to be held Tuesday

The Minot Christian Women’s Club will hold a non-denominational luncheon from 12:15 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The cost is $13. Chocolatier Lesli Getzlaff, of Mikey’s Country Candy, will share. Musician Larry Nelson will perform. Kelly Reuer, Kenmare, ...

Cowboy churches feel like home for many

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The church occupies a corner of the shopping center, behind the Taco Express, squeezed between the karate dojo and the massage and tattoo parlors, a few doors down from the medical marijuana shop. "Lord God, we thank you for this place, this church," the Rev. ...

Ready, set, grow Part 2

Last week we started a discussion on maturity as described in the book of James in the Bible. The first test of maturity is, “How do I react to problems?” Every problem in my life can either be a stepping stone to further maturity or a stumbling block holding me to immaturity. That is the ...