Pastor held captive at local daycare

Little Legends Child Development Center of Minot reports it has taken the pastor of Vincent United Methodist Church hostage – for a good cause.

Pastor Mark Ehmantraut is deemed to be on “Diaper Duty” until the daycare’s demands are met.

“Once VUMC has received $500 worth of baby item donations or cash, the daycare will release the pastor from the dreaded “Diaper Duty,” said Brenda Hansen and Kelly Ruland, owners of Little Legends Child Development Center.

Given the high need for baby items in the Minot community, Vincent United Methodist Church is dedicating Mondays as “Baby Blessings.” All donations of food, clothing and household items received will go towards filling the VUMC Blessing Boxes with items aimed to help families with small children. Blessing Boxes are located on the east and west sides of the church and provide free items to people in need in the community.

VUMC accepts donations of gently used or new clothing, baby food/formula and supplies, during office hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. The link to donate online is https://www.vincentumc.com/give.

VUMC is also hosting a “Blessings for Babies” baby shower Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at VUMC at 1024 2nd St. SE, Minot. There will be food, games and prizes. Attendees are asked to bring at least one baby item to donate to the “Baby Blessings” program.


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