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FAITH MATTERS: Drayton church to host picnic in park

The Skjeberg Lutheran Church will host its eighth annual picnic 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Schumacher Park, Drayton, N.D.

The picnic menu includes BBQ ribs, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potatoes, baked beans, fresh vegetables and home-made pie. Popple Ridge Pickers will provide entertainment. Free will offering, take-out orders available at (701) 360-2796.

Binford group to hold quilt auction

Red Willow Ministries is holding its fine art auction Sunday at the Red Willow Bible Camp, 1651 Jacob Drive, Binford, N.D. There will be a silent auction starting at 9 a.m., worship services at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and the live auction of a variety of quilts at 1 p.m.

Info: (701) 676-2681.

GF church to host free ‘Love Feast’

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will be serving a free meal on from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zion United Methodist Church, 1001 24th Ave. S., Grand Forks. Volunteers will serve sloppy joes, beans, chips, bars and ice cream.

More info: (218) 791-6958.

Bemidji church to host music series

The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series is concluding with one last performance this week.

Sarah Carlson, Jon Romer and Jake Kaehne will play the organ and Native American flute, with traditional native songs and commissioned works, at noon Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave.

Free-will offerings will be gathered for scholarships for students studying music in college, and a luncheon will be available after the recital for a small fee.

Info: (218) 751-2554.

Church to host GF block party

St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 715 24th Ave. S., Grand Forks, will host an evening of games and food at its annual block party 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

There will be complimentary hot dogs, drinks and root beer floats.

Info: (701),

Fertile church to host speaker

Tasha Schuh, an inspirational speaker and author from Ellsworth, Wis., will share her message of “little is huge” at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 100 Jefferson Ave. S.W., Fertile, Minn. Free-will offering.

More info: (972) 212-4313.

GF church to host comedian

Comedian Bob Smiley will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Hope Church, 1601 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks. Admission is free.

More info:(701) 772-1884.

Thompson church to host fall dinner

St. Jude’s Catholic Church will host a fall dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the church, 329 Broadway St., Thompson, N.D.

Turkey, dressing, old-fashion mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, green beans, garden vegetables, homemade buns, cranberries and pumpkin dessert will be served. The cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, $3 for children 5 and younger, and $9.50 for take-outs. There will also be a bake sale.

More info: (701) 599-2040.

Lutefisk, meatballs on menu at Park River Bible Camp

The Park River Bible Camp will host a lutefisk and meatball dinner from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the camp, 106 Solid Rock Circle, Park River, N.D. The cost is $20 per person, but free for children 12 and younger.

A bazaar and food sale starts at 11 a.m.

More info: (701) 284-6795.

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