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Gospel Outreach honors Bishop Cole's 34 years Gospel Outreach Ministries, the Church of God in Christ in Grand Forks, is celebrating Bishop Michael Cole's 34 years in ministry with special services and events today and Sunday in the church, 321 B...

Gospel Outreach honors Bishop Cole's 34 years

Gospel Outreach Ministries, the Church of God in Christ in Grand Forks, is celebrating Bishop Michael Cole's 34 years in ministry with special services and events today and Sunday in the church, 321 Belmont Road. Everyone welcome. Info: 775-3567; .

GF church to hold THRIVE meeting

THRIVE North Dakota is billed as a large and unique Christian conference that will blend "heart, head and humor," featuring speakers from the huge multi-site Bayside Church near Sacramento, Calif., as well as local Christian leaders from various congregations to be held Oct. 15-16 in Hope Evangelical Covenant Church, 1601 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks.

"They have done this conference in Belfast, in London, in San Diego," said the Rev. Paul Knight, pastor of Hope. "And in Grand Forks, N.D."


The goal is to inspire and inform pastors, lay leaders and lay members. The cost is $49.

Info: or e-mail .

Call Hope at 772-1884.

Rosary rally slated for downtown

A "Public Square Rosary Crusade" will be held at noon Oct. 16 in the Town Square downtown at DeMers Avenue and Third Street. It's part of a national effort to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of apparitions of Mary in Portugal as a way to combat secularism, local organizer Larry Lindgren said. Info: (701) 746-0730; online at .

Haining Family to sing in TRF church<

The Haining Family will present a concert of bluegrass music in Silverton Lutheran Church, east of Thief River Falls, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Info: Pastor George Davis (218) 681-5462.

GF Unitarians to mark new home


The new meeting house of the Grand Forks Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the new site, 217A S. Fourth St., where it moved Aug. 1, President Theresa Knox said. Skip Wood, Fargo, will speak. A potluck meal follows. Info: Ann Sande at 772-3188.

Overtones to sing in Roseau church

The Overtones Quartet will present a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in Roseau (Minn.) Community Church. Everyone welcome. Info: (218) 424-7647.

Evert to speak on teen chastity

Nationally known Catholic author and speaker Jason Evert will talk about "Raising Chaste Teens," an event for interested adults at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Lincoln High School Auditorium, Thief River Falls. It's sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Crookston and is open to anyone. No admission cost. Evert will speak at a Youth Rally Oct. 21 in the school. Info: (218) 773-0877; e-mail .

Service for parents who lost babies

A "Naming Service" for parents who have lost a child in miscarriage or stillbirth will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 Ninth St. S.

Info: Altru Chaplain Tony Betting at (701) 780-5300;


e-mail .

Andersons to sing in Northwood

Dave and Barb Anderson will be in concert at 7 p.m. Monday in Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church, Northwood, N.D. Dave Anderson began well-known Lutheran youth movements in the 1960s; the couple's survival of a plane crash in the Bering Sea in 1993 is the subject of a book. Everyone welcome. Info: (701) 587-5196; .

'Theology for Lunch' at UND

The Campus Ministry Association at UND will host "Theology for Lunch," at noon Wednesdays this month, the theme is "Expanding Our Horizons: Meeting Our Neighbors," in Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, 3012 University Ave.

David Lawrence, associate professor of philosophy and religion, will speak on Hinduism at noon Wednesday; Hongxia Fu, a graduate student in education, will speak on Chinese religions Oct. 20 ,and Lora Sloan, director of the Lotus Meditation Center, will speak on Buddhism Oct. 27. Info: (701) 775-5581.

Lotus Center holds Insight class

A free beginning class on Insight Meditation will run 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 25 in the Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave. Everyone is welcome.


Susan Stone will lead an Insight Meditation retreat Oct. 29-31 in the Center, with a theme of "Living with Love, Letting Go." Stone is from Virginia.

For info on the beginning class, call Lora Sloan at (701) 787-8839.

For details of the retreat, call Kirsten Borysewicz at (701) 777-4647 or go online at

GF event blends football, faith

Faith and football get on the same team in a men's fellowship time each Sunday night in Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 S. Ninth St., this fall; it begins at 6:45 p.m. with a focus on former Super Bowl coach Tony Dungy's "Uncommon" Bible study, followed by a group watching of Sunday Night Football on a big screen. It runs through Nov. 17. All men welcome. Info: The Rev. Troy Troftgruben, (701) 772-4897; online at .

Millermon to speak at women's retreat

The Northwoods Christian Women invite women from across the region to a nondenominational inspirational retreat featuring well-known Christian author and musician Ginger Millermon from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave. S.E., Bemidji.

Millermon's message includes how her family experienced miracles through her son's medical difficulties. Her talents and story have been featured on national Christian television, as has her book, "Grace Thus Far."


Registration after today is $20 and includes lunch. Info: (218) 766-3823; e-mail .

Mellgren to speak on Revelation

The Rev. Dale Mellgren, McIntosh, Minn., will speak on "Glimpses of His Glory," based on the Bible's last book, Revelation, at special meetings Oct. 24-27 in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2075 Highway 59 S. E., Thief River Falls.

He will speak at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 7 p.m. Oct. 25-27.

Everyone is welcome. Info: The Rev. Greg Schramm, (218) 681-4643.

Contact Stephen J. Lee with news for Faith News at (701) 780-1237; e-mail , or fax (701) 780-1123.

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