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Faith news: Church events from around the region

The Love Feast meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 in Zion United Methodist Church, 1001 24th Ave. S., Grand Forks. University Lutheran Church will purchase, provide, prepare and serve a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and a variety of pumpkin desserts. Blood pressure checks will be available. For more info, call (218) 791-6958.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 715 24th Ave. S., Grand Forks, is chartering a coach bus to the annual Concordia College Christmas concert, "From Heaven Above to Earth He Comes," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Moorhead. The bus will depart from the church at 11:30 a.m. that day. The registration deadline is Nov. 28 and tickets are $25 per person which includes bus fare, a concert ticket and sack lunch. Checks can be made out and mailed to St. Mark's Lutheran Church. For more info or to sign up, contact Sandy at (701) 772-4807 or Michele at (701) 330-0297.

St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Devils Lake is holding its Christmas bazaar and luncheon from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Rolls and donuts, along with the bazaar and bake sale, start at 8 a.m. and a Swiss steak lunch begins at 11 a.m. For more info, call (701) 665-3170.

Bygland Lutheran Church, located 8 miles south of East Grand Forks on Highway 220, is holding its "Christmas in the Country" lutefisk and meatball dinner, bazaar and bake sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The cost is $15 for adults.

Bethel Lutheran Church will be holding a four-week sermon series, "The Star: A Journey to Christmas," starting Sunday, Dec. 3 at their 10:30 a.m. service, based on the Advent theme of hope, love, joy and peace. On Christmas Eve, they will hold two services: 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., which will be the candlelight service.

The "Journey to the Manger" Christmas concert by Adult & Teen Challenge is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 in Freedom Church, 308 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. People will be sharing about recovery from drugs and alcohol. RSVP to or call (701) 667-2131, ext. 113 for more info.

The women of Zion United Methodist Church are holding a cookie walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in the church at 1001 24th Ave. S., Grand Forks. Cookies are sold for $7 a pound; candies and lefse are packaged and sold separately. For more info, call (701) 772-1893.

First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, is holding a lutefisk and meatball dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $15/adults, $7.50/children 12 and younger. Lefse also for sale, three for $5. For reservations, call (701) 775-5545. Takeout meals also available.