FAITH MATTERS: TV soaps bringing Christian drama to Crookston
TV soaps star bringing Christian drama to Crookston A well-known TV soaps actor, Frank Runyeon, is coming to the Catholic Diocese of Crookston Aug. 19 to 21 for a series of performances and presentations. Turning 60 on Aug. 23, Runyeon still is a...
TV soaps star bringing Christian drama to Crookston
A well-known TV soaps actor, Frank Runyeon, is coming to the Catholic Diocese of Crookston Aug. 19 to 21 for a series of performances and presentations.
Turning 60 on Aug. 23, Runyeon still is as Hollywood handsome as when he starred opposite Meg Ryan from 1980 to 1987 as Steve Andropoulos on "As the World Turns." He also starred on "Santa Barbara" as Michael Donnelly and on "General Hospital" as Simon Romero, among many TV shows and films.
Known as one of the few serious Christians in Hollywood, Runyeon is known for his dramatic portrayals of biblical dramas, for which he has translated the gospel accounts himself from the original languages. Runyeon has a clergyman's master's degree in divinity.
He speaks often on issues of faith and the celebrity culture.
Runyeon and his wife, Annie, have been married 30 years and have three children.
His "The Story of Faith" performances in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will include "Afraid," his one-man version of the Gospel of Mark at 7 p.m., Aug. 19; and a 90-minute presentation of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount at 7 p.m. Aug. 20. At 7 p.m. Aug. 21, he will perform in St. Philip's in Bemidji, giving his humorous but real "personal witness of being a committed Christian in the world of Hollywood," the subject of his soon-to-be published book.
The three presentations are free and open to all.
Info: Anna Kliner at (218) 281-4533, ext. 432; www.crookston.org .
Spirituals, bluegrass at Bemidji recital
Spirituals are the music motif as Muff Magelssen on organ, Jean and Jim DeSmet on flute and violin and Libby Sorenson's vocals perform at noon Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church at Fifth Street and Minnesota Avenue in Bemidji. The First Bottle Band and the Other Mountain Remnant Band will also perform.
It's part of the Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series of free concerts that raise donations for scholarship for music students.
A lunch for a modest price will be available.
Aglow rally promises miracles in Bemidji
Dean and Cassey Goosen of "Awakening Hope Ministries" in Brainerd, Minn., will present a program, "Empowered by the Father's Hands," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 in Mt. Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. S.E., Bemidji. "Miracles are for today, come expecting God to move," organizers said.
It's free and open to the public.
Info: Arlys Adamson, (218) 751-8316
GF church holding women's Bible studies
Valley Christian Center, 3920 Cherry St., Grand Forks is accepting registrations until Aug. 18 for two popular Bible studies courses for women.
Beth Moore's study on Daniel "Words of Prophecy" will be held Tuesday evenings Sept. 3 through Nov. 26; a DVD study by author Ann Voskamp, "One Thousand Gifts," will be held Thursday evenings Sept. 5 to Oct. 10.
Workbooks and other registration information are available through Susan Ritchie at the church, 701) 746-7327.
Thompson church announces fall dinner
St. Jude's Catholic Church, 329 Broadway St., Thompson, N.D., will be holding its fall dinner 12 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade buns and pumpkin dessert. There will also be a bake sale. The cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, $3 for children younger than 5 and $9.50 for takeouts.
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