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Aneta church celebrates 125th anniversary ANETA, N.D. -- Ottawa Lutheran Church, rural Aneta, N.D., will be celebrating its 125th anniversary Sunday with a service at 10:30 a.m., followed by dinner, a program at 2 p.m., followed by cake and coffe...
Aneta church celebrates 125th anniversary
ANETA, N.D. -- Ottawa Lutheran Church, rural Aneta, N.D., will be celebrating its 125th anniversary Sunday with a service at 10:30 a.m., followed by dinner, a program at 2 p.m., followed by cake and coffee. Everyone is welcome.
New Horizons Parish plans joint service in Brocket
BROCKET, N.D. -- United Lutheran Church in Brocket, N.D., will host a joint service for the congregations within the New Horizons Parish at 10 a.m. Aug. 8. After the service, there will be a potluck dinner, which will be hosted by one couple from each church. Paper products, coffee and lemonade provided. Bring a food item to share; slow cookers are welcome.
New Horizons Parish is a newly formed parish made up of Lakota Lutheran Church, United Church of Christ of Lakota, United Lutheran Church of Brocket, Michigan Lutheran Church and Sarnia United Lutheran Church of Whitman. This became official May 25.
Ebenezer Free Lutheran sets ladies conference
NORTHWOOD, N.D. -- Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church in Northwood, N.D., will host a Fall Ladies Conference from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11.
The guest speaker will be Debbie Griffith, whose one-minute radio feature, Everyday Matters, is heard on 54 stations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The $40 fee should be sent by July 30 to Dona Thorsgard, Attention Ebenezer Free, First Fall Ladies Conference, 320 39th St. N.E., Northwood, ND 58267.
Freethinkers plan convention at Radisson in Fargo
FARGO -- The Red River Freethinkers, a non-profit organization to promote freethinking through education and activism, will hold the first free thought convention in the Fargo-Moorhead area from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 on the 16th floor of The Radisson in Fargo.
The event website is Project42Convention.org.
Info: Jon Lindgren at (701) 232-7868 or e-mail email@example.com .
UND to host lectures on the politics of Jesus
GRAND FORKS -- The Jesus Seminar on the Road will present "The Politics of the Real Jesus" on Sept. 24-25 at UND. Scholars Joanna Dewey and Jarmo Tarkki will present research on how Jesus related to and challenged the political power of his time.
The purpose of the Jesus Seminar on the Road is to make current Bible scholarship available to the general public.
On Sept. 24, Tarkki will speak on Jesus as "Political Radical or Religious Reformer?" and Dewey will present Jesus' Social Revolution. The lectures will be held in Gamble Hall on the UND campus from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 25 will focus on the politics of Jesus in his time and today. The workshops will be held at Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, 3012 University Avenue.
Info: (701) 775-5545, www.westarinstitute.org .
Items belonging to prosecutor taken from church
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A burglar in Dickinson not only broke into a church but also stole items belonging to a county prosecutor.
Authorities say the burglary at The First Congregational Church was discovered over the weekend. Two stereo speakers, an amplifier and a DVD player were taken.
The amplifier and a speaker belonged to church members Jim and Jackie Hope. Jim Hope is the county's assistant state's attorney.
Jackie Hope said the items had sentimental value. Pastor Janel Kolar said she's sad, upset and uneasy about the thefts. She said the church will be increasing security.
Bemidji churches plan 22nd annual concert series
BEMIDJI -- For the 22nd year, the Bemidji Area Church Musicians will hold a summer concert series at noon each Wednesday in various churches through Aug. 25. The concerts are a half-hour long.
A lunch is provided at each recital for a minimal cost. Everyone is welcome.
Info: Carol Johnson, (218) 751-0415, or Joyce Oberg, (218) 444-3737.