FAITH NEWS: Pet blessing service Sunday ... Gjovik Sisters to sing ... Lutherans Love Feast ... more
GF church to hold pet blessing The Rev. Keith Mills will again preside over a pet blessing service at 11 a.m. Sunday in the United Church of Christ, 2212 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks. It's like other worship services, except that people and pets lin...
GF church to hold pet blessing
The Rev. Keith Mills will again preside over a pet blessing service at 11 a.m. Sunday in the United Church of Christ, 2212 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks.
It's like other worship services, except that people and pets line up at the pulpit and Pastor Mills lays hands on each pet and its owner.
It's done in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, known for his love of animals.
Anyone is welcome to bring a pet or two.
United Church of Christ formerly was called the Federated Church, made up of two congregations linked for a half century. But the American Baptist congregation disbanded earlier this year.
Mills can be reached at (701) 775-9089 or e-mailed at email@example.com .
Gjovik Sisters to sing in Strathcona
The Gjovik Sisters return to their home church, Grace Evangelical in Strathcona, Minn., to give a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday during the Fall Harvest Festival.
The sisters, Carole Selness, Renae Peters and Lois Dahoud, were part of the King's Messengers group years ago and continue to minister in their own home towns now. Everyone welcome; no admission cost, and lunch will be served. Info: (218) 424-7647.
UND Lutherans to serve Love Feast
Members of Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center at UND will prepare and serve the monthly free meal, the Love Feast, at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Zion United Methodist church, 1001 24th Ave. S. Everyone welcome. Info: 772-1893.
Crookston sisters to pray for dead
The Sisters of St. Benedict in Mount St. Benedict Monastery, 620 Summit Ave., Crookston, once again, in the ancient Christian tradition and promise of Christ's resurrection, will pray for deceased friends and family.
Sister Lenore Paschke invites anyone to write the names of loved ones to be remembered in prayer by the sisters on All Souls Day Nov. 2 and mail them to her at 620 Summit Ave., Crookston MN 56716-2799. Call (218) 281-3441.
Lotus Center to hold Insight class
A free beginning class on Insight Meditation will run for five Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., starting this Monday through Oct. 25, in Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave. Everyone is welcome.
After the series, 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 777-4647 or go online at www.lotuscenter.und.edu .
Catholics to meet in Fargo
Nationally known Catholic speakers, including Mother Adela Galindo and Dr. Ray Guarendi, will speak at the Marian Eucharistic Congress from Oct. 1-3 in the Civic Center in downtown Fargo.
Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo will speak and celebrate Mass.
Early registration is advised. Info: www.fargo
diocese.org/marian, or call Brad and Mary Kay Starry at (701) 234-9019 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org .
GF Lutherans to connect globally
Lutherans in Grand Forks will gather at "Glocal" Mission Gathering in United Lutheran, 324 Chestnut St., from Oct. 1-2 to enhance their "mission and ministry skills," according to organizers.
The theme is "connecting global and local," with Christian brothers and sisters in the community and around the world, said the Rev. Elizabeth Davis, organizer of the event. Speakers from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's national office, and others will equip participants to return to their congregations "ready to engage in relational missions."
For more information, call United Lutheran at (701) 775-4279 or go online at www.elca.org/globalmission .
FCA to hold free hockey clinic
The North Dakota chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a free hockey clinic for boys and girls Oct. 8 at UND, featuring Rick Randazzo, of FCA's hockey ministries and a former player at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the former coach of the U.S. Naval Academy team.
"Each boy and girl receives an FCA hockey jersey, lots of good instruction and the good news of Jesus Christ," said Mark Ouradnik, director of the state FCA based in Bismarck.
Contact him at (701) 391-4886 or www.fcand.org .