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FAITH NEWS: Prairie church tour ... Jesus seminar ... Church fundraiser

Prairie church tour: A "Prairie Church Tour" will take people on a day trip to five historic churches in Steele and Griggs counties in eastern North Dakota on Sept. 19, as well as two museums. It begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 in Hope, N.D., and costs...

Prairie church tour: A "Prairie Church Tour" will take people on a day trip to five historic churches in Steele and Griggs counties in eastern North Dakota on Sept. 19, as well as two museums. It begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 in Hope, N.D., and costs $30, which includes a meal and a book on prairie churches in the area. It's sponsored by the East Central North Dakota Tourism Committee.

Info: Suzanne Halverson, (701) 524-2645.

Jesus Seminar: The Jesus Seminar, the controversial California institute bringing new ways of understanding the Bible, will be "On the Road" at UND in September.

Arthur Dewey and Roy Hoover, scholars with the program from Westar Institute, will speak on "Rediscovering Paul" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in UND's Memorial Union and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, across University Avenue from the union.

Info: (701) 775-5545; e-mail Gretchen@firstpresgf.org .; www.westarinstitute.org .

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Church fundraiser: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1515 Fifth Ave. N.W., East Grand Forks, will hold a junket fundraiser for women Oct. 3-4 in the Twin Cities. The bus trip, which costs $175, includes shopping, a dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka and a play at a suburban theater. The money raised will go to Compassion in Action, a nonprofit to help people. All women are welcome to participate.

Info: Cindy Evavold, (218) 773-2769.

Women's retreat: "Rest, Renew, Rejoice Women's Retreat," an event for women post-high school and older, is set for Friday and Saturday in Calvary Lutheran Church, Grand Forks. Gathering and registration will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

Sessions, lunch and dinner will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19. They will include exercise and dance, journaling, spirituality and art, Bible study, crafts and more.

The event will feature Celia Whitler who makes music in a wide variety of venues both sacred and secular. Whitler is a singer, songwriter, author, mother and wife; for more about her, log on to www.celiamusic.net/ .

For information about the event, contact Kim Adams at (701) 772-4897 or e-mail kim.adams@calvarygf.org .

If you have stories or announcements for Faith & Religion, contact Stephen J. Lee at (701) 780-1237; (800) 477-6572, ext. 237; or e-mail slee@gfherald.com ; fax, (701) 780-1123.

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