Religion Briefs

Community Mana Meal is Jan. 13

First United Methodist Church will hold their next Mana Meal at 5 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the church, 127 N. 10th St. Food will be provided by First United Methodist Church. Bingo will be played following the meal.

Lehigh UMC to host pancake supper

LEHIGH — The Lehigh United Methodist Church will host a pancake supper for its Second Sunday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan 14. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage links. The cost is a freewill donation.

‘Making the most of life’ is Lifetree topic

How to make the most out of life will be explored at Lifetree Cafe at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The program, titled “Make the Most of Your Life: A Perspective That Will Change Your Life ... Forever,” features a filmed interview with Tony Melendez, a professional guitarist who was born ...

Cowboy Church is today

HUMBOLDT — Cowboy Church will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt. Warm-up music will begin at 5 p.m.. Food will be served in the Bunkhouse following the service.

Weathering life’s challenges explored at Lifetree Cafe

Practical solutions for coping with unexpected hardship will be discussed at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday Lifetree Cafe. The program, titled “Overcoming Hardship: A Father and Son Beat the Odds” features an exclusive film of Patrick Henry Hughes and his father. The younger Hughes was ...

St. Mark’s to hold Christmas Eve service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold its Advent service and Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the church, 1007 First Ave. S. They will also have carols at 5:15 p.m. with Advent Service of Lessons and Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m. Sunday.

St. Paul’s to hold Christmas Eve service

ROCKWELL CITY — St. Paul’s Lutheran and Presbyterian Church will hold its Christmas Eve Carols and Lessons service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church in Rockwell City.

Stigma of mental illness explored

Society’s response to those who suffer with mental illness will be discussed at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe. The program, titled “Mental Illness: Breaking the Silence, Overcoming the Shame,” features a filmed interview with Amy Simpson, author of the book “Troubled ...

Our Savior’s Christmas Cantata is Sunday

MANSON — Our Savior United Methodist Church senior choir will present its annual Christmas Cantata during the regular 9 a.m. worship service at the church. This year, the Choir will present “O Holy Night!” The senior choir is directed by Jerrold Jimmerson. Soloists are Karen Wallace and ...

First Presbyterian to host Christmas Eve

Join First Presbyterian Church with your family on Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The contemporary 4 p.m. service in the Christian Life Center will include communion and candle lighting, and the Praise Band will lead the worship. The Traditional 7 p.m. service in the ...

Bethany Lutheran to present mime drama

EMMETSBURG — Bethany Lutheran Church will present “This is the Reason,” a Christmas mime drama, at 7 p.m. tonight at the church. A freewill offering will be taken for the high school mission trip. A bake sale will be held before and after the drama.

‘Christmas on the Prairie’ is Sunday

ROELYN — Fulton Lutheran Church will host “Christmas on the Prairie” at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church (10 miles west of Fort Dodge on old 20). “Christmas on the Prairie” is an old-fashioned worship service featuring traditional carols, readings about what Christmas on the prairie used ...

Children’s Christmas program is Sunday

ROCKWELL CITY — St. Paul’s Lutheran and Presbyterian Church will host its Sunday School Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Cake and coffee will be served in the church basement after the program. A freewill offering will be taken. The offering will go to the Hands and ...

A concert of Advent and Christmas music

St. Olaf Lutheran Church will host a concert of Advent and Christmas music featuring the Jive for Five Brass Quintet, organist Jason Swedlund and tenor Benjamin Wegnar, at 7 p.m. at the church, 239 N. 11th St. The concert is sponsored by the St. Olaf Foundation, is free and open to the public.

‘Cookies and Carols’ is set for Dec. 17

The First Presbyterian Church will host “Cookies and Carols” at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at Friendship Haven. Gabriel Avles, director of music at First Presbyterian, will lead the singing of carols, violin students of Jeanette Lawrence will also perform. This will be a great night to get into ...

Stories of homeless children shared

The impact of homelessness on children will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe. The program, titled “Children with No Place to Call Home: Helping Kids in Crisis,” features a filmed interview with Jennifer Herrera, director of the Colfax Community Network, an ...

20th Worldwide Candle Lighting

The death of a child is devastating and it’s important to the family that the child always be remembered. That’s why members The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of Fort Dodge will participate in an annual worldwide event designed to honor the memories of all children, regardless of age, who ...

Swedish meatball dinner is Sunday

BOXHOLM — Trinity Lutheran Church will host a Swedish meatball dinner from 11:30 to 1 p.m., Sunday, at the church in Boxholm. Cost is a freewill donation.

Make reservations for The Filling Station

The United Methodist Church will host The Filling Station at 5 p.m. on Monday at the church, 127 N. 10th St. The meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. with a contemporary service at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Reservation only, call 576-7586.