Religion Briefs

Christmas Cookie Walk is Saturday

First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Christmas cookie walk “Cookies ‘n More” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. There will be Christmas cookies, Christmas crafts, and baked goods. Shoppers can stop and have a cup of coffee and a ...

St. Paul Lutheran School to hold Holiday Extravaganza

St. Paul Lutheran School, 1218 Fourth Ave. S., is holding its first St. Paul’s Holiday Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15. There will be a variety of crafters and vendors along with crafts for children. This is a fundraiser for the school.

First Congregational Church to hold open house

WEBSTER CITY — First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 1000 Willson Ave., Webster City, is holding an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 for viewing of the restored 120-year-old stained glass windows. Coffee and homemade cookies will be served.

CDA Christmas Party Thursday

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 216 Christmas Party is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Corpus Christi Center, 405 N. Eighth St. The Christmas dinner and a special, fun-filled evening of fellowship will be followed by a short business meeting. No mass will be held. For dinner reservations, ...

Trinity UMC Christmas Cantata today and Sunday

Trinity Singers of Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St., will present its annual Christmas Cantata at 5:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. This year’s Cantata is titled “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” and will feature the 30-member Trinity Singers as well as various solos ...

Grace Lutheran to celebrate St. Lucia Fest

The Swedish St. Lucia Fest will be celebrated Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St., following both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. St. Lucia, dressed in a white gown and candlelit crown, will visit each fellowship time. Traditional Swedish Christmas treats will be served.

United Methodist women host Christmas Coffee

GOWRIE — The Gowrie United Methodist Women will host their annual Christmas Coffee and Bazaar from 8 to 11 a.m. today. Featured will be coffee and baked items, candy, cookie walk, handmade rugs, homemade noodles and craft items.

Lehigh Methodist Church plans supper

LEHIGH – The Lehigh Methodist Church will hold its Second Sunday Supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 9. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage links. A freewill offering will be accepted. In case of bad weather, call the church at (515) 359-2329 after 4:30 p.m. If no one ...

Christmas cantata set at First Covenant Church

The choir of First Covenant Church will perform its Christmas cantata, entitled ‘‘Adore Him,’’ on Dec. 8-9. The performance will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9. Both performances will be at the church, 201 Ave. H. Featured songs include ‘‘Adore Him,’’ ...

Stratford Progressive Community Christmas is Sunday

STRATFORD — The Biennial Progressive Community Christmas Program will be held starting at 4:30 pm. Sunday. This is under the direction of the Stratford area churches. Round up your warm clothes, open eyes, and listening ears, and prepare for a new and exciting, live-action, approach to ...

Aglow International to meet Dec. 8

Aglow International of Fort Dodge & Surrounding Area will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. The theme of the meeting will be everyone has a story to tell. It will be a time of reflection to share a highlight of one’s story for other will ...

German lunch set at Humboldt church

HUMBOLDT — The Zion Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will hold its 30th annual Gemutlichkeit Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1005 11th Ave. N. German ethnic foods will be served. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Pre-schoolers ...

Scandinavian Tea in Emmetsburg Wednesday

EMMETSBURG — Bethany Lutheran Church, Emmetsburg, is holding its annual Scandinavian Tea from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Featured at the tea are a large variety of Scandinavian breads and cookies served by costumed waitresses. There will also be a bake sale. Tickets are $7 for ...

Annual Christmas Fair at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church

CALLENDER — The Women of the Word at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will hold their annual Christmas Fair and Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch menu to include beef burgers or chicken salad in a Krumkaka bowl, salads, fancy cookies, and Scandinavian pastries ...

Aglow speaker will talk of experiences working against human trafficking

Gus Arnold will be the speaker at Aglow International at 10 a.m. today at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. He is involved with Hope Church and Chi Alpha campus ministry at Iowa Central Community College. Arnold participated in a discipleship program called Heartland Masters ...

King Ringers Handbell Choir to perform Nov. 25

The King Ringers Handbell Ensemble will present its Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 25 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1436 21st Ave. N. The program will consist of both sacred and secular holiday pieces. Conductors will be Paula Scott, Michelle Curtis, Danielle Border, Dave Swaroff, and Jan ...

EG church to hold fair, lunch today

EAGLE GROVE – First Baptist Church, 1210 S. Commercial in Eagle Grove, will hold a holiday craft fair and luncheon today. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will consist of scalloped chicken, salads, homemade bread, dessert and a drink. The cost for adults is $7. For ...

Laurens UMW Fall Bazaar scheduled for Nov. 17

LAURENS — Laurens United Methodist Women are holding a Fall Bazaar Nov. 17 at the Laurens United Methodist Church. Coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. Booths featuring breads, cookie walk, homemade candies, frozen casseroles, pecan, walnut and cashew nuts, pies, quilts and sewed items, Crafters Corner ...

Church Veterans Appreciation set for Nov. 18

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N., is hosting a veterans appreciation program and free meal at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Any area veteran and guest are invited to attend. If you have a picture of yourself in uniform and/or any memorabilia you would like to share, bring it with you. ...