Religion Briefs

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.

Secrets of contentment revealed

How to live a satisfying life, even in difficult times, will be explored at Lifetree Cafe on Tuesday, December 5th, at noon and 7pm. The program, titled “Secrets of Finding Contentment: Live a Satisfying Life,” features a filmed interview with Justin Mayo, who organizes proms—for ...

Aglow to meet Dec. 9

Aglow International will meet at 10 a.m. on Dec. 9 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Find out how every event of our past, benefits our present and future. Craig and Karen Vote will speak and give clarity to life’s ups and downs. They were hit by a semi while riding their ...

UMC second Sunday Dec. 10

LEHIGH – The Lehigh United Methodist Church will hold its second Sunday supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the church. This month will be a soup supper, featuring chili, chicken and noodle soup and broccoli cheese soup. Cost is a freewill offering. The supper is open to the public.

Bake and craft sale today

EMMETSBURG — Come and enjoy coffee and rolls as the St. Paul Lutheran Church hosts a bake and craft sale from 9 to 11 a.m., today, at the church. There will also be theme gift baskets.

First Congregational cookie/bake sale

First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual cookie and bake sale, “Cookies and More,” from 8 a.m. to noon today at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. Large containers of cookies and other Christmas goodies will be on sale, as well as crafts such as homemade aprons. ...

Jennie Williamson Christmas concert is Dec. 2

St. Paul Lutheran Church will host the 13th annual Jennie Williamson Christmas concert at 4 p.m., Dec. 2, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1217 Fourth Ave. S. Last year’s concert drew an estimated 500 people. This event is open to the community. A freewill offering will be taken.

Religious freedom will be topic at Lifetree Cafe

Dilemmas surrounding the right to religious freedom will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe. The program, titled “Religious Freedom: Standing Up for What You Believe,” features a filmed interview with former White House attorney and Air Force officer Michael ...