Religion Briefs

Westside Church to have Share the Love outreach

The Westside Church of Christ, 1132 A St., will hold a Share the Love outreach event at 5 p.m. Feb. 2. The event will include a free dinner and entertainment. Tickets can be obtained by calling 955-3737 or emailing churchofchristws@gmail.com. Seating is limited, so church members ...

Aglow International to meet Jan. 19

Have you been given a bad report, told there is nothing more that can be done? Jim and Sharon Bangert, of Pocahontas, will share about a chapter of Jim’s “Life’s Journey.” Going from no hope, as Jim was put on total life support, to being the recipient of a miraculous healing. They ...

Second Sunday supper to be held Sunday

LEHIGH — The Lehigh United Methodist Church’s Second Sunday Supper is 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links and a drink. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Catholic Daughters of Americas meeting Thursday

Catholic Daughters of Americas Court 216 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 405 N. Eighth St. Guest speaker will be Joelyn Johnson, school and community resource officer with the Fort Dodge Police Department. For dinner reservations, contact Betty Kelly at ...

Lessons and Carols planned at St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1007 First Ave. S., will hold a Lessons and Carols service on Monday evening, which is Christmas Eve. Caroling will begin at 5:30 p.m. The service will begin at 6 p.m. The service will include six biblical readings from the Old Testament book of Isaiah and the ...

Share Christmas Joy at Grace Lutheran

The community is welcome to Christmas Eve services at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St., on Monday. The Christmas Eve Family worship will be at 5:30 p.m. and will include a Children’s Message and the Melodibells Choir. A service of candles, carols and communion will be held at 9 p.m. ...

Grace Lutheran Church to hold noon worship and soup luncheon

Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St., will hold a noon worship service and soup luncheon on Dec. 19. The combination of the longest night of the year and Christmas creates difficulties for many who simply are not able to have a Merry Christmas. Loss of loved ones, fear for job security, loss ...

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 ...