Religion Briefs

29th annual Gemutlichkeit luncheon set for Dec. 2

HUMBOLDT — The Zion Lutheran Church will host its 29th annual Gemutlichkeit luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2, at the church in Humboldt. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 10 and preschoolers eat for free. Tickets are available at Humboldt Engraving & Gifts, ...

First Congregational to hold Christmas cookie and bake sale

The First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Christmas cookie and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Dec. 2, at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. Included in the sale will be large containers of cookies, other Christmas goodies and unique Christmas crafts. Proceeds will go ...

SALT youth group will meet on Wednesday

The First United Methodist Church youth group SALT for middle-school youths will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the church, 127 N. 10th St. Children will be picked up at the middle school after classes and parents must pick them up by 5 p.m. A snack is served along with a lesson and lots ...

Annual Scandinavian tea is Wednesday in Emmetsburg

EMMETSBURG — The Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its annual Scandinavian tea from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Tea and a large variety of Scandinavian breads and cookies will be served by costumed waitresses. Cost is $7 for adults, $2 for children and preschoolers are free.

Gowrie UMC to hold Christmas coffee and bazaar

GOWRIE — The Gowrie United Methodist Women will host its annual Christmas coffee and bazaar from 8 to 11 a.m., Dec. 2, at the United Methodist Church in Gowrie. Items available for purchase include home-baked items, candy, cookie walk, handmade rag rugs and tablecloths, homemade noodle and ...

Hostage shares story of captivity at Lifetree Cafe

How to cope with loneliness and isolation will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe. The program, titled “Lonely: Secrets Learned in Solitary Confinement,” features a filmed interview with Tom Sutherland, a man who was kidnapped and held by Muslim radicals for ...

King Ringers Christmas concert is Sunday

The King Ringers Handbell Ensemble will present their Christmas concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N. They will perform both sacred and secular sounds of the season. Along with the handbells, you will hear the sounds of the piano, synthesizer, guitar, ...

Calvary soup lunch fundraiser is Nov. 25

Calvary Family Center, Inc., will host a soup lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 25, at the Calvary Memorial Church, 1315 10 Ave. S.W. Soups are vegetable beef, ham and bean, chili, chicken and dumpling, and potato and cheese soup. Cost is $6 and includes first bowl of soup, fresh ...

Aglow to meet Nov. 18

Aglow International of Fort Dodge and Surrounding Area will meet at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Michael Carmody will help get a healthy perspective of handling the stress of these times.

UMC fall bazaar and lunch is Nov. 18

LAURENS – The Laurens United Methodist Church will hold its fall bazaar and lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the church. Booths featuring breads, cookie walk, homemade candies, frozen casseroles, nuts, pies, quilted and sewed items, crafters corner supplies and good as new items ...

Happiness secrets explored at Lifetree

An hour of upward attitude adjustment will be provided at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe. The program, titled “Smile...Even When You Think You Can’t,” will provide proven ways to cope with difficult situations in life. A short film will be shown featuring a ...

Community Manna Meal is Nov. 18

The First United Methodist Church Manna Meal will be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the church, 127 N. 10th St. The meal will be served by St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Bingo will follow the meal.

‘Pop Up Market’ at Grace Lutheran

ARISE High School Youth Group will hold a Pop Up Market to raise funds for their 2018 mission trip to Houston, Texas. The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 and from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the church, 211 S. Ninth St. Boutique items at less than boutique prices on ...

Faith Baptist to hold Friends Day

Faith Baptist Church, 1408 N. 22nd St., will hold Friends Day from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday. The event will feature a whole family Sunday school led by evangelist Timothy Silcott, of Altoona. His presentation will include ventriloquism and object lessons with a clear gospel presentation.

Women’s conference set in Palmer church

PALMER — Faith Community Church near Palmer is hosting a 2017 Northwest Iowa Women’s Conference on Nov. 11. The conference will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the church, which is three miles south of Iowa Highway 3 in Pocahontas County. Sharon Jaynes will be the conference’s keynote speaker. ...

The Perrys to sing at Faith Community

PALMER — The Perrys will sing at Faith Community Church near Palmer beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Perrys is a gospel music group that has been performing for 45 years. The group has had multiple songs atop the gospel music charts. It has received 19 Singing News Fan Awards and has been ...

Fundraiser dinner at Second Baptist

Second Baptist Church will host a ribs and chicken dinner fundraiser at 11 a.m. today at the church, 1827 Fourth Ave. S. The dinner will include two side dishes and a dessert. Cost is $10 per dinner. Money raised will go to the church building fund.

Eating disorders explored at Lifetree Cafe

How to cope with eating disorders and other problems rooted in trauma will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe. The program, titled “Triumph Over Trauma: One Woman’s Struggle with Anorexia,” features a filmed interview with a victim of anorexia whose eating ...

Lord’s Portion Dinner and bake/craft sale

LEHIGH — The Lehigh United Methodist Church will hold its annual Lord’s Portion Dinner and bake and craft sale from 3 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the church in Lehigh. The bake and craft sale will start at 3 p.m. and the meal will be from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes ...