Religion Briefs

Encounter with Heaven concert will feature harp music

Grace Lutheran Church will host Encounters with Heaven, a concert of Heavenly Harp music at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The evening will feature the mother and son duo Karin and Ryan Gunderson performing traditional and popular pieces ranging from “What a Wonderful World” to “It is Well with My ...

Lifetree will discuss children growing up without dads

Forty percent of American children will sleep tonight in a home where their fathers don’t live. The impact of that reality will be examined at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “FatherLess: Getting past the pain of an absent or ...

United Methodist churches sponsoring vacation Bible school in evenings

The Fort Dodge United Methodist churches are sponsoring a summer vacation Bible school from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. on June 25 through June 28 for all children ages 3 years old to those just having completed sixth grade. The theme is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.” A supper is served at ...

CrossWay Church plans Bible school

CrossWay Evangelical Free Church, 3058 10th Ave. N., is holding its Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School from 9 to 11 a.m. June 20 and 27 and July 11 and 18 for any child who has completed kindergarten through fourth grade. At the VBS, children will discover how Jesus rescues them through life’s ...

Lifetree topic is trade wars Tuesday

The potential impact of ongoing trade negotiations will be discussed Tuesday at noon and 7 p.m. at Lifetree Cafe, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “In the News: Trade Wars,” features a filmed interview with Jerry Schmitz, a soybean farmer who’s concerned about the potential impact ...

Aglow International program June 16

Aglow International of Fort Dodge and Surrounding Area will host Judy Hembry at 10 a.m. June 16 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Hembry will present “Is Your Cup Half Full or is it Half Empty?” In 2016, Hembry was faced with a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was ...

Summerfest set for Livermore church

LIVERMORE — Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore will hold its Summer Fest Celebration on June 16. There will be a Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by food, children’s games, country store, silent auction, beer garden, raffle and more, from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu includes grilled ribeye steak ...

Lifetree topic is about autism’s impact on the lives of affected families

Coping with the challenges of living with autism will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “Living with Autism: A Peek Into a Hidden World,” features a screening of the award-winning short film “Guang”. The film offers a glimpse ...

Catholic Daughters of Americas meet June 14

Catholic Daughters of Americas Court 216 monthly meeting will be at 6 p.m. June 14. Mass will be at Corpus Christi Church, 402 N. Eighth St., for the initiation of new officers. Following Mass, dinner will be served at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 405 N. Eighth St., followed by a business ...

Lehigh Methodist Church Second Sunday Supper June 10

LEHIGH — Lehigh Methodist Church is holding its Second Sunday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 at the church in Lehigh. The meal is a pulled pork sandwich, chips and dessert for a freewill offering.

Shipwrecked VBS will be held at CrossWay Evangelical Free Church

CrossWay Evangelical Free Church, 2058 10th Ave. N.. is holding Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 27, July 11 and July 18. At Shipwrecked VBS, kids will discover how Jesus rescues them through life’s storms. Games, Bible songs and treats are just a few of ...

Lifetree topic is student-led walkouts

The rise and impact of student-led school walkouts surrounding gun control will be discussed at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “In the News: Banning Guns,” features interviews with two students who organized walkouts at their high ...

Living Rosary for Life will be Sunday

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Pro-Life Committee will host The Living Rosary for Life at 2 p.m. Sunday at the new statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the west side of St. Edmond Catholic School. On this Mother’s Day, participants will also remember the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in ...

Community Manna Meal is May 19

First United Methodist Church will hold its next Manna Meal at 5 p.m. on May 19 at the church, 127 N. 10th St. Food provided by First Congregational Church. Bingo will be played following the meal.

Faith’s Journey will perform tonight

First Church of the Nazarene, 1250 N. 24th St., presents Faith’s Journey Trio, from Branson, Missouri, in concert at 7 p.m. today. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The evening of Southern Gospel music will be presented. The group blends both traditional quartet sound and Bluegrass Country with a ...

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church to celebrate Ascension Day

CALLENDER — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Callender is celebrating Ascension Day on May 10 at 9 a.m. Steve Roe, the executive director of the Beacon of Hope, will be the guest speaker. His program will be on the men’s homeless shelter and his plans for the new building recently ...

First United Methodist Church to hold rummage and bake sale

First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St., is holding its rummage and bake sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday, there will be a sneak peak sale from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $2 donation or two food/paper productions per person for the Lord’s Cupboard.The sale is 8 a.m. to ...

King Ringers Concert Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The King Ringers will present its spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N. The concert will feature a variety of styles from sacred, both traditional and contemporary to patriotic, featuring a flute solo, and marches. Also being performed will be Karl ...