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Religion Briefs

Grace Lutheran to hold special Advent services

In addition to regular worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, additional worship services will be held during Advent at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. The community is invited. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the church will celebrate St. Nicholas (a.k.a. “Santa Claus”). ...

Aglow International to meet at Fort Dodge Public Library Dec. 7

Aglow International will host Gabriel Sanders, of Humboldt, at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. There will be time of worship, reception and revelation into another aspect of the living word of God. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Kelly ...

Bethany Lutheran Scandinavian Tea is Wednesday

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

Christmas fair, luncheon at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Callender

CALLENDER — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Callender will hold its annual Christmas fair and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. The menu is chicken salad in a krum kaka bowl or a beefburger. Lunch includes salads and Scandinavian pastries. Tickets are $9 for fourth grade ...

Bazaar and soup lunch is Dec. 7 in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Webster City, is holding a bazaar and soup lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The soup lunch tickets are $8 per person. Carryout soup will be available.

Gowrie UMW Christmas coffee and bazaar Dec. 7

GOWRIE — Gowrie United Methodist Women will hold the 2019 annual Christmas coffee and bazaar from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the church. Featured items include homemade noodles and rye bread, candy, crafts, cookie walk and white elephants.

Lehigh Methodist Church to hold soup supper on Dec. 8

LEHIGH — The Lehigh Methodist Church will have a soup supper for its Second Sunday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 8. The menu includes ham and bean soup, chicken noodle soup or broccoli cheese soup, desserts and drinks. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Trinity Singers to perform Christmas Cantata on Dec. 7-8

The Trinity Singers of Trinity United Methodist Church will present the annual Christmas Cantata at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 8. This year’s cantata is titled “Who’s That Baby?” and will feature the 30-member Trinity Singers as well as various solos by Rhonda Wiley, ...

Laurens UCM holiday event is Nov. 23

LAURENS — The United Methodist Women of Laurens United Methodist Church is holding its annual holiday event from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23. Coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. Booths will feature breads, homemade candies, frozen casseroles, pies, cookie walk, nuts, Jumpy Monkey Coffee and quilted, ...

King Ringers to perform Friday

The King Ringers Handbell Ensemble will present a concert of holiday music at 7 p.m. on Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 N. 21st St. The program will include Thanksgiving and Christmas selections. “Pat-a-Pan” Processional will open the program with a bell tree and ...

Tori Harper to perform concert Friday

CLARION — Christian singer and songwriter Tori Harper from Nashville will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Clarion First United Methodist Church. No tickets are required. Freewill offerings will be accepted.

St. Mary’s to hold Fall Festival

HUMBOLDT — The St. Mary’s Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the parish hall. The menu includes broasted chicken, corn, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, roll, pie and a drink. The price is $10 for adults. A children’s menu of chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and ...

Church to have election soup supper

The First Congregational Church, 1611 Williams Drive, will hold its annual Election Day Soup Supper from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The menu will include chicken noodle, chili and vegetable beef soups along with homemade desserts and beverage. Tickets cost $8. Children age 5 and under are ...

Rowan church to have gospel music

ROWAN — The United Church of Rowan, 813 Pesch Ave., Rowan, will hold an afternoon of gospel music on Sunday. Dale Eichor and Bobby Awe will perform. The music begins at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a soup supper at 4:30 p.m. The cost is a freewill offering which will benefit the Rowan ...

Lehigh UMC supper Saturday

LEHIGH — Lehigh United Methodist Church Lord’s Portion Supper and Bake Sale is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church in Lehigh. The menu is Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans or corn, salad, roll, pie and drink. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 years and ...

Trinity UMC to hold rummage, bake sale

Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St., will hold a rummage sale and bake sale Thursday, Friday and Nov. 9 at the church. The sale will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The Saturday sale will be a fundraiser for the ...

Trunk or treat set at Grace Lutheran

Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St., will hold trunk or treat from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot. Everyone is welcome. If there is bad weather, the event will be held inside the church.

Pork loin dinner planned in Otho

OTHO — The Otho United Methodist Church will hold its annual pork loin dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. The menu will include pork loin, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, pies and a drink. Cost is $8 for those age 12 and older, and $3 for those ...

Fun run/walk will benefit food pantry

St. Edmond student Maggie Lennon, is holding a 5k fun run/walk at 4 p.m. Sunday at Snell Crawford Park to benefit the Holy Trinity Parish food pantry. Cost is $5 and everyone is encouraged to dress in costume. Holy Trinity Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and is ...