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Religion Briefs

‘Light the World’ video to be shown

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1426 N. 32nd St., will show the video “Light the World” about the birth of Jesus Christ, on Wednesday. The event will begin at 7 p.m. After the 20-minute video, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies will be served. Free family portraits will ...

The Pointe Church offers outreach event

The Pointe Church, 1402 Ninth Ave. N., is hosting Power Prayer and Discipleship Healing room from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday nights at the church. This non-denominational, community outreach event will be held each week. Everyone is welcome for a time of fellowship, encouragement, discussion and ...

Christmas Music Extravaganza at FUMC

First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St., will hold a Christmas Music Extravaganza at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday. The program will include the middle school band group, elementary school choir, Wesley Ringers Bell Choir, middle school choir, chancel choir, organist Mark McClellan and a trombone ...

St. Mark’s holds Advent services

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1007 First Ave. S., will again celebrate the Advent season with the inclusion of special music at each of the four Sundays of Advent leading to Christmas. Each Sunday, congregational singing will be led by several of the St. Mark’s cantors including Denise ...

Lopes and Friends concert is Sunday

Will Lopes and Friends concert “Let Your Light Shine” is 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Prairie Lakes Church, 200 Ave. O. Freewill offerings will be accepted.

First Congregational to hold cookie sale

First Congregational United Church of Christ annual Christmas cookie and bake sale, “Cookies and More,” is 9 a.m. to noon today at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. The sale will include large containers of cookies plus other Christmas goodies and crafts.

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 ...