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Church News- Oct. 21
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Call to prayer Oct. 30

Call to prayer, a community gathering, will be from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Oak Street Chapel, 523 11th St. SE, Brainerd.


Hannu Tervonen

to preach Friday

Hannu Tervonen from Nilsia, Finland, is currently on a one-month fall preaching trip in the United States. He is scheduled to be at the Brainerd Laestadian Lutheran Church, 1501 South Eighth St., at 7 p.m. Friday for worship services. Refreshments will be served in the church dining room after the services. For more information, call Howard Parks at 829-8077.

Swedish meatball supper Monday

Park United Methodist Church, 315 North Sixth St., Brainerd, will hold its annual Swedish meatball supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 10 and freewill for under 5.

The event is open to the public and the building is handicapped accessible. Proceeds of the supper go to support local mission projects. To-go meals are available.

United Methodist Women will have baked goods for sale and there will be a silent auction with quality items available the same evening.

‘Imagine No Malaria’

The members of Grace United Methodist Church are responding to a call from the Minnesota Annual Conference and the General Conference of the world-wide church to eradicate malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by the year 2015. The program is called “Imagine No Malaria.”

During the month of October the congregation has been made aware of this devastating disease. A bed net is set up in the gathering space of the church to show the importance of protecting people while they sleep. In Africa, an innocent child dies of malaria every 45 seconds.

The strategy that will be used to complete this goal is to offer prevention via treated bed nets, treatment through life-saving medicines, training of volunteers in Africa and various forms of communication.

On Sunday, the movie “A Killer in the Dark” will be shown immediately following the 9 a.m. worship service. Actress Pauley Perrette, from the television show NCIS, narrates this informative documentary. The public is invited to join us for this event. A chili buffet featuring ground nut stew (African chicken chili) will be served following the movie.

Grace UMC is located 1.7 miles south of the lights in Pequot Lakes. Call 568-5755 for more information.

Hunter’s feast Nov. 5

The Community Church of Walker will have its all-you-can-eat country style ribs and fried chicken hunter’s feast from 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Community Church of Walker, UCC, located on Hwy. 371 and Tianna Drive in Walker. Tickets are being pre-sold now by church members and some will be available at the door. Prices are $12 for adults and $7 for youth under 12. Show your hunting license at the door and get $2 off your ticket price. There will also be a silent auction.

Taize prayer

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invite the public to join them for Taize Prayer from 6-7 p.m. Nov. 3 in Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Gather for an hour of prayer to experience Christ’s presence. Encounter the mystery of God through the beauty of simplicity. Allow yourself to be open and receptive and let the prayers permeate your mind. Hear scripture readings, prayer petitions and songs initiated by a song leader. Relax and join in prayer and song as you feel comfortable. In the sacred space of contemplative silence God often touches us deeply, and healing and transformation happen. The prayer of Jesus “that all may be one” is your special invitation to come. People of all faith traditions are welcome! Taize Prayer is open to the public the first Thursday of the month. For more information, call (320) 632-0668 or email

No adult enrichment at FLC Sunday

At First Lutheran Church, Brainerd, there will be no adult enrichment on Sunday. Instead join others in fellowship in Koinonia for coffee and caramel rolls at 9:15 a.m. The caramel roll proceeds will benefit First Lutheran youth attending the 2012 National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. Adult Enrichment will resume on Oct. 30.

Family harvest festival Oct. 29

Riverside Union Church will have a family harvest festival from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29. There will be a bonfire, games, singing around the fire, s’mores, hot-dogs over the fire, etc. There will also be a short devotional from Pastor Harvey Peterson. In case of bad weather, the event will be held inside.

For more information, call 829-7755.

French toast breakfast Sunday

HILLMAN — Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hillman, will be serving a French toast breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Immanuel is located at the junction of Hwy. 27 and CR 47.

Halloween bash

GARRISON — There will be a Halloween bash at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Bring your treat bags and be ready to fill them up. There will be games for the younger kids and a bonfire for everyone. Light of the Cross is located two blocks west of the Super Valu in Garrison.