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Church News- Oct. 27

Franciscan Harvest Supper

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls will host a Franciscan harvest supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Ticket prices include adults, $7.50; children 5-12 years, $4; children under 5 years, free. Dinner tickets will be available at the door or by calling (320) 632-2981. Proceeds from the Franciscan Harvest Supper will benefit St. Francis Health and Recreation Center and St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls. For more information, contact (320) 632-2981 or

Reformation/Confirmation Sunday

On Sunday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Brainerd will be celebrating Reformation/Confirmation Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Bethlehem’s 10th graders will be confirmed at the 10:45 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 418 NE 8th Avenue in Brainerd. For more information call 829-3330 or go to

Trunks of treats

DEERWOOD — Salem Lutheran Church of Deerwood will be having trunks of treats from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. There will be several cars/trucks in the lighted parking lot with treats. This will be a safe environment for children to trick or treat; no cars allowed in the parking lot during this time and safe treats.

Clothes Review

LITTLE FALLS — The Clothes Review, located on St. Francis Campus, Little Falls, will be closed on Tuesday for the Feast of All Saints. No donations of clothing will be accepted on that day. However, if emergency assistance is needed, call (320) 632-2981. The Clothes Review will reopen 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Halloween carnival

PEQUOT LAKES — Grace United Methodist Church of Pequot Lakes invites children of the community to attend a Halloween carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Children, from toddlers to upper elementary age, may purchase tickets to play carnival games, enjoy the bounce house, take pony rides, do face painting and a cake walk. It will be a non-frightening experience for the little ones and costumes are welcome. Lunch will be available for purchase in the fellowship hall including corndogs, brats, nachos, chips, cotton candy, etc. Area youths will also hold a bake sale at the church to fund the Pequot Lakes High School band program. Grace United Methodist Church is located 1.7 miles south of the stoplight in Pequot Lakes on Highway 371.

Reformation Sunday

Join the congregation at First Lutheran Church, 424 South Eighth St., Brainerd, Sunday as they observe Reformation Sunday. Worship services will be at 8 a.m. and 10:30 am. The Social Ministry team will host a special Reformation Sunday breakfast and book sale in Koinonia between services starting at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit hunger causes. Note there will be no Adult Enrichment.

Tickets available for ‘Hallelujah’

The Park United Methodist Seniors have a block of tickets for the matinee performance of “Hallelujah,” the Christmas musical presentation of North Heights Lutheran Church, Arden Hills, on Dec. 10, followed by a buffet banquet. The production features North Heights’ music ensembles, part of a cast of 300, who celebrate the gift of Jesus’ birth through music, drama, ice skating, dance and even flying angels. The motor coach will board at the PUMC (6th and Juniper) parking lot at 9:45 a.m. departing at 10 a.m. for the 1 p.m. matinee, followed by dinner at 3 p.m. Cost of the program, dinner, bus and tips is $45, and sign-up is necessary before Nov. 6, which is the deadline for reservations. Contact the Park United Methodist Seniors at 829-4339 for reservations.

Adult night out

Prince of Peace will have an adult night out at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Pizza Ranch in Baxter.

The Prince of Peace elders will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Board of Outreach will meet at 6 p.m. and the church council meets at 6:45 p.m.

Volunteers working to collect gifts for needy kids this Christmas

While many Baxter families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas. Baxter families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — Operation Christmas Child — an effort that has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993.

This year-round project of Samaritan’s Purse is coming to its peak, as local businesses, churches and schools prepare to collect gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week Nov. 14-21. Volunteers can drop off their shoe box gifts at one location in the area to help kids in 100 countries know they are loved and not forgotten.

Lakewood Evangelical Free Church, 6284 Fairview Rd., Baxter, is a local collection site.