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Church news-June 8

Higher Call in concert

MALMO — Malmo Free Church is pleased to present the Higher Call quartet from the Twin Cities area in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Higher Call is a Twin Cities based male quartet that shares God’s gift of music to the surrounding community. Malmo Church is located near the junction of Highways 47 and 18 on Highway 18 near the northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs.

Taize prayer

LITTLE FALLS — The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invite the public to join them for Taize Prayer from 6-7 p.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Taize Prayer is a reflective, meditative prayer with repetitively sung chants. Gather in a sacred space for an hour with the beauty of lighted candles and the San Damiano Cross. 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. Taize Prayer is open to the public the first Thursday of the month through June and will resume in September. The prayer of Jesus that all may be one is your special invitation to come. People of all faith traditions are welcome! For more information, call (320) 632-0668 or email

Walleye fish dinner

HACKENSACK — The Men’s Fellowship at Union Congregational Church in Hackensack is holding its second annual walleye fish dinner on June 16 at the church. Walleye will be served from 4-7 p.m. The Men’s Fellowship raises funds to distribute Christmas and Easter baskets in the Hackensack area, plus other area events. The chef for the dinner will be Sheriff Tom Burch and his crew and features Tom’s special recipe plus Broberg Baked Beans and more. Tickets are $10 if purchased before the event and $12 at the door, children under 10, $5. Tickets are available at Mark’s Market and from the Men’s Fellowship.

Brainerd Christian Women’s Connection

The Brainerd Christian Women’s Connection invites men and women to a special guest night Thursday at Cragun’s Resort. (Follow the sings to Cragun’s office door). The social event begins at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. sharp for dinner.

Mike and Dianne Heintzman will share some highlights from the building and developing of a children’s camp in China, Camp Shamineau East (A Brainerd Connection).

Bill Holbrook, formerly with the Crystal City Quartet, will provide music. Following the program, the Heintzemans’ book, “The War is Over,” may be purchased.

To make firm reservations, call Jayn at 825-8788 by Sunday. All inclusive, $24.

Camp scholarship fundraiser

NISSWA — Christ Community Church, Nisswa, will be having a camp scholarship fundraiser Sunday. This is a fundraiser for Bible camp scholarships. The brunch is free. We will be collecting a free will offering which will provide scholarships for our children to attend camp. The public is welcome.

Men’s breakfast

Men, join Pastor Dave this Saturday from 7:30-9 a.m. for the men’s breakfast and Bible study. Come enjoy food, fellowship and God’s word as studies continue in John 2:13-25.

First Lutheran

Church events

Marcus Aulie and his son Landon will share special music for the worship services Sunday 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 424 S. 8th St. Brainerd.

A group of young people and two chaperones from First Lutheran, Brainerd, will go on a North Shore adventure from June 8-12. The group will be hiking along the Superior Hiking Trail with guides from Ascending Adventures. Additionally, they will be rock climbing Silver Cliff.


seminars planned

HACKENSACK — The Hackensack Adventist Church is hosting a multi-evening seminar entitled “Experiencing God” starting Saturday at 6:30 p.m. There will be a light supper followed by a dynamic presentation via satellite from Alaska. Internationally known speakers will present answers to some of life’s most important questions like “What are the solid reasons to hope for a bright future?” For information call (218) 947-3591.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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