Church News for Dec. 29


1 service set for First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church, Brainerd, will only have one service 9 a.m. Sunday,

It will be a Service of the Bells.

12th Night of Christmas concert planned

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, will have its 15th annual 12th Night of Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Jan. 7.

A freewill offering will go to benefit one of the school music programs. Refreshments to follow.

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Performers for this concert include Grace Forbord and Laura Raedeke, organ/piano; Hans Blix; Consensus; Legacy Chorale; CLC Concert Choir; Izzie Armstrong; and Scott Lykins.

Taize prayer planned

LITTLE FALLS—The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invite all Christians to join with them for Taize Prayer 6 p.m. Thursday in the Gathering Space at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.

Taize Prayer is a reflective, meditative prayer experience that includes sung chants. Gather for an hour with the beauty of lighted candles, the San Damiano Cross, songs, chants, scripture readings, petitionary prayers and contemplative silence to experience Christ's presence. In the sacred space of contemplative silence God often touches us deeply, and healing and transformation happen. This unique style of prayer originated at the ecumenical community in Taize, France, and has spread around the globe. Taize Prayer is open to the public; people of all Christian traditions are welcome to attend. The prayer of Jesus "that all may be one" is your special invitation to come.

For more information, contact the Franciscan Life Center at 320-632-0668 or email