VINCENT UNITED CHURCH HAS NEW PASTOR The Rev. Ray Baker is the new pastor at Vincent United Methodist Church, 1024-2nd St. SE, Minot. A native of North Dakota, he graduated from Williston High School in 1978 and from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, in 1985. He graduated from St. Paul School of Theology, in Kansas City, Mo., in 1988.
Baker served churches in the Arthur and Casselton area from 1988-1995 and First UMC in Watertown, S.D., in 1995-1996. He served the Dakotas Annual Conference as Director of Camping and Youth Ministries at Mitchell, S.D., from 1996-2004 and as District Superintendent, Bismarck, from 2004 to 2010. His most recent appointment was to McCabe UMC in Bismarck from 2010-2013.
MINOT VOCATION CLUB TO HOST BREAKFAST ON SEPT. 15 Minot Vocation Club will host a breakfast Sunday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parish activity area of Little Flower Catholic Church, 919-8th St. NW, Minot. French toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and country-style sausage will be served.
A freewill offering will be received.
The Vocation Club prayerfully and financially supports people who are seeking a vocation in the Diocese of Bismarck.
CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB TO MEET TUESDAY ?Minot Christian Women’s Club will meet Tuesday from 12:15 to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hotel, Minot. The cost is $10, inclusive. For reservations, call Joyce at 624-5531. Western attire is encouraged for the event.
Mildred Kelly, of Owatonna, Minn., will be the guest singer and speaker. Her topic will be “Healing for a Handicapped Heart.”
There will be silent and live auctions. People may bring additional items for the auctions. Milt Korslien and John Bearman will lead the live auction.
DATE SET FOR DAKOTA HOPE CLINIC FUNDRAISING BANQUET ?The second annual fundraising banquet for Dakota Hope clinic will be Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Sleep Inn in Minot. The banquet will be catered by Royal Fork.
Reservations are requested by phone at 852-4673 or by email at email@example.com no later than Sept. 16.
The clinic will be located in Suite 205 of the Main Medical Building, 315 S. Main St., Minot. The opening date and time for the clinic, where pregnancy, parenting and family services are offered, will be Sept. 17 at 9 a.m.
DATE, LOCATION SET FOR WESTERN N.D. SYNOD OF ELCA EVENT The Western N.D. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will host “Making Sense of the Christian Faith,” an educational event for rostered and lay members of ELCA congregations, Sept. 14 in Bethany Lutheran Church, 215-3rd Ave. SE, Minot.
David Lose, associate professor of biblical preaching at Luther Seminary at St. Paul, Minn., will be the speaker. During the session the seven major doctrines of the Christian faith will be explored. Lose and his family live in Kennett Square, Pa.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 3 p.m. Registration, which is $10, includes lunch. The first 75 registrants will receive a copy of Lose’s book, “Making Sense of the Christian Faith.”
DIVORCECARE DATES SET; SESSIONS TO BEGIN MONDAY ?DivorceCare sessions will begin Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in West Minot Church of God, 1105-16th St. NW. The 13-week seminar is for people suffering from the effects of divorce.
Topics include: Facing Your Anger, Depression and Loneliness, Financial Survival, Kid Care, Moving On and Growing Closer to God.
People are asked to use the west entrance to the church.
For more information about DivorceCare, call Candy at 721-3339.
‘BACH ON THE BAKKEN’ PIPE ORGAN TOUR TO MAKE STOPS IN CROSBY, MINOT “Bach on the Bakken,” a pipe organ tour, will include stops in Crosby and Minot. The stop in Crosby will be at Concordia Lutheran Church on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. and the stop in Minot at First Lutheran Church, 120-5th Ave. NW, will be Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.
The concerts will feature Bill Tweten, principle organist at Messiah Lutheran Church in Fargo, Jim Gurney, who is pianist and director of music at Messiah Lutheran, will join Tweten for a number of piano/organ duets.
The pipe organ tour is sponsored by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, Messiah Lutheran Hour of Worship, the Western N.D. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the host churches.
There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be received.