BLOCK PARTY TO BE HELD TODAY Apostolic Faith Church will host the 83 Bypass block party today from 1 to 5 p.m. at 2929-19th Ave. NW, Minot.
The event, for all ages, will feature a jumping castle, bicycle give away, pony rides, games, prizes and free food.
NATIONAL BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY TO BE CELEBRATED National Back to Church Sunday will be celebrated Sunday during the 11 a.m. service at North Hill Baptist Church, 524-21st Ave. NW, Minot. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m.
TURKEY SUPPER SCHEDULED SEPT. 22 IN BOTTINEAU ?The annual fall turkey supper at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Bottineau will be Sept. 22. Serving will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
The cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for students and college students with current ID. There will be no charge for preschoolers. The maximum charge per family will be $25.
Take-out meals will be available for $9 by calling 228-3164 on Sept. 22 between 1 and 5 p.m. Meals will also be delivered to people in Bottineau; there will be no out-of-town delivery.
SWISS STEAK SUPPER TO BE SERVED IN VELVA The annual swiss steak fall supper will be Sept. 22 in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Velva, with serving from 4 to 7 p.m.
The cost will be $8 for adults, $4 for youth ages 6 to 12 and $2 for children ages 2 to 5.
A farmer’s market will be held in conjunction with the dinner with baked goods and garden produce available for sale.
Catholic United Financial will provide a matching grant donation up to $500. The grant funds will be used for the religious education program.
PASTOR TO BRING GROUP TO THE HOLY LAND The Rev. Kent Hinkel, pastor of First Baptist Church in Minot, will lead a study trip to Israel departing Minot on Jan. 20, 2014.
Many biblical sites will be visited including Bethlehem, Nazareth, the ancient Garden of Gethsemane and the Mount of Olives and both Caesarea Philippi and Caesarea Maritime. There will also be visits to the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee and the Holocaust Museum (Yad Vashem) in Jerusalem.
The journey will focus on deepening an understanding of the teachings of Jesus and rejuvenating the spiritual life of each participant.
The journey is open to people of all faiths.
For more information, contact Hinkel at 852-4533 or attend an informational meeting on Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. in the church at 200-3rd St. SW, Minot.
PRIMETIMERS FELLOWSHIP GROUP TO MEET ?The PrimeTimers Fellowship group of Our Redeemer’s Church will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at 700-16th Ave. SE, Minot.
The program will be presented by Scott and Angela Skones, of Minot. Scott will share his testimony and Angela will provide the music.
Refreshments will be served by Group 2.
DATE SET FOR WESTERN PRAIRIE CLUSTER OF WELCA FALL GATHERING ?The fall gathering of the Western Prairie Cluster of the Women of the ELCA will be Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Berthold. The event, themed “Come to the Table,” will be hosted by Zion and Carpio Lutheran churches.
A time of fellowship, devotions and music will be a part of the day’s events as well as a short officer training providing information that local units may use during the coming year. The day will also consist of a business meeting, speakers from hospice, Mission Builders, Feed My Starving Children and board members of the Western ND Synodical Women.
A light breakfast and noon lunch is included in the $8 registration fee.
Individuals may bring a “love offering” for the Stanley and Burlington food pantries. Each unit is also asked to bring a monetary donation to support the Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event which will be held in Minot in November.
Women interested in attending this event should notify their unit president or cluster secretary Gayle Gorseth at 453-3271 by Monday, Sept. 23.
‘BLACKSMITHING AND THE NATIVE AMERICAN’ PRESENTATION SCHEDULED IN MINOT CHURCH Congregational United Church of Christ, of Minot, will host a presentation, “Blacksmithing and the Native American,” Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. in the church at 430 N. Broadway. People should use the Walders Street entrance on the east side of the church.
Richard Parrish, of Surrey, will do the presentation. Parrish, a blacksmith, developed the program for the Knife River Indian Cultural Festival. The presentation deals with the history of the introduction of the European Iron Age into the Native American culture. It starts with the first trading of iron tools between European fishermen and East Coast societies and follows trading up to the late 19th century.
People may bring their own lunch.
HOME ON THE RANGE FOUNDATION MERGES WITH CATHOLIC FOUNDATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE DIOCESE OF BISMARCK Home on the Range Foundation has merged with the Catholic Foundation for the People of the Diocese of Bismarck. The merger was filed with the N.D. Secretary of State’s office on July 3.
Home on the Range is a therapeutic working ranch located near Sentinel Butte in western North Dakota. It is licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services to care for 54 boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 19.
The merger, which included funds from the Fr. Fahnlander Endowment Fund, will give the foundation “an opportunity to receive better returns and lesser fees,” said Jolene Obrigewitch, development director for the Home on the Range Foundation.
For more information about the gifting program for the foundation, call Obrigewitch at 872-3745 or Mike Kiedrowski, executive director of the Catholic Foundation for the People of the Diocese of Bismarck at 204-7206.