PRIMETIMERS GROUP TO MEET THURSDAY The PrimeTimers Fellowship group will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Our Redeemer’s Church, 700-16th Ave. SE.
Gerrie Myles-Ornek, of Minot, will provide a program of music and sharing about life in Indonesia, the Netherlands and the United States.
Refreshments will be served by Group III.
BENEFIT BREAKFAST TO BE HELD SUNDAY Knights of Columbus Council 9906 will serve a benefit breakfast of French toast, a sausage patty and scrambled eggs Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 218-1st St. SE.
Proceeds of the freewill offering will benefit youth activities and Home on the Range.
DATE SET FOR ROAST BEEF DINNER ?A roast beef dinner will be held Sunday, March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW.
The cost will be $10 for adults and $6 for youth ages 6 to 10. There will be no charge for children ages 5 and under. Family tickets (two adults and their children) will be $25.
Proceeds of the dinner will benefit the WND Synod Seeds of Faith Mission Trust Fund.
MASTER’S PLAN QUARTET TO PRESENT CONCERT IN MINOT The Master’s Plan, a gospel quartet from Bismarck, will present a gospel concert Saturday, March 22, at 5 p.m. in Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 1415-17th Ave. SW.
The motto of The Master’s Plan is, “We love the Lord, and we love to sing!” The mission of the group is to reach and encourage people with gospel music.
There is no charge for the concert, but a freewill offering will be received to assist ministry causes of the group.
BIOETHICS EXPERT TO SPEAK IN MINOT Dakota Hope Clinic, a pregnancy help center, along with four Minot Catholic parishes Little Flower, Our Lady of Grace, St. John the Apostle and St. Leo’s will host presentations by the Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, a renowned expert on bioethics, on March 22 in the dining room on the lower level of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 707-16th Ave. SW.
The event begins at 9:20 a.m. with the serving of coffee and rolls. A prayer service is scheduled at 9:45 a.m.
Pacholczyk will address end of life and beginning of life issues during his talks.
His topic at 10 a.m. will be “How to Make Ethical Care and Treatment Decisions for Yourself and Loved Ones at the End of Life” and at 7 p.m. the topic will be “Ethical Considerations in Reproductive Technologies Including In-Vitro Fertilization.” The last 30 minutes of each session will be reserved for questions and answers.
Pacholczyk earned a doctorate in neuroscience from Yale University and then did post-doctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He subsequently studies in Rome where he did advanced studies in theologies and bioethics. He is the author of a nationally syndicated column on timely life issues offering a clear and compelling analysis of modern bioethical questions.
The presentations are open to the public and pre-registration is not required. There will be no charge, but a freewill offering will be taken with proceeds going to support Dakota Hope Clinic.
The presentations are designed for the general public and for medical personal. Continuing education units have been approved as follows: 3.0 (1.5 for each of the two presentations); 3.0 ethics contact hours for social workers; 3.0 CME’s for physicians; and 3.0 CEU’s for nurses.
CARLSON JOINS STAFF AT FIRST BAPTIST AS CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR Elaine Carlson, of Minot, has joined the staff of First Baptist Church as the children’s ministry director. She will oversee all ministries involving children and family services to families and their children ranging from nursery age through the 6th grade. These include nursery, children’s Sunday school, children’s church, the mid-week AWANA program, as well as annual events like vacation Bible school, special holiday events and summer Bible camps. First Baptist, which is located at 200-3rd St. SW, also offers parenting classes and small family groups.
Carlson, a longtime Minot resident, holds a degree in elementary education from Minot State University. She is a board member of Child Evangelism Fellowship and a member of the advisory board of Beautiful Feet International, a short term missions organization.
She and her husband, Ray, are the parents of five grown children.