Faith briefs, June 8
Knights of Columbus to hold fundraiser for Braukman
ADA, Minn.—The Knights of Columbus Council No. 8280 will host a fundraiser for Father Don Braukman from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at St. Joseph's Church in Ada. It will include a ham dinner with potatoes, vegetables and dessert.
In addition to Bemidji, Braukman has served in Moorhead, Felton, Ada, Halstad, Georgetown, Baudette, Leo, Florian, Middle River, Karlstad, Greenbush, Falun and Warroad. He will retire on July 1 after 32 years.
Braukman was diagnosed with ALS in December, 2017. There will be a free-will donation at the fundraiser. All proceeds will go to Braukman to help defray medical and living expenses. Those who would like to make a donation but are unable to attend can make their payment to KC No. 8280 and send it to Wayne Moen (Financial Secretary of K. of C. Council #8280), 506 E. Fifth Ave., Ada, MN, 56510.
Camp Moose on the Loose plans VBS
GUTHRIE—Camp Moose on the Loose will host vacation Bible school at Guthrie Community Bible Church on June 11-15 at Guthrie Community Bible Church, Highway 16 and 275th Avenue. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The camp is for children ages 4-12. For more information, call Carol at (218) 556-1869.
Bemidji Brass Quintet to play for BACM
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Brass Quintet will perform at noon on Wednesday, June 13, at First Baptist Church as part of the Bemidji Area Church Musicians' Summer Recital Series.
A free-will offering will be received at the door for the scholarship program of the Bemidji Area Church Musicians. A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced.
The concert will feature music from three centuries of composers, including Bach and
Handel from the 18th Century, brass band selections from the 19th Century by Gustav Holst, an arrangement of a popular old hymn and a gospel tune. The program will conclude with a love song and a toe tapper from the 1950s, a press release said.
The Bemidji Brass Quintet includes Kyle Riess and Craig Schwartz, trumpets; Eve Sumsky, horn; Ryan Webber, trombone; and Brennan Paulsen, tuba.
First Baptist Church is located at 1555 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. For the past 22 years, the free-will offerings given at recitals have been used to grant scholarships to students beginning their college music careers. For more information, call Kenneth Wold (218) 751-2554, Carol L. Johnson (218) 751-0415, or Shar Paquette (218) 751-1893. The remaining schedule for the Summer Recital Series includes:
• June 20: Evangelical Free Church—Ryan Webber, bass trombone; Dan Will, piano.
• June 27: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church—Beverly Everett, organ: "All Are Welcome: A Festival of Hymns Focused on the Beatitudes."
• July 4: No recital.
• July 11: St. Mark's Lutheran Church—Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Daniel Schnackenberg, bass guitar.
• July 18: Evangelical Covenant Church—Lois Simonson, piano; Kari Miller, flute; Sanna Gustafson, saxophone; Katelyn Tinglestad, violin.
• July 25: United Methodist Church—Glenn Seibel, euphonium; Sarah Carlson, piano.
• Aug. 1: Evangelical Free Church—BACM 2017 scholarship recipients, Evan Byler, Lilia Kastner, Sophie Warrick.
• Aug. 8: New Salem Lutheran Church—Melanie Hanson, violin; Michael Hanson, Saxophone.
• Aug. 15: Calvary Lutheran Church—Jennifer (Paquette) Ellis, piano, folk harp.
• Aug. 22: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church—First City Handbell Choir, Carol L. Johnson and Vicki L. Stenerson, co-directors.
• Aug. 29: First Lutheran Church—Turtle Island Ensemble: Sarah Carlson, piano; Sonja Connell, cello; Jon Romer, native flute; Bob Madeson, euphonium; Mike Tangen, guitar.