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Faith briefs, June 1

Businessmen's Fellowship America to meet

BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship America will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Beltrami Electric Community Room, 4111 Technology Drive NW. The guest speaker will be Adam Molina, who is senior pastor of Becida Community Church in Bemidji. He has been involved in ministry in the region for more than a decade. He will share his personal life testimony and bring an update on the REVIVE MINNESOTA, Headwaters-Bemidji event planned for July 12-18. Both men and women are invited. Complimentary fruit, rolls, muffins and coffee will be served.

Bemidji Area Aglow to meet June 9

BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Aglow will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Beltrami Electric, 4111 Technology Drive NW. The meeting will include information for "you to conduct a personal spiritual inventory and a spiritual inventory of your home," a press release said. The "spiritual house cleaning" can lead to a deeper relationship with the Lord, the release said.

Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church plans VBS

PUPOSKY—Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Puposky will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. June 5-7. To reserve a spot, call the church office at (218) 243-2358 and leave a message.

Area Church Musicians present summer series

BEMIDJI—Throughout the summer, the Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present the 2018 Summer Recital Series, which is entering its 31st season. The concerts will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. A luncheon will be served following each recital. The luncheons will have a price set by the serving organization. A free-will donation will be taken for the concerts.

This first recital, at noon Wednesday, June 6, will feature musicians from First Lutheran Church. The RingPraise Bell Choir will perform varied selections which will also include Conga Drums, the new Casavant pipe organ, and singers from the choir, Gail Reff and Kathy Faver. Titles include, "I've got the Joy," "In this Very Room" and "Be thou My Vision." Organist Nik Kivi will perform Prelude and Fugue in e minor by J. S. Bach and a piece by Marco Enrico Bossi.

Sarah Carlson will close the program with excerpts from, "The King of Instruments" by William Albright with Jon Romer narrating.

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. Other concerts are:

• June 13: First Baptists Church—Bemidji Brass Quintet, Kyle Reiss, Alex Binkel, Eve Sumsky, Ryan Webber, and Brennan Paulsen.

• 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.