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Faith briefs, Sept. 14

Calvary Lutheran hosts panel discussions

BEMIDJI — Calvary Lutheran Church will host two panel discussions with community leaders to hear more about their work and to discuss what role the faith community might have in supporting them. The public is invited to attend.

The discussions will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Room 7 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave. SE, Bemidji.

Each panel is expected to last about an hour, featuring four to five speakers. Participants over the two days will include representatives from Evergreen Youth and Family Services, Bemidji Area Schools, Bemidji Community Food Shelf, Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area, Adult Day Services, the United Way of Bemidji Area and Northwest Minnesota Legal Services.

For more information, call the Calvary office at (218) 751-1893.

St. Ann's Fall Festival on Sept. 16

BLACKDUCK—The St. Ann's Fall Festival will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the church hall. They will be serving at pork loin dinner, dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, buns, homemade pie and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and younger children are free. There also will be crafts, baked goods and produce and a cake walk. The raffle drawing also will be held at the festival.

Sacred Heart Church hosts chicken ham dinner

WILTON—Sacred Heart Church will host its 82nd annual chicken and ham dinner bazaar, bake sale and silent auction from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. The cost is $11 for adults 13 and older, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children under 6. Sacred Heart Church is located at 135 Third St.

First Presbyterian plans meal Sept. 17

BLACKDUCK—The First Presbyterian Church of Blackduck will hold its first community meal of the fall season on Monday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This free meal is open to everyone in the community.

Fall fashions at Christian Women's event

BEMIDJI—The latest fall fashions from Christopher & Banks with Michele and local models will be shown at the Christian Women's fall luncheon meeting 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Bemidji Eagles Club main Community Room. Special speaker will be Delores Langseth from Harvey, N.D., who will talk about her message of "From Darkness to Light." Contact Linda at (218) 444-4709 or Carolyn at (218) 751-4597 for reservations.

AWANA open house Sept. 19

BLACKDUCK—There will be an AWANA open house and registration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Blackduck Evangelical Free Church, 241 Oscar Ave. Pizza is served at 6 p.m. Club is open to children ages 3 through the sixth grade.

Trinity Free Lutheran Ham Dinner

WILTON—Trinity Free Lutheran Church, 6 miles north of U.S. Highway 2 on state Highway 89, will hold its annual Ham Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. There will be a freewill offering.

Immanuel Lutheran Church to host ham dinner

CASS LAKE—The Cass Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a baked ham dinner with homemade potato salad, baked beans, dessert, and beverages from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. The suggested donation is $9. Children 5 and younger are admitted for free. Immanuel Lutheran is located at 349 Third St. NE.

Feast of Tabernacles at Mount Zion

BEMIDJI—Mount Zion Church and Becida Community Church of Bemidji invite everyone to a special time of worship, celebration and ministry during the Feast of Tabernacles, Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29.

On Friday evening and all day Saturday there will be a "Feast of Faith, Food, and Fellowship" at Mount Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. SE in the Nymore neighborhood of Bemidji.

Guest speakers are Chuck Porta of Ram's Horn Ministries and Calvin Woods of Harvest Praise International. Main sessions are 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday afternoon, there also will be several breakout sessions including "Prophetic Mysteries of the Feasts" with Reggie Kelly and outreach training by Revive Minnesota. Lunch and dinner will be served on Saturday as well. The conference is free of charge, and everyone is welcome; freewill offerings will be received; more information at

Fall Festival in Kelliher

KELLIHER—Our Savior's Lutheran Church annual Fall Festival in Kelliher is set for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Garden produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, lefse and flea market

treasures will be available for purchase. Lunch includes sloppy joes, soup, pie and coffee. Proceeds go to support local food programs, youth and elder activities and the Northwoods Caregivers. Our Savior's Lutheran Church is located at 249 Main St. E.

Polka Mass and Chicken Dinner in Kelliher

KELLIHER—St. Patrick's Catholic Church's Polka Mass and Chicken Dinner will be held 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Mass will be at 10:15 a.m. Music by the Cathy Erickson Band. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6 and older and free for children 5 and younger. There also will be a Farmers Market and Bake Sale. St. Patrick's Catholic Church is located at 131 Fifth St. NE.

Community meal Oct. 1 at Zion

BLACKDUCK—Zion Lutheran Church in Blackduck will hold a Community Meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the church, 217 Main St.

Fall Booya supper in Northome

NORTHOME—St. Michael Church on Northome will host a Fall Booya supper at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Northome Senior Center, 12081 Lake St. The supper includes hearty bowls of booya, homemade bread, pickles and dessert. Take-out is available.

Meatball dinner at Trinity on Oct. 7

BEMIDJI—The 16th annual Meatball Dinner and silent auction at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bemidji will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

The menu will be meatballs with all the trimmings, including squash and pie. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6 and older and free from children age 5 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door. A silent auction to benefit TLC Preschool and Growing Tree Learning Center will also be held. Trinity Lutheran is located at 123 29th St. NE.