Church offers

celebration of

music, song 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 N. Fourth St., will host "Echoes of Easter," a celebration of music and song, at 2:30 p.m. April 30.

Several church choirs, including McCabe United Methodist, St. Paul Lutheran Garrison, United Church of Christ, Lord of Life Lutheran, St. Mary's High School Blues, Beautiful Harps and organist Scott Houser will gather to sing.

Coffee, cookies, and fellowship will follow the performances. "Echoes of Easter" is free and open to the public. There will be a freewill offering taken during the event to benefit Ministry on the Margins and Heart River Bridges of Hope. For more information, call 701-595-3961.

UU Fellowship

minister to

share stories

Karen Van Fossan, minister of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship & Church, will recount the church's top 10 stories of all time.

In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, the stories have not been gathered into one distinct text, so telling the stories aloud becomes a must for collective memory. Why do we light a chalice? What is the origin of the seven principles? What is a fellowship compared to a church? Were we the first to ordain women — or not? Our path is not only wide; it is also long. 

Van Fossan graduated from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2015 and has been serving as the minister for the Bismarck Mandan UU congregation since August 2015. She is a foster mom, pastoral counselor, writer and social justice advocate.

Sunday services at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship & Church, 818 E. Divide Ave., Bismarck, are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A Child Dedication Ceremony at both services.

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