Charity Lutheran offers Financial Peace University program

Do you know how your mortgage works? Is your 401k the right one? What insurances do you really need?  These are just some of the questions answered in this nine-week session of the Financial Peace University program offered through Charity Lutheran Church, 120 Aspen Ave. in Bismarck.

Classes start Sept. 14 and continue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings. Lifetime membership kits will be available at the cost of $93 at the first class. Child care provided at no cost.  

Register at or call 701-527-6511.

UU Church speaker urges embrace of diversity

Speaker Lea Black and facilitator Jeffon Seely with Andrea Ficek Falcon as music leader will lead a service on "Embracing Diversity, Embracing Ourselves" at 10:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church, 818 E. Divide Ave., in Bismarck.

Black, a selected speaker at TEDxBismarck which will take place on Aug. 22 at the Heritage Center, will give a preview of her talk for that event. Black is a humanitarian photographer committed to cultivating more unity and understanding in diverse and divided communities. Her photography project, Human Atlas of Bismarck, is a way for the diverse population to be seen for who they are and tell their stories.

A UU picnic will run from noon to 2 p.m.

McCabe to host concert for retiring organist

McCabe United Methodist Church plans to host a concert to honor its long-time organist Julie Schwartz, who is retiring.

A "Celebration Concert" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 1030 N. Sixth St., and will feature Schwartz on the church's newly updated Reuter pipe organ, the chancel choir and other musicians. There also will be a cupcake and coffee reception to follow.

Jenny Hallenbeck, senior pastor at McCabe, said Schwartz has served as the church's organist for 15 years.

For more information, call 701-255-1160.

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