10-week series explores faith

Bismarck Baptist Church, 2211 LaForest Ave., hosts a 10-week series in exploring the Christian faith through Alpha.

The interactive sessions, including a video and small group discussions, are held each Wednesday beginning Sept. 13 in the Java Room of the church. A free dinner begins each session at 6:30 p.m. Alpha runs alongside AWANA, a program for children age 3 to sixth grade, and end at 8 p.m.

For more information, call 701-751-0246 or go to www.bb.church.

Water Is Life series continues Sunday

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church, 818 E. Divide Ave., in Bismarck, proceeds with its Water Is Life series as speaker Tom Disselhorst presents on "Hidden Assumptions of U.S. Relations with Native Nations."

This service, facilitated by Ronya Hoblit, will be an opportunity to deepen spiritual and practical commitments to racial justice as congregants are asked to consider three important things North Dakotans need to know about the history of the country's relations with Native nations and how those aspects played themselves out in the past year.

Disselhorst is an attorney, historian, musician, peace and justice advocate and longtime member of the church, which meets each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Church launches Sept. 10

Inspire Family Fellowship is anticipating about 200 people at its Sunday and Wednesday services, which will be led by Pastor Randy Upgren. The new church's launch date is 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at Bismarck High School's Knaak Center, 800 N. Eighth St. in Bismarck.

Inspire Family Fellowship was born with a vision to reach struggling and seeking people in the Bismarck and Mandan area with the story of Jesus Christ. It is the church's goal to provide worship experiences that the whole family can relate to, grow from and enjoy.

In addition an Inspire Rally, to be held at the North Dakota Heritage Center, 612 E. Boulevard Ave. in Bismarck, will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 13. Pizza will be offered and a worship service begins at 7 p.m.

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