Trinity Lutheran board named

Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck named leaders to its church board on Feb. 5.

Steve Schilling was elected board president, Jim Lewis first vice president, Beth Campbell second vice president and LaRayne Martel secretary.

Council members are Doug Larsen, Rich Greff and Kyle Gebhardt. Mike Horan was named to the audit committee, and Dwight Offerman was named to the trust fund committee. Convention delegates are Ken and Loralee Heiser.

The nominating committee consists of Tudy Fennern, Charleen Laschkewitsch, Terry Mertz, Kyle Gebhardt and Brynn Lang. 

Gunderson to teach in Uganda

Sister Nancy Gunderson, a Benedictine sister of the Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, will teach in Uganda for a week in July.

“We needed to collect toothbrushes and toothpaste to take to Africa, and it just so happened that a bag of 150 of them were left over from a charity project the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery donated to,” Gunderson said.

The children at St. Philomena’s also need black Oxford-style shoes, with ties, as part of their school uniform so they can walk through the rough terrain to get from their villages to school. 

Gunderson, a professor at the University of Mary, is engaging students with this project so they can use their skills to raise funds, apply for grants and make a difference in the lives of the orphans. 

Gunderson is making a story art quilt to present to the children there. The quilt tells the story about St. Philomena and includes the names of the children who attend the school.

'Water Is Life' series continues

Johnnie Aseron continues the "Water Is Life" series with "A Space to Honor Life" on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church and Fellowship.

"All things are possible if we just go about making them possible," says Aseron, interfaith prayer coordinator of the Oceti Sakowin camp.

Aseron, who resides on the Cheyenne River reservation (Lakota) in Eagle Butte, S.D., will share stories of courageous people who co-created the protest camp. Aseron is a storyteller, composer, fine artist and writer who has performed and lectured at events around the world. 

Sunday service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship & Church, 818 E. Divide Ave., Bismarck, is at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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