Unitarian Universalist to offer 'Blue-Green' talk

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church, 818 E. Divide Ave., in Bismarck offers a service on "Blue-Green Conversation" at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. 

Speakers are Don Morrison and Waylon Hedegaard with Colleen Reinke as facilitator and Elicia Faul as music leader.

Join Don Morrison, of Dakota Resource Council, and Waylon Hedegaard, of the AFL-CIO, for an engaging, rigorous conversation about how "blue" and "green" can work together for the good of all.

AID Inc. to host free Thanksgiving Dinner

A Thanksgiving dinner will be served free of charge to all who wish to attend. No reservation is needed.

The meal, with food and accessories furnished by Dan’s Super Market, will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the First Lutheran Church, 408 Ninth St. N.W. in Mandan.

Organ to be rededicated in free concert

All 1,759 pipes inside a 54-year-old Reuter organ have been tweaked for a concert and blessing ceremony, free and open to the public at 1 p.m. Sunday in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel.

“The original instrument was installed and dedicated in 1963,” said Tom Porter, chair of the University of Mary Department of Music. “During the summer of 2017, the organ was completely dismantled and taken by the Reuter Company, along with the console, to its factory in Kansas. Parts were replaced and cleaned. New chests were constructed to the west of the original instrument to house the additional pipes. There are five additional stops, six additional ranks and 585 new pipes: That’s 331 more pipes than the original organ, with an additional 254 having been replaced in the renovation of the instrument.”

According to “Tidings,” the official newsletter of the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, both Sister Agatha Muggli and Sister Thomas Welder, president emerita at the University of Mary, have enjoyed playing the organ over the years. 

 “The recent investment in the Reuter organ speaks to the enduring quality of an instrument that will be here for generations of worshippers," Welder said. "With the enhancements, the organ becomes a premier instrument in our community for congregational singing, solo and choral singing, added instrument, and musical events featuring the organ itself. Its resonant sound reveals a beauty that is God — pure and true.”

Local pastor offering counsel on Alzheimer's

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will offer a presentation for families and friends of those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

“It’s Alzheimer’s”—It’s Time for Extraordinary Love, will be held at the church, 1615 N 18th St., on Sunday after worship, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Pastor Curt Seefeldt, director of church relations for The Lutheran Home Association will facilitate discussion on Alzheimer’s diagnosis, treatment options, answers to spiritual questions and family care. There is no charge for the event, but a free will offering will be gathered.

To register in advance or to obtain more information, please call 701-255-1039 or email pastor.moldenhauer@gmail.com

A more comprehensive presentation will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 904 Eighth Ave SE, Mandan. To register call 701-663-5344 or email contact@redeemermandan.com or register online at www.redeemermandan.com/events. Cost is $10.

-- Compiled from press releases. Send information to kimberly.wynn@bismarcktribune.com