Fall dinner held in Driscoll

The men of Grace Lutheran Church are hosting their annual ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the church on Main Street in Driscoll.

Dinner prices are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and younger.

Call 426-7467 for more information.

Women's Clubs to meet Thursday

Karen Bragg, of Mandan, will speak at the Christian Women’s Club meetings on Thursday. Her theme is “Letting Go.”

The Brunch Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Bismarck Eagles Club, 313 N. 26th St. The theme is “Bid ‘Er Up” Brunch with a fall auction. Bring fresh baked goods, jellies, jewelry, books, plants, garden produce, fancy work or other items you can’t use. Wear denim. Music is by the CWC Ladies. Cost is $8 and reservations are necessary by noon Monday by calling 701-258-3397.

The Midday Connection will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Municipal Country Club, 930 N. Griffin St. in Bismarck. The theme is “Pay It Forward” with an auction fundraiser for Stonecroft with auctioneer Rich Fadness. The cost is $10. Make reservations by noon Monday by calling 701-751-2869.

The After 5 Group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Country Club. The theme is “Bidding for Treasures” with a fall silent auction. Cost is $12 and reservations are necessary by calling 701-202-5570. These meetings are associated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Church hosts Trunk-or-Treat event

McCabe United Methodist Church, 1030 N. Sixth St. in Bismarck, is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29.

Wear a costume for this safe Halloween event. Trick or treat among the decorated cars and make new friends. 

Two named to Lutheran board

Two have been named to the board of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.

Anna Larson, of Fargo, is a former journalist who has 10 years of experience as a writer and editor. She works as a creative content writer for Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University in 2008.

Ryan Taylor, of Towner, is a North Dakota politician, former state senator and current member of the Democratic-NPL party. He runs Sandhill Communications, has written three books and produces a syndicated column, “Cowboy Logic.”

Larson and Taylor will join three other new board members from across the state: Kris Fehr, of Dickinson, Laurie Furuseth, of Williston, and the Rev. Desiree Uhrich, of Minot.

Good Shepherd Lutheran offers series

Beginning the weekend of Oct. 14, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be offering a five-week worship series on "Live Generously," based on 1 Timothy 6:18-19. 

The series offers time to talk about faith, passions and roles as God's stewards in a manner that outlines how participation and support can make a difference in the congregation and beyond. Join at any of these six worship times: 5 p.m. today, 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Good Shepherd is located on the corner of Washington Street and Divide Avenue. To find more information on the mission and ministries of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, visit www.GoodShepherdBismarck.com.

Sisters offer vocation live-in experience

The Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, invite single women who are interested in learning about religious life to an “Ever Wonder?” vocation live-in experience from 1 p.m. Oct. 21 to 1 p.m. Oct. 22.  This opportunity allows women to participate in the monastic community life of the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery.

“These weekends provide a prayerful environment for women to reflect on where God is leading them and explore whether they may have a call to religious life,” said Sister Hannah Vanorny, director of vocation ministry. “The women have a chance to visit with our sisters and join us in prayer, meals and recreation."

There is no charge. Meals and a private room are included.

To register, call or text Sister Hannah Vanorny at 701-425-9734 or send e-mail to hvanorny@gmail.com.

UU service to feature speakers

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church, 818 E. Divide Ave., in Bismarck offers a service on "This I Believe, This I Do," at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Speakers are Claire Lowstuter and Adam Wiese with facilitator Derek Lowstuter and Andrea Ficek Falcon as music director.

In this format, UU members will share their spiritual journeys and how they live the UU principles. 

Lowstuter has been somewhat nomadic for much of her life, most recently moving to North Dakota from Colorado. She has had many jobs, though by far her favorite one is being a mom.

Wiese is a sometimes journalist, anthropologist and gardener. He is a graduate of a Tibetan Buddhist sutrayana program. Rabbits ate all his pumpkins this year.

-- Compiled from press releases: Send faith briefs to kimberly.wynn@bismarcktribune.com.