Annual fall dinner held in Center

St. Martin's Catholic Church in Center is hosting its annual fall dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass at the church begins at 10 a.m. Dinner, for a freewill offering, is served at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center, 312 Lincoln Ave.

Dinner includes meatballs and ham, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, buns and pie. Activities include a cake walk, craft and produce sale, raffle, silent auction and kids games.

Musical duo stops at Capital Christian Center

The Preacher's Daughters, a musical group consisting of Amanda Ellison and Korissa Olson, will continue a music tour “Reviving the Hymns” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Capital Christian Center, 3838 Jericho Road in Bismarck.

The duo's voices, mixing with cello, celebrate a rich heritage in the great hymns of the faith and a variety of gospel music. There is no cost to attend this event. All ages are welcome. More information can be found at

Cluster marks 200th anniversary of founder

Baha’is of Bismarck-Mandan Cluster is preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on Oct. 22.

Plans include a celebration and lunch to be held at Hillside Aquatic Complex Community Room, 1719 E. Boulevard Ave. in Bismarck, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited; call 714-334-9927 to RSVP.

Bahá’u’lláh was a spiritual teacher who announced in 1863 that he was the bearer of a new revelation from God. His teachings have spread around the world, forming the basis for social transformation and community building.

New church opens in Mandan

Surprise Church Mandan’s Grand Opening Service is at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Strawberry, 210 W. Main St. 

Surprise is about the church leaving the building. It’s about interacting with others after Sunday … at work, at school and at home. This will be a community of servant-missionaries to a world in need.

For more information, contact Pastor Tim Lucas at 701-516-6989 or

Missions Conference 2017 slated for early October

Missions Conference 2017, sponsored by STEER Inc., is being held Oct. 6-7 at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Bismarck.

Highlights of this event include a Friday Missions Luncheon and Festival of Missions speaker Lauren Libby, president and CEO of Trans World Radio; Saturday Ladies’ Luncheon speaker Barbara Rainey, an author; and Saturday Men’s Luncheon and evening banquet featuring Dennis Rainey, president and CEO of Family Life.

There will be representatives from more than 40 worldwide mission organizations along with guest speakers and workshops for lay people and pastors.

To purchase tickets for the meals, to receive a program or for more information, call 701-258‑4911, email or visit

STEER Inc. is a nonprofit organization designed to channel funds to missionary support, world relief, medical needs, Christian radio, literature, aviation and education facilities overseas. 

Hog roast to benefit seminarian

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1020 Boundary Road, Mandan, is hosting a benefit hog roast for seminarian Brock Schmeling from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30. Brock, a Mandan native, is attending the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. A freewill offering will be taken with a suggested donation of $10 per plate.

The community is invited to attend. For more information, access the church's Facebook page, call Messiah Lutheran, 663-8545, email or visit

-- Compiled from press releases.