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Gospel music ministry shared 

Mike and Dana Hammontree will be sharing their gospel music ministry at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Capital Christian Center in Bismarck.

Mike Hammontree has been performing on the piano since age 4 and sang with the Blackwood Quartet for several years. He is known for his virtuoso piano performance and lists Liberace as one of his piano influences.

The Hammontree family has a music ministry that can be defined as a diverse musical blend of traditional, contemporary and Southern gospel music, bridging the gap of generations. Mike and Dana Hammontree are also powerful speakers, mixing gospel music with the gospel message.

There is no cost to attend this event. All ages are welcome. Find out more information at

Vacation Bible School starts next week

Mandan United Methodist Church, 610 12th St. N.W., is having a free Vacation Bible School from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children age 3 through fifth grade.

The theme is Maker Fun Factory, with singing, crafts, snacks, games and stories. For more information, call 663-8909. Registration is welcome, but not required.

Care center marks 50 years

Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, 2425 Hillview Ave. in Bismarck, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a worship service and open house at 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

Bishop Mark Narum, of the Western North Dakota Synod, ELCA, will lead the worship service with an open house following from 3 to 5 p.m. 

In July 1967, Missouri Slope Lutheran Home opened its doors beginning a solid tradition of care. In these five decades of service, the facility has expanded to provide care for 258 skilled nursing residents, 64 assisted-living apartments and an Adult Day program.