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Speaker to share Australian experience

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church, 818 E. Divide Ave. in Bismarck, is offering a service on "So What Happened in Australia?" Services are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Karen Van Fossan, who, in January, participated in "A Heartful International Gathering of Inter-Cultural Exchange" at the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Center. On Sunday, Van Fossan will talk about her trip and take any questions about her adventure.

Higher Power Lunch hosts guest speaker

First Presbyterian Church’s Higher Power Lunch set for Wednesday features Bill Patrie as guest speaker.

The free luncheon event is open to all interested community members but focuses on business people, providing a time for networking as well as a spiritual message. Serving begins at 11:45 a.m. with the program starting at about 12:10 and wrapping up at 12:50. To attend, reserve a spot by Monday by going to www.fpcbismarck.com.

Bill Patrie, a North Dakota native, attended Anderson College in Indiana and received a master's degree in public administration from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. He has worked in the public sector serving as economic development commissioner under Gov. George Sinner and as rural development director for the Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. He has also served as moderator of the United Church of Christ in Bismarck.

Patrie was organizing vice chair of Dakotas America, a community development entity that has placed more than $200 million in New Market tax credits in low-income neighborhoods across the United States.

Cowboys meet in alternate location

The Dakota Cowboys for Christ will hold its worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 211 2nd Ave. N.W., Mandan. The location has been moved from Kist Livestock because of the Hermanson/Kist Horse sale. Featured will be Special Delivery from the Cando area. The group started in 1992 after several appearances at a local coffee house.

Since then, there have been a few member changes, but they continue to worship God through song. They perform a variety of music, including Southern gospel, contemporary Christian, traditional, folk and praise and worship.

-- Compiled from press releases and staff reports. Submit information to kimberly.wynn@bismarcktribune.com

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