McCabe to host fall bazaar

The McCabe United Methodist Church fall bazaar takes place Oct. 10 with a rummage sale and $1-a-bag room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A silent auction is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items include baked goods, crafts, Christmas decor, books, fair trade coffee and Rada knives.

A coffee shop will be open from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and a luncheon, costing $8, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. George’s plans pet blessing

St. George’s Episcopal Church will hold its ninth annual pet blessing at noon Sunday at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Fourth St.

All pets and their families will receive a blessing. Personalized certificates, prayer cards and St. Francis medals will be available. The St. George’s Piecemakers will sell pet quilts, provide beverages, cookies and host a freewill offering. All pets must be leashed or caged. 

For more information, call 223-1942. 

St. Anthony's to sponsor fall dinner

St. Anthony Church will host its fall dinner, fair and raffle on Sunday.

Noon dinner in the church basement includes fried chicken, roast beef, potatoes, kuchen and trimmings. Dinner tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 12.

Bingo, silent auction and paddle wheel will be held in the Verein Hall from 12:30 to 4 p.m. ending with drawings for parish and Christian Mothers raffles.  

Vision Beyond Borders founder to speak

Patrick Klein, founder and director of Vision Beyond Borders, will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at Faith Center Church of God of Prophecy, 2303 E. Divide Ave.

His ministry has delivered more than 900,000 Bibles throughout the world. Klein will share stories from his mission journeys. The community is invited to hear his testimony.

For more information, call 701-751-2026.

Women’s Clubs to meet Thursday

Deb Wanner, Bismarck, will be the speaker for all the meetings on Thursday for the Bismarck/Mandan Christian Women’s Clubs.  Her topic is “Who is in Control Here?” 

“How’s the Weather Out There” is the theme of the brunch group, which meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bismarck Eagles Club, 313 N. 26th St.  The special feature will be by Henry Blakes, meteorologist, Bismarck. Music will be by Kathy Bender, Bismarck. Cost is $8. For reservations, call 258-3397 by noon Monday. 

“Bidding and Buying” is the theme for the luncheon meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club, 930 N. Griffin St. The special feature is the auction for Stonecroft Fundraiser by Rich Fadness, auctioneer. Cost is $10.. Reserve by noon on Tuesday. Call 222-8558. 

“Making Waves” is the theme for the After 5 Lite Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club, 930 N. Griffin St. The special feature is the annual fall silent auction. Cost is $12. Reserve or cancel by noon on Tuesday. Call 202-5570 or email dewanner_83@bis.midco.net.

St. Katherine's Church to serve supper

St. Katherine's Church fall supper will be held starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 in Braddock.

The menu will include chipped beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, corn, relishes, homemade buns and pie. Bingo will start at 6 p.m. in the community hall. Supper tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for those in grades 1 to 8.

Oblate meeting set at monastery

The Oblates of Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, will meet at the monastery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Oblates are invited to Eucharist at 11 a.m., when Candace Simar will make her oblation. Lunch will follow in the monastic dining room. The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Discussion will be based on Michael Casey’s book “The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of the Rule of St. Benedict,” Ch. 13.

For more information, call 701-255-1520.

Surprise asks for kind acts

Surprise Church has asked its members to plan kind acts for friends and strangers, sharing a signed Surprise Acts of Kindness Card every time they do so. Recipients are invited to pass the card on by planning their own kind act.

Individuals can pick up Surprise Acts of Kindness Cards during Surprise’s weekly gatherings, which are held  at 11 a.m. Sundays at Shiloh Christian School. Surprise is asking people to mail or drop off all signed Kindness Cards after Nov. 1, so they can be put on display.

To learn more about the Surprise Acts of Kindness Campaign, visitwww.surprisechurch.comkindness or call 701-390-9804.

UU church sets schedule

The Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church and Fellowship, 818 E. Divide Ave. in Bismarck, has set its October schedule. Sunday services take place at 10:30 a.m.

On Sunday, high school students will share information on the immigration crisis along the southern U.S. border and discuss their upcoming sock drive project to bring awareness and relief to migrants. Minister Karen Van Fossan will facilitate.

At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, the church will screen the 2014 British film "Pride." The film follows gay activists in London who helped striking Welsh miners raise funds and show solidarity against the Thatcher administration. The film will be shown before the service on Oct. 11, which is National Coming Out Day.

Oct. 11 will feature speakers Janell Cole and Kevin Tengesdal who grew up in small-town North Dakota. They will discuss their experience coming to terms with their sexuality.

Van Fossan will speak Oct. 18 about healing.

Judith Roberts, founder of Hope Manor — Sober Living for Women, will speak Oct. 25 about alcoholism among women.

Mapleton pastor to give talk  

The Rev. Del Maas of Gift of God Lutheran Church in Mapleton will be the guest preacher Sunday at 10 a.m. for the Mission Festival worship service at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bismarck. He also will give a presentation on the church's mission projects during 9 a.m. Bible study. A fellowship meal will follow Sunday's service. The events will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2510 E. Divide Ave.

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(Reach Amy R. Sisk at 701-250-8267 or amy.sisk@bismarcktribune.com.)