Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: Peace in the Park kicks off at 5 p.m. with an outdoor worship service and continues with a picnic in Evergreen Park at 6 p.m. All are invited. Pulled pork and buns are provided. Bring a dish to share.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: Youth from American Lutheran Church, along with their chaperones, leave Saturday for a weeklong mission trip to Minnesota. They are Alec Donald, Alex Moore, Ally Stallman, Bengt Rickbeil, Brady Cady, Delaney Schmidt, Elsie Rehberg, Hanna Gunnels, Hannah Stubson, Heather Moore, John Byrd, Jonny McKibbin, Kourtney Faw, Lukas Hutchinson, Marileigh Lyngby-Cox, Megan Dewar, Natalie Olson, Nick Matson, Peder Rickbeil, Rachel Hultgren, Ryan Smith, Tara Sundsted and Taylor Buyse.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 40 10th St. W.: The Rev. Paul Hanson will be the guest pastor at the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At the 10 a.m. service, special music is provided by a trio comprised of Carole Baumann, Jo Chatman and Joan Duncan. There is an Adventure Hour for kids in kindergarten through fourth grade instead of the regular Sunday school.
Billings Association of Humanists, meeting at First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: At the 1 p.m. working session, final decisions will be made on the 2015 Humanists Calendar.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: The 10 a.m. worship features Ralph Sappington’s country gospel liturgy and baptism. Come to Dehler Park at 2:05 p.m. for Peace at the Mustangs.
Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: Darold Dent is the guest preacher for the 10 a.m. worship service.
Unity Church, 9 14th St. W.: At the 10 a.m. service, the guest speaker is Scott Prinzing, director of education and coordinator of music and Native American programming for MusEco Media and Education Project. The title of his talk is "American Indian Music: Even More than Drums and Flutes!"
Hope United Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane: The Volunteer Summer Choir will present an anthem during the 9:30 a.m. worship. All interested high-school-aged and older singers are asked to meet in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. to rehearse. Persephone Ulrich and Anna Waldorf will present a musical duet during worship.
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th St.: Special music at the 10 a.m. worship service is Tom Horn of Cohagen and Radie Clayton of Bismarck, N.D. Horn and Clayton come each summer to provide music for the annual church summer gathering and Sunday worship service.
First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: At the 10 a.m. worship, Charlotte Muchow, a missionary to Bangladesh, is welcomed. She will be available at 9 a.m. and after the service to answer questions about her term of service in Bangladesh. Dennis Anderson and Ed Pierson play guitar and mandolin for service music and hymns. At 5 p.m., the congregation hosts young people in the community with the Vista program. There will be a barbecue (bring a dish to share), games and fellowship.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: At 5 p.m., there is Beer and Hymns at the Rockpile at 1207 N. 27th St. All are welcome to come for dinner and a beverage as favorite hymns and songs are sung.
First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N.: UMC greeting cards will again be on sale, but just for one day. The cards are in boxes and include a Scripture verse on each card. Available will be sympathy, birthday, get-well, encouragement, thank you and thinking-of-you cards. All profits from greeting cards sold are used for United Methodist Women mission giving. The cards will next be available at the UMW bazaar in October.
Christian Women's Brunch: The group meets at 9 a.m. at the Billings Hotel at 1223 Mullowney Lane. The theme is “Making Old Things New.” The special feature will be by Katie Stevens of Salvage Designs. Ben Pretlow of Billings provides special music and talks about how he exchanged an old life for a new one. For a reservation, call Elsie Mae at 969-2480.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Dr. Gary Slutkin will present a TEDMED talk, “Can Violence Be Cured?” This program at the 7 p.m. community lecture series points out that we need a scientific approach to problems rather than an emotional one.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: The ReFuel dinner features variations on macaroni and cheese at 6:30 p.m. Bring an ingredient to add.
Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: Backyard Theologians will resume on Wednesday, July 23, with “Falling Upwards,” by Richard Rohr. Books are available in the church office for $12. Call 252-1828 for more information.
Vacation Bible School
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: Aug. 4-7. 9 a.m. to noon. For 3-year-olds through sixth grade. Register online at amluth.org.
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