Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: Tiffany Personett offers special music at the 5 p.m. worship.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: The 5 p.m. worship is followed by an organ mini-recital of Bach pieces by Stephanie Davis.
Word of Life Fellowship, 1737 King Ave. W.: There is a prayer meeting/vigil for Iraqi refugees beginning at 8 p.m. Tens of thousands of Iraqis, many of them Christians, have been displaced or killed and are being persecuted by ISIS, a terrorist organization in northern Iraq. Join others in raising prayer, awareness and donations for suffering Christians. All donations will be given to Samaritan’s Purse to provide emergency relief in the Iraqi crisis.
Billings Association of Humanists: There will be a picnic at the Warnes’ home, at 626 Cave Road off Emerald Hills Drive, at 4 p.m. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Bring your own drinks and a dish to share. There will be a corn-toss, water-balloon toss and other delights.
King of Glory Lutheran Church-ELCA, 4125 Grand Ave.: At the 9:30 a.m. service, there is special music featuring the G & G Men’s Group. National Youth Gathering meets at 10:30 a.m., followed by the ninth-grade confirmation orientation session in the Fireside Room. There are also new member classes at 10:30 a.m.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: Intern Pastor Paul Myers offers his first sermon at the 10 a.m. worship service. Stay for doughnuts after the service.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.; Michael Downing presents a program on “The Spirituality of Water” at 10:30 a.m.
Unity Church, 9 14th St. W.: The guest speaker at 10 a.m. is the Rev. Terri Steinbrink, who will talk on “Spirituality and Addiction.”
Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Avenue B: The congregation celebrates the beginning of the school year with a “blessing of the backpacks” during the 10:15 a.m. worship service. School kids and teachers are invited to bring their school bags to worship. The fellowship time after worship will include a bake sale, hosted by Dale Francetich, with proceeds going to purchase supplies for the after-school program, GEEP (Grace Elementary Enrichment Program).
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th St.: The ladies ensemble will present the special music during the 10 a.m. worship service. This Sunday will also mark the end of the current mission project, school supplies for Orchard Elementary. Everyone may bring their contributions and make them a part of the giant collection of items already donated. A commissioning prayer will be said by the congregation before the items are loaded for delivery.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: The 9 a.m. worship is followed by an organ mini-recital of Bach pieces by Stephanie Davis.
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: Pastor Mark Morgenstern from Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shepherd will lead the 7 p.m. worship in the Ocee Johnson Chapel.
First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: At the 10 a.m. worship, lay pastoral associate Armand Lohof is the worship leader.
First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N.: At 10:30 a.m., the church will once again take advantage of the “Big Tent” left behind from the Billings Clinic Classic event to celebrate the annual “Worship on Broadway” service. This year it’s also a celebration for Pastor Tim, who has been in ministry for 30 years and has been appointed to serve the congregation at FUMC for another year. His new appointment began on July 1, which marked the beginning of his 30th year serving as an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. After the service, enjoy a catered lunch in Brother Van Hall, with entertainment by FUMC member Dave Oltrogge and Homeward.
First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: At the 10 a.m. worship with the Rev. Michael Mulberry, there is special music by Patricia Burg.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Danny Choriki will present David Brin's argument that “Star Wars” is elitist and “Star Trek” is populist at the 7 p.m. community lecture series. Brin argues that Joseph Campbell’s hero mythology is counter to traditional American values.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: The ReFuel meal is grilled cheese sandwiches at 6:30 p.m. before Holden Evening Prayer at 7.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University: The nine-week financial planning course for families and individuals meets once a week for a DVD lesson followed by a small-group discussion. Classes are available at 4 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept 14 at Valley Christian Church at 1603 St. Johns Ave., or at Elevation Church at 711 Fourth Ave. N. at 6:30 p.m. on either Tuesday or Wednesday, Sept. 16 or 17. For more information about the program, costs and registration for the Valley Christian location, call Clifford Shaw at 652-1727. For the Elevation Church location, call Cherryl Hewett at 839-1714.
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