Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: Before and after the 5 p.m. service, donations will be received for the Souper Bowl of Caring.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Youth have ARK Rotation classes focusing on “The Great Commandment” from Feb. 2-23. The “Souper Bowl of Caring” follows the 10 a.m. service. Youth will participate in the annual Souper Bowl celebrations. Congregants are invited to donate $1 into the containers the youth will be holding at the exit. More than $200 million has been raised by the program nationally since its inception. The youth choose the charity to which they will donate. At 5 p.m., the church hosts the families of Family Promise, who will spend the week at the church.
First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: At the 10 a.m. worship, the children bring the musical offering. After worship, adjourn to the fellowship hall for a short annual meeting followed by a light lunch and a town hall meeting. At 4 p.m., the third Epiphany recital is presented by oboist and organist Clint Whittle, a recent graduate from the University of Montana in Missoula. He is accompanied by Arle Lohof. A reception follows. These recitals are free and open to the public.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: Before and after the 10 a.m. service, donations will be received for the Souper Bowl of Caring. Robin Goodheart offers special music during the service.
King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4125 Grand Ave.: The Fireside Room conversation at 9:30 a.m. is titled “Will Our Children Have Faith?,” led by Pastor Jen Quanbeck. All are invited. From 9:40 to 10:20 a.m., fifth- and sixth-graders in the Gifted and Called Milestone program have a learning time related to the milestone, and there is a celebration of the milestone at the 10:30 a.m. service. At 11:40 a.m., there is a lunch and mini-retreat in the fellowship hall for these fifth- and sixth-graders, families and mentors with food, activities and fellowship.
Unity Church, 9 14th St. W.: At the 10 a.m. service, the guest speaker is Yoga Dhatta, abbot from the Billings Dharma Center. A potluck luncheon follows the service.
Joy Lutheran Church, Lutheran Churches in Mission for Christ, 3200 Broadwater Ave. (Chapel of Seventh Day Adventist Church): There is a First Communion celebration at the 10 a.m. worship, followed by a lunch.
First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W.: At the 9:15 a.m. Church and Society class, Doris Backus, administrator of Autumn Springs Assisted Living, talks about making necessary preparations for end-of-life issues. Everyone is invited to bring some canned soup or other nonperishable food items to church to celebrate Souper Bowl Sunday. Canned goods will be received during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, and all donations will go to the Billings Food Bank. Wear your favorite team colors if you’d like. The annual book sale is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Check out the large selection of used books — both religious and secular. Books prices are marked, and all proceeds support the Presbyterian Women's ministry.
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 N. 27th St.: "Stirring Stories, Challenging Concepts" is the title of the upcoming series of presentations at the 10 a.m. Forum. Various speakers will present material from the Bible which has moved them. This Sunday, Walt Gulick will play devil's advocate as Jesus contemplates his life mission in the wilderness. Gulick will focus on Matthew 4. The 11 a.m. worship will include the dedication and blessing of the newly elected church leaders for the year. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The youth of the church will collect donations for the HUB as part of the Souper Bowl event. Practice time for the upcoming pingpong tournament is available, 30 minutes before worship and 30 minutes after worship in the fellowship hall. All are welcome, dress is casual.
First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: At the 10 a.m. worship, Scout Sunday is celebrated with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts taking part in the worship as ushers, readers and acolytes. The music offering is given by a Girl Scout. All boys, girls and leaders are urged to wear their uniforms to church. If you are a Scout and don’t have a church home, you are welcome at First English Lutheran.
Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God: Join others in singing HU, this ancient name for God, in a community HU Chant at 5:30 p.m. at the Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 2032 Central Ave. For more information, call Shayla at 245-4771.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Daniel Parod, a student at Rocky Mountain College, will present “Exploration of Vertical Integration of Renewable Electrical Generation Methods” at the 7 p.m. Wednesday community lecture series. This will be appropriate for general audiences. Daniel is president of both the college debate team and the Physics Club and is founder and president of Equilibrium Energy Solutions. His research previously was presented at the Montana Space Grant Consortium Research Symposium.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: ReFuel Wednesday starts at 6 p.m. Sloppy Joes are on the menu for the 6:30 p.m. dinner.
First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: The adult group meets with Interim Pastor John from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At 7 p.m., Caring and Resourceful Daring Stampers (CARDS) meet to make greeting cards for the congregation to take and use.
Saturday, Feb. 8
“A Day Away: The Practice of Prayer”: Evangelical United Methodist Church and Grace United Methodist Church are hosting a day at Eagle Rock Sanctuary in Lockwood to learn and practice prayer techniques. The day begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 8 at Eagle Rock Sanctuary, includes lunch and ends at 3 p.m. There will be time alone to pray in whatever way you desire as well as short lessons in prayer practices that you may not have tried. The cost is $10 for you and a friend. Call 259-1897 to reserve your spot.
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