Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: At the 5 p.m. worship, copies of intern pastor Justin Tigerman’s year-end project will be available.
Native American potluck picnic and Mass: The event to celebrate the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha begins at 4 p.m. at Rose Park. Bring your own chair and gather by the baseball field and playground. Kateri Circle will furnish hamburgers, drinks and ice cream. Come for prayer, family fun and games.
Missionary to begin service: Aaron Lyon, a 2014 Skyview High graduate, will speak German as he serves in the Berlin Germany Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the son of Stephen and Kim Lyon of Billings. Lyon will serve for 24 months, and his training at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, begins July 30. He will speak at the Alkali Creek Ward at 1640 Broadmoor Drive at 11 a.m.
Eckankar: “Change — An Opportunity for Spiritual Growth” is the theme for the next ECK worship and discussion at 10:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge at 934 Lewis Ave. (use the south entrance). For more information, call Shayla at 245-4771.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At the 10 a.m. service, special music is provided by Mike and Nancy Downing and Noel and Barbara Miner, accompanied on the piano by Kathy McLain. At 5 p.m., Family Promise guests return to Mayflower for the week of July 20-26.
Billings Association of Humanists, meeting at First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: At 1 p.m., the topic for a Socrates Cafe discussion is “What would a humanist’s approach to nondiscrimination look like?”
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: The 10 a.m. worship features Tiffany Personett on piano, and fellowship follows at 11 a.m.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: At 10:30 a.m., Sue Reymer presents “The World is Not Flat; Why Metaphor Makes Life Worth Living.” As we struggle to understand and share our perspectives of the world and our place within it, we can find ourselves arguing for the objective, yet struggling against the literal. We will explore how metaphor can aid us in making sense of and sharing our impressions.
King of Glory Lutheran Church-ELCA, 4125 Grand Ave.: During the 9:30 a.m. service, there is a send-off for the youth group that is going to Idaho on the Champ Camp Mission Trip. The church picnic with burgers, hot dogs, games and lots of fun begins at 10:30 a.m.
Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: There is a Burger Bash after the 10 a.m. worship service. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and beverage. The suggested cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th St.: The Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Shelly Moats, will present special music for the 10 a.m. service. The men’s chorus consists of several men in the church who love to sing and have been doing special music for several years.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: It’s time for Beer and Hymns at 5 p.m. at the Rockpile, 1207 N. 27th St. All are welcome to come for dinner and a beverage and to sing favorite hymns and songs.
First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31th St.: At the 10 a.m. worship, the guest pastor is the Rev. Matt Lundgren, executive director of Friendship House of Christian Service. Pianist Skylar Staton will give the music offering. The youth leave on a mission trip to Helena and the western part of the state. The church’s Boy Scout troop also leaves for summer camp north of Lewistown.
Unity Church, 9 14th St. W.: At the 10 a.m. service, guest speaker Terri Steinbrink will talk about “The Sacred Yes.”
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Rod Souza and Bill Speare, both district judge candidates victorious in the primary election, will appear together to discuss the campaign and their candidacies. This discussion is part of the 7 p.m. community lecture series.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: The ReFuel meal at 6:30 p.m. is “breakfast for dinner,” and the Holden evening prayer worship is at 7 p.m.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The Friends Group will go to lunch at the Feedlot Steak House in Shepherd. Meet at the church at 11 a.m. For a reservation, call the church office at 252-4171.
Saturday, July 26
Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: Gates open at 6 p.m. for Heaven @ Seven. There will be free child care, a bounce house and free popcorn. There is also a barbecued meal and ice cream for sale. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with Servant 28 and other musicians performing Christian music and classic rock. 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.
To submit items
The deadline for submitting information for the Faith Guide is 4 p.m. Tuesday for consideration for publication in next Saturday’s edition.
The items should be special events open to the public and of interest to readers outside your congregation. Be sure to include dates, times and a brief description of the event. You may mail information to: Faith Guide; Billings Gazette newsroom; P.O. Box 36300; Billings, MT 59107. Items also may be faxed to 657-1208 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to address faxes or emails to the Faith Guide. Or you may drop off your item at The Gazette, 401 N. Broadway; please mark it to the attention of Pat West.
Items are used as space is available.