Faith guide

2014-06-07T00:00:00Z Faith guide The Billings Gazette
June 07, 2014 12:00 am

Saturday

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: The services at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 10 a.m. Sunday feature a celebration of Pentecost and Marty Haugen’s Now the Feast Liturgy.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B: The Yellowstone Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church meets at the Crowne Plaza at 11 a.m. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky reads the official appointments of clergy, including the Rev. Sarah Beck as the new pastor at Grace United Methodist Church.

Sunday

Billings Association of Humanists will meet at First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th Street, at 1 p.m. for a discussion on "Sexual Assault Versus Rape." A board meeting will follow. All invited.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 40 10th St. W.: Pentecost Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with confirmation at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Special music at the 10 a.m. service is a vocal trio with Linda Rider Smith and Mike and Nancy Downing, with Kathy McLaine on piano. At the 11:15 a.m. open forum, Liz Welch, LGBT advocacy coordinator, presents a program about what the nondiscrimination ordinance is and she will take questions on whether one is needed in Billings.

Unity Church, 9 14th St. W.: At the 10 a.m. service, the guest speaker is transitional minister Rev. Ron Fritts. This is his final visit, and he will host a Town Hall meeting, along with the board, after the service. Call 254-9554 for more information.

Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: Rob Nedbalek from Prison Ministry in Deer Lodge is the guest pastor for the 9:15 a.m. service.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B: The Rev. Israel Alvaran, the Reconciling Ministries Network regional organizer for the western jurisdiction, will share the message during the 10:15 a.m. worship service for Pentecost.

Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: At 10:30 a.m., Sheena Rice of the Montana Organizing Project discusses “Economic Inequality.” Rice will provide a brief background of the issues and how they are impacting families. She will also talk about campaigns to develop living-wage jobs, reform the financial sector and address disparities in wealth and income.

Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: There is a Burger Bash after the 10 a.m. worship. The suggested cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. This is also a farewell for Ron and Diane Gowin.

First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: It is Choir Appreciation Sunday during the 10 a.m. worship. 

American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The summer schedule begins. Services are at 8:30 and 10 a.m. It’s Pentecost Sunday, so wear red.

First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: At the 10 a.m. worship, lay pastoral associate Armand Lohof is the worship leader. Congregants can wear red to celebrate Pentecost, and the church will be decorated for the season. There is still time to sign up for Christikon Bible Camp. The first group of youth goes June 21-28.

First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N.: At the 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum in Brother Van Hall, Kennedy “Ken” Cruz will talk about the work he is doing in Cambodia. FUMC is in a covenant relationship with Cruz, and the church supports his ministry with $2,500 each year.

St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: Pastor Jen Quanbeck from King of Glory Lutheran Church leads the 7 p.m. worship in the Ocee Johnson Chapel.

Wednesday

Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Liz Welch will speak about "The Truth About Fairness," and what a nondiscrimination ordinance looks like in Billings at the 7 p.m. community lecture series.

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: ReFuel Wednesday has a new time — 5:30 p.m. — for the 3-year-olds through sixth-grade group. The meal at 6:30 p.m. is pizza. Compline Evening Worship is at 7 p.m.

Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: SALT (Serving And Learning Together) begins with an intergenerational potluck supper at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., activities begin in the backyard. The theme for June is “Fun With Science.” Backyard Theologians join the SALT group for dinner at 6 p.m. and then move to the multipurpose room for discussion.

Saturday, June 14

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 40 10th St. W.: There is a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and soda will also be available.

Vacation Bible School

LifeWay Church, 3100 Rimrock Road: Agency D3 VBS. June 8-12. 6:30-8:35 p.m. For 4-year-olds through sixth-graders. For information, call 672-1754.

First Presbyterian Church, Poly Drive and 13th Street West: June 9-13. 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For preschool through sixth grade. The theme is “The Jungle” and features adventure, learning, games and snacks. Register online at fpcbillings.org or by calling the church office at 252-3434, or just bring your kids at 8:30 a.m. on Monday and register them at the church. The program is free and open to all kids in the community. The “Jungle Safari” carnival begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the church, and there will be games, food and fun.

Hope United Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane: June 9-13. 9 a.m.-noon. For prekindergarten through fifth grade. The theme is “Weird Animals — Where Jesus' Love Is One-of-a-Kind.” For more information, call Shannon Toney at 208-0212 or the church office at 259-4673.

Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: June 16-20. 9 a.m.-noon. For 4-year-olds through fourth-graders. For more information, call 245-7004.

First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: VBS is June 16-20 and registration is available at the Sunday service.

Gospel Baptist Church, 1246 Cook Ave.: Bible Boot Camp. June 16-20. 9 a.m.-noon. For ages 4-12. The VBS is free and no preregistration is required. For more information, call 254-9398.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Weird Animals VBS. June 16-20. 9 a.m.-noon. For ages preschool through sixth grade. $10 per child. Explores the themes that Jesus loves you, even if you’re left out, are different, don‘t understand, you’ve done wrong or even when you are afraid. Call the church office at 656-5414 or Kim Harris at 855-4317 to register your kids.

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: Faith Alive VBS. June 16-20. 9 a.m.-noon. Register for free online at peacelutheranbillings.com/vbs.

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