Faith guide

2014-06-28T00:00:00Z Faith guide The Billings Gazette
June 28, 2014 12:00 am


Garage sale: Joy Lutheran Church is holding a multi-family garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2986 Colton Blvd. Proceeds, with the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans match, will benefit the Ramsey Foundation.

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: Sue Lundby is the guest musician for the 5 p.m. worship.

Columbus Community Congregational Church, UCC, 138 N. Fourth, Columbus: All are welcome to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the current church building, beginning with tours of the building at 4 p.m. and an informal cook-out supper at 5 p.m., featuring Jerry Frank at the grill, plus salads and desserts by church members. All are welcome. This church was founded on May 7, 1895, with a congregation of seven members. Its prior worship site was the town’s first schoolhouse, called the Little Stone Church after the church bought it in 1898; this older building is maintained and used for many community meetings. In 1914 both church buildings were on the edge of Columbus, with just open ground around them. In 2000-2001 a large fellowship hall, elevator and handicapped bathrooms were added to main building. See the wonderful stained glass windows and stay for supper.


Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Sally Phillips and Elaine Black, soprano/alto duo, perform during the 10 a.m. worship.

Billings Association of Humanists, meeting at First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: At 1 p.m. there is a Science Café discussion. Ralph Scott will present “Considering Climate Change 101,” a primer presentation to attempt to clarify, according to current research and scientific opinion, such questions as: What is climate change? Does it differ from global warming? What is weather versus climate? What is the state of climate models today? Is climate change really happening or is it just media hype.

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: After the 10 a.m. worship, there is an outdoor fellowship time with doughnuts provided for all.

First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: At the 10 a.m. worship service, the guest pastor is the Rev. David Aaseng. The service celebrates the Lutheran Spanish heritage, and the liturgy and hymns all come from the Spanish tradition. The music offering with a song in Spanish is given by Q Staton.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B: Lay leaders Sheryl Swanson, Jim Fishburn, Deborah Cox and Loween Peterson lead the 10:15 a.m. worship. The theme will be “Transition, change and looking forward” as the congregation prepares to welcome new pastoral leadership.

Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: The 10:30 a.m. service is led by the Rev. Wanda Daniel.

Columbus Community Congregational Church, UCC, 138 N. Fourth, Columbus: The centennial worship begins at 9:30 a.m., with Pastor John Sellers’ adult choir singing and refreshments afterward. All are welcome. To find out more, go to

Mary Queen of Peace Parish: An open house is being held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the rich history of Holy Rosary Church at 501 Custer Ave. There will be displays of church memorabilia, photographs and documents from Holy Rosary’s past. A brunch will be served for a freewill offering. Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary at 9 a.m. For more information, call 259-7611.


Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: The Film and Faith series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. All are invited for a free movie and discussion.


Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Michael Sandel will be seen on a TED Talk, “The Lost Art Of Democratic Debate,” at the 7 p.m. community lecture series.

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: Wednesday ReFuel has a community meal of hot dogs at 6:30 p.m.

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