Faith guide

2014-06-14T00:00:00Z Faith guide The Billings Gazette
June 14, 2014 12:00 am

Saturday

Billings Bike Clinic: Living Waters Church, First Christian Church and City Church, in partnership with local area businesses, the Montana Guard and others, are planning their 10th annual Billings Bike Clinic. This free event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three locations: Clevenger and Jackson Streets, the North Park Pavilion and at Lutheran Park at Wicks Lane and Lake Elmo Road. In addition to minor bike repairs, families can enjoy games, inflatables, music, lunch and giveaways including new bikes. More information is available at Billings Bike Clinic on Facebook.

Mission trip fundraiser: Valley Christian Church at 1603 St. Johns Ave. is holding a fundraiser to help with expenses for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., come for a yard sale, barbecue, car wash and crafts for kids.

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.

Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: Judy Frank is the guest musician for the 5 p.m. service.

Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: Everyone is invited to help celebrate the church’s 50th anniversary with a “Heaven at Seven” outdoors concert. Food and fun begin at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. with Atonement's very own teen band. Other guests will perform, and Servant 28 will cap off the concert at 9 p.m.

Sunday

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 40 10th St. W.: Pastor Catherine Card presides at the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services, and Nick Enslow will preach the sermon.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Joan Duncan, soprano, provides special music for the 10 a.m. worship. Adventure Hour for kids ages kindergarten through fourth grade takes the place of Sunday school.

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 “How Should Socialism be Defined in Today’s World?”

Unity Church, 9 14th St. W.: At the 10 a.m. service, Sandra Gail Pierson is the guest speaker. In honor of Father's Day, special music will be provided by Jane Milder and Rick Cosgriff, and everyone will be presented with a special seed packet from Silent Unity.

Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: The Rev. Merv Olson is the interim pastor for the next several weeks.

Hope United Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane: In honor of Father's Day, a volunteer youth choir will present an anthem during the 9:30 a.m. worship. Youth are invited to rehearse at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Carol Mathew at 259-9767.

First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: At the 10 a.m. worship, the Rev. Kristie Bummer is the worship leader, and the music offering is given by pianist Jackson Staton.

First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: There is a special PowerPoint presentation before and after the 10 a.m. worship on the candidate for senior minister, the Rev. Michael Mulberry.

First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N.: Peace With Justice Sunday is celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. worship.

Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: At 10:30 a.m., Eran Thompson, chair of NIOT Billings, presents an inspiring tour of Not In Our Town stories, tools and strategies for promoting a positive climate of safety and inclusion for all. Thompson has also served as chair of the city of Billings Human Relations Commission and is a founding member of the Black Heritage Foundation of Billings and Yellowstone County. Nationally, Thompson is an inaugural member of the Applied Research Center’s Racial Justice Leadership Institute comprised of this generation’s most promising racial justice leaders. At the age of 33, he’s been involved in social justice activism for more than 18 years and is building his own nonprofit, “Organize Montana,” a grassroots membership-based organization that will focus on racial, social and economic justice.

St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: Charles Bott, lay pastoral assistant of the First American Lutheran in Hardin, will lead worship at 7 p.m. in the Ocee Johnson Chapel.

Tuesday

Christian Women's brunch: The group meets at 9 a.m. at the Billings Hotel at 1223 Mullowney Lane. The theme is “Here Come the Brides.” June Graveley from Step'N Out Formal Wear will present a special feature. Laura Esquibel will provide music. The speaker, Camille Sauers of Billings, will share "The Perfect Gift.” Reservations are necessary; call Elsie Mae at 969-2480.

Wednesday

Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Kevin Kooistra, community historian at the Western Heritage Center, will discuss the recent exhibit and archives on the history of Not In Our Town at the 7 p.m. community lecture series.

American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: Family Fun in the Park begins at 5:30 p.m. at Castle Rock Park. Come for games, crafts and supper. RSVP to the church office at 252-4171 so we can plan the meal.

Thursday

American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The Friends Group will tour and have lunch at DanWalt Gardens. Meet at the church at 11 a.m. to drive together. The cost is $10. Reserve a spot by calling the church office at 252-4171.

Other News

Garage sale: The annual garage sale at Central Christian Church at 1221 16th St. W. is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19-21.

"Activating the Seer Anointing" conference: The conference, featuring Col. James Durham (retired) and his wife, Gloria, from Columbia, S.C., will focus on the development of discernment and opportunities to experience greater intimacy with the Lord. The conference will take place Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, at 12 Garden Avenue in Billings. The cost is $60 per person or $95 for two people before the conference, or add an additional $20 at the door. The conference will run from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The conference is put on by Steppin' In Foundation, a pastoral care organization. To register, call 245-4005 or 256-7407 and leave a message.

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