Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: Graduating seniors are celebrated during the 5 p.m. service.
First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: The 11 a.m. service will be a special service to honor graduating high school seniors in the congregation. They will give their senior sermons, and the youth will lead worship as well. There is coffee and conversation before and after worship.
Peace Lutheran Church 1301 Avenue D: Graduating seniors are celebrated during the 10 a.m. service. Moms are celebrated during the year-end Sunday school party at 11:15 a.m.
King of Glory Lutheran Church-ELCA, 4125 Grand Ave.: High school senior recognition will be held at the 10:30 a.m. service with a reception immediately following in the commons.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: The Rev. Paul Hanson is the guest pastor at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.
First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W.: Reno Charette, director of the American Indian Outreach Office at MSU Billings, will talk about "Accepting Change.” Charette will discuss ways in which American Indians can succeed by accepting change. Formerly the coordinator of Indian Affairs for Montana during the Schweitzer administration, she has a long work history in higher education. She is a member of Ties-in-Bundle clan of Crow Nation and is a descendant of the Pembina band of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: All are welcome to two programs being offered at 10:30 a.m. “Your Inner Mother” is presented by Margaret English, a private counselor. We all carry within us the legacy of our mothering. This talk will discuss the connection between that legacy and our spiritual life. “Will You Join Me On This Journey?” is presented by Judy Fjell, a songwriter and singer of songs of spirit, joy and reverence who appears frequently at various UU churches and fellowships, including this one. She brings an inspiring message and the gift of raising our voices to sing songs of worship. Her presentation will include many of her original compositions from her musical ministry.
Billings Association of Humanists, meeting at First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: At 1 p.m., Glenda McCarthy, the interim director of Indian Education for All for Billings Public Schools, will present her experience and discuss the public challenge to the book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie.
Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: The 10 a.m. worship service includes a gift for women, and the 11 a.m. fellowship table will include a beautiful dessert in honor of moms present, past and future. The Contemplative Prayer Group meets in the multipurpose room for centering prayer at 1 p.m. Use the office door or door No. 2 to enter.
Pilgrim Congregational Church 409 S. 36th St.: Leatha Rush will present special music for the 10 a.m. Mother's Day worship service. A flower will be given to every woman attending.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: High school seniors are honored with a reception at 9:45 a.m. There is also a blessing of the gift of quilts for them at the 11 a.m. service. They are Emalee Alpers, Ashley Anthony, Tyler Faw, Laura Hodges, Nick Lewis, Maren Lundgren, Wil Malsom, Ashley Matson, Sadie Michael, Leah Rapacz, Richy Schoessler, Jaimie Studebaker and Ryan Walla. Kid’s Club presents a musical, “Noah, 100% Chance of Rain,” during the 9:45 a.m. education hour.
Unity Church Billings, 9 14th St. W.: At the 10 a.m. service, the guest speaker is Sandra Gail Pierson.
First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N.: For Mother’s Day, the United Methodist Women will sell Mother’s Day corsages before the worship service. The $5 cost of each corsage will help support many vital UMW mission projects. UMW will also display and sell a new batch of greeting cards. All profits from corsages and greeting cards are used for UMW mission giving.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Mother’s Day is celebrated at the 10 a.m. worship service with special music and a dandelion bouquet as a reminder of a mother’s first gift. This tradition was started many years ago by Minnabeth Garrison and has been carried on by members of the congregation as a way of saying thank you to all the mothers.
Billings Adventist Church, 3200 Broadwater Ave.: At 6 p.m., guest speaker and chef Mark Anthony will offer a free dinner and a message. It’s cooking at its funniest. The program is on plant-based health nutrition with a focus on weight loss, lowering cholesterol and increasing energy. Anthony has been on ABC, NBC, ESPN and appears regularly on 3ABN Worldwide television. The program and dinner are free, but donations would be appreciated for the food, printing and traveling expenses.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: From 6 to 8 p.m., Mayflower and Billings Universalist Fellowship are holding OWL (Our Whole Lives) programs for fourth- through sixth-graders at Mayflower, taught by Kim Harris and Anna Nentwig.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Roy Brown, a longtime Billings legislator, Majority Leader in the House, state senator and candidate for governor, speaks on “One Catholic’s View of the Death Penalty” at the 7 p.m. community lecture series.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: All are invited to a community meal of grilled cheese sandwiches at 6:30 p.m. and the Compline Evening Worship at 7 p.m.
Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: Two fellowship and learning gatherings will take place in the backyard (weather-permitting.) SALT (Serving and Learning Together) meets in the church's backyard for a barbecue at 6 p.m. SALT is for older and younger children and adults, and it's game night. Bring a friend and a potluck side that pairs well with hamburgers and hot dogs. Backyard Theologians are invited to the barbecue as well before they gather around the fire pit to discuss Rob Bell's book “What We Talk About When We Talk About God.” Bring a side dish for the barbecue and a lawn chair. (If the weather is inclement, the session will move inside.)
Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W.: The Men's Breakfast Group meets at Denny's on North 27th Street at 7 a.m. for study and fellowship.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: The plant sale by the WELCA group starts at noon and is open to the public. Proceeds benefit Atonement’s preschool.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: From 6 to 8 p.m., Mayflower and Billings Universalist Fellowship are holding an OWL (Our Whole Lives) program for fourth- through sixth-grades at Mayflower, taught by Kim Harris and Anna Nentwig.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At 7:15 a.m., the men of Mayflower meet at Aspen Meadows to cook and serve breakfast and have fellowship with the male residents. New members are encouraged to attend.
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