Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: Everyone is invited to an outdoor fall clean-up starting at 8 a.m. Activities include cleaning flower beds and window, removing air conditions and more. Bring gloves and yard tools.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: Susan Vigesaa provides special music during the 5 p.m. worship service.
Third annual Fair Trade Market, at Billings Depot, 2310 Montana Ave.: A gathering of vendors selling ethically sourced international products from more than 15 different countries takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many of the funds generated help rescue and restore victims of sexual exploitation, and money raised will help the artisans and their families.
Harvest Dinner at Huntley United Methodist Church: A turkey dinner with all the trimmings takes place from noon to 2:30 p.m. The lunch also features a Country Store with baked goods, crafts, cards and cookbooks. Cost of the meal is $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 6-12.
Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1810 Shiloh Road: The worship series “Half Truths” continues during the 8 and 10:15 a.m. worship services, with the topic "Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin." Choir practice and the multimedia adult Bible study "Animate" start at 9 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 40 10th St. W.: Learning Hour starts at 9:30 a.m. Children are invited to explore the idea of being humble using balloons and guided play. Adults review and discuss the Ten Commandments.
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: Pastor Karl Guhn, staff chaplain, leads worship in the Ocee Johnson Chapel at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W.: David Orser, an expert on the Middle East, is the guest at the Church and Society class at 9:15 a.m. The Middle East is filled with uncomfortable topics with very few solutions. Orser, who lived and worked in the region for 35 years, offers information about Madrasas, non-denominational Imans, FCPA, and profiling. A time for Q&A is allotted.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: The Rev. Terri Steinbrink presents “Destinations” at the 10:30 a.m. service. Are your life choices leading you where you want to go?
King of Glory Lutheran Church–ELCA, 4125 Grand Ave.: Reformation Sunday is celebrated at the 8:30 and 10:30 worship services. The King of Glory Bells offers music during the first service. The King of Glory Adult Choir offers festive music, and a third-grade Bible milestone celebration takes place at both services.
Unity of Billings, 9 14th St.: "Music Sunday" featuring Unity's musicians each presenting their spiritual solo arrangements is celebrated at the 10 a.m. service. For more information, call Unity at 254-9554.
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 36th St. S.: After the 9 a.m. coffee fellowship, Pastor Steve Heppner leads the 10 a.m. worship service, themed “God is worshiped for his preservation of the kingdom,” based on Matthew 11:12-19. The Scripture reader, Paul Asleson, a high-school German teacher at Yellowstone Public Schools, reads “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” in German and English. The Men's Ensemble provides special music.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: The Adult Forum explores “What Lutherans Say About the Bible” at 9:15 a.m. At 3 p.m., everyone is invited to the Reformation 500 worship service taking place at American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave. Fellowship takes place at 4 p.m., after the service.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Ave. D: The confirmation students share their faith stories during the 10 a.m. worship service. A celebration with cake follows, and everyone is invited to help make sandwiches for the Salvation Army. At 3 p.m., everyone is invited to the Reformation 500 worship service taking place at American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave. Fellowship and treats follow the service with lessons and hymns.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Confirmation Sunday and new members are celebrated. New members are received at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. A brunch in celebration of new members takes place at 9:45 a.m. and includes cake in honor of the confirmation class. Members are confirmed during the 11 a.m. service. Special music includes brass and the Montana State University Billings choir.
CMYK Community meeting at Arthouse Cinema & Pub, 109 N. 30th St.: The CMYK Community continues working through the book of Lamentations at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. A healthy spirituality requires we learn to see, feel and speak the pain and brokenness we encounter in our lives and our world. The study is also available via podcast. For more information, go to cmykcommunity.com.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Pack the Place in Pink Sunday is celebrated. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink to inspire hope and celebrate the lives of those affected with breast cancer. The Adult Education Hour, featuring the video series "Eclipsing the Empire," continues with discussion by Mike Downing at 8:45 a.m. The Rev. Steve Gordon's sermon, "Struggling Saints," references Psalm 16:5-11 and Romans 8:24-27 during the 10 a.m. worship service. Sunday school for all youth also starts at 10 a.m. A soup-and-salad luncheon fundraiser and Halloween Carnival benefiting church youth starts at 11:15 a.m.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W: The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is celebrated. The 9 a.m. service features special music by the MSUB Brass Quartet, confirmation of ninth-grade youth, and the Good Shepherd Choir giving the music during the offering. A celebration reception with the confirmands takes place at 10:15 a.m. The 11:15 a.m. service also features special music by the MSUB Brass Quartet, as well as a child’s baptism. A small reception celebrating the baptism follows the service.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: Sunday school for all ages takes place at 9:30 a.m. Mike Ferguson leads the adult class in exploring the question, “What do Presbyterians Believe?” All Saints Sunday is celebrated at the 11 a.m. worship service. Loved ones who have passed away this year are remembered with the reading of each name and the tolling of a bell. The Chancel Choir sings and Linda Molyneaux gives a Moment for Generosity. Pastor Susan Barnes preaches on Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Revelation 7:9-17, celebrating the people who went before us and discussing how we prepare for the people who will come after us.
Billings First Congregational UCC, 310 N. 27th St.: The film “Saved” is concluded at the Adult Forum at 10 a.m. “Sundays @ Seven: Practices for Resilience and Renewal” continues with Visio Divina art meditation practice led by Barbara Gulick. For more information, call 259-3622.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Volunteers help construct a Habitat for Humanity house. To volunteer, call the church at 656-5414. All are welcome to Lydia’s Prayer Group to share inspiration and prayers at 11:30 a.m.
Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1810 Shiloh Road: "God Hunger" begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch With the Pastor follows at noon.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: The Community Lecture Series at 7 p.m. features a TED Talk by Robert Waldinger titled “What Makes a Good Life?” Waldinger, director of Adult Development Studies at Harvard, presents findings from a study of individuals who researchers followed for 75 years to see what factors influenced happiness in their later lives. The public is invited to the free presentation and discussion.
Atonement Lutheran Church Bible studies: The J.O.Y. ladies Bible study meets at Montana Jacks, 520 Hansen Lane, at 6:30 a.m. The Adult Bible Study meets at Atonement, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd., at 10 a.m. for “Instruction,” based on Psalm 32, 51 and 127.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: An All Saints Service in remembrance of loved ones and friends who are no longer with us takes place at 7 p.m.
King of Glory Lutheran Church–ELCA, 4125 Grand Ave.: A Bible study of 1 Corinthians takes place at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: Men’s Square fellowship breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4
Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: Everyone is invited to a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Donations benefit medical expenses of the Jinguji family. Volunteers to help with the breakfast are also needed.
Fall bazaar at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: The annual Atonement WELCA fall bazaar takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Summit on Justice: Understanding Hate” meeting at Billings Public Library, 510 N. Broadway: Not In Our Town Billings invites the public to presentations, a panel discussion and lunch, starting at 10 a.m.
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