Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 40 10th St. W.: The annual bake sale (including lefse) and chili & pie meal is hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: The chili cook-off and dessert auction starts at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the youth trip to the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: The 5 p.m. worship service features Ralph Sappington’s Country Gospel liturgy.
ECK service at Lexington Inn and Suites, 3040 King Ave. W.: The public is invited to the ECK Light and Sound Service, “Learning to Trust Your Inner Guidance,” at 10:30 a.m. The service is sponsored by ECKANKAR, The Path of Spiritual Freedom. For more information, call Shayla at 245-4771.
Billings Association of Humanists meeting at First Congregational Church-UCC, 310 N. 27th St.: “The Science of Perception” is the theme of the 1 p.m. meeting. Everyone is welcome.
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: The Rev. Paul Hanson, retired pastor, leads worship in the Ocee Johnson Chapel at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: A new member class is led by Pastor Kay Wittman in the sixth-grade classroom library at 10:15 a.m.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The last of the three-week Reformation 500 series continues at 9:45 a.m.
Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1810 Shiloh Road: Sunday worship services begin at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Pastor Tyler Amundson continues the sermon series "Half Truths." Bring coins for the Noisy Offering. Ten percent benefits mission work; the rest supports youth activities. Choir practice and an adult Bible study, titled "Animate," start at 9 a.m. The Faith in Film group meets at 5:30 p.m. for movie "Lion," treats and discussion. Everyone is welcome.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: Meet at TYM Square, east of the church, for the Chili Bowl and football at 2 p.m. The family event includes a flag football tournament for ages 18 and older. Kids are welcome to join in a punt, pass and kick contest. For more information, contact Cameron Heiliger at 647-8212 or email@example.com, or Matt Hein at 671-2911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: At 10:30 a.m., Dan Greiger, hypnotherapist and member of the Baha'i Faith Community of Billings, discusses Baha'u'llah, prophet founder of the Baha'i Faith. The service includes a story for children before they go to their classes. Geiger has studied and taught in 40 countries on five continents.
First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W.: Pastor Dave Thompson is the guest in the Church and Society class at 9:15 a.m. He presents "Crisis, Comedy, and Christianity: Reflecting on 20+ Years in the Ministry." He shares some of his more memorable experiences in the church, how comedy has helped him maintain a good perspective as a pastor and how Jesus Christ has been an incredibly steady influence in his personal life. He also shares several stories about weddings, funerals, and other experiences that has helped him to discover the joy in the Lord.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: The Adult Education Hour featuring the video series "Eclipsing the Empire" with discussion by Mike Downing continues at 8:45 a.m. The Rev. Steve Gordon's sermon, "The Journey to Generosity," draws on 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 at the 10 a.m. service. Sunday school for all youth also starts at 10. Coffee and fellowship take place after the service. New Member Orientation starts at 11:15 a.m. and continues Oct. 22. For more information, call the church office at 656-5414. A Blessing of the Animals is at 1 p.m. Bring your pets on leashes, in crates or otherwise restrained. If your pet can't attend, bring a photo or collar.
Unity of Billings, Nine 14th St. W.: The Rev. Danielle Egnew, local pastor and singer-songwriter, shares her message, "Debunking The Fan Fiction of Darkness." Marcia Reichert sings her healing Irish melody during the service, and Russ White and Sharon Rose provide the special offering music. Glenn Kamamura tones "Sound Healing" prior to the service.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: John Goodheart is the guest musician at the 10 a.m. worship service featuring the Country Gospel liturgy. A Reformation 500 Bible Study takes place after the service.
Billings First Congregational Church-UCC, 310 N. 27th St.: “Requiem for A Dream,” a film about addiction, is shown at Adult Forum at 10 a.m. “Sundays @ Seven: Practices for Resilience and Renewal,” features Dr. Janet Dietrich on “Mindfulness Meditation” at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Barbara Gulick at 259-3622.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The legacy of Martin Luther is discussed during the Adult Forum at 9:45 a.m. The forum features a PBS special about Martin Luther and explores forces that shaped the Reformation and led Europe out of the Middle Ages into the modern age. The first of a two-part Newcomers Class at 9:45 a.m., with the second part scheduled for Oct. 22. Nursery care is available. For more information, call the church office at 252-4171.
Hope United Methodist Church and Huntley UMC combined service at Hope, 244 Wicks Lane: A combined worship/fellowship in honor of Pastor Appreciation Sunday takes place at 9 a.m. Hope’s teen youth serve the fellowship time. Both congregations meet at Huntley UMC later to enjoy a concert by the Next Journey Quartet.
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 “Jesus is worshiped for his call to grace through the church,” based on Matthew 22:1-14. Brody Schwartz reads Scripture and the choir provides special music.
King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4125 Grand Ave.: Meet Other Families, a new ministry for families with infants and toddlers, takes place in the nursery from 9:40 to 10:20 a.m.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: Sunday School for all ages starts at 9:30 a.m. Mike Ferguson leads the adult class in exploring the question, “What does it mean to say that the Bible is the inspired word of God?” At the 10 a.m. worship, Pastor Susan Barnes begins a worship series on generosity, based on 1 Timothy 6:18-19. She also preaches on Philippians 4:1-9 and describes some of the women leaders in the early church.
First English Lutheran Church, 1243 N. 31st St.: The 10 a.m. worship service takes place in the park across the street from the church. Bring camp chairs and blankets. Set-up for the fundraiser takes place after the service. Booyah, Brats and Brews takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Booyah (a type of stew), bratwurst, local brews by Angry Hanks and apple cider are served. The fundraiser also features a basket raffle and baked goods for sale, and live music is provided by Jeanne and Greg Gordan. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: The Adult Sunday School Forum explores “Dealing With Addiction” at 9:15 a.m.
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“A Taste of Hebrew" hosted at Hebrew Bible College, 457 Daniel St.: Everyone is welcome to A Taste of Hebrew from 1 to 4 p.m. Seven booths, each representing one of the Feasts of God, feature teaching and food. For more information, call 480-2650.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: An informational meeting for parents of students grades 7-12 interested in attending the Western Regional Youth Event in Hawaii this summer begins at 6:30 p.m.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: All are welcome to Lydia’s Prayer Group at 11:30 a.m.
Billings First Congregational Church-UCC, 310 N. 27th St.: The Breakfast Book Group discusses Ian Buruma’s “Year Zero: A History of 1945” at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Walt Gulick at 259-3622.
“Same Kind of Different as Me” movie premiere at AMC Shiloh 14, 1001 Shiloh Crossing Blvd.: The Montana Rescue Mission hosts two showings of the movie at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and must be purchased at the MRM office, located at 2902 Minnesota Ave.
Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1810 Shiloh Road: Pastor Tyler Amundson begins a series called "God Hunger" at 11:30 a.m.
Community Lecture Series at Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: At 7 p.m., Brooke Beier, nutritional health coach at Natural Grocers, presents a class on how good nutrition and healthy habits can “Support Memory Throughout Our Lifespan.”
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: Kids age prekindergarten to fifth grade gather for Bible study and games at 5:30 p.m. Breakfast for Dinner is served to all at no cost, at 6:30 p.m. Youth Group and Confirmation class take place at 7 p.m.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: A Bible study of Genesis 36-39 starts at 3 p.m.
Atonement Lutheran Church youth fundraiser at Heights Panda Express, 1633 Main St.: The Heights Panda Express hosts a fundraiser for Atonement’s youth group to attend the National Youth Gathering. Participants should use promo code 234948 when ordering.
Billings First Congregational Church-UCC, 310 N. 27th St.: The Women’s Spiritual Growth Book Group concludes its discussion of Marcus Borg’s “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time” at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Barbara Gulick at 259-3622.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: A ladies Bible study takes place at 9:30 a.m.
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First Presbyterian Singles Group meeting at McCormick Café, 2419 Montana Ave.: The singles group meets at 10 a.m. For more information about the monthly group, call the church office at 252-3434.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: A Taizé service of meditation, prayer and song takes place at 6 p.m.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: From 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 28, the Peace Team leads a Constructive Conversation on the topic, "Should the U.S. upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities?" Constructive Conversation is free and open to the public, but registration before Oct. 26 is required. To register, call 652-1092, state your name and contact information, and whether or not you think the U.S. should or should not upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities.
Family Promise volunteers sought at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Volunteers are needed to host Family Promise guests Oct. 22-29. For more information, or to volunteer, call the church office at 656-5414.
Harvest Festival at Open Bible Christian Center, 302 19th St. W.: The Harvest Festival will take place 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 25. The public is welcome to enjoy a family-friendly night of chili, hot dogs, carnival games, prizes and candy, all at no cost. For more information, call 656-4946.
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