Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: Church Work Day starts at 8 a.m. Volunteers are asked to help with spring cleanup, installing air conditioners, window cleaning, planting and more. Bring work gloves, yard tools, etc.
The Men of Mayflower meeting at Aspen Meadows, 3155 Avenue C: The Men of Mayflower meet at 7:15 a.m. to cook and serve breakfast for the male residents. Members, sons, grandsons and friends are encouraged to attend.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: Ralph Sappington’s Country/Gospel liturgy is the theme of the 5 p.m. worship service. A potluck follows worship. Everyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: Sandra McKee leads the final Taize Prayer Service of the season at 6 p.m. Prayer includes meditation, Scripture, silence, words from Teresa of Avila and harp music by Daisy Eddy. Taize services resume in September.
Billings First Congregation UCC, 310 N. 27th St.: The Chancel Choir, under the leadership of Laura Stickney and accompanied by Barbara Dobesh and Steve Plaggemeyer, are honored at a cake reception in the fellowship hall after the 11 a.m. worship service.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: The summer worship schedule begins with one worship service at 9:15 a.m., weekly.
Community HU Chant at Lexington Inn and Suites, 3040 King Ave. W.: The public is invited to a HU Community Chant, in the community room at 10:30 a.m. HU is an ancient name for God. For more information, call Shayla at 245-4771.
Billings Association of Humanists meeting at First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: At 1 p.m., Danny Choriki presents “Fixing the Electoral College: Problems and Solutions.” Choriki presents possible solutions for fixing the Electoral College and what would have to happen in order for the solutions to become law. Also, he examines what would have to happen in Montana to enable the solutions. Direct vote, different allocation systems and turning the Electoral College into a representative branch of the government is discussed.
St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: The Rev. Ben Quanbeck, Lutheran pastor, leads worship in the Ocee Johnson Chapel at 7 p.m.
King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4125 Grand Ave.: New members are welcomed during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. The Sunday school finale takes place at 9:40, and children, parents, grandparents and families are invited to join in an ice cream social.
Trinity Blast and BBQ at Billings Rod & Gun Club, 2931 Rod and Gun Club Road: Trinity Lutheran Church invites everyone, whether avid shooter or beginner, to the shoot at 2 p.m. and a barbecue after the event. Three- or four-person teams cost $60 per shooter. A supply of 12-gauge shells is also available for $25. Proceeds support the Manitoba Mission Trip. Register at trinitybillings.org.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: This is the last day to purchase a “Get Found Following His Lead” T-shirt. This year’s design echoes the action of the disciples who dropped everything to follow Christ. For more information, email Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ladies Dessert Tea takes place at 2 p.m. Women are invited for tea and a viewing of wedding dresses. To share a dress or for reservations, call Amy King at 661-3176.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2021 Central Ave.: The Rev. Elli Elliott leads “Discovering Our Fellowship, the Sequel” during the 10:30 a.m. service. Last fall, BUUF began a self-discovery process. This week’s service is a report on the process and what has been learned, so far. Elliott and members of the Self-Discovery Process Committee also submit a statement about meaning and mission, for the fellowship’s consideration.
Mayflower Congregational UCC, 2940 Poly Drive: After the 8:45 a.m. Adult Education class, special music by the choir, under the direction of Linda Smith, is offered during the 10 a.m. worship service. After Children’s Time during the service, the youth leave for their last Sunday school before summer break, to take part in Fun Day.
Unity of Billings, 9 14th St. W.: At 10 a.m., the Rev. Danielle Egnew, interfaith minister, speaks on “Living in L.O.V.E.” and the way it can manifest in our lives.
Billings Bahá’i community talk at Unity Church, 9 14th St. W.: The Billings Bahá’i community, joining with more than 100,000 worldwide Bahá’i communities preparing to celebrate and honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’i Faith, in October, invites the public to learn more about “The Oneness of Humanity” and “The Equality of Men and Women,” two of the essential tenants of the Bahá’i Faith, during a series of talks. At 11:15 a.m., Toni Chew presents “Essential Partners” at Unity Church at 9 14th St. W. The second presentation takes place at Billings Public Library on Saturday, May 27. Both are free to attend.
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 36th St. S.: Pastor Steve Heppner leads the sermon, "God is worshiped for overcoming the fear of guilt,” based on John 21:15-19, and the Men's Chorus sings during the 10 a.m. worship service.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th W.: The Music Ministry finishes its season with handbells, the adult choir and Mark Fenderson, guest trumpeter, during the 9 a.m. worship service. A standard worship service takes place at 11 a.m.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: The Bells of Peace shares “Ode to Joy” as a special music offering during the 10 a.m. worship service. Anyone interested in membership is invited to attend a new member gathering at 3 p.m.
Hope United Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane: Graduate Recognition Sunday is celebrated during the 9 a.m. worship service. A reception to honor graduates takes place immediately after the service.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: At 9:30 a.m., Mike Ferguson teaches the Sunday school lesson, “The God of the Old Testament.” During the 11 a.m. worship service, Pastor Susan Barnes responds to the demanding question, “How can a loving God allow suffering in the world?” She says, “It’s tough for us to trust in God’s love when terrible things happen.” The CityKids 4-H Club presents “A Moment for Mission” during the service and serve refreshments after the service. As part of their mission to the community, St. Andrew has hosted CityKids 4-H meetings and events for many years.
American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The last Sunday school and Adult Forum of the season takes place at 9:45 a.m. At the forum, the Marc Priest Scholarship is discussed. The scholarship was established in 1989 in honor of Marc Priest, son of Arlene Priest, and supports American Lutheran young people attending Lutheran colleges or seminaries.
Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: At the 7 p.m. Community Lecture Series, Dr. Lori Byron and others present "Climate Change Changes Us: Denial, Inertia, Action?" They explore the questions: What do we know about each of these responses to the reality of climate disruption? What are the most effective responses? How do I decide where to put my energies?
Mayflower Congregational Church, 2940 Poly Drive: Everyone is invited to join the Women of Mayflower’s “Sing Into Spring” luncheon at noon. Ginny Herrick, pianist, leads music, and a catered lunch is served.
Youth of Billings First and Mayflower Congregational UCC meeting at Mayflower, 2940 Poly Drive: Youth in grades one through six meet from 5-6 p.m. Grades seven through 12 meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m., as dinner is served for both groups at 6:30.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: Holden Evening Prayer Service takes place at 7 p.m.
Vacation Bible School
Trinity Lutheran Church at Trintity Lutheran School, 2802 Belvedere Drive: Registration is open for ages 4 and older, for "Maker Fun Factory" VBS, filled with hands-on art activities from 9:11:30 a.m., June 12-16. Volunteers are also needed (must be exiting fifth grade or older.) Small-group leaders and helpers, station helpers, preschool helpers, cleaning crew, ice cream social helpers, prayer partners and “cookie bringers” are needed. To register, or sign up to help, go to trinitybillings.org/childrens-ministries.html, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1301 Avenue D: Registration is open for Construction Zone VBS, June 5-9. There is no cost to attend, and kids and volunteers get a free T-shirt. Register online at peacelutheranbillings.com.
Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd.: June 12-16. Register online at atonementbillings.org/get-involved/children.
Preschool registration at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: Enrollment for two-, three- and four-day programs for the 2017-2017 school year has begun. For more info call director Lisa Brandt at 656-1080.
“God to Go” program at American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: On Sundays through June, American Lutheran Church offers a “God to Go” box for those on the go this summer. This year, Flat Marty is included, in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the reformation and Martin Luther.
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