Religion briefs: Aug. 27
Next #507 Youth Rally set for Wednesday
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Area Youth Ministers Association is having a #507 Youth Rally for all youths in seventh through 12th grades on Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary St.
Free pizza will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the rally from 7 to 8 p.m.
The rally is intended to unite students and encourage them in their walk of faith. It is scheduled quarterly at area churches.
For more information, phone 376-3138.
Grief Share sessions coming up in Windom
WINDOM — The Grief Share program will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning next week at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Women.The Bible-based program is free and is different each session. Participants need not attend consecutive sessions.For more information or to register, phone 360-3414.
Love INC offers grief support group
WORTHINGTON — The Grief Share program will be offered on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3 through Dec. 3 at First Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave., Worthington.New participants are welcome to join the group at any time.To register, contact Love INC, 727-7291.
Allen Family to perform concert in Luverne
LUVERNE — The Todd Allen Family will present a concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the American Reformed Church, north of U.S. 75 in Luverne.The Allen Family has traveled internationally since 1991. The group launched onto the gospel music scene with a first place finish in the 2000 National Quartet Convention Talent Search.Todd, Michelle, Caleb, Gabrielle, Joshua, Jared, Danielle, Abigail, Zachariah and Christian live in their bus 365 days a year and fill more than 275 engagements each year. In October 2014, their original television pilot, “Home Sweet Bus,” premiered on TLC.
Immanuel Lutheran 125th celebration coming up
FULDA — Immanuel Lutheran Church, 27980 130th St, rural Fulda,will have its 125th anniversary celebration on Sept. 6. The 10:30 a.m. worship service will be followed by a catered noon meal; deadline for meal reservations was Aug. 1.An afternoon program will include old-fashioned games, trivia and entertainment.
Register for Bible League’s Minn-Ia-Kota retreat
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — The Minn-Ia-Kota Retreat of Bible League International volunteers will be Sept. 15 at First Reformed Church, 160 10th St. S.E., Sioux Center, Iowa.Theme for the event comes from James 4:8: “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” The retreat beings at 9 a.m., featuring speaker Valerie Elliot Shepard, who grew up in a missionary family living in Ecuador and has been a pastor’s wife for 38 years, raising and homeschooling eight children and eaching Bible studies. A musical program featuring the One Way Quartet will begin at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.For costs and more retreat information, go to http://www.BibleLeague.org/retreat15 and click on Minn-Ia-Kota; or contact Marcene Brands, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (605) 376-1316.Preregistration is required by today; late registration closes Sept. 8.
Family Nights to start again at Grace Community
WORTHINGTON — Family Nights are about to start up again at Grace Community Church, 2011 Nobles St.On Sept. 9, there will be a game night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to kick off The Gospel Project for kids. Watermelon will be served.A family meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16. At 6 p.m., The Gospel Project for Kids will begin along with the Adult LIfe Groups.