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Faith briefs, Aug. 10

Benefit planned for the Rev. Don Braukmann

BEMIDJI—A breakfast benefit for the Rev. Don Braukmann will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, at St. Philip's Church, 702 Beltrami Ave. NW. A free-will offering will be taken. All proceeds will go to Braukmann to help with medical and living expenses. Braukmann retired on July 1 after 32 years, due to a diagnosis of ALS. Those who would like to donate but are unable to attend can send donations to St. Philips, attn. Bob Schlichting. Checks can be made to Knights of Columbus #1544.

Aardahl Lutheran plans music and BBQ Festival

BEMIDJI—Aardahl Lutheran Church will host its summer music and BBQ festival from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. The cost is $8 for adults and free for children 10 and younger. Music will be performed by Rosby Corner, Not Your Average Family Band, and Figuring It out (Abello Family). Aardahl Lutheran Church is located at 2920 Van Buren Ave. SE.

Laporte hosts Revive Minnesota conference series

LAPORTE—Time to Revive, a Dallas-based ministry, will hold a Revive Minnesota conference from through Sunday, Aug. 12, at Laporte Community Church, 155 Main St. W. The conference will include prayer, worship and training and outreach. The mission of reviveMINNESOTA is to unite local churches and equip believers to go out into their communities to pray for people, share the gospel, and make disciples of Jesus Christ, a press release said.

Our Redeemers to host ice cream social

PUPOSKY—Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church will host an ice cream and pie social from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. It will include children's games, music, and a craft and bake sale. A free-will donation will be accepted. Our Redeemer's Lutheran is located at 1020 Durand Drive.

Bemidji Area Aglow will meet on Aug. 11

BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Aglow will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Beltrami Electric, 4111 Technology Drive NW. The speaker will be Jill Torgerson, who ministers in healing and breaking unhealthy soul ties, a press release said. A "soul tie" is a linkage in the soul realm between two people. This tie links their souls together, which can have either positive or negative results. The positive can be a godly marriage; the negative can be used by the devil for his advantage, the release said. Torgerson will explore how to break the soul ties that need to be broken, the release said.

BACM presents Jennifer Ellis at Calvary Lutheran

BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series will feature Jennifer Ellis at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave. S. A pianist and harpist, Ellis was raised in Bemidji and is now a stay-at-home mother in Fargo, N.D. Her program will include a piano sonata by W.A. Mozart, sacred music on her Celtic lever harp, and an original vocal solo, according to a press release.

A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced.

A free-will offering to fund music scholarships will be received at the door. For the past 22 years, the free-will offerings have been used to grant scholarships to students beginning their college music careers. For more information, call Kenneth Wold at (218) 751-2554, Carol L. Johnson at (218) 751-0415 or Shar Paquette at (218) 751-1893.

The remaining schedule for the Bemidji Area Church Musicians includes:

• Aug. 22: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church—First City Handbell Choir, Carol L. Johnson and Vicki L. Stenerson, co-directors.

• Aug. 29: First Lutheran Church—Turtle Island Ensemble: Sarah Carlson, piano; Sonja Connell, cello; Jon Romer, native flute; Bob Madeson, euphonium; Mike Tangen, guitar.

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