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Faith briefs, Nov. 9

Calvary to hold lutefisk, meatball dinner Nov. 29

BEMIDJI—The annual Calvary Lutheran Church Lutefisk and Meatball Supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. Cost is $15, and $7 for children 10 and younger.

The menu includes lutefisk, meatballs and gravy, potatoes, rutabagas, coleslaw, cranberries, lefse, rolls and pie. Calvary youth will also hold a bake sale. Musical entertainment will be provided in the sanctuary. Take-outs are available. For additional information, call the church at 751-1893.

The church is located at 2508 Washington Ave. SE in Bemidji.

Day of Peace set for Saturday, Nov. 10

BEMIDJI—On Saturday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 6 p.m., there will be a Day of Peace at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1800 Irvine Ave. NW, in Bemidji, with the sole purpose of honoring the Sabbath, which means respecting ourselves first, a release said.

"Why a Day of Peace now? Why not? After all, the story from the Bible tells of a commandment that orders the Jewish people to "keep the Sabbath Holy," after all it was good enough for the Creator to rest on the Seventh Day. This has been misinterpreted by modern synagogues, churches and societies to be a means rather than end. The outcome results in more doing and less being," the release said.

Saturday's event will feature two well-known speakers on the subject:

• Prashant Olalekar is a priest with the Society of Jesus, Roman Catholic Church and is the Director of the Department of Inter-Religious Studies of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, Indian. He is the co-founder of InterPlay India and the Global Peace Partnership.

• Matthew M. Cobb is a priest with the Episcopal Church (Anglican) and is the president of Walks Back, Cross Cultural Studies Program Inc. and is the co-founder of the Adi Vasi Land and Mineral Rights Awareness Campaign and the Life Transitions Wellness Index.

For a schedule of events and times, call (218) 444-6831.

Bemidji Area Aglow meets Saturday

BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Aglow will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 10, at Beltrami Electric Cooperative's Community Room, 4111 Technology Drive NW.

What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? Why would I want to be baptized in the Holy Spirit? If you have asked yourself these questions, please come to the November meeting. Paul Rose, who serves as lead pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Bemidji, will be giving s important information on this subject. Paul and his wife, Sara, and their four children joined the church in July. His passion is to help people find hope in Christ and reach their full potential in Him.

Come with an open mind and an open heart, and be sure to bring a friend.

There will be sharing a soup and salad pot blessing after the meeting. Please bring a soup or salad to share.

Christian Women's luncheon on Monday

BEMIDJI—Fall and holiday decorating tips with Colleen Bown from Hobby Lobby will be featured at the Christian Women's luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Eagle's Club front Community Room, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE.

Special speaker is Judy Vader of Escanaba, Mich., who will talk about being the daughter of the king in spite of it all. Contact Linda at (218) 444-4709 or Carolyn at (218) 751-4597 for reservations.

Community Meal in Blackduck

BLACKDUCK—The Blackduck community is invited to a free meal on Monday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 241 Oscar Ave. SW.

Call (218) 835-4580 for more information.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

BEMIDJI—There will be a Transgender Day of Remembrance service at First Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the sanctuary. This service will remember the people who have been killed for their gender identity since the last Transgender Day of Remembrance. We will gather for a service of prayer, music, scripture, and an open table. All are invited to attend. First Lutheran Church is located at 900 Bemidji Ave. N.

Annual Advent Tea on Dec. 10

BLACKDUCK—The Blackduck Zion Lutheran Church's Women's annual Advent Tea is set for 2 p.m. Dec. 10. All are welcome.

To have your event listed, please email news@bemidjipioneer.com.

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