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Church Women United plans May event

Church Women United will celebrate May Friendship Day at 11:30 a.m. Friday May 3 at United Lutheran Church. The theme is "Swing Wide the Doors of Hospitality," and lunch will be served.

Tickets are available for $6 from participating churches.

Women's seminar theme is 'God's Beloved Daughter'

"Moving Out of Hiding, Beyond Hurting and Into Healing" will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday April 30 at New River Assembly of God, 240 Spates Ave.

Mary Reuter, site facilitator, will present "God's Beloved Daughter." The small-group Bible Study is confidential.

The Tuesday sessions will continue through May 7. For more information, contact Reuter at 612-209-6886

Pierce County Ecumenical Choir ends tour

The Pierce County Ecumenical Choir will give its final performance of "No Stone Could Hold Him" at 7 p.m. April 28 at English Lutheran Church, Ellsworth.

Lloyd Larson composed the cantata to pay "dynamic witness to the living rock of our salvation," the choir said in a statement. Ann Turner directs the ensemble.

Sale supports Tennessee mission trip

First Lutheran Church youths will hold a quilt raffle until their May 2-4 garage sale, which will run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds will help fund a mission trip to Nashville, Tenn.

Christ Episcopal plans sale

Christ Episcopal Church, 621 West Ave., will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday May 3 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 4. All proceeds will go to the building maintenance fund; the church was built in the 1860s.

Russian ensemble to sing at United Lutheran

Lyra, a professional singing ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will sing Russian Orthodox chants and Russian folk music at a 7 p.m. concert Sunday April 28 at United Lutheran Church, 628 W. Fifth St.

There will be a community pork chop dinner at 5:30 p.m. There will be a free-will donation for the meal.

River Valley Christian Women will wrap up season

The River Valley Christian Women's Connection will hold its "That's a Wrap" brunch at 10:30 a.m. Monday May 13 in the St. James Hotel's Laurentine Room.

Cancer survivor Ann Henzlik will present "Who am I?" The Chisago City, Minn., resident will talk about how she found a way out of a "no-way" situation.

Reservations and cancellations are essential. Call Dorothy at 651-385-0265 by Noon Friday May 10.

Mackey addresses Forever Young

Bill Mackey will present "Life Stories in Video" when Forever Young meets at noon Tuesday May 28 at First Lutheran Church, 615 W. Fifth St. Bring a dish to pass and your table service.