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Church briefs

Loaves and Fishes meal is Sunday

Members of St. Joseph Catholic Church will serve the Sunday Supper/Loaves and Fishes meal at 5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 25 at First United Methodist Church. The full meal is served at no charge.

Carve a pumpkin

First Lutheran Church will hold its annual jack-o’-lantern night Oct. 29. Following Jesus Club and the 6:30 p.m. worship, people may begin carving. Pumpkins are provided.

Lutefisk dinner at Beldenville

Our Saviors Lutheran Church, N6450 530th, Beldenville, will host its annual lutefisk and meatball dinner Thursday Oct. 30. Serving starts at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 715-273-4570.

Hallelujah Party planned

New River Assembly of God will hold its Hallelujah Party from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 26. Children may attend free of charge; just bring a bag of candy. Please, no scary costumes.

Classical guitarist leads adult ed

On Sunday Oct. 26, United Lutheran Church adult enrichment hour will will feature classical guitarist Randall Ferguson. He will speak about Reformation-era music and perform using period instruments. The program begins at 9:45 a.m.

Bethel holds Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival will feature “The Memories,” the music talent Warren Petryk at 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 1 at Bethel Covenant Church, W8405 County Road KK, Ellsworth. Pie and ice cream will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Hear speakers during Healing with Love retreat

Two speakers will present at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hastings during Healing with Love retreat Nov. 7 and 8.

Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza and healing minister Father Richard McAlear will speak during the weekend of events.

General admission tickets are $30 and are available at the SEAS Church Office or

The Friday Nov. 7 session begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m., and the Saturday Nov. 8 program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., doors at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit

Temporary respite care available

Faith in Action volunteers will provide short-term relief for a caregiver. They do not provide care services, but a caring presence to relieve the caregiver to attend a support group, shop, or enjoy a personal activity.

The respite can be two to four hours. For information, call 651-385-3290.

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