Religion briefs

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Songs of Hope to perform in Lake City
Songs of Hope will perform at First Congregational Church in Lake City at 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 16.
The group brings together participants ages 10 to 22 from more than 13 countries to offer a performance including singing, dancing and more.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the free show.
More information is available at soundsofhope.org.

Svea social Wednesday includes shortcake
Svea Lutheran Church in Hager City will hold an ice cream social 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday July 15. There will be pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade pie and strawberry shortcake in addition to ice cream and toppings.

Methodist VBS has Mount Everest theme
The First United Methodist Church will host vacation Bible school Mount Everest-style July 20 to 24.
Sessions for ages 3 (fully potty-trained) through grade 5 will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church will provide a free hot lunch each day. 
Preschool through kindergarten children attend Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 
Register online at groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/fumcredwing or call 651-388-3262. 

Sunday Supper is July 25 this month
The Community Meal/Sunday Supper will be served once this month at First United Methodist Church.
On Sunday July 25, Church of St. Joseph members will prepare the meal, which is free and open to all with service starting at 5 p.m.

Outdoor service set
Churches Around the Park will hold an outdoor worship service at 6 p.m. July 26 in Red Wing’s Central Park. Organizers said they moved these joint services to the evenings each fourth Sunday of the summer months as something “new to reignite the spirit of community among our congregations.”
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. People are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy before the service.

Play kickball at Cross of Christ
Cross of Christ Church will hold weekly kickball games at 6 p.m. Wednesday nights beginning July 15.
Everyone is invited to participate, and pop and chips will be available at a low price.
The church ball field is located at 24036 County 7 Blvd. in Welch.