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Faith Briefs for July 29, 2017

Bells of the Bluff auditions set

Bells of the Bluff, an outreach ministry of First Lutheran Church, will hold auditions for the 2017-18 season at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Red Wing church.

For more information, visit or call 651-808-4589.

St. Joe's of Miesville at Little Log House

St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Miesville is operating a lunch stand at the Little Log House Antique Power Show this weekend. Proceeds go to church projects.

The grounds are off Highway 61 between Miesville and Hastings.

Work begins to fair stand

English Lutheran Church of Ellsworth will begin prepping today for the Pierce County Fair. Soup is being made throughout the day. Help is needed chopping vegetables and cutting up meat until 7 p.m. Gravy is on the docket for Monday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug. 10

The food booth raises 10 percent of the congregation's budget.

The fair runs Aug. 10-13.

Interfaith group helps others

Faith in Action in Red Wing is an interfaith volunteer program serving seniors and those in distressed circumstances. The organization's goal is to help individuals in the community remain independent.

All services are provided by caring volunteers, with no charge to the recipient. Services include local transportation, friendly visiting, library books, respite care and caregiver support group. The only out-of-town transportation offered is for radiation treatments.

For information, visit or call 651-327-2400.

Library books can be delivered

In cooperation with the Red Wing Public Library, Faith in Action volunteers are matched with individuals unable to get to the library. The volunteers will pick-out books, deliver to an individual and then return them through the Book House Call program. Timing is arranged with the receivers and the volunteers. For information, call 651-327-2400.

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 651-327-2400.

Take the Road to Recovery

Faith in Action offers the Road to Recovery program. This is the only out-of-town transportation service provided by Faith in Action in Red Wing and is for individuals receiving radiation treatments for cancer.

The office coordinates with family, church, and public health in assuring the patient has adequate transportation from Red Wing to treatment at Minneapolis or Rochester. For information, call 651-327-2400.

Share events taking place

Area churches are welcome to contribute items to the briefs, which run every weekend on the Religion page.

The Republican Eagle prefers to have people submit items via email to, including a phone number in case there are questions. The deadline is noon Wednesday.