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Faith Briefs: March 24, 2018

Churches Around the Park to conclude Lenten series on Friday

A host of pastors will participate in ecumenical Good Friday worship noon March 30 at United Lutheran Church. The service of readings and prayers will be the capstone to the Churches of the Park Lenten series.

Throughout the season leading up to Easter, Christ Episcopal, Church Church of St. Joseph, First Lutheran, First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, St. Paul's Lutheran and United Lutheran churches have taken turns providing preachers and sanctuary space for Wednesday evening worship.

Good Friday worship will conclude the 2018 theme "What's Faith Got to Do with ... .?"

Eat at a Community Meal

The Community Meal/Sunday Supper will be served at 5 p.m. March 25 at First United Methodist Church. Seventh-day Adventist Church will provide the servers.

The free meal open to all.

Wisconsin church women to address human trafficking

Children throughout our country and world are trafficked and enslaved. What is our role in preventing child trafficking? Amy Hartman will share stories and insights from her own journey April 21, 2018, at the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Synodical Women's Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 35 W. Messenger St., Rice Lake.

Registration and coffee start at 8 a.m. with the opening at 9 a.m. under the theme "Transformed Anew."

The Rev. Laurie Skow-Anderson will present "180 Degrees." Workshop topics will include "Domestic Violence" led by Barron County Sheriff, Chris Fitzgerald; "Water, Air and Land" led by Kate Beaton from Eau Claire; "Human Trafficking in Rural America" led by Jodi Emerson from Fierce Freedom of Eau Claire; "Understanding Poverty and Homelessness in Rural America" led by Lori Bowman of Rice Lake; and "Story, Culture, Identity and Stereotypes" led by Mary Meierotto and Gail Lando.

For more information call 715-273-5847 or

class='subhead'>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.

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