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Faith Focus: St. Mark’s to host community supper

November 11, 2018

St. Mark’s to host community supper

LAKE CITY — The public is invited to a community supper from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

You’re welcome to enjoy camaraderie, ecumenical conversation, friendship, family, music and home cooking. Betty Smith will entertain playing her piano selections.

The menu includes baked ham, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, dinner rolls, desserts and beverages.

Admission is free, but a free-will donation is welcome.

The church is at 110 S. Oak St. in Lake City. Please enter at the side entrance located at the end of the parking lot. This is handicap accessible and leads into McNair Hall, where the supper will be served.

‘Church Disaffiliation: What’s Next?’

A discussion called “Church Disaffiliation: What’s Next?” will be presented 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Assisi Heights Spirituality Center.

A great number of people are choosing movement away from traditional forms of worship, finding themselves opting out of organized religion and feeling spiritually homeless. Yet, many are still hungry to grow and engage their faith, searching with other like-minded spiritual curiosity seekers. This is an opportunity to consider the questions, find deeper meaning as part of a larger story, and engage in a community.

The Rev. Katy Lee, youth and young adult pastor and justice coordinator at Christ United Methodist, and Sister Marlys Jax, program coordinator at Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, will facilitate the roundtable discussion.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Family Promise Concert set for Friday

Bethel Lutheran Church will host its annual Family Promise Concert on Friday, beginning with a silent auction at 6 p.m.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., featuring choirs from seven local churches, Lourdes High School Choir, Rochester Area Handbell Choir and Rochester Pops Orchestra.

Admission is free. A free-will offering and proceeds of the silent auction go to Family Promise Rochester to continue its work serving homeless families.

Bethel Lutheran Church is at 810 Third Avenue SE.

Faith Lutheran to hold holiday bazaar

ST. CHARLES — Faith Lutheran Church will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The event features Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts, Norwegian baking, pies and coffee.

Faith Lutheran Church is located at 648 E Fifth St. in St. Charles, along U.S. Highway 14, across from the high school.

For more information, call 507-932-3344.

Four-week meditation class offered

A four-week series on meditation begins Nov. 20 in Crawford Hall at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Doug McGill from the Rochester Meditation Center will offer meditation instruction, guided practice, and review with one theme per week, including meditation the breath, meditation on the body, compassion meditation and loving-kindness meditation.

The class, which is appropriate for teen and adult beginners, will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 1.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted. You may register by calling 507-282-9429.

Calvary Episcopal Church is located at 111 Third Ave. SW in Rochester.

Calvary Episcopal host Advent Quiet Day

The public is invited for a morning of quiet, contemplation and prayer at the start of Advent from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The Advent Quiet Day includes a prayer bead workshop, and an open labyrinth walk. Clergy counsel, confession and companionship will be offered in the candle-lighted sanctuary.

To register for the prayer bead workshop, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., call 507-282-9429.

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