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Faith Focus: Trinity church hosts Ramsey financial classes

January 28, 2019

Trinity church hosts Ramsey financial classes

Trinity Presbyterian Church of Rochester will host a Financial Peace University course starting Jan. 30.

FPU is a nine-week course taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. Through life-changing videos, online tools and resources, and group accountability, attendees learn how to create and stick to a budget, save for emergencies, pay off debt, and plan for the future.

To register, go online to fpu.com/1080596. For more information, contact Karl Pasch, krpasch@charter.net.

Trinity church is at 2577 Schaeffer Lane NE.

Douglas church hosts breakfast, bake sale

Douglas Methodist Church will host a breakfast and bake sale, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2.

The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs with ham, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sausage and a beverage.

Cost of breakfast is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 5-10, and free for kids 4 and under.

The church is at 6507 75th St. NW, Oronoco.

True-life story may inspire, deepen your faith

Scott Schwalbe will share his story of conversion, from not caring about God to his desire to be a man of God, at the next Catholic Evangelization Outreach (CEO) event, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Church of the Resurrection.

The series, which features “real people sharing real stories,” will help inspire you and renew and deepen your faith. The public is invited. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Child care is also provided.

The church is at 1600 11th Ave. SE in Rochester. For more information, call 507-288-5528.

Join Rochester church for marriage conference

Spend a Valentine’s Day weekend with your spouse, Feb. 8-9 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rochester.

The church is playing host to a simulcast of the XO Marriage Conference, an event at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, a suburb of Dallas-Ft. Worth.

The simulcast runs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 8, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9. It is a one and a half day experience that provides expert marriage advice and practical teachings to help couples navigate their marriage journey. Participants will hear from Christian marriage expert Jimmy Evans, Dave and Ashley Willis and other leading speakers about the secrets to a thriving, healthy marriage.

To enroll, go to marriagetoday.brushfire.com/xo-simulcast-2019/449658. The website also includes answers to common questions about the event. Tickets are $17 per person.

Holy Cross is at 2703 Ninth Ave. NW.

Cowboy service is Feb. 3

SPRING VALLEY — The public is invited to a cowboy service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church.

Cowboy church is nondenominational.

New musicians are welcome, but should contact Cindy Seabright at seabright.cindy@gmail.com or 507-272-1682 one week prior to the service, which usually is the first Sunday of the month.

Cherry Grove United Methodist Church is at 18183 160th St., in the small community of Cherry Grove in rural Spring Valley. Cherry Grove Church is handicapped accessible.

Join improvised drumming circle at Assisi Heights

The beat goes on this Groundhog Day, when all ages are invited to take part in an improvised Community Drumming Circle at Assisi Heights in Rochester.

The event, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 2, will be held near the indoor hearth at Assisi Heights. It is an opportunity for you to experience the natural rhythm of the drum, to get in tune with each other and form a group consciousness. This native-led encounter offers equality of the circle, generates a new voice and a collective voice. Whether the groundhog sees its shadow or not, drumming grounds the heart to the earth, lifts stress and restores energy. Bring your own drum.

Hosted by the Southeastern MN Omni Drummers.

Donations appreciated. Preregistration required.

Register online, tinyurl.com/y8paepey, or call 507-529-3524 to register.

Assisi Heights is at 1001 14th St. NW.

Broadway show tunes meet St. Francis

Francis of Assisi and Broadway? This must be mistake!

But no, it isn’t — come explore the ways that St. Francis’ sayings of centuries ago resonate with this art form, the musical theater.

Presented by Frank McIlmail, a native New Yorker who grew up in the shadow of the theater district, the event, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at Assisi Heights in Rochester, is a chance to get acquainted with stage performance in a new light. Frank’s wife, Judy, fuels his passion for the messages in the musicals.

Admission is $20 preregistered/prepaid. Includes lunch. Registration required by Jan. 28.

Register online, tinyurl.com/yavorvnf, or call 507-529-3524 to register.

Assisi Heights is at 1001 14th St. NW.

Learn more about meditation

Learn to quiet your mind and bring forth clarity and tenderness, while cultivating forgiveness and love.

“Meditation: Embracing Compassion” is the course Feb. 6 at Assisi Heights in Rochester. It runs from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Meditation is a mindful practice of being aware and awake to the present moment. It demands of you to be truly present and at-one with those around you and with what you are doing. We open ourselves to the mysterious and silent space within. It is an opportunity to explore the meaning and methods of mindfulness, drawn from a range of traditions and approaches.

The time begins with a short guided meditation followed by silence. A bell will ring every 15 minutes allowing you to enter or exit as needed. All spiritual paths are welcome.

Donations appreciated.

Register online, tinyurl.com/ya9fsjvh, or call 507-529-3524 to register.

Assisi Heights is at 1001 14th St. NW.

News items for Faith Focus are due by Monday prior to Saturday publication. You may email information to life@postbulletin.com or mail to Faith Focus, Life section, 18 First Ave. SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Be sure to include event locations and contact information.

News items for Faith Focus are due by Monday prior to Saturday publication. You may email information to life@postbulletin.com or mail to Faith Focus, Life section, 18 First Ave. SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Be sure to include event locations and contact information.

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