Faith Focus: Christ United Methodist to discuss ‘Immigration 101’

August 19, 2018

Christ to discuss ‘Immigration 101’

“Immigration Law 101” will be the subject of the Third Sunday Forum at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. SW, in Rochester.

Jean Binkovitz will be the instructor for “Immigration 101.” Binkovitz, who has practiced immigration law since 1989, is a longtime member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has served in justice programs to task forces in the state of Minnesota, has taught constitutional and international law classes.

Children’s Heart Project celebrated

A 20-year celebration of the the Children’s Heart Project will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Evangelical Free Church.

Samaritan’s Purse, through its Children’s Heart Project, and Mayo Clinic have partnered to provide 91 life-saving operations for children from Bosnia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Kosovo, Mongolia and Honduras, who could not obtain appropriate health care in their home country.

Representatives from Rochester International Airport, Children’s Heart Project, Mayo Clinic and the wider community will gather for the debut of a short documentary. The event is free and open to the public.

Calvary Evangelical Free Church is located at 5500 25th Ave. NW in Rochester.

Predestination controversy explained

BYRON — The eighth annual St. Olaf Heritage Association Ice Cream Social will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the historic Tverberg House, 6200 County Road 3 SW.

The program will explain the Predestination Controversy of 1889-1917 that caused a schism in the church. Three skits, written by Norman Senjem, will illustrate how the parishioners and pastors responded to the controversy.

Music will be provided by Don and Peg Holtan. Pie and ice cream will be served.

Admission is free; a free-will offering will be taken.

For more information, call 365-8101.

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