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Community Calendar Unite 2016

FRIDAY, JULY 29
WELLS - The Wilderness Prayer Center, of rural Wells, will hold "Unite 2016", 24 hours of continuous worship, on Friday, July 29 beginning at 6PM and continuing until 8PM on Saturday evening.  "Nextgen Worship" of Joplin, MO will lead out and close out the event with local worship teams and individuals helping to fill the 24 hours.  You can go to the website, wildernessprc.org, to learn more.


Miracles Happen Event

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JULY 29 - 31
STEWARTVILLE - Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch of Stewartville will have their Miracles Happen Event Friday through Sunday, July 29 through 31 featuring Tenth Avenue North, Family Fun Day and Sunday morning worship.  For tickets and complete schedule you can go to mhfest.com.


Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women

MONDAY, AUGUST 1
FOREST CITY - The Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women will meet with he theme of "ONE Real Security" on Monday, August 1 from 6:30 to 8:30PM at the First Baptist Church, in Forest City.  Men and women are invited and can make reservations at 641-585-3203 by July 29.


Suds & Sundaes

SATURDAY, JULY 30
MORRISTOWN - Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, in Morristown, will have "Suds & Sundaes" with live music and lawn games on Saturday, July 30 from 4 to 6PM.  The church is located at 43089 180th Street in Morristown. 


Human Trafficking Sunday

SUNDAY, JULY 31
SHERBURN - The Regional Worship Center of Sherburn will be having a Human Trafficking Sunday on July 31 at 10AM. Pray First will lead the worship and Action 169 will be the special speakers.


"Higher Call Quartet" in concert

SUNDAY, JULY 31
MADELIA - The Higher Call Quartet, from the Twin Cities area, will be in concert at the Madelia Church of Christ, in Madelia on Sunday, July 31 at 2PM. 


Minnesota coalition for the Homeless Annual Conference

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 & 12
ROCHESTER - The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless will hold their 2016 Annual Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 11 and 12 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.  You can visit MNHomelessConference.org to find out more and for early bird registration by July 31.


Music & Pasta

MONDAY, AUGUST 8
FAIRMONT - There will be an interactive evening of art, music and pasta at the Red Rock Center in Fairmont on Monday, August 8.  Doors open at 5:30PM.  The event will conclude with guest pianist, Andrew Paulson of Fairmont. You can call for reservations at 507-235-9262 by Wednesday, August 3.


Barnyard Roundup VBS

MONDAY-FRIDAY, AUGUST 1-4
MANKATO - Word of Life Free Lutheran Church of Mankato will be holding Vacation Bible School Monday through Thursday, August 1 - 4  from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. "Barnyard Roundup" is the theme and ages 4-12 are welcome. To pre-register, please call 507-995-0762 or 507-340-5288 or email clarisanderson@aol.com. Registrations will also be taken at the event.


School Registration

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
SLEEPY EYE - St. Mary's Catholic School, in Sleepy Eye, will hold registration for students Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade on Thursday, August 4 from 11:30Am to 5:30PM in the school.  You can call for more information at 507-794-4121.


Artisan's Road Trip 2016

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
FAIRMONT - The Red Rock Center for the Arts, in Fairmont, presents the "Artisan Road Trip 2016" offering a variety of medias, on Thursday, August 4 from 5:30 to 7PM.  This event is free of charge.


YFC Peach Sales OPEN

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
FAIRMONT - Martin County Youth For Christ is now receiving orders for their 'peaches fundraiser' - 22 lb crates for early August delivery.  You may pre-order boxes by stopping by The Lighthouse in Fairmont or call Heather at 507-235-6016.  You can also order at MartinCounty.YFC.net


An Evening of Healing Prayer

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
ALBERT LEA - Our Father's House, in Albert Lea, will have an evening of Healing Prayer for anyone who has a need for physical healing on Friday, August 5 from 7 to 8PM. The church is located 2 miles south of Skyline Plaza on Highway 69, in Albert Lea.


Global Leadership Summit

THURSDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 - 12
ALBERT LEA - Crossroads Church, in Albert Lea, will host the Global Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday, August 11 and 12.  For more information and to register you can go to CrossRoadsChurchMN.com


7eventh Time Down Concert

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
NEW ULM - Grace Community Church of New Ulm is hosting national recording artists "7eventh Time Down" along with Bob Lenz in concert on Thursday, August 11 at 7PM.  This is a Free concert and will be held at the Brown County Fair Grounds Grandstand in New Ulm. 


Art of Marriage Video Event

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 & 13
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Church of Christ, in Cleveland, is hosting the 'Art of Marriage Video Event on Friday and Saturday, August 12 & 13.  For more information you can visit artofmarriage.com/about and click on 'Attend an Event'.


Art of Marriage

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 &13
BLUE EARTH - The Cleveland Church of Christ along with Pat & Heidi Zalusky, are hosting the Art of Marriage on Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13.  For more information and schedule you can go to ClevelandChurch.net


Fatih Fest

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
WELLS - FUSHION, which stands for Forever United Servants In Our Neighborhood, will sponsor Faith Fest  on Friday August 12 from 4 to 10PM, for all ages, at Half Moon Park in Wells. There will be activities, live music by Render, and comedian and inspirational speaker, Terrance Talley. This is a free event.


Bazaar & Bake Sale

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
FAIRMONT - St. John's United Church of Christ, in Fairmont, will hold their Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale on Friday, August 12 from 7:30 to 10:30AM. 


Double Portion

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents the Canadian gospel group, Double Portion, at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, August 13 at 7PM.  A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com.


Liberty Quartet

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
FAIRMONT - Bethel Evangelical Free Church, in Fairmont, are again hosting the "Liberty Quartet" on Saturday, August 13 at 7PM.  For more information, please contact Lee at 507-399-1390.


Corn Fiesta

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
MADELIA - St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Madelia,  are having their 39th Annual Corn Fiesta on Sunday, August 14.  Mass starts at 8AM, followed by many events, food and fun for the whole family throughout the day.


Worship Celebration

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
HUNTLEY - Community Covenant Church, in Huntley, will have a Worship Celebration on Sunday, August 14 at 9AM featuring Al Batt, a Minnesota writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist.


Vacation Bible School

MONDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 - 19
AUSTIN - Crane Chapel will hold their Vacation Bible School, "Creation" Monday through Friday, August 15 through Friday, August 19 from 6 to 7:30PM.  There will be classes for age 3 through adults, with nursery also available.


Back to School Supplies

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
ALBERT LEA - The Albert Lea Salvation Army will be processing applications for Back to School Supplies and also distributing them on Tuesday, August 16 from 9AM to 6PM at the Salvation Army, in Albert Lea.  You must bring proof that your child or children are registered (grades Kindergarten through 12th grade) in a Freeborn County School as well as a Parental ID.


USC Backpack Fundraiser

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
WELLS - There will be a "Glow Walk" United South Central Backpack Fundraiser, for all ages, on Thursday, August 18 at Half Moon Park in Wells.  Registration starts at 8PM.


Pretty Pretty

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
BLOOMINGTON - Are you a woman who's found yourself in a family crisis, loss of job or income, recent divorce, or other hard time? Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington is having an evening called Pretty Pretty where you can relax, get pampered, and feel love and renewed. Enjoy free haircuts, mani-pedis, makeovers and shop at the free boutique. This event will be on Friday, August 19 from 5 - 8PM. Childcare will be available for birth through 5th grade. A free meal will also be provided for women and their children.


Military Retiree Appreciation Day

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
ROSEMOUNT - A Military Retiree Appreciation Day, for all armed forces retirees, spouses, widows and/or guests, will be held on Friday, August 19 at the National Guard Armory and Community Center, in Rosemount, from 8AM to 4PM.  Pre-registration is required by August 8.  For more information and  registration form you can call 507-961-1177.


Cowboy Church in Riceville

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
RICEVILLE - Midwest Cowboy Ministries will hold Cowboy Church on Sunday, August 21 in the Welcome Center at Wapsi Trailhead, in Riceville, at 6PM.


MN Adult & Teen Challenge Mankato Gala!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
MANKATO - The Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge will have their Annual Mankato Gala on Friday, September 8 at Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.  A Silent Auction will start off the evening at 6PM and dinner and program will begin at 7o'clock.  If you have questions, you can call 612-238-6155.


Resonate Concert

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
WACONIA - Resonate is a free community music event hosted by Oakwood Community Church, in Waconia. The concert begins at 3pm and ends at 50’clock on Saturday, September 10 at City Square Park, in Waconia.  Free ice cream and popcorn will also be provided.


"Unshacked - escaping the prison of shame and rejection"

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
NEW PRAGUE - The Biblical Counseling Alliance will present "Unshackled... Escaping the Prison of Shame and Rejection" on Saturday, September 10 with speaker, Dr. Ed Welch, from 9AM to 5PM at the New Prague High School Auditorium, which is located at 221 12th Street Northeast in New Prague.  You can go online to register at BiblicalCounselingAlliance.org.


Concert in Burt

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
BURT - Burt Presbyterian Church will be hosting a classic and new gospel style concert with Blake and Jenna Bolerjack on Sunday, September 11 beginning at 6:30PM. Blake and Jenna will also share their story of their recent journey with Jenna's recent cancer diagnosis. A love offering will be taken for their ministry.


Blake & Jenna Bolerjack in Concert!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
BURT - Burt Presbyterian Church, in Burt, is hosting Blake and Jenna Bolerjack in concert on Sunday, September 11 at 6:30PM.


Dallas & Linda Holm in Concert

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents Dallas & Linda Holm at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, September 17at 7PM.  A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com


Freedom 5K Run/Walk

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
ST. PAUL - MN Adult & Teen Challenge will have a Freedom 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Day on Harriet Island, in St. Paul on Sunday, September 25 from 1 to 5PM.  You can register at MNTC.org/freedom5k.


2016 Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 & 12
ROCHESTER - The 2016 Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Conference will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday,  October 11 and 12 at the Mayo Civic Center, in Rochester.  You can find out more by going to MNHomelessConference.org.


Freedom Quartet

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents the Freedom Quartet at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, October 15 at 7PM.  A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com


Should Christians Vote?

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
OWATONNA - The last in a series of PowerPoint presentations, which includes a question and answer time, will take place at the Owatonna Public Library. John Helmberger, a representative of Minnesota Family Council, will be the special guest on Thursday, October 20 from 7 to 8:30PM on the subject "Should Christians Vote?".  If you have questions you may go to mfc.org or email John@mfc.org


Heartsong Ministries

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents Heartsong Ministries at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, November 12 at 7PM.  A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com


Gospel Opry Christmas Concert

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents their annual Christmas Concert featuring The Benson Family singers and Unified, at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, December 10 at 7PM.  A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com


ONGOING EVENTS

BLUE EARTH - Habitat for Humanity has started a fundraising and awareness campaign, 'Get on the BEAM', which provides churches, VBS groups, businesses, or any public place an actual '2 by 4' beam to display.  When people donate any amount of money, in the cup provided, they can sign their name on the beam and the beam will then be used in the construction of a 'Habitat' home.  For more information you can call Staci at 507-526-2500.

MANKATO - Mankato's nonprofit, LEEP (Leisure Education for Exceptional People), is looking for volunteer coaches for their Unified teams, which combines athletes with and without disabilities on the same team. LEEP currently offers unified teams in volleyball, basketball, aquatics, golf, and flag football.  For more information you can call 507-387-5122 or email info@mankatoleep.org.

MOUNTAINLAKE - Mountain Lake Christian School will offer their Pre-Kindergarten program free for the 2016-2017 school year for 3 and 4 year olds with no Pre-Kindergarten experience.  To find out more you may contact Dr. James at 507-427-3900 or go the website: gomlc.org.

NEW ULM - Community and Seniors Together (CAST) will host a low-impact Chair Workout Class on Tuesdays from 10 to 11AM in room 112 of the Community Center in New Ulm. 

FARIBAULT &  MARTIN COUNTIES - Faribault and Martin Counties Human Services are searching for potential Foster Parents to work alongside them to provide a loving, caring and stable home for county children that are in need of a safe environment with dedicated caregivers.  If interested, please contact Bethany at 507-238-4757 or email Bethany.Jobe@fmchs.com.

BLUE EARTH - Driving volunteers are greatly needed at this time to tranport  home-bound  citizens to their medical appointments and other engagements.  To volunteer your time to Interfaith Caregivers in Blue Earth, you can call 507-526-4684.

WASECA - Junior and Senior High students are invited to Club 180 at Christ Community Church in Waseca on Friday nights.

MANKATO - Celebrate Recovery meets each Tuesday evening, beginning with a meal served from 5 to 6PM at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato.

HUNTLEY - The Huntley Community Cookbook, a collaborative effort between the Community Covenant Church and Huntley Cafe, is now available. The cookbook includes recipes, vintage photographs, faith stories, and a brief history of the Huntley Community.  You may purchase yours at the Huntley Cafe or by contacting the church at 507-866-4646.

WELLS/BLUE EARTH - A Caregiver Coffee meets every 3rd Tuesday at 10AM at the United Methodist Church in Wells and at 3:15 at the Ag Center Conference Room in Blue Earth. For more information you can contact Interfaith Caregivers at 507-526-4684.

FAIRMONT/BLUE EARTH - Interfaith Caregivers offer two Parkinson's Support Groups each month. The Fairmont group meets the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 at Grace Lutheran Church and the Blue Earth group gather at the Ag Center Conference Room every 3rd Wednesday at 1:30PM.

BLUE EARTH - Silver Sneakers, excercise for seniors, meets at 10AM each Monday and Wednesday at the Fitness Center in Blue Earth.  For more information or to register you can call Michelle at 507-526-3376.

ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution is held at the Assemblies of God Church in Albert Lea, on The 1st Saturday of each month.  Doors open at 9:30 and distribution is from 10 to 11:30AM.

NORTH MANKATO - Grandparents and relatives raising children meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at New Creation World Outreach Church in North Mankato from 6 to 7:30PM. A family style meal is served as well as a free daycare provided. You can contact Kelijo (Kelly Jo) at 507-380-7210 to let them know you will be attending so the meal and daycare can be planned.

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