Today's Word of the Lord

"To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings." 1Corinthians 9:22, 23

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Community Calendar Community Thanksgiving Celebration

FOREST CITY - Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Forest City, will have their annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration on Wednesday, November 26 at 6:30PM for a Worship Time and on Thursday, November 27 at 11:15AM for a Thanksgiving Worship Service and a Thanksgiving Dinner at 12noon.  You may call the church at 641-585-3152 for reservations or carry outs.

Community Thanksgiving Service

MANKATO - Bethlehem Lutheran Church, in Mankato, will host a Community Thanksgiving Worship Service on Wednesday, November 26 at 7PM. A free will offering will benefit the ECHO Food Shelf.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

TITONKA - Ramsey Reformed Church, of Titonka, will have their Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 7PM on Wednesday, November 26. 

Free Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

WELLS - There will be a Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Thursday, November 27 from 11AM to 1PM at the Wildcats Grill on Broadway, in Wells.  Take outs will be offered and you may call ahead for delivery within the city limits by November 26 at 507-553-3513.

Thanksgiving Dinner

SHEFFIELD - First Grace Baptist Church, in Sheffield, will host the annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27 at 12noon at the West Fork High School. You are asked to leave a message at the church by calling 641-892-4421 if you plan on eating with them or taking a meal home.

Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women

FOREST CITY - Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women will meet on Monday, December 1 at 6:30 in the Fellowship Room of First Baptist Church.  The theme for the meeting will be "Cold Hands-Warm Heart".  Please make reservations by Friday noon on November 28 by calling Elsie at 641-585-2257or email

Food Shelf Benerit

MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Windom Area Chordhustlers Barbershop Chorus will be giving a Benefit Concert for the Local Food Shelf on Sunday, November 30 at Bethel Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake. You are asked to bring items for the food shelf as your ticket to the concert.

Christmas on the Farm!

WASECA - "Christmas on the Farm" will be held on Sunday, November 30 from 8:30AM to 12:30PM at Farmamerica, of Waseca.  You can find out more by going to

Clear Lake Area Christian Women's Connection

CLEAR LAKE - Clear Lake Area Christian Women's Connection will hold a Praise & Celebration Luncheon on Tuesday, December 2 at 12:15PM in the Parish Hall of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, in Clear Lake.  This will be the concluding meeting for this organization.  Reservations and cancellations are essential and can be made by calling 641-357-5755 no later than Sunday evening, November 30.

Christmas Program

MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Mountain Lake Christian School's elementary Christmas Program will be held at 7:00PM on Monday, December 1 at the Mountain Lake Christian School building, which is located at 710 11th STreet in Mountain Lake.

Advent by Candlelight and Music

RINGSTED - "Advent by Candlelight and Music" will be held at 6:30PM on Tuesday, December 2 at the Ringsted Legion Community Center.  This event is sponsored by the Ringsted Relay for Life Team.

Volunteer Training Session

 FAIRMONT - The volunteer caregivers organization , CREST of Martin County, will be hosting a training session for anyone that is interested in becoming a CREST volunteer, on Thursday, December 4 at 10AM in the board room of the Lakeview Methodist Health Care Canter, in Fairmont.  Reservations can be made by calling 507-235-3833 by December 2.

Snowflake Dazzle Event

MAPLETON - Mapleton's Snowflake Dazzle Event will be held on Wednesday, December 3 from 4 to 8PM.


HENDERSON - Centennial Lutheran Church, located at 701 Locust Street, in Henderson, will be hosting their CrecheFest on Thursday and Friday, December 4 and 5 from 1:30 to 7PM and on Saturday, December 6 from 1:30 to 5:00PM.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

MANKATO - Merely Players Community Theatre's childrens's production, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", will be held 7:30PM on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 and there will be a 2:00 matinee on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7. The following week December 12 through 14 follows the same schedule.  Tickets are available online at or at the box office.

Drive Through Live Nativity

ALBERT LEA - New Life Christian Church, in Albert Lea, will have their 21st Annual "Drive Through Live Nativity" on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 from 7 to 9PM.  The church is located at 1705 SE Marshall in Albert Lea. Admission is free and in case of inclement weather the Live Nativity will be cancelled.

"The Gifts of Christmas"

LINDSTROM - The Gifts of Christmas market event is Friday evening, December 5 from 5 to 9PM and Saturday afternoon, December 6, from 12 noon to 4PM,  at Lakes Free Church, in Lindstrom.

Cookie Walk

WATERVILLE - Waterville United Methodist Church will have a Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 6 from 10AM to 12noon.  The church is located at 319 East Main Street in Waterville.

Ruby's Pantry

ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, December 6 from 10AM - 12 Noon. The church is located at 1540 S Shore Drive, Albert Lea. There is a small fee for the groceries. For more information, please call 507-373-7989.

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

WINNEBAGO - Lutheran Church of Our Savior, in Winnebago, will have their 2014 Holiday Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, December 6 from 9AM to 12 Noon. 

Advent Handbell Concert

NORSELAND - Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, in Norseland, will present an "Advent Handbell Concert", featuring River Bend Bells of Mankato, on Saturday, December 6 at 2PM.

Christmas Concert

VERNON CENTER -  Mountain Lake Gospel Singers will perform a Christmas Concert at River's Edge Christian Church in Vernon Center at 2:30PM. The church is located in the old Vernon Center Elementary School.

Historical Society Fundraiser

BRICELYN - The Bricelyn Historical Society will have a Fundraiser at 4PM on Sunday, December 7, featuring Stub Highway #253, in concert, at the First Baptist Church, in Bricelyn.

Christmas in the Barn

LONE ROCK - "Christmas in the Barn" will again be offered by Burt Presbyterian Church at the barn of Mark and Mary Behrends, of rural Lone Rock, at 4:30PM on Sunday, December 7.  The Barn is located at 604 370th Street, 6 miles west of Bancroft on County Road A42.  You may call 515-925-3663 with questions.

WMF Christmas Tea

MANKATO - The Ladies of Word of Life Free Lutheran Church, in Mankato, will have their annual "WMF Christmas Tea" on Monday, December 8 at 7PM.  Guest speaker will be Gina Frandle, of Blue Earth.

Christmas Open House

WINNEBAGO - The Winnebago Area Museum will have their annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 9 from 9AM to 5:30PM.  Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

"The Christmas Story" Live Nativity

RINGSTED - "The Christmas Story" Live Nativity, with communion, will be held on Wednesday, December 10 at 6 and 7PM in the barn of the Jerry and Roxanne Christensen Farm, located at 2576 550th Avenue, in Ringsted.

Relationship Seminar - Christmas Edition

MANKATO - The House of Worship Church, in Mankato, are offering a "Relationship Seminar - Christmas Edition", on Saturday, December 13at the Blue Earth County Library, in Mankato.

Beth Crosby Christmas Concert

CLARKS GROVE - Kinship Radio's Beth Crosby will present a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 14 at 4:30PM at the First Baptist Church, of Clarks Grove.  For more information and tickets you may call the church at 507-256-4252 or email Jeff at

Ongoing Events

BLUE EARTH - The Holiday "Giving Tree" will be available beginning Wednesday, November 5 through December 3 at the Mini Mall and The WalMart in Blue Earth.  Residents are encouraged to choose an angel from a tree and purchase a gift to share with area children and families in need to make their Christmas a little brighter.

EAST CHAIN - Ruby's Pantry will distribute food in East Chain on the 4th Saturday of every month from 10AM to 12noon at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church which is located at 507 280th Avenue, in East Chain.

FAIRMONT / BLUE EARTH - Grief Support Groups will meet on eight consecutive Tuesdays, starting September 23 at two different locations.  First, from 1 to 3PM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center "Corral Room", in Blue Earth and in Fairmont in the Sunroom of Lakeview Health Services from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

MANKATO - A discussion group for Grandparents and Relative Caregivers, who are raising the next generation of children, will meet from 6 to 7:30PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month at New Creation World Outreach Church, on highway 169 in Mankato.  Childcare and a meal will be provided and you are asked to RSVP, for childcare and meal, by calling 507-380-7210.

MANKATO - Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at 6:30PM at Hillside Church, which is located at 502 South Victory Drive in Mankato.

OWATONNA -  Daybreak Community Church in Owatonna, hosts a Recovery Meeting for anyone who wants to work through habits, hurts, and hang-ups, on Mondays  from 6:30 to 7:30PM. The church is located at 2515 Harvest Lane in Owatonna.

ALBERT LEA - Single Moms Weekly Fellowship Group will be held each Wednesday from 4 to 6PM at First Presbyterian Church, located at 308 Water Street in Albert Lea.  This is a free event that includes child care with a nursery for young children and the KidZone Ministry for K-5th grade.  For more information you can contact Carol Cerney at 507-373-8423.

MANKATO - If you have a car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome, or boat taking up space, you can donate it to the vehicle donation program, Cars For Homes, to help Habitat For Humanity of South Central Minnesota build homes in Mankato, St. Peter and Le Sueur.  For more information you can contact them at 507-388-2081, extension 4 or visit the website at

MAPLETON - Maple River Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf is a non-profit organization that provides food items to those in need.  Serving the Maple River communities of Good Thunder, Amboy, Mapleton, and Beauford.  Hours are Tuesdays 3 to 6PM and Saturdays 10AM to noon.  For more information you can call 507-524-3046 or email

MAPLETON - The Community Closet, which is located above the Plaid Piper Floral in Mapleton, is open 9AM to 12Noon every Saturday.  Proceeds go to non-profit organizations in the Maple River Area.

SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Area Food Shelf is now open weekly on Monday nights from 5 to 7PM and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at Schwanke Engines, located at 804 East Rock Street in Springfield.  For more information you can contact Jan Schwanke at 507-723-4120.

WELLS -  Community Suppers will now be held in the Good Shepherd Social Hall in Wells, on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30PM.  If you are willing to provide, prepare, and serve a meal for a month please contact Ron Wegner at 507-456-3698 or Linda Hagen at 507-553-5057.

MOUNTAIN LAKE/ WINDOM - Through the Senior Nutrition Program, meals are served daily at 11:30AM at the Community Center in Mountain Lake and Windom.  To reserve or cancel a meal you may call Windom before 8AM at  1-866-985-8513.  You are asked to reserve a meal one day in advance at the Mountain Lake location by calling 507-427-2151.

WELLS - The Clothes Closet, a non-profit Thrift Shop in Wells, offers clothing  for everyone on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - each week -  from 11AM to 6PM.  All proceeds of The Clothes Closet go to local ministries.  Used items can be dropped off for donation during store hours. 

SHERBURN - MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, meets every other Tuesday at 10AM at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn.  All moms that are expecting or have children that are kindergarten and under are welcome to attend.  For more information you can contact Amber at 507-236-1328

NEW ULM - Compassionate Friends, a Grief Support Group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child, meet at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm on the last Monday of each month at 7PM.  Questions can be directed to Judy Kastman at 507-359-2737.

WASECA - Faith United Methodist Church of Waseca, is having 'Food at Faith', in which they give out a cartful of assorted food for only $20 on a first come, first served basis on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10AM to 12noon.  The church is located at 801 Fourth Avenue NE in Waseca.  For information you can call 507-835-3167 or email at

GAYLORD - United Methodist Church of Gaylord is offering home-style suppers every Wednesday from 5 to 6:15PM followed by a brief worship time.  The church is located at 318 4th Street in Gaylord.

WELLS - The Wilderness Prayer Center located south of Wells, will host " Worship In The Wilderness" the last Friday night of each month at 7PM, as well as prayer and worship meetings every Tuesday night at 7o'clock.  More information, including directions, can be found at

WINDOM - The Evangelical Free Church in Windom has a Men's Breakfast at 7:30 on the last Saturday morning of each month. The church is located at 416 10th Street in Windom.

FAIRMONT - The "Grief Coffee Group" meets each Thursday at 3PM in the Fairmont Medical Center.  The women's group and the men's group will alternate every week.  For more information you can call the Fairmont Medical Center Hospice at 507-238-8600

ALBERT LEA - All mothers of children ages birth through kindergarten are invited to attend the Albert Lea MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, which meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30PM at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea. 

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