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Community Calendar Party in the Park

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
NEW RICHLAND - On Wednesday, September 3, from 5:30 to 7PM, Vista Covenant Church, of New Richland, will be collecting funds for the New Richland Area Food Shelf.  There will be free food, Bluegrass Gospel music and activities for the kids. 


Good Eats for Healthy Aging

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
WELLS - Interfaith Caregivers will be hosting a luncheon seminar, "Good Easts for Healthy Aging", on Wednesday, September 3 at 12noon at the Wells United Methodist Church, in Wells.


AWANA BBQ Registration Kick-Off!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
ALBERT LEA - Calvary Baptist Church, in Albert Lea, will have their AWANA BBQ Registration Kick-off on Wednesday, September 3 at 6PM.  This program is open to kids 4 years old through the 12th grade.  The church is located at 2016 Bridge Avenue in Albert Lea.


Evening of Healing Prayer

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
ALBERT LEA - Our Father's House in Albert Lea will hold an Evening of Healing Prayer on Friday, September 5 from 7 to 8PM at the church, which is located 2 miles south of Skyline Plaza on Highway 69.


Arts 'n More Festival

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 - 7
AMBOY - The Amboy Area Community Club and Fire Department are sponsoring the "2014 Amboy Arts 'n More Festival" to be held Friday through Sunday, September 5 through 7.  For complete details you can visit the website www.artsnmorefestival.org


The Art of Marriage

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 & 6
BRITT - The Evangelical Free Church of Britt will hold "The Art of Marriage Event" on Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6. This is a "Family Life" video event.  For more information you can go to www.brittfreechurch.com or you can call 643-843-3861.


Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
FOREST CITY - Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women will meet on Monday, September 8 at 6:30PM at the First Baptist Church, in Forest City.  You can make reservations by September 5 at 12noon by calling Elsie at 641-585-2257.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, September 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.


Walk For Life

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
FAIRMONT - Options Pregnancy Center in Fairmont, will have their "Walk For Life" on Saturday, September 6 at Heritage Acres in Fairmont.  Registration will start at 10:15AM and the walk begins at 11:00. You can obtain pledge brochures at the Options Pregnancy Center, Twelve Baskets Re-Sale, or call 507-238-2330.


Maple River Loaves & Fishes

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
AMBOY - Maple River Loaves and Fishes food Shelf will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations on Saturday, September 6 during the Amboy Festival of Arts parade, which starts at 3PM.


Back to Church Sunday Tailgating Party!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
CLEAR LAKE - Agape' Christian Family Church, in Clear Lake, will have a special 'Back to Church Sunday Tailgating Party!' on Sunday, September 7 at 10AM.  Agape' Church is located at 2810 Highway 18 West in Clear Lake.


Children's Ministry Kick-Off!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
ALBERT LEA - Crossroads Church, in Albert Lea, will Kick-Off their Children's Ministry, Fusion for younger children and Elevate for kids 5-7th grade, on Sunday, September 7during the 10:30AM service.  If you have questions, you may call the church at 507-377-3276.


Hairy and Company

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
FAIRMONT - The puppet ministry of "Hairy and Company" will be at Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church on Sunday, September 7 to help kick-off Sunday School.  The show begins at 10:30AM in the worship center on the top floor.  The church is located at 901 Woodland Avenue in Fairmont.


Clear Lake Area Christian Women's Connection

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
CLEAR LAKE - Clear Lake Area Christian Women's Connection will have a 'Harvest Fest' and meeting on Tuesday, September 9 at 12:15PM in the lower level of the Parish Hall of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, in Clear Lake.  All are encourage to share garden products, baked good, etc. to buy and sell.  All proceeds will go to Stonecroft Ministries.  Reservations and cancellations are essential and can be made by calling 641-357-5755 on later than September 7.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 14
WASECA -  Faith United Methodist Church in Waseca, is sponsoring "Powerful Tools for Caregivers", which will be held Thursdays, beginning September 9 through October 14 from 6 to 7:30PM at the Waseca Public Library.  For more information you can contact Sherry at 507-461-3820. 


Pioneer Club -

WEDNESDAYS, STARTING SEPTEMBER 10
FROST - Dell Free Lutheran Church, in Frost, will begin their Pioneer Club, available to all children age 4 through 5th grade, meeting Wednesdays when school is in session, starting on September 10 from 4 to 5:15PM.  Blue Earth Area and USC bus service is available to Frost. To register your child or for more information you can call 507-525-1611.


Mankato Gala

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
MANKATO - The 2014 MN Adult & Teen Challenge Mankato Gala will be held at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, on Thursday, September 11.  Silent Auction will begin at 5:30PM and dinner and program will start at 7PM.  Beth Crosby of KJLY Christian Radio, will be Emcee and the program will feature Bob Bardwell of Miracle Lodge, in Stewartville. For more information or to register, you can go to mntc.org/mankato or call 612-238-6184.


The Rainbow Connection

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
WASECA -  St. John Lutheran Church, located at 401 3rd Avenue NE in Waseca, will present "The Rainbow Connection", by Jan Jerdee, on Thursday, September 11 at 7PM in Trinity Hall.  Fellowship and lunch will follow.


Lincoln Brewster in Concert

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
ARDEN HILLS - Lincoln Brewster will be in concert at 7:30PM on Saturday, September 13 at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills.  You can obtain tickets at NHLC.org or call 651-797-7080.


FarmAmerica's "Fall Fair"

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 & 14
WASECA - FarmAmerica, Waseca, will hold their Fall Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 from 10AM to 4PM both days.  You can find out more by going to the website farmamerica.org


Tanquility Garden Dedication

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
MADELIA - There will be a garden dedication, with pie and ice cream, for the "Tranquility Garden" at the Madelia Communiy Hospital, in Madelia, on Saturday, September 13 at 1PM.


Chiletti Fundraiser for CREST

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
FAIRMONT - The volunteer caregivers organization, CREST of Martin County, will be hosting a Chiletti Dinner on Sunday, September 14 from 11AM to 1PM at the Trimont Community Center, located at the east end of Main Street in Trimont.  All proceeds will help support the CREST program in Martin County.


Celebration Sunday!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
WINDOM - It's Celebration Sunday at First United Methodist Church, in Windom, on Sunday, September 14.  Sunday School will begin at 9AM and at 10:00 a Special Event with Chalk Artist, Randy Davis, Potluck at 11:30 and an afternoon of Frisbee Golf. The church is locate at 974 6th Street in Windom.


FREE Hog Roast

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
LAKE CRYSTAL - Lake Crystal's First Baptist Church is hosting a FREE hog roast on Sunday, September 14.  Lunch will follow the 10:15AM worship service.


Church Centennial

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
MAPLETON - Medo Baptist Church, of rural Mapleton, are celebrating their Cenntenial on Sunday, September 14 beginning at 10AM.  The church is located 7miles Northeast of Mapleton.  For more information you can call 507-524-4621.


Organ Dedication Service

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
SLEEPY EYE - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Sleepy Eye, is celebrating the refurbishing of their pipe organ with an Organ Dedication Service, on Sunday, September 14 at 9:30AM.


Community Workshop - "Raising Children in a Hectic World"

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
WINNEBAGO - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Savior, in Winnebago, will be hosting four free Community Workshops.  The first workshop, "Raising Children in a Hectic World", will be held Sunday, September 14 at 2PM. The church is located at 121 1st Avenue SE in Winnebago.


Community Bible Study

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
FAIRMONT - A Community Bible Study, starting with Daniel followed by Revelation, will be available to men and women starting on Monday, September 15 at 7PM at Grace Lutheran Church, in Fairmont.  You may preregister by calling Georgie at 507-301-5592.


David Rubin

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
MANLY - David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh, Israel and founder of Shiloh Israel Children's Fund - a ministry healing the trauma of children who have been victims of terrorist attacks, will be speaking on Tuesday evening, September 16 at the Manly City Hall, located at 106 South Broadway, in Manly.


A Matter of Balance

TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 4
LAKE CRYSTAL - "A Matter of Balance" is being held at the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center in Lake Crystal, on Tuesdays, beginning on September 16 through November 4 from 10AM to 12Noon.  You can call 507-642-5211 for more information.


Pioneer Club

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
WELLS - United Methodist Church, in Wells, is starting a Pioneer Club program, for kids in grades 3 through 7, on Wednesdays, beginning September 17 right after school until 5PM. You can find more information and registration forms at www.wellsumc.net or call 507-553-5453.


The Art of Marriage Conference - Video Event

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 & 20
MANKATO - Family Life's, "The Art of Marriage Video Event" will be presented at Hillside Church, located at 502 South Victory Drive, in Mankato, Friday, September 19 beginning at 7PM and on Saturday, September 20 at 9AM.  For more information you can contact Dave and Arlene Gabrielson at 507-420-3028.


Fall Festival

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19-21
MANKATO - Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, will hold their annual "Fall Festival" Friday through Sunday, September 19 through 21.  Many events are planned and the most current information can be found at www.BLC.edu/fall-festival.


Maple River Loaves & Fishes

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
GOOD THUNDER - Maple River Loaves and Fishes food Shelf will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations on Saturday, September 20 at the Good Thunder Fall Festival from 10AM to 6PM at the Good Thunder City Park.


The Voice of the Martyrs' Regional Conference

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
BURNSVILLE - The Voice of the Martyrs' "I Commit" Regional Conference will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 9AM to 4PM at Berean Baptist Church, located at 309 County Road 42 East, in Burnsville.  To register and for more information you can visit www.vommeetings.com and click on "More Information" in the conference listing.


Minnesota Teen Challenge Choir

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
MAPLETON - The Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir will be at Faith Bible Church in Mapleton, on Sunday, September 21 at 10:30AM.
 


Annual Wild Game Feed

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
MANKATO - Word of Life Free Lutheran Church in Mankato, will have their Annual Wild Game Feed and Antique Car Show Saturday, September 27 from 5 to 9PM. Live music by "The Mountain Lake Gospel Singers!" will also be a part of the day.  Word of Life is located at 20013 Soltzman Road in Mankato.


Special Olympics 5K & 10K

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
REDWOOD FALLS - The Redwood Falls 5K & 10K for Special Olympics, presented by the Mankato Department of Public Safety, will be held on Saturday, September 27 at Legion Park, located at 400 North Drew Street in Redwood Falls. Registration starts at 8AM.  If you have questions you can contact Molly at molly.swanson@somn.org or call 612-604-1284.


Rend Collective

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
ST. PAUL - Rend Collective will be in concert at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul on Saturday, September 27 beginning at 7PM.  Also appearing will be guests, Urban Rescue and Moriah Peters.  Tickets are available at www.echoconcerts.com


Dad's Belgian Waffles

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
OWATONNA - DayBreak Community Church, located at 2515 Harvest Lane in Owatonna, will offer Dad's Belgian Waffles - all you can eat - on Sunday, September 28 from 8AM to 12:30PM.  Proceeds from this event will support DayBreak Community Church and Minnesota Teen Challenge. 


Fall Slendor Lutefisk and Swedish Meatballs Dinner

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
MANKATO - Grace Lutheran Church, in Mankato, will hold their Fall Splendor, Lutefisk and Swedish Meatballs Dinner, on Saturday, October 11 with seatings at 12, 3, and 6PM.  Tickets are available online and through the mail with completed form until Sunday, September 28 and in the church office through Friday, October 3.  Grace Lutheran Church is located at 320 East Main, in Mankato.


Fall Festival

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
NEW RICHLAND - Church of All Saints, in New Richland, will have their 32nd Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 28. A turkey dinner will be served from 11AM to 12:30PM in the lower level of the church and many family activities are planned for the afternoon, outside under the Big Tent from 11 o'clock to 3.


Silverline Concert

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
WASECA - Christ Community Church, in Waseca, will present a free concert featuring the band, Silverline, on Sunday, September 28 at 5PM.


Crowder Concert

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
ST. PAUL - The University of Northwestern - St. Paul will be hosting Crowder in concert on Thursday, October 2 at 7PM.  Also appearing will be All Sons & Daughters and Capital Kings.  Tickets are available at www.echoconcerts.com


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, October 4 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.


Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 12
TWIN CITIES - There is hope and healing, in Jesus, for anyone suffering from a past abortion at Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat, near the Twin Cities, Friday through Sunday, October 10 through 12.  For information or to register you can contact Michele at 715-781-4430 or go to projecthealingministries.org or rachelsvineyard.org.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, November 1 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.


Switchfoot Concert

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
MINNEAPOLIS - Switchfoot will be appearing with Gungor at First Avenue in Minneapolis on November 7 beginning at 6:45PM.  Tickets are available at www.echoconcerts.com


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
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.


Ongoing Events

OCTOBER BIBLE DRIVE - The Bible Foundation is holding their Annual October Bible Drive. Over 80 countries are served. You can mail your Bibles (Library Rate) to Bible Foundation, PO box 908 Newberg, OR 97132.  For more information you can go to www.bf.org

FAIRMONT - "Back to School", with Operation Homefront and the Dollar Tree, is offering FREE school supplies to Martin County Area Military Families. School Supplies can be picked up at the Fairmont Armory through September 10 during the hours of 8AM to 4PM.

FAIRMONT - Free outdoor activities in the community of Fairmont are taking place this summer.  Events start at 6:30PM and you are not obligated to come each week.  Mondays is Co-Ed Pick UP Softball, Tuesdays you can Canoe & Kayak the Lakes and Thursdays there is "Open Tennis" at the Fairmont High School courts.  For more information you can contact Char Kahler at 507-235-9837 or email chark@kaco.net

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 hfhsouthcentralmn.net

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 loavesandfishes@hickorytech.net

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 faithwaseca@gmail.com

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 www.wildernessprc.org

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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