FAREWELL SERVICE, BEARD SHAVING, POTLUCK SCHEDULED A joint farewell service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in Congregational United Church of Christ, 430 N. Broadway, for the Rev. Frank Picard. Picard has served the Minot church and Hope Congregational United Church of Christ in Granville since Nov. 1, 2006.
There will also be a "beard shaving" as Picard lives up to his promise to the Sunday school children. Picard challenged the Sunday school children from the Minot and Granville churches to raise money for a well-water project in Cameroon, Africa, and the deal was that if they raised a certain amount of money, the children would be allowed to shave his beard. The children raised $769.53, exceeding their goal, so they will be shaving Picard's beard.
A potluck meal will follow the service and beard shaving. People whose last names start with A-L are asked to bring a hotdish or casserole and people with last names starting with M-Z are asked to bring a salad or dessert.
Rev. Frank Picard
MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT PLANNED ?The Immanuel Baptist Choir will present a Mother's Day Concert on May 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the church at 1615-2nd St. SE. The concert will include the favorite anthems from the past year.
ANNUAL MOTHERS, OTHERS POTLUCK SALAD LUNCHEON TO BE HELD The annual Mothers and Others potluck salad luncheon will be May 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, 1800 Hiawatha St.
The theme is "May baskets for Moms."
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Ki Mar Gartman will be the guest speaker. Musical entertainment will include a piano duet and singing with the Hannah Circle "humming birds."
Ladies are asked to bring a salad to share. Breads, desserts and coffee will be provided.
MINOT CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CLUB TO MEET TUESDAY Minot Christian Women's Club will meet Tuesday from 12:15 to 2 p.m. in the Grand International Inn. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 inclusive.
The program for the "Seeds of Hope" program will include a demonstration with suggestions for great container flowers. Kimberly Nyborg of International Falls, Minn., will provide the music and give a talk on "Hope: The Promise of Restoration."
The cost is $10, inclusive.
Reservations are requested by calling Cheryl at 833-7895.
LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH TO HOST GUEST SPEAKERS SUNDAY A team from Russian Harvest Ministries will be guest speakers Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services in Lighthouse Church, 1400-5th St. SW.
Peter Mehl launched Russian Harvest Ministries in 1993 and has since held almost 2,000 crusades and pioneered many churches in the former Soviet Union.
Mehl began mentoring a young evangelist of Armenian descent, Kaaren Zelfimyan, in 1994 and the two have now teamed up to evangelize as a team.