Faith briefs from area churches.
White Oak Bible Chapel
Register today for our Vacation Bible School for grades K-6. Families are also invited to join us. The program begins with a free meal and introduction at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, then continues from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5-9. It concludes with a certificate and award ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and the celebration will feature create-your-own ice cream sundaes. Families are invited back at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 for a Sunday service, VBS recap and photo slideshow. White Oak Bible Chapel is located at 30908 170th St. in Akeley. For questions call the church at 652-3848.
Eastside Christian Church
What makes up our true identity? From all directions, our self-image, relationships, successes, and our past are being hacked by self-doubt and social pressures. It's time to stop believing the hacked version of who we are and discover the best life God has for us. Join us throughout July for our series "Hacked." Wondering what your next step is? Try "Next Steps" during our 10 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. services. Find out what Eastside is all about, what God is doing here and how you can join us on this exciting journey. Children ages birth through fifth grade are welcome in Kidside during each service. We are located 6 miles southeast of Park Rapids at 16623 State Hwy 87. Check out www.eastside.com.
St. Johns Lutheran (Park Rapids)
Worship with us Sunday, July 14 at 8 or 10:30 a.m. The sermon is titled "P.R.A.Y.," based on Colossians 1:4-10. St. Johns sponsors "The Lutheran Hour" broadcast on KPRM 870AM at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. This week's topic is "Turning Point," based on Romans 6:1-11. St. Johns (LCMS) is located on Highway 34 across from the Hubbard County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the church at 732-9783 or visit our website at www.stjohnspr.org.
Riverside United Methodist Church
Join us in worship Sunday at Riverside United Methodist Church, Highway 71 North in Park Rapids. Services are led by Pastor Chip Nielsen and Pastor Lori Nielsen. Riverside offers a traditional service at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m., with a staffed nursery available at both services. The building is handicap accessible. Sunday, July 14 Pastor Lori Nielsen will continue a sermon series titled "Unafraid: Living with Courage in an Age of High Anxiety," based on a series by Rev. Adam Hamilton, with the message "The Sky Is Falling." Looking for a unique worship experience this summer? Riverside hosts music-based worship at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by a light supper; or try the outdoor services at Itasca State Park, 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the "Cathedral in the Pines," next to the museum. For more information about worship, outreach and programming, call 732-5205 or visit www.riversideumcchurch.com. Become a fan on Facebook.
Hubbard United Methodist
"Catch the Hubbard Spirit" at Hubbard United Methodist Church when the lively hymn sing begins at 8:45 a.m.on Sunday, July 14. Worship continues at 9 a.m. with Pastor Laurie Kantonen. Join us for this week's message, "Spirit of Service," based on Philippians 2:1-11 and Matthew 23:1-12. Our choir anthem this week will be "Let There Be Peace on Earth" by Sy Mill and Jill Jackson, arranged by Hugh S. Livingston, Jr. All are invited to stay for coffee fellowship after the Sunday service.
A Love Outreach event is coming to the Park Rapids area. Frontline Mission teams are coming from New Wine International Church of Fullerton, Calif. A concert is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Faithbridge Church, and a block party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 on 3rd St. in Park Rapids to show the community love and support. Everyone is invited, and everything is free. Join us for live music, food, activities and more. Area churches and businesses may participate. For more information about the church, the mission team or the Peacemakers, call Erica Castleberry at 562-833-9566 or Kory James at 714-423-5069.
Faithbridge Church worship schedule for the summer (through Sept. 1) includes a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10 a.m. The 10 a.m. service is also streamed live from our website. Fellowship time begins at 9:15 a.m. A staffed nursery is available during both services. Faithbridge is located on U.S. Hwy. 71 S. in Park Rapids. For more information, call the church office at 732-1404 or visit www.faithbridgepr.org.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church welcomes all for services. Saturday service is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday worship is at 8 and 10 a.m. Coffee and fellowship are at 9 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall.
Peace Lutheran Church
Sunday morning worship at Peace Lutheran Church (LCMC) begins at 9:30 a.m. Services on the first and third Sundays of the month are a traditional service, and the second and fourth are contemporary. Women's community Bible study meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. Men's Bible study meets at 8 a.m. Wednesdays. Follow us on Facebook! The church is located at 24025 State 34 in Nevis. For more information, visit www.peaceluthernnevis.com, call 652-6508, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Lakes Area Vineyard Church
Join us for our Sunday morning worship service! We are a community of believers with an outward focus on mission and a vision of experiencing God, growing in love and giving it away. Service time is 10 a.m. Vineyard Kids is available for nursery through fourth grade. Vineyard Church is located at 17765 State Hwy. 34 in Park Rapids. For more details check us out at www.myvineyardchurch.com.
Nevis Church of Christ
Nevis Church of Christ is located at the corner of Pleasant Ave. and Bunyan Trails Dr. in Nevis, across the street from the school. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 652-3900 or visit www.churchofchristnevis.org.
Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene
Park Rapids Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene, formerly Evergreen Church, invites all to worship service every Sunday at 10 a.m., as well as women's group every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and men's group every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in fellowship, study and worship, with a goal of bringing the hope of Christ to the Park Rapids community. Contact Campus Pastor Seth Keysor at 330-1130 for more information, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PRChurchOftheNazarene, or at www.cohmn.com. The church campus is located at 295 Western Ave. S. in Park Rapids.
Trinity Church - Episcopal and Presbyterian
Morning worship on Sunday will begin at 9 a.m., with coffee time and fellowship to follow. The church office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, with a service of morning prayer at 9:30 a.m. Trinity Church is a unique partnership recognized by the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota and the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is located at Court Ave. and Third St. W. in Park Rapids, and is handicap accessible. Look for the red doors.
Our Lady of the Pines
The church is located at 205 Main St. W. in Nevis. Phone: 652-4005.
Assemblies of God Church
Sunday school at Assemblies of God begins at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. At 10:30 a.m. there is a praise and worship experience. Wednesday night Bible study is from 7 to 8:15 p.m. for all ages. Office hours at Assemblies of God are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call the church at 732-8818. The church is located at 208 Western Ave. South in Park Rapids; half a mile west of the fairgrounds off of Highway 34.
St. John's Lutheran (Akeley)
We are located at the corner of Carroll Street and Pleasant Avenue, one block south of Highway 34 in Akeley. Come and be a part of our church family!
Park Rapids SDA Church
Join the Park Rapids Seventh-Day Adventist Church this Saturday with Sabbath School beginning at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 11 a.m. The church is located at 18908 Elisha Dr., a mile and a half west of Park Rapids. For more information visit their website at parkrapidsmn.adventistchurch.org.
The Akeley United Methodist congregation exists to serve the Hubbard County Communities in any way we can. If you are looking for a church home to connect with others and grow in your faith journey, you'll find a place to belong at Akeley UMC! Akeley United Methodist Church is located one block south of the Hwy. 34 & Hwy. 64 intersection, on State 64 in Akeley. Questions? Call 218-252-6251 or 218-652-2572.
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Redeemer Lutheran Church (LCMS) is located at 15 12th St. SE in Menahga. Worship is led by Pastor David Walsh at 9 a.m. Sunday, and a Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 564-4931 or visit dwallkenobi.wixsite.com/redeemerlutheran.
Heartland Lutheran Community Church
The Heartland Lutheran Community Parish invites all to worship Sunday at 9 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis and 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Akeley. All are welcome at the Lord's Supper every Sunday. Fellowship coffee at First Lutheran begins at 9:30 a.m. and follows the worship at Bethany. Visitors are always welcome! The community dinner at Bethany is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month. All are invited to these free monthly meals, a time for food and fellowship. Bethany prayer chain is at 652-3485 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to Facebook, www.flcakeley.org, or www.bethanylutherannevis.org.
Fellowship Baptist Church
Fellowship Baptist Church is located at Pleasant and Main streets in Nevis, half a block east of the giant muskie. Call Pastor Tom Drury at 952-222-0596 for more information.
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church is located at 909 W. 8th St., Park Rapids. For more information, call 732-3321 or visit www.fbcpr.org.
Join us for worship Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekly small groups are also available. Pastor Russell Smith's purpose is to introduce Jesus to people and connect them with their destiny in God. Frontline Church is located at 15936 192nd Street in Park Rapids, one mile north of Walmart and one block east of Henrietta Avenue. To contact us, call 237-3727, email email@example.com or visit www.accessfrontline.com.
Grace Community Church of Osage invites all to a worship service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Preceding the service is Sunday school and an adult Bible class at 9:30 a.m. Following the morning service there is a weekly time of fellowship and refreshments. The church is located one block north of the old schoolhouse in Osage. Grace also hosts a community breakfast each Wednesday at 9 a.m. with a freewill donation. Also available are a women's Bible study Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and an adult Bible study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Paul McKibben can be reached at 573-3143.
Iglesia Cristo Viene
Damos la bienvenida a nuestros amigos españoles de habla hispana en los Servicios de becas que se celebra todos los sábados a las 4:30 p.m. Iglesia Puente de Fe Fireside Sala del Centro de Vida Familiar en el 1505 Park Ave. S. (Note: This Spanish-language ministry meets in the fireside room at the Faithbridge Church Family Life Center.)
Restoration Christian Church
The Restoration Christian Church currently meets on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Park Rapids Library. For more information call 237-1700 or visit their website at www.restorechurch.com.
First English Lutheran, Dorset
First English Lutheran Church (LCMS) is located at 20252 State Hwy. 226 in Dorset. The Rev. Chris Davis is pastor. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m. with Sunday school and Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Book club meets at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. A Bible class is at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Men's club meets at 8 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Lutheran Women's Missionary League meets at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 732-9466 or visit dorsetlutheran.org.
New Life Community Church
Join New Life Community Church on a journey to know God better. Sunday school classes for all ages meet every Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10 a.m. New Life Community Church is a non-denominational church located at 600 Bridge Street in Park Rapids; two blocks north and two blocks west of Holiday gas station.
Sunday Worship at Bethany Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Menahga begins at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school is on the first and third Sundays of the month at 9:30 a.m. during the school year. The church is located at 59423 140th Street in Menahga. For more information visit www.firstenglishbethany.org or call 564-4610.
Friends In Christ Lutheran
Sunday worship at First In Christ Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Sebeka begins at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m. during the school year. The church is located at 305 5th Street NW in Sebeka at the DAC building. For more information visit www.firstenglishbethany.org or call 564-4610.
First English Lutheran, Menahga
Sunday Worship at First English Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Menahga begins at 8:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. during the school year. The church is located at 17 Main St. NW in Menahga. For more information visit www.firstenglishbethany.org or call 564-4610.
Assumption of Our Lady
Sunday Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic church in Menahga begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Mass at Green Pines Acres Nursing Home begins at 10 a.m. The church is located at 113 Aspen Ave. in Menahga. For more information contact the church at 564-4509.
Disciples of Messiah Yahusha are meeting each Sabbath in homes. For more information, call 766-8176.
Join in worship at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion every first and third Sunday of the month. Bible class and Sunday school begin at 9:30 a.m.
St. Peter the Apostle
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church is located at 305 W. 5th St. in Park Rapids. Mass is at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call Father Thomas Friedl at 732-5142 or visit stpeterpr.org.
Mass is at 11 a.m. on Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Grotto, 55744 County Road 44 in Two Inlets. For more information, call Father Thomas Friedl at 732-5142 or visit www.stmarys-twoinlets-churchandgrotto.com.