Faith briefs from area churches.

Trinity Church - Episcopal and Presbyterian

Morning worship on Dec. 2 will be led by the Rev. Doyle Turner of Waubun, a former vicar of Trinity church. The service begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and fellowship time to follow. On Wednesday, Dec. 5 there will be morning prayer at 9 a.m. and Trinity Women will gather at the home of Gloria DeHaut at noon for their annual Christmas luncheon; RSVP required. 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. For more information Visit the website, for more information and to see the church calendar.

St. Johns Lutheran (Park Rapids)

Join us for worship this Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. The sermon is titled, "Straighten Up Your Heads," based on Luke 21:25-26. Bible study is held between services at 9:15 a.m. Advent midweek worship begins Wednesday, Dec. 5 with services at noon and 6 p.m. The theme this year is "What Child is This?" St. Johns also sponsors "The Lutheran Hour," broadcast on KPRM 870AM at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. This week's topic is "Reality Therapy," based on Ruth 1-2. 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

Riverside United Methodist Church

Join us in worship this season of Advent at Riverside United Methodist Church, Highway 71 North in Park Rapids. Worship is led by Pastors Chip and 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. Riverside's building is handicap accessible, and a bus service is available within Park Rapids city limits to the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Call the church office at 732-5205 to schedule a pick-up. This Sunday begins a new sermon series, "The Carols of Christmas." Pastor Chip Nielsen will use the carol "Angels We Have Heard on High" for his message, with Scripture reading from the Gospel of Luke. Communion will be served at each service and is open to everyone. Call the church office at 732-5205 for more information about worship, outreach and programming, or visit the website at Become a fan on Facebook.

Calvary Lutheran Church

Calvary Lutheran Church welcomes all for services. Saturday Service will be at 5:30 pm. Sunday we will have services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Communion at the earlier service. Carl Hammer pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. with a freewill offering. Coffee and fellowship will be at 9 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Total Impact Bible study for high school is at 7 a.m. Monday at Bella Café. Text study of the next Sunday reading will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Luther Room. Christian Life Study Group will meet at 5 p.m. Monday. OWLS Breakfast is at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Cottage House in Menahga. Tai Chi will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the youth commons. Release time will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. K-5 after-school program begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Bell choir is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Senior League will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Calvary Singers will practice at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Heritage Living Center Bible Study will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Card game day will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the fellowship hall. Men's Fellowship will meet at 7 a.m. on Friday.

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, Dec. 5. We continue with worship at 9 a.m. with Pastor Laurie Kantonen. Join us as we begin our worship series, "Calm and Bright." This week's message is titled "Sleep in Peace," based on select verses of Isaiah 2 and 9. Our choir anthem this week will be "We Need a Silent Night in Here," with words and music by Marsha Jean Moors-Charles. All are invited to stay for coffee fellowship following the Sunday service. Thank God It's Wednesday schedule: 4:30 p.m. Kids' Club and youth group, 5:30 p.m. supper, 6 p.m. worship service and tutoring, 7 p.m. choir practice.

Eastside Christian Church

This Sunday, Eastside Christian Church invites you to worship at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Join us for our new series "Christmas Beyond Borders" throughout December. Wondering what your next step is? Try Next Steps during our 10 a.m. service. Find out what Eastside is all about, what God is doing here, and how you can join us in this exciting journey. Jump in any week. Children from 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

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.

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 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

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!

Faithbridge Church

Faithbridge Church worship schedule includes a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. Fellowship time begins at 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:45 a.m. The 10:45 a.m. service is also streamed live from our website. A staffed nursery is available at both services. Wednesday night activities include AWANA God's Path Seekers (GPS), Faith Student Ministries (FSM) and Parents Time Out (coffee and conversation) from 6:55 to 8:30 p.m. Faithbridge is located in Park Rapids on Hwy 71 South. For more information call the church office at 732-1404 or visit

Nevis Church of Christ

Nevis Church of Christ is located at the corner of Pleasant Ave. and Bunyan Trails Road (County Road 2) in Nevis. Services at the church are at 10 a.m. on Sundays, with junior worship during the service. Adult Bible study is at 9 a.m. The church has a bus available for transportation if needed. All are welcome to attend. For more information or to arrange to be picked up for services, call Pastor Paul at 652-3900.

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

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, call 652-6508, or email or

Akeley UMC

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

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 For more information go to Facebook,, or

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

Frontline Church

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 or visit

Grace Community

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

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

Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene

Park Rapids Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene, formerly Evergreen Church, invites all to worship service and Bible study 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, or at The church campus is located at 295 Western Ave. S. in Park Rapids.

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.

Bethany Lutheran

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 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 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 or call 564-4610.

White Oak

Join White Oak Bible Chapel for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship services begin at 11 a.m.

White Oak Bible Chapel is located at 30908 170th St. in Akeley for questions call the church at 652-3848.

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.

Messiah Yahusha

Disciples of Messiah Yahusha are meeting each Sabbath in homes. For more information, call 766-8176.

Gethsemane Lutheran

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

St. Mary's

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