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The Unitarian Church of Underwood and Sverdrup Lutheran Church in Underwood have come together to bring Dr. Donna Beegle to share her training: “Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty.”

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Brethren Church will be hosting the 1517 organization’s “The Life Lived in Christ: A Conference on Christ and the Christian” at their facility on Saturday, May 15. The organization produces daily articles, videos, podcasts, conferences and books. 1517’s aim is “on what…

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On Easter Sunday, Roger Sodsod, gave his first sermon as Life Church’s new senior pastor. With a multitude of interests, Sodsod is certain to have a variety of stories to share as he leads Life Church.

In keeping with long standing tradition, Our Lady of Victory Catholic church will again be hosting Lenten walleye fish dinners.  In keeping with COVID guidelines OLV will be offering drive-thru/ takeout fish dinners on the Fridays in March.



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Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who delivered the first Hindu prayer to open the United States Senate, is slated to deliver the invocation at the Fergus Falls City Council meeting March 15. Zed has traveled across the country, opening meetings with Hindu mantras and prayers at a city, state and n…

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In late 2019, Church of Peace United Methodist Church launched Peace Pantry, a program that provided care packages consisting of new items to community members who were in need. Since its beginnings, the program has changed considerably, transitioning from a ministry that invited participant…

Many older Catholics throughout Otter Tail County recall the days of Latin Masses. This changed for Catholic churches from 1962 to 1964, coinciding with the Second Vatican Council when there was a switch from Latin to English in the United States. 

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On Feb. 1, Messiah Lutheran Church of Underwood will welcome a new pastor, Nate Nash, to their congregation. The avid outdoorsman, husband, and father of five (with another girl due to arrive in April) is from the Midwest but is relocating to the area from his wife’s native state of Pennsylvania. 

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Year built: The church met in the Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA from 2001-13. In 2012, the church purchased its current building (located at 207 W. Lincoln Ave.) and, after renovating it, started meeting there in 2013.

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Year built: The church met in the Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA from 2001-13. In 2012, the church purchased its current building (located at 207 W. Lincoln Ave.) and, after renovating it, started meeting there in 2013.

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Year built: Sverdrup Lutheran Church was established on March 6, 1876 by seven men of Lutheran heritage. The first Church was built in 1908 north of Underwood in the present cemetery location. Since then, the church has moved two times, first in 1917 to Main Street in Underwood, and then in …

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Outdoor gatherings were one way for groups of people to get together during the coronavirus pandemic, but the recent drop in temperatures and accumulating snow has put an end to many of those outdoor activities. Many local churches, some of which were holding outdoor services during the summ…

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There will be an open house of “The Rock,” at Zion-Sarpsborg Free Lutheran Church on Sunday  from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.   “The Rock” is an addition to the ministry in our area in the form of a new recreation/gathering/exercise space.  There is a gathering space for coffee and conversation, and…

Henning’s Lutheran Island Camp is hosting it’s second annual quilt auction from Oct. 1-9. The online auction, hosted in a silent auction format, will have both quilts and other various items. For more information or to make a bid, visit the Lutheran Island Camp website at www.islandcamp.org

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Trinity Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls will be hosting an event in October called “Back the Blue Drive Thru BBQ” to show support for local law enforcement. The church is raising funds to buy a gift for each uniformed officer in the Fergus Falls Police Department and, with cold weather upon …

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Fargo-Moorhead St. Andrew’s (Scottish) Society annual dinner/program and the Kirkin O’ the Tartan have been canceled.

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First Lutheran Church of Fergus Falls has reason to celebrate with the completion of their church organ this year. Their organ was first built in 1922 with renovations and updates done in 1951, 1972 and 2012, but their most recents have seen both of the organ’s pipe rooms filled completely, …

The Opening Service of the 2020-21 academic year for Lutheran Brethren Seminary will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, August 31, at Lutheran Brethren Seminary, 1036 W. Alcott Ave., in Fergus Falls. 

Pastor Craig Palach has served the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls for 25 years and even picked up extra duties in January as Faith Lutheran and Immanuel Lutheran became a dual parish. Palach’s final day as a fulltime minister was June 30.

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Due to COVID-19, the Lake Region Run was postponed this year. Normally held at the beginning of June, the Lake Region Run raises money for the Lake Region Healthcare Cancer Care & Research Center in Fergus Falls. Still wanting to give back to the community and bring her congregation toge…

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For the past few months, churches in the area have had to find different ways of delivering the message of their faith due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some have opted to go online or through the radio. But CrossRoads Church, a baptist ministry located at 629 E. Channing Ave., in Fergus Fall…

PioneerCare has named the Rev. Krehl Stringer as its new full-time chaplain following the retirement of David Strom. Stringer began serving on June 1.  

While chatting with one of my besties, she spoke tentatively, “They’re trying to find a solution and it’s all coming too fast, so I’m not sure anything is working!”

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Gov. Tim Walz announced on Saturday that places of worship in Minnesota may start reopening to congregates starting on Wednesday, May 27. This decision follows a motion filed last week by the Upper Midwest Law Center on behalf of multiple Minnesota churches seeking to suspend enforcement of …

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After Wednesday’s announcement by Gov. Tim Walz about what is allowed to open June 1 and how several state businesses were supposed to operate, many community members were shocked and upset on the restrictions that were still in place. Several state officials and organization leaders were al…

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many churches to conduct services online, but many congregate milestones, like baptism, first communion and confirmation, require gathering in person. According to a Pew Research Center poll conducted this month, 91% of U.S. adults who attend religious ser…

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In the Catholic faith, the sacrament of penance, also known as reconciliation or confession, is of great importance to those of the faith. The sacrament allows sinners to obtain forgiveness for their sins and reconcile with God and the church, “washing them clean” and renewing them in Christ.