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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.

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Coming up against the culture isn’t always easy. Some people liken it to swimming upstream or going against the tide. Most often, once in the water, it’s just easier to go with the flow so to speak. That is, unless the flow takes us too far out and we don’t even realize the danger we’re in. …

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Federated Church, Fergus Falls, is serving as the fiscal host and receiving the much-needed donations needed to operate the community food shelf on an interim basis. “Because the City was able to get the food shelf operating temporarily, new funds are needed to purchase the food,” said Rev. …

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We are all adjusting so much in these days. Just think how different life is today than it was even a week ago. Had any of us ever used the phrase “social distancing” before?

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As government and health officials urge Americans to avoid gatherings, with events being canceled and schools closing, churches are working to continue providing services to parishioners during this Lenten season.

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Supporting mitigation efforts and protecting our church community, First Lutheran Church leadership has decided to cancel worship service on  Wednesday, March 18.

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The Lenten Fish Fry at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church is a go for Friday evening at 207 North Vine Street in Fergus Falls.

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Talking about issues can be beneficial to both the individual and the community they inhabit. Sometimes problems that are in someone’s everyday life go unnoticed for a number of reasons. For young people, things that impact their lives are not as well known by those that can currently make t…

On Sunday, March 15, Otter Tail County attorney Michelle Eldien will speak at the Unitarian Church of Underwood. Eldien says “Mental health and chemical dependency are two areas that affect almost all we do in our office.” Treatment is expensive and involves long term commitment and support …

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls will continue its long tradition of Lenten Fish Fries. The fish fries are Fridays during Lent beginning Feb. 28 through April 3. 

On Sunday, Feb. 23, documentary artist Nik Nerburn will present his recent research and a selection of photographs from the private collection of Michael Loreno (former owner of The Spot Panini and Wine in Fergus Falls) at the Unitarian Church of Underwood. The collection of photographs was …

The community is invited to a free showing of the family-friendly movie called "Overcomer" about a basketball coach who reluctantly becomes a running coach to a young girl with asthma, and both find themselves on a journey of self-discovery and their true identity. This recent release is get…

Beginning Experience, a support group for divorced, widowed or separated has a 10 week session called “Coping With Life Alone” beginning March 16, 2020. 

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Sometimes getting mail can be a good thing. A paycheck, a birthday card or coupons. Other times it is unwanted items like bills, special business offers or credit card offers. And yet other times you receive things that are not anticipated. For Federated Church in Fergus Falls, a postcard wa…

On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Roe v. Wade, stating that women have a right to choose whether or not to have abortions without excessive government restriction. Since then, each year, the March for Life Education and Defense Fund has organized a March for Life in …

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! 

On Sunday, Jan. 19, Anna Wasescha will speak at the Unitarian Church of Underwood on  “The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals” developed by the United Nations.  These global goals are as relevant in our region as they are anywhere in the world. West Central Initiative has a new three-year st…

Lutheran Brethren Seminary’s J-Term will be held at Lutheran Brethren Seminary, 1036 W. Alcott Ave., Fergus Falls, on Monday, Jan. 20 – Wednesday, Jan. 22. There is a great lineup of presentations this year! The discussion on Monday, Jan. 20 is of the biblical (both Old and New Testaments) t…

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.

Be Grace United Methodist’s guest at their 37th annual Christmas Day dinner.  The church is in the midst of preparing for the yearly Christmas Day dinner and would like community members to be a part of the celebration.  What started as a very small event the first year, has now blossomed in…