Lindsay Holy Family Parish will host speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza on Saturday, March 25th from 8:30am-12:30pm. Immaculee is a survivor of the Rwandan genoicide and will share about the power of prayer and healing. The cost is $57 per person or $76 for two. To register contact Sherri at 402-428-3003 or 402-920-1490.
A Fire Benefit Fund for Russ Watcher has been set up at all locations of the Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust in Norfolk, Hoskins, Pierce, or Wayne. Russ is from Pierce County and lost his home and all of his contents in a fire on March 8th. Donations are appreciated.
There will be a Ladies Retreat at the Pickstown Community Church on March 25th from 9:00am-1:00pm. The featured speakers will be Shaylon Ferris, from Good News Radio sharing about her personal testimony and Sophie Kopecky, a survivor of the Rwanda Genocide-Hope in the face of tragedy. There will be a love offering taken to defray expenses and for Beginnings, Pregnancy Resource Center. To register contact Sally at 605-487-7732 or Rachel at 605-999-7053.
St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard will hold a Windsor Loin Supper on March 25th from 5:00pm-7:30pm. They will be serving Windsor Loin, Hash Brown Casserole, Green Beans, Rolls, Salad Bar, and Dessert Bars. Free will donations will be accepted.
The Valley Male Chorus of Rock Valley, Iowa, consisting of 30 men's voices, will be presenting a sacred music concert on March 27th at the Platte Christian Reformed Church in Platte, SD at 7:00pm. Valley Male Chorus has been performing throughout the United States and Canada for numerous years and represents Hope Haven, a facility that serves over 1500 children and adults with disabilities in Minnesota and Iowa. A freewill offering will be taken for children and adults with disabilities in developing countries around the world who need wheelchairs but cannot afford them. Everyone is invited to attend this evening.
Flame Women's Ministry will hold a "Garden Party"on March 28th, beginning at 7:00pm at Faith Community Church in O'Neill. The special guest for the evening will be Jennifer Dukes Lee, an award-winning former news journalist and author of The Happiness Dare and Love Idol. Please register so they will know how much food to prepare by March 27th by calling Teresa at 402-925-2228 or Pat at 402-336-4524. There is no cost and all women of all spiritual backgrounds are welcome to attend.
A Grief Share program will begin on March 30th at 1:30pm at the Atkinson Presbyterian Church. Presented by West Holt Health Ministries under Lura Goeke RN, Parish Nurse. A series of weekly events that talk of grief and other various aspects will be discussed. For further details or to preregister contact Lura at 402-925-2311.
"Facing Darkness" is a film which shows the true story of how Samaritan's Purse Staff trusted God in the midst of the devasting Ebola crisis in Africa. It will be shown in theaters in Lincoln, Omaha, and Sioux Falls on Thursday, March 30th. For more information it can be found at www.FacingDarknessMovie.com.
The Central Nebraska Economic Development District (CNEDD) will hold their Annual Conference on March 30th at the O'Neill Community Center. The Annual Conference will include topics about "Small Town Success Stories," "What Businesses Need to Succeed," and much more. The cost per person is $25 which includes lunch and handouts. To register for the conference complete the form at: http://cnedd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Annual-Conference-Borchure.pdf or contact CNEDD at 402-340-0106 for more information.
Park Avenue Christian School at 401 East Park Avenue in Norfolk, NE will host a "Let's Get Acquainted Day" for prospective kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school term. Parents and children can attend the current class on March 30th from 8:15am-9:00am. A social time will follow from 9:00am-9:30am which will provide opportunities for parents to become acquainted with the curriculum offered and policies of the school. Parents planning to register their children for the next school term should bring their child's birth certificate. For more information contact the school at 402-379-0383.
Keystone Christian Academy will be hosting an open house for Preschool through 8th grades on March 30th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 715 Madison Avenue in Norfolk. Individuals will be able to meet the teachers, discuss the KCA program, and see the school. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. For more information, call 402-371-3531.
The Stanton Evangelical Free Church will be hosting a "Love & Respect Marriage Seminar" on the evening of March 31st from 7:00pm-9:00pm. All are welcome, married or not. Childcare will not be provided. Contact the church to sign up or for questions at 402-439-5047.
The Wayne State College Theatre Department will preform Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in the Ramsey Theatre in the Peterson Fine Arts Building on April 1st at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and on April 2nd at 2:00pm. Admission for all shows is $2 for children and $5 for adults. For more information, contact Brian at 402-375-7369 or email email@example.com
Her Health Women's Center a faith-based pregnancy care center in Sioux City, IA will hold their 30th annual banquet on April 4th beginning at 6:30pm at the Sioux City Conventon Center. Lysa TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries will be the keynote speaker. The Browns, a Southern Gospel group will provide the music. The banquet will provide an opportunity to give to the organization. To learn more or to register to attend this event go to www.partnersofherhealth.org and cick on "more details" under Upcoming Events tab.
Center for Rural Affairs' Santee Community Food Project will host a beading workshop on April 5th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Nebraska Indian Community College in Santee, NE. Food will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own beading supplies such as: leather, beading needles, thread, and awls. Deana James and Emma Stumblingbear will share their skills while particpants create earrings, moccasins, and wrapped lanyards. For more information visit www.cfra.org/events
Siouxland Teens Encounter Christ will be holding a non-denominational weekend for teens who want to experience the love of Jesus. This weekend will take place April 6th-9th at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA. Teenage speakers will share their own stories of how Jesus Christ, can radically change lives forever. Further information, applications, and contact information can all be found at www.siouxlandtec.com.
A Worship Night in America concert featuring Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams and others will be held on April 7th at the Baxter arena in Omaha. For more information visit www.ChrisTomlin.com.
The Creighton Library will hold a bake sale on April 7th from 8:00am-11:00am. They will also be serving coffee and baked goods. All proceeds will go to the Creighton Library Foundation. For more information contact Lisa at 402-358-5115.
Camp Assurance will hold their annual Supper, Pie and Basket Auction on April 8th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the South Gym in Laurel. Pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, and green beans will be served.
Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton, SD will host Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast on April 8th from 9:00am-4:30pm. Priscilla Shirer is the author of many Bible studies, devotionals, and also starred in the movie, War Room. Women will be challenged and encouraged to know God's Word and grow deeper in their faith. Muffins and coffee will be served at 8:15am; lunch is also included. Tickets cost $20 per person and will go on sale March 6th at the church office. For more information contact the church at 605-665-5594.
A "Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show" will be held at the Lynch Community Hall in Lynch, NE on April 8th from 9:00am-2:00pm. There will be various vendors, door prizes, and Lunch by Sharon Eilers will begin at 11:00am.
The Every-Kid-A-Camper program is a program that helps kids from Kindergarten through 12th grade attend Covenant Cedars Bible Camp near Hordville, NE or Glad Tidings Bible Camp near Crofton NE, at a reduced cost. Every-Kid-A-Camper Program will hold a fundraising "Dinner and Auction" on April 9th with a free will donation meal beginning at 12:00pm at the Wausa City Auditorium, followed by the Auction at 1:00pm. Campers are asked to bring food and help serve for the dinner; and donate at least one item for the auction. Donations of items for the auction from families or individuals are also appreciated.
"On My Cross" a Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, will be held at the First Southern Baptist Church in Gregory, SD on April 9th, 10th, 12th and 15th at 7:30pm each evening. Tickets are free and available by contacting Sandy at 605-835-8615, Colleen at 605-835-8008, Sue at 605-842-1583, or Russ at 605-830-8911.
The Creighton Public Library will hold their "Spring Gathering" on April 10th at 2:00pm. The afternoon will be filled with exercise tips, home decorating, and a book review. Sweet desserts will also be served. For more information contact Lisa at 402-358-5115.
Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey and Unspoken will be in concert April 11th at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. For more information visit the website www.castingcrowns.com.
The Calvary Baptist Church, Emmanuel Church, and Redeeming Grace Bible Church will be holding a nondenominational combined Good Friday Service on April 14th at 7:00pm at the Yankton High School Theater. Pastors from all three churches will share along with Seth Dekkenga, from Sioux Falls, as the guest Worship Leader. This will be a special time to remember God's great demonstration of love for us through Christ's death on the cross. For more information contact Calvary office at 605-665-5594, Emmanuel at 605-760-1143, or Redeeming Grace at 605-665-6317.
The Dorsey Community Church will hold Good Friday Services on April 14th at 7:00pm and Easter Sunrise Services on April 16th at 7:00am with a light breakfast to follow. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Bruce for more details at 402-336-1689.
A Rachel's Vineyard Retreat offers a beautiful opportunity for those who are struggling emotionally or spiritually with pain due to abortion. This retreat will be held on April 21st-23rd in the Rapid City, SD area. For more information contact Carol at 605-374-5639 or visit www.Rachelsvineyard.org.
American Red Cross will host a Disaster Training event in O'Neill on Aprill 22nd from 8:00am-6:30pm. This is a short course that will equip new volunteers with the training needed to respond to local and regional disasters such as in cases of tornados, floods, or home fires. To pre-register for this training event contact Michelle at 308-210-4565 or send an e-mail to Michelle.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Creighton Library will host Adam Boggs who will share about his book David's Mighty Men (a comic book based on 2 Samuel 23:8-9) on April 22nd at 10:00am. For more information contact Lisa at 402-358-5115.
Aseracare Hospice will be presenting "Living With Grief" for any adult that has lost a loved one in the past year or has a loved one on Hospice Services on April 22nd from 10:30am-12:00pm at the O'Neill Public Library Meeting Room. The featured speaker will be Ashton Ohde, a mental health counselor from Atkinson will share about the grief journey and coping skills. Coffee and doughnuts will be served and door prizes are available. For more information contact Jewel at 402-336-3988.
Pastor Bill Knievel and his wife, Elizabeth from the Victory Road Evangelical Free Church in Norfolk, will be leading a bus tour to The Ark Encounter and The Creation Museum on April 26th-30th. The Ark Enounter is a life-sized Noah's Ark measuring an American football field and a half long. The Creation Museum brings the Bible to life. To learn more about this tour and to make a reservation call 402-371-3840 or 800-672-1009.
Josh Wilson will be in concert on April 27th at the Cimple Arena on the Campus of Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD. For more information visit www.joshwilsonmusic.com
There will be Vacation Bible School Training at Camp Assurance on April 28th-29th. Jackie Weiss will be sharing how to prepare and present Bible stories to kids, present the Gospel message clearly, creatively teaching memory verses, songs, and much more. This training is open to anyone who wants to learn more about reaching kids with the Bible.
The Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain, SD will be celebrating their Centennial Anniversary with special events held throughout the year. On April 30th, during the Worship Service at 9:00am there will be a Spring Reunion Celebration. For more information visit www.zionchamberlain.com.
Perspectives is a 16 week life and learning opportunity that will change the way you view the world around you. Your eyes will be opened to the heart and purpose of God, and how you can take part in His work all over the world. Many local churches have partnered together to bring Perspectives to the Columbus area. For more information or to register visit Perspectives.org. Perspectives will be held every Tuesday from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. concluding May 9th at the Word of Life Church in Columbus. For more information call Anna at 402-730-0957.
Timberlake Ranch Camp will hold "Be a Camper for a Day Event" on May 21st from 4:00pm-7:00pm. There will be many activities for the whole entire family to particpate in including : horse arena rides, boats, ranch ball, obstacle course, and much more. Timberlake will also hold their first "Fun Run" the cost is $15. Camp staff will share and answer questions about who and what Timberlake is and does. Free supper will also be served.
Christian Cross Festival is a free outdoor Christian Music Festival that will be held June 9th and 10th at the Skyview Lake Park in Norfolk, NE. Ryan Stevenson will headline the coffee house stage on Friday, June 9th. On Saturday June 10th, Anthem Lights will headline with Moriah Peters, Jason Gray, and more will be performing on the main stage. Clayton Jennings and Aaron Trimble will be the featured speakers on both days. There will be food vendors, fireworks, and many more activities for the whole entire family. For more information visit the website www.christiancrossfestival.org.
TobyMac and David Crowder will be in concert on June 16th at 8:00pm at the Pinewood Bowl Theater in Lincoln, NE. For more information visit the website www.tobymac.com.
Hills Alive Free Summer Music Festival will be held July 15th & 16th at Memorial Park in Downtown Rapid City. A variety of artist will be performing including: Crowder, Matthew West, Mac Powell (Third Day), The Afters, Aaron Shust, Blanca, Point of Grace, and many others. For more details visit www.hillsalive.com
Grief Share is a 13-week seminar and support group for those experiencing grief and loss. It will be held at seven p.m. every Thursday at the Discovery Church in Yankton. The church is located at 205 West 3rd Street. Grief Share features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. For more information call 605-689-2211.
A new AL-ANON group will be meeting from 7:00pm-8:00pm every Wednesday night at the NAPA O'Neill Auto Supply. AL-ANON is a group of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hipe in order to solve their common problems. Friend and family memberss of drug abusers are also welcome. Please contact Jennifer with questions at 402-340-8956.
Servant Hearts Clinic, a free, Christ centered medical clinic will be open from 5:30 p.m. until eight p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at 232 Capitol Street in Yankton. The clinic is for urgent care conditions and provides care for physical, mental health, emotional, and spiritual issues. For more information call 605-760-2986 or send an email to ServantHeartsClinic@gmail.com.
The American Red Cross will be accepting donations at various locations across our listening area. For a compete list of those donation sites visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.