On My Cross is an Easter drama which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It will be performed on April 20th at the First Southern Baptist Church in Gregory. Tickets are free and available by calling Sandy at 605-835-8615
The Bon Homme Community Easter Cantata will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 21st at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield. The only cost is a free will donation
The Community Bible Church, located at 401 East Park Avenue in Norfolk, will present Easter Vespers at 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 21st. "The Many Faces of Peter" will be presented by members of the choir and will include dramatic readings which will remind everyone of the Biblical account of Easter and the true meaning of the holiday. For more information call 402-371-5000.
The Atkinson Presbyterian Church and the Stuart Community Church will have their Easter Sunday service at 8:00 a.m. at Perry and Amber Shane's Prairie Hope Chapel which is located northeast of Atkinson. Communion will be a part of the service. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served following the service.
The Church of Christ in Ewing will hold their Easter Sunday morning worship service from ten until eleven a.m.
The Norfolk Public Library will hosting Beginning Computer Classes in April, May and June. Courses are taught by an instructor from Northeast Community College and are offered twice each month. The classes are progressive, with participants building on the skills they learn each time. Registration is required. There is no cost to attend these classes. For more information call the library at 402-844-2100. The first basic computer class will be held April 23rd from five until eight p.m.
The Todd Becker Foundation from Kearney is bringing their Brand New Day Tour to the Neligh-Oakdale High School in Neligh, Nebraska on April 24th. Everyone is invited to attend this totally free event, which is designed to reach our community for Christ. Invite your friends, coworkers, and neighbors to come hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The first 10 high school students will even receive a free t-shirt. The presentation will feature a live concert at seven p.m. from the Christian band Chye (SHY). The concert will be followed by a life-changing Gospel message from Keith Becker. Since 2005, the Todd Becker Foundation has reached nearly 100,000 students in over 500 high schools across the nation with their school assembly and community outreach program. Calvary Bible Church in Neligh is sponsoring this event!
The 15th annual Mayor's Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held at six a.m on April 24th at the Divots Conference Center.. Doors open at 5:30. The breakfast will provide hope and spiritual encouragement to local business, civic and religious leaders in the Norfolk area. Best selling author Bob Goff will be the speaker. He is also an attorney who has founded "Love Does" -- a non-profit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia. His desire is to help others unlock their potential to love and be loved in a greater way. The cost is $35 and for students the cost is $15. To register visit NorfolkPrayerBreakfast.com.
Midtown, a charitable non-profit group, is sponsoring an evening of food, music and worship for youth. The Cade Thompson Band will perform and Josh Brewer, the president of Lifelight will share an encouraging message. This totally free event will begin at 6:30 pm. on Saturday, April 27th at the Community Center at 112 North Main Street in Chamberlain. Pizza will be served at 8:30 p.m. The event is open to 6th through 12th grade students, youth group leaders and their guests. Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.
"Worthy: A Worship Experience" will take place from seven until nine p.m. on Sunday, April 28th at the Calvary Baptist Church in Platte. This event will be a night of worship, prayer and the word. A local worship team will lead the worship.
Alpha Delta Kappa is a local women's teacher sorority offering a scholarship to women from the local area who are pursuing a career in education. Applicants may be graduating from high school this year or currently attending college. Preference may be given to schools who have an Alpha Delta Kappa affiliation. Please contact your high school counselor or Janene Reynolds for scholorship information. Janene's email address is JaneneReynolds@OneillSchools.org. Applications are due by Tuesday, April 30th.
The 19th annual National Day of Prayer observance will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd at Frankfurt Square in downtown Columbus. The Columbus Area Praise Choir and Worship Band will perform contemporary Christian music, a color guard will honor the flag and Keith Becker from the Todd Becker Foundation will present the message. State and local officials, as well as, law enforcement, fire, rescue and education personel will lead in prayer for our country.
There will be a National Day of Prayer service at seven p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd at the Victory Road Evangelical Free Church in Norfolk. For more information call 402-379-1338 or visit VictoryEFC.com
The Nebraska Family Alliance invites you to a National Day of Prayer observance from noon until one p.m. in the Warner Chamber at the State Capitol in Lincoln. For more information call 402-477-3191
The Salvation Riders of the Christian Motorcyclists Association will hold their "Run For the Son" ride on Sunday, May 5th. It will begin with registration at 12:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Norfolk. The ride will visit the towns of Plainview, Neligh, Tilden and Battle Creek. The ride will conclude at 5:00 p.m. at the Veterans Home in Norfolk. Brats and sloppy joes will be served. All vehicles are welcome.
The Cowboy Ultra Trail Race will include 50 and 100 mile solo races as well relay races with teams of up to four people. The races will begin in Atkinson at seven a.m. on Saturday, May 11th. The 50 mile race will end in Clearwater. The 100 mile race will end at Ta Ha Zouka Park in Norfolk. The solo contestants going to Norfolk will have 30 hours to complete the 100 mile race. To register visit RaceRegister.net. Proceeds will be used to help the Norfolk Senior Center remodel portions of their aging building.
A Marriage Night simulcast event will be held from seven until ten p.m. on May 17th at the Word of Life Church in Columbus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Francis and Lisa Chan, Les and Leslie Parrot and comedian Michael Jr. will be the speakers. The church is located at 3701 23rd Street in Columbus. More information is available at MarriageNight.org. To register visit events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/749
Timberlake Ranch Camps, located on the Platte River five miles south of Central City, Nebraska, will hold a free open house and supper. There will be horse arena rides, boats, games, swimming, an obstacle course and much more. Supper will be served at from four until seven p.m. Timberlake Ranch Camps is a youth camp with over 40 years of experience. For more information call 308-946-3871 or send an email to Camp@TimberLake.org. A free will donation will help kids to attend camp this summer.
June 7 -- 8
The Christian Cross Festival is a free outdoor Christian Music Festival which will be held June 7th and 8th at Skyview Park in Norfolk. Jordan Feliz, Adelaide, Matthew West, Zealand Band and Remedy Drive are scheduled to perform. More information is available at ChristianCrossFestival.org
Hillsong United will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21st at the Baxter Arenna in Omaha. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More information is available at Hillsong.com/United
June 21 -- 22
Rise Fest is an outdoor Christian Music Festival which will be held on June 21st and 22nd in Sheldon, Iowa. The Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Zach Williams, Skillet, Matt Maher and I Am They are scheduled to perform. Ticket information is available at RiseMinistries.com
July 20 -- 21
For King and Country, Matt Maher, Big Daddy Weave, Unspoken, JJ Weeks, Tim Timmons, I Am They and several other artists will perform at Hills Alive. Hills Alive is a free outdoor Christian music festival which will be held on July 20th and 21st at Memorial Park in Rapid City. More information is available at HillsAlive.com.
For King and Country will be in concert at seven p.m. on Friday, August 16th at the Lincoln Beran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. More information is available at ForKingandCountry.com
For King and Country will be in concert on August 17th in Gothenburg, Nebraska
Zach Williams will be in concert at 8:00 p.m. on August 29th at the Heartland Events Center at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. More information is available at StateFair.org
- Celebrate Recovery will be held at seven p.m. every Thursday evening in the Sunday School wing at the Faith Community Church in O'Neill. Celebrate Recovery is non-denominational and was developed by Rick Warren the author of The Purpose Driven Life. It is not only for the addict or alcoholic, but for anyone struggling with life's hurts, hang-ups or habits. More information is available at CelebrateRecovery.com.
- Several businesses in O'Neill have begun a fundraiser to help Kevin and Jolene Lichty cover their cancer related medical expenses. You can leave a donation at the following O'Neill businesses -- Sunrise Flower and Gift Shop, Dougals Street Coffee Company, Tri-County Bank and O'Neill Family Pharmacy. When you leave a donation you will receive a gourmet lollipop. Help the Lichty's lick cancer. Make a donation today.
- Single Adults Living Truth (S.A.L.T.) is a young adult Christian singles group for ages 21+. They meet once a month in O'Neill for a devotion, food, games, and community building. For further information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.