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Faith briefs for Sept. 23

September 23, 2011
Marshall Independent

Lunch, auction Sunday in Balaton

Balaton United Methodist Church will have a barbecue/hot dog lunch and auction Sunday at the Balaton Community Center. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. until gone. The cost is a free-will donation. The auction begins at 12:30 p.m. with Duane Mulder and Jim and J.J. Von Holtum as auctioneers. The public is welcome.

Baked potato supper Wednesday at Albright

The 15th annual baked potato supper is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Albright United Methodist Church, 301 N. High St., Marshall. A large, hot baked potato will be available with a choice of toppings, beverage and dessert for a $6 donation.

Hubley new coordinator of Pax Christi Minnesota

James Hubley of Marshall was named the new coordinator of Pax Christi Minnesota on Sept. 17 in Rochester. Pax Christi is an international Catholic peace and justice organization. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation. Pax Christi works for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

Hubley is a Vietnam veteran and served as the Lyon County Veterans Service Officer for 28 years, retiring in April 2010. He has been trained as a nonviolence educator and is a member of several peace organizations, including Fellowship of Reconciliation, and Veterans for Peace.

Support group to meet starting Oct. 24

Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota, a peer ministry support group

for widowed, separated and divorced people is offering its Level I Series for eight weeks beginning Oct. 24. The Monday sessions begin at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church on Church and A Streets in Marshall. Registration is the first two Mondays starting at 6:30 p.m. Registration is then closed for that session. The support group is open to people of all denominations. There is a fee to cover the cost of materials.

All dialogue is confidential and facilitators are trained individuals who have suffered a similar loss. If you wish to register or have questions concerning level participation, contact Karen at 507-532-0922 email:, Shirley at 507-829-3106 email:, Gene at 507-215-1362 or Kathy at 507-215-2361.

Willow Lake to have service, FACT performance Sunday

Willow Lake Church will open its doors for a religious service and community events at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The ecumenical service will be followed by a Subway sandwich box lunch.

From noon-1:45 p.m. the Tracy Comets 4-H Club will lead kid's activities including pumpkin painting, apple bobbing and bean bag toss. In addition, the 4-Hers will sell bars with proceeds raised to benefit improvements to Willow Lake Church. Horse drawn wagon rides will be offered.

At 2 p.m. the Fine Arts Council of Tracy (FACT) will provide a community musical program. The program will include performances by local musicians and history of the church.

To learn more about this historical landmark or for more information contact Kristin (Campbell) Harner at 507-649-0377 or at

Directions from Tracy (grade school corner): Go south on County 11/County 38 for 7 miles. Turn east (left) on 191st Street and go 1 mile. Turn right at sign onto 230th Ave and go south about 1 mile.



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