WORSHIP ON WEDNESDAYS: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Ave., invites people to fuel up for the rest of the week from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. at Worship On Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Before the service, people are invited to enjoy a meal for a freewill donation and fellowship starting at 5:30 p.m.
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RIBBON-CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE: To celebrate the end of construction and moving into their new home, the members of Plymouth United Church of Christ, 2010 Moholt Drive, invite the community to join them for a ribbon-cutting and open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The congregation, which has been worshipping at Grace Lutheran Church, will offer tours and snacks during that time. The church’s architects, Lien and Peterson, contractor, Marawood, and others who worked on the building also will be there.
An early morning fire resulting from a lightning strike in September 2016 severely damaged the church. The building was considered a total loss.
The congregation is holding a dedication service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
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FALL FEST: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1812 Lynn Ave., Altoona, is holding its Fall Fest Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16.
The schedule for Sept. 15 will be:
• 4 p.m.: Mass.
• 5 to 6:30 p.m.: Cancun Mexican fiesta.
• 5 to 8 p.m.: Children’s games and dunk tank.
• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Balloon twisting.
• 6 to 9 p.m.: Beer tent and DJ Jeremy.
• 7 p.m.: Scarecrow contest.
• 8 p.m.: Party wagon drawing.
• 8 to 9 p.m.: Campfire with marshmallows.
• Ongoing: Silent auction and country store.
The schedule for Sept. 16 will be:
• 11 a.m.: Bilingual Mass.
• 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Chicken dinner and cake walk.
• Noon to 3 p.m.: Beer tent, children’s games and dunk tank.
• 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Fantasy Corral petting zoo.
• 2:30, 2:45 and 3 p.m.: Staggered silent auction closings.
• 3 p.m.: Main raffle and Yeti cooler drawing.
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INCLUSIVE MINISTRY OF EAU CLAIRE: IM Church is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St.
IM Church is an ecumenical, inclusive ministry created by a coalition of several faiths working together to provide a monthly message of God’s love and a meal for people with cognitive and other disabilities.
Unlike a traditional church service, IM Church is broken up into three components: a short interactive learning session that previews the sermon message; a short worship service with music, where people can participate as they choose; and a simple meal and fellowship afterward.
IM Church meets at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month at Lake Street United Methodist Church. Services for the coming months will be on Sundays, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17 and March 17.
From staff reports