Inspiring Love Lives On

Inspiring Love Lives On

During Holy Week, we encounter the pain and suffering of Jesus on the cross. In our own life, we also encounter pain and suffering. As we celebrate Easter, we are able to look at these encounters in the light of Resurrection. Everyone has faced suffering. We suffer ourselves, know someone wh…

PRAYER GATHERING: The next Baha’i prayer gathering will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Center, 3701 E. Clairemont Ave.

FISH FRY: St. Mary’s Assumption Parish, 911 W. Prospect St., Durand, will host its Good Friday fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the church basement. The facility is handicapped accessible.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Since the days of the Reformation, good theology and good beer have gone together. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, people can buy a beverage and join together in discussing “Do human beings really have free will?”

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to its meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave.

Recently I rediscovered a "secret" that's been known for thousands of years, taught in the sacred wisdom of many cultures including my own, written about in hundreds of books (some I've read!). It's something I've learned and taught, preached and practiced, and repeatedly forgotten.

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club is having its all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

As he prepared to give his sermon recently, Omar Atia went over the parallels between his mosque in southwestern Indiana and the two in Christchurch, New Zealand, where dozens of Muslims died in a terrorist attack during communal prayers.

BAKE & THRIFT SALES: Plymouth United Church of Christ, 2010 Moholt Drive, is holding a huge bake and thrift sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

EXPLORE ECKANKAR: “The Power of Gratitude,” the ECK light and sound service, will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31, at The Center, 3701 U.S. 12.

LENTEN BREAKFAST: The St. James the Greater Catholic Church K of C Roundtable is serving its Lenten breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Parish Hall, 2502 11th St.

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club is having its all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

EXPERIENCE TAIZÉ: People are invited to Experience Taizé at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Ave.

As many will know, last week the United Methodist Church met to discuss issues related to sexuality and to see if there was a way for us to remain a united church, given our differences. The issues centered on whether individual ministers should be permitted to perform same-sex marriages and…

LASAGNA DINNER: The youth at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 601 Fall St., are holding a lasagna dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

PARISH MISSION TALKS: Sister Michaela Hedican, formerly of St. Bede’s Priory and now from St. Benedict’s Monastery, will lead the St. James the Greater Catholic Church Mission Talks Sunday through Tuesday. Her topic will be “Our Joyful Journey to Jerusalem as We Repent, Return and Rise.”

‘MEDIA ON THE BRAIN’: There is a slow-motion nuclear-scale spiritual catastrophe happening in homes across America — distracted and stressed out parents, kids glued to screens, men and women trapped in pornographic addictions and more.

FISH FRY: St. Mary’s Assumption Parish, 911 W. Prospect St., Durand, will host its Ash Wednesday fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church basement. The facility is handicapped accessible.

BREAKFAST: The St. James the Greater Catholic Church K of C Roundtable will serve its February breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall, 2502 11th St.

I never enjoyed myself so much in an orchestra hall than I did in early December when both the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra shared the stage. In one sense they did not play together; each ensemble played their pieces separately (at least before in…

SWEETHEART PANCAKE BREAKFAST: St. Peter School’s 17th annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 11358 Highway Q, Chippewa Falls.

Two decades ago, work began on the first new fully illuminated Bible — The Saint John’s Bible — to be created in centuries. Each of the roughly 800,000 words of the Holy Scriptures were gracefully written by hand, and artists used their gifts to illuminate those words beautifully.

CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to join them at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave., for an evening of critique. Recommended by writers, editors, and publishers, this is key to progress in your skill…

DAY OF MINDFULNESS: A traditional day of mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Schoolhouse at Simply Dunn, E4606 Highway C, Downsville.

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club is having its all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

MID-WINTER BREAKFAST: The St. James the Greater K of C Roundtable will be serving its mid-winter breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 2502 11th St.

NEW PASTOR: The Rev. Karen Behling Sunday is joining Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield St., Chippewa Falls.

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club is having its all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

PASTOR INSTALLATION: The Rev. Mary Erickson will be installed as pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, 2226 Eddy Lane, at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.

QPR TRAINING: First Presbyterian Church, 2112 Rudolph Road, is hosting suicide prevention training for adults and youth at 4 p.m. Sunday. The session will run about 90 minutes.

LUNCH & DISCUSSION: All are welcome to attend a soup and sandwich luncheon followed by a discussion at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rice Lake First United Methodist Church, 1221 Wesley Drive.

It’s a new year and a chance for new beginnings. At this time of year, we often review our plans and goals for the months ahead. It’s an opportunity for us to think about where we want to focus our time and energy. Let’s take this time to think about peace and goodwill for all people. It’s s…

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to join them at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave., for a new year of connecting and communicating with new projects and plans.

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club is having its all-you-can-eat fish fry season from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

I attended a pre-Christmas concert a few weeks ago. It was performed by a community choir made up of people with physical and cognitive disabilities and their friends. I have friends in that choir, so I go to these concerts as often as I am able. The choir director commented throughout the c…

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