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 skills and polish the work you are doing.

How do writers improve? The answer is in the critique. This is the month to learn about this valuable tool. Join WWCWG members for a friendly time and find out if your message is clear.

Come, critique with us. Bring your work and share in the process. Learn how to do it; then, do it. Tweak your words and revise your sentences to raise your writing to a higher level.

The WWCWG meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May at the church. The group offers Christian fellowship, practical advice, networking and training opportunities to writers.

For more information about membership and fees, go to, contact Sheila Wilkinson at 715-839-1207 or send an email to

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PASTOR INSTALLATION: The Rev. Karen Behling will be installed as lead pastor at 10:15 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 17, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield St., Chippewa Falls.

Behling is a graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

Everyone is invited to attend. Rostered ministers are invited to vest; the color of the day is green.

There will be a potluck reception following the service.

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INCLUSIVE MINISTRY: IM Church is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 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, March 17, April 21 and May 19.

From staff reports