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.

The Rev. Greg Kaufmann, assistant to the bishop for the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, will preside at the installation and give the sermon for the day.

Erickson has previously served congregations in Ingleside, Ill., Eau Claire and Menomonie.

“I’m so delighted to serve as the pastor at Hope,” Erickson said. “They are a warm and friendly congregation with a heart for service. You can feel the joy here when you walk in the door.”

Hope Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The church will be celebrating its 75th anniversary later this year.

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TRIALOGUE: The next meeting of the Trialogue — a conversation between the three faith groups of Christianity, Islam and Judaism — and sometimes others — is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Ecumenical Religious Center, 110 Garfield Ave. University Lutheran Church is hosting.

Those attending can park either in the Hibbard lot at the corner of State Street and Garfield Avenue or in the small lot next to the ERC.

The Trialogue meets four times a year at different locations. Meetings begin with a reading of the “Prayer for Peace” followed by an open discussion of the book — “God Beyond Borders” — participants are reading.

All are welcome to attend.

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FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: “Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey Then and Now” will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie.

Those attending should park in the west lot and enter through the west doors.

Following the film, local Spanish language interpreter Jane Redig will discuss some of the more current impacts of immigration policies as they are affecting local immigrants.

Redig lived for five years in Guatemala in the 1980s-90s after many years of Central America solidarity work here in the United States. She has an ongoing concern for our immigrant neighbors and recently returned from the southern border.

For further information, contact the church office at or 715-235-5838.

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SOUND OF SOUL: Eckankar invites the public to experience Sound of Soul from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the Chippewa Room at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St.

A spiritual discussion and light refreshments will follow. Organizers invite the public to discover their inner guidance, healing for the body, mind and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sound of HU.

From staff reports