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.”

The schedule for each day will be:

• 5:30 p.m., free soup supper in the Gathering Space.

• 6:30 p.m., talk in the church. Talks will not last more than an hour.

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

The Guild will welcome Dennis Miller, author of 15 books and co-founder of the Chippewa Valley Local Authors. He will address the whys of writing: why we write about local history, why we write about grief and why we write about our lives. By sharing his books, Miller will encourage others to capture those special moments and snatches of time that can transform lives.

Miller founded Tears of Love Ministry to serve those who are grieving, but he also works to preserve the history of the former Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. Miller has created and produced eight films for these projects. He is a member of the Chippewa Valley Evangelical Ministerial Association and volunteers for the Good News Jail Ministry.

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

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

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INCLUSIVE MINISTRY: IM Church is at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 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, April 21, May 19 and June 16.

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SUBMISSIONS SEARCH: The Leader-Telegram is seeking submissions for Faith Walk, a special section of stories, songs and poems about faith.

Submissions should total 510 words or less, including biographical information about the author. The deadline is Wednesday, April 3.

Submissions can be sent via email to or mail to Leader-Telegram, Attn.: Christena O’Brien, 701 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

From staff reports