Faith briefs for the week of June 23

Garage sale at St. Joseph’s
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave., Rosemount, will hold its annual garage sale June 22-24. The sale will be held in the lower level of St. Joseph School, adjacent to the church.

Sale hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24 ($5 bag sale).

For more information on the garage sale, call 651-423-2583 or visit

Kids camp at The Well
The Well, 14770 Canada Ave. W., Rosemount, offers a free Christian camp 6-8 p.m. June 26-29 where kids can participate in interactive worship and skill development in the areas of sports, the great outdoors or arts and crafts. It is open to children age 4 through fifth grade (fall 2017).

The camp theme is “Gadgets and Gizmos – Uniquely Wired, Wonderfully Made!”

Registration information is at

Women’s luncheon
The Minnesota Valley Christian Women’s Connection will hold its July luncheon 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at GrandStay Hotel and Conference Center, 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley.

Speaker Kelly Davis will present “From Mess to Message.” After spending 30 years in a religious cult, Davis will share how God got her out. She also will speak on indoor air quality. Nancy Hanks will sing patriotic music.

Cost is $17.50. To RSVP, call Jan at 651-434-5795 or [email protected]. Sponsored by Stonecroft.

Garage sale at St. John’s
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 12508 Lynn Ave., Savage, will hold its Super Sale June 22-24.

Sale hours June 22-23 will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A bag sale will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24; $5 per bag or five bags for $20.

For more information on the garage sale, call 952-890-9465 or visit

Spirit of Life summer activities
Summer activities at Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church in Apple Valley will include a 4th of July parade float and fireworks viewing; a series of Wednesday evening outdoor devotions; a Kids Camp and a free Kids Carnival.

Again this year, members of the church community, including youth, will participate in the Apple Valley Freedom Days Parade on the afternoon of July 4.  And for residents wishing to view the evening fireworks, parking is available on the church property, which is close to the fireworks site and which has a large lawn for fireworks viewing.

On June 28 at 6 p.m., the church will begin a series of Wednesday evening outdoor barbecues with devotions. Attendees may bring meat to cook on the large backyard grill and are also asked to bring another food item to share. At approximately 6:30 p.m. the group will join in informal devotions, led most evenings by the Rev. Rob Smith and following the book of Romans from the Bible. The other dates for these gatherings are July 12, July 26, Aug. 16 and Aug. 30. They are open to all.

Spirit of Life’s Kids Day Camp will be held the week of Aug. 7-11. The program will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in grades K-5 and 9 a.m. to noon for preschool kids. The church will also present a free Kids Carnival on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church is located at 14401 Pilot Knob Road in Apple Valley. To register youngsters for Kids Camp or for more information on any of the summer events, call the church office at 952-423-2212.