Faith briefs for the week of June 30

Community meals at Grace
Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley will serve community meals Mondays, July 10 and 24. Dining hall doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served from 6-6:30 p.m.

These meals are for senior citizens, single-parent families, families in transition and all others in the surrounding community seeking a healthy meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Although the meals are free, donations are accepted.

For more information, call the church at 952-432-7273. Grace Lutheran Church is located at the intersection of Pennock Avenue and County Road 42.

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.

International women’s group meets
The International Episcopal Church Women’s Organization met at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Farmington on Saturday, June 24. Women from more than 20 states and Venezuela were represented. One order of business was to re-energize the Minnesota Chapter of Episcopal Church Women. The group will secure a room of the statewide convention Sept. 15 in Duluth to promote the organization. For more information about the organization, call Ladonna Boyd at 612-978-4613. Photo submitted.



Celebration breaks ground on expansion
Celebration Church broke ground June 18 on its planned expansion and renovation. The expansion will house the church’s next generation wing and banquet hall. Pictured digging the first holes in this process are church board members and lead pastor Derrick Ross. Photo submitted.