Faith briefs for the week of Aug. 11

Summer Salon at Burnsville church
Summer Salon, a chamber concert of classical music, will be presented 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville. A silent auction will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Julie Amacher, Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s host and producer, will host the evening of chamber music. Featured participants are cellist Valerie Kahler and violinist Andrea Blain (classical MPR hosts), the Dolce Wind Quintet, pianist and composer John Kuntz and soprano Shruthi Rajasekar.

A donation of $20, checks and cash only, is suggested. Concert proceeds will support church music and worship programs.

The event is open to the community. For more information, call 952-890-7877.

Breaking Bread at Shepherd of the Valley
Shepherd of the Valley is hosting a new dinner and worship experience 5 p.m. Sundays starting Aug. 20. All are welcome at Breaking Bread, a casual worship experience that weaves together an inspirational message, communion, dinner, and fellowship.

The church is at 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Learn more at

Neighborhood block party at SOTV
Shepherd of the Valley will host its fourth annual Neighborhood Block Party 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

All are welcome for food, live music, bouncy castles, games and outdoor worship at 5 p.m.

The church is at 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Learn more at

Garage sale at Christus Victor
Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 7510 Palomino Drive, Apple Valley, will hold its annual garage sale Aug. 11-12.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

Customers can pay $3 per family and shop 9-10 a.m. Friday before the official opening.

For more information, call the church at 952-454-6927.

Castle Rock UMC hog roast
Castle Rock United Methodist Church will hold its annual hog roast 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.

Cost is $14 for adults, $5 for ages 6-10, and free for ages 5 and under.

A silent auction will be held 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The church is at 27890 Delft Ave., Castle Rock. With road construction on Highway 3 and County Road 86, consider taking Cedar Avenue to County Road 86.

Free document shredding at Advent UMC
As part of the fifth annual Advent Cares Day, Advent UMC in Eagan will have a free document-shredding event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 19.

The event is for personal shredding only, no businesses. Two bags per person. Shredding is free, but donations to defray the cost are welcome.