FAITH FOCUS -- HANDBELL CHOIR
ROCHESTER -- The Northwestern College Handbell Choir will participate in the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 5500 25th Ave. N.W., Rochester.
Under the direction of Sharon Carlson, the 13-member ensemble plays a five-octave set of Schulmerich handbells. Their concert repertoire of original compositions and hymn arrangements includes "Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above," "Shaker Song," "Jerusalem" and the newly premiered anthem "Song of Peace." Several selections also showcase hand chimes and percussion instruments.
Northwestern College, founded in 1902, is a nondenominational evangelical Christian liberal arts college located in suburban St. Paul.
ROCHESTER -- "The Climb," a newly released film from Billy Graham's World Wide Pictures, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2911 18th Ave. N.W., Rochester.
Concessions will open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 289-7244.
EYOTA -- The Spokesmen Quartet and its uplifting music will be heard during the 10:30 a.m. April 28 worship service at Faith United Methodist Church, corner of Fourth Street West and LaFayette in Eyota. The public is welcome. For more information, call the church at (507) 545-2641.
PRAYER DAY SET
ROCHESTER -- Trinity Lutheran Church, 222 Sixth Ave. S.W., Rochester, will be observing National Day of Prayer on May 2. A prayer service is planned at 12:10 p.m.. The Women of Trinity will be serving a lunch from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
ROCHESTER -- Lucille Prinsen of Rochester has been honored for her volunteer work in March at Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Ky. She volunteered with the Outreach Department and various ministries. Henderson Settlement is a nonprofit mission affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Open to any denomination, Henderson Settlement ministers to the needs of people in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky through age 60-plus program ministries.
AUCTION, SALE SET
ANOKA, Minn. -- An afternoon of singing praises to God and an auction and sale for world relief will be held by the Mennonite Central Committee April 27 at the Anoka County Fairgrounds in Anoka.
All proceeds from this sale go to the Mennonite Central Committee, a world relief, service and community development and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. Work includes hunger relief, flood victim assistance, disaster relief, economic development and peaceful conflict resolution.
For more information, call 288-0984 or (612) 375-9483 or go to www.tcmccreliefsale.org .