Church Briefs - May 24, 2009A weekly listing of faith-based events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Vineyard Church hosts ‘Blessing of the Bikes’
The annual Blessing of the Bikes kicks off at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 24, at the West Duluth Perkins.
After breakfast, there will be a group ride to the Vineyard Church at 1533 Arrowhead Road.
At 11 a.m. there will be a worship gathering there, followed by free food from Famous Dave’s and live blues music at 12:30, the blessing at 1:30 and an afternoon ride at 2:30.
Call 525-3462 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for event info.
Rhubarb Festival set for June 27
Churches United In Ministry’s fifth annual Rhubarb Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27 at First Lutheran Church and London Road.
This free family event has become CHUM’s largest community fund-raising event, with funds earned supporting CHUM’s food shelves and emergency shelter.
More than 900 rhubarb pies, along with jams, breads, crisp, bars, muffins and even gluten-free treats, will be sold. A children’s area features a rhubarb leaf bean bag toss, crafts and music, allowing children to play throughout the day. A silent auction, food vendors and music rounds out the day.
The free stage show, including performances by Bill and Kate Isles, Crew Jones, Equal Xchange, Jamie Ness, Jim Hall and Merry Little Band, will be under the tent on London Road.
CHUM is a faith-based human services organization with 40 member congregations, providing basic needs services, stabilization services, along with organizing and advocating for social and economic justice.
Programs serve 7,000 people annually, including individual and family emergency shelters, two food shelves, a nurse clinic, CHUM Church, housing and family stabilization, street-case management and employment services.
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