People of faith briefs
Fundraiser set to help roofing project Volunteers from Hermantown Community Church will help re-roof hurricane-damaged homes in Laurel, Miss., in December. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to pay for the trip and buy roofing materials will be from 1...
Fundraiser set to help roofing project
Volunteers from Hermantown Community Church will help re-roof hurricane-damaged homes in Laurel, Miss., in December.
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to pay for the trip and buy roofing materials will be from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hermantown Community Church, 4880 Maple Grove Road.
For more information on the trip, call Michael Bruley at 721-3006.
The Mississippi Roofing Project will have a display at the dinner with information on the conditions in southern Mississippi and other area church groups organizing to go to Mississippi. For more information, call Mary Bracken at 310-3802.
Live Nativity set for next weekend
The annual live Nativity at Lakeside Baptist Church will grow this year through a partnership with another Duluth church, Bethany Baptist.
There will be a performance Dec. 2 at Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 Grand Ave., and Dec. 3 at Lakeside Baptist, 4501 Glenwood St. Both performances start at 5:30 p.m. and last about 40 minutes. After the performances, there will be live music, a children's puppet show and free holiday treats inside the churches.
The public also is invited to join the Camel Walk, a short pilgrimage to the manger with the Three Wise Men and camels. The Camel Walk begins at 5 p.m. each day. On Dec. 2 it begins at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6822 Grand Ave., and on Dec. 3 it starts at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1325 N. 45th Ave. E. For more information, go to www.livenativityduluth.com .
Operation Christmas Child sets local record
The Duluth area collection for Operation Christmas Child netted a record number of gift-filled shoeboxes that will be distributed through Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse organization.
There were 8,732 boxes collected, surpassing last year's local total by more than 1,100. The shoeboxes were packed with toys, hygiene items, games and candy and delivered to local congregations and the studio of Christian radio station KDNW in Duluth.
The collection campaign ended Monday night with seniors and disabled people working alongside preschoolers and parents to put shoeboxes into shipping cartons and load them onto two semitrailer trucks provided by Roadway Trucking, according to a news release. The boxes were shipped to the main processing center in the Twin Cities, where they will be sorted and sent to join 8 million shoeboxes collected in the nation, destined for children in 95 countries, the release said.