Tricounty News

VBS at Kimball United Methodist

The Kimball United Methodist Church invites all area young people (preschool through grade six) to the 2014 Vacation Bible School to be held June 9-12. Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, there will be a light supper for families followed by music, Bible lessons, crafts, fun play and group activities. We will conclude at 8:30 p.m. with our themed group activity entitled “We are Disciples.”

Thursday night there will be a family potluck supper followed by a “show and tell” program.

Friday, our Bible School will have a special activity to celebrate our time as disciples. We will also be asking for clothes or personal items that can be used for our Many Gifts church mission project. There will be a cart to drop off items each night.

We look forward to a great VBS week. For questions, please call Marilyn at (320) 453-2541.


June 12: Fun, Food, and Fund Day

This is for all Catholic women in the St. Cloud Diocese: Do you have a hat you’ve been waiting to show off? You can do just that at the 24th Annual Fun, Food and Fund Day, sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The event, hosted by the Little Falls Deanery, will be held June 12, at St. Michael’s Church, 9251 Hwy 25, Buckman, Minn. The theme is “The Many Hats Women Wear,” so plan to don your favorite fedora. The event begins with registration from 8-8:30 a.m., Mass at 9:30; also includes refreshments, silent auction, games, entertainment, lunch and door prizes. 

Tickets are $15 before June 5; $20 after; please contact your parish president, or send registration to Lora Knafla; 11719  16th Ave. NW, Rice, MN 56367.   

For more information contact: Linda Scepurek, (320) 632-4805.

June 1: Farewell for Steve Rowland

Pastor Steve Rowland has resigned as Pastor of Family and Youth Ministries at the Kimball Church of Christ. He has accepted a position with a church in Des Moines, Iowa, and will be ending his service in Kimball Sunday, June 1, 2014. The Rowlands have been active in the Kimball community for the past 9 and 1/2 years.

The Kimball Church of Christ invites the community to come to a Farewell Celebration for the Rowland family from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the Kimball Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Come and enjoy a dessert, express your thanks, and be a part of the Rowland’s Farewell. 


125th Anniversary and Halo Fun Run

St Anthony Church old-bwAt St. Anthony Church in Watkins

Please join us Sunday, June 1, as we celebrate 125 years of faith and service.

 Mass with the Bishop begins at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the parish center. (There will be no 8 a.m. Mass that morning.)

We invite you to share this opportunity to celebrate our history and our heritage. We look forward sharing this momentous day with you.


The Halo Fun Run 5K and Lil’ Angels 1K run will take place Saturday, June 21. Registrations are being accepted through the St. Anthony Church Facebook page, at Flash’s Gas and at the church, or call Jen Unterberger at (320) 493-4858. Fee is $20 for the 5K, $10 for the 1K, with proceeds going to religious ed.



Vacation Bible School offered by St. Anne’s for June 2014

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball will be hosting Vacation Bible School from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 23-26.
Children ages preschool – sixth grade are invited to participate in this free event. The theme is “Weird Animals – Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a Kind.” The participants will rotate between the following stations each day: One-of-a-Kind Bible Adventures, Sing & Play Stampede, KidVid Cinema, Imagination Station, Wild Crafts, Untamed Games, Critter Café, and The Tail End.

Registration deadline is June 7. To register, please call St. Anne’s at (320) 398-2211.