Blessed Sacrament Church in Grand Island is hosting a workshop given by the Grand Island Diocesan Marriage Tribunal that will recount God’s plan for marriage, what happens when that plan ends in divorce, and how the church can help through the healing ministry of nullity.
The workshop will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church at 518 State St., Grand Island. It will be repeated at 7 p.m. on March 20.
The public is welcome.
Central City church hosting fish fry
CENTRAL CITY — St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City will host a Lenten fish fry Friday.
The meal will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall of the church at 2004 24th St. The menu includes fried and baked fish, green beans, coleslaw, au gratin potatoes, dessert and beverage.
Cost is $10 per person; carryout is available. For more information, call (308) 398-1705.
Pancake breakfast set for Sunday
The Knights of Columbus will have a pancake breakfast Sunday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Grand Island.
The meal will be served from 8 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 518 W. State St.
Cost will be $6 for adults, $4 for children age 7 to 12 and free for children 6 and under. There will be a maximum family cost of $25.
Church Women’s Connection to meet March 19
AURORA — Church Women’s Connection will meet March 19 at Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora.
Nancy Ronnau of Marquette will present “All Things Fancy,” which will include wooden flowers.
Guest speaker will be Kris Driskill of Belton, Mo. Driskill, who considers herself a former “director of the universe,” will tell how she was able to give up the need to be in control. She says you can have peace of mind, even when things seem to be out of control, by realizing that God is in control of all things.
Music will be by Mike Miller of York.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. The church is located at Third and Manor.
The cost for dessert is $5.
Todd Becker fundraiser planned March 15
KEARNEY — The Todd Becker Foundation will be hosting its 14th annual fundraising event on March 15 at the Buffalo County Exposition Center in Kearney.
Created following the death of Kearney High School senior Todd Becker, the foundation is a Christian ministry that travels throughout the Midwest and puts on assembly presentations for high school students. Since its inception in 2005, it has visited more than 500 public high schools across a 14-state region with its message that challenges students to consider where their life is headed, both today and for eternity.
“Taking Back Ground” is the theme for this year’s fundraising event, which will feature Chip Ingram, an internationally syndicated radio host and pastor.
Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, Calif., as well as the teaching pastor for the daily, internationally syndicated radio program “Living on the Edge.” He is the author of more than a dozen books, including “Culture Shock” and “Good to Great in God’s Eyes.”
Doors for this event will open at 6 p.m. Activities will include a special book signing and photo reception with Ingram, as well as a special time of worship with personal testimonies.
Tickets are $35 per individual or $30 each in groups of 10 or more. Youth groups are welcome to attend. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.toddbecker.org or calling (800) 983-2644.
Aurora church to host ELCA women’s gathering
Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora will host the spring gathering for the Central Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Nebraska Synodical Women’s Organization, on March 16.
The theme for the gathering is “Fashion & Faith.” Chosen Bible verse is Colossians 3:12: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
Churches from Albion, Columbus, Creston, Leigh, Madison, Newman Grove, Norfolk, Platte Center, St. Edward, Benedict, Genoa, McCool Junction, Rising City, Stromsburg, York, Aurora, Central City, Dannebrog, Grand Island, Hampton, Hordville, Marquette, Ord, St. Paul, Polk and Wolbach will be represented.
The day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. Activities include music, Bible study, lunch, a business meeting with the election of 2020 officers and worship with Holy Communion. Guest speakers will be Elaine James with a humorous, religious “What If” presentation and Pastor Omar Vila and PMA Janet Anderson, speaking about Mission Field Nebraska outreach programs.
Participants should wear their favorite scarf, hat, jewelry, shoes, etc.
For more information, contact the conference coordinator, Beth Cumming, at (308) 226-2506.