Upcoming Events

Alpha Follow-up offered at Cambridge Lutheran Church

A Life Worth Living, the follow-up talks to the popular Alpha series, are being given at Cambridge Lutheran Church. The talks, by Nicky Gumbel, are Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. during Lent in the church’s Fellowship Hall. A time of worship precedes each talk.

Many area churches have offered Alpha. The talks that follow Alpha are given in A Life Worth Living. A Life Worth Living is based on the New Testament book of Philippians. The purpose of the talks is to introduce, in a simple and practical way, a key letter in the New Testament to those who are starting the Christian life and exploring what it means to follow Jesus Christ.

Nicky Gumbel says, “At the end of the Alpha course, people often ask, ‘What do I do now?’ One of the things I encourage them to do is to study the letter of Philippians. The talks cover the new attitudes that accompany a life of faith.”

A Life Worth Living  focuses on one major aspect of transformation each evening and gives people a chance to deal with that single question for a whole week before introducing another one.

In A Life Worth Living explains how it is possible to live the Christian life positively, practically and joyfully and is aimed specifically at those who are starting out in the Christian life.

The topics covered include: New Heart, New Purpose, New Attitude, New Responsibilities, New Friendships, New Confidence, New Ambitions, New Resources and New Generosity.

The community is invited. There is no registration. There is no cost or meal. Join them as you are able.

St. Croix Valley Orchestra opens its spring concert series

The St Croix Valley Orchestra will soon be presenting spring concerts in the area.

The group, now in its 20th season, consists of about 30 players from the area, from Rush City to Hugo and from Turtle Lake to Cambridge, under the direction of Randolph Elliott.

The concerts will feature the masterpieces of three great composers which demonstrate why their genius has lived on: Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, and Strauss’ By the Beautiful Blue Danube waltzes.

Each is an exhilarating experience of intellect, artistry, and emotion, and a great love for what moves audiences – the dance, the song, and the musical surprise.

Public performances will begin just west of North Branch at Spring Lake Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. With the generous help of donations from local businesses and individuals, admission is open to all with a free will donation at the concerts. Come and enjoy some splendid live music.

For more information, visit the Web site http://www.scvorchestra.org.

Italian dinner at Fish Lake Lutheran to benefit youth camps

All are invited to be served a restaurant-style Italian meal by the Fish Lake Lutheran youth on Saturday, April 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fish Lake Lutheran Church.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under and can be purchased from any of Fish Lake’s youth, the church office, or at the door.

Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward helping with summer camp experiences. Fish Lake Lutheran Church is located in Harris, Minn. (1/4 mile south of Stark) at 43353 Cedarcrest Trail (Co. Rd. 8). For more info, call the church at 651-674-4252.

New Pathways annual Rib Feed fundraiser April 9

New Pathways, Inc. will host its 2nd Annual Rib Feed on Saturday, April 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion in Cambridge.

Gregg “The Rib Man’s” BBQ Dinner will be served and includes: Smoked BBQ Ribs, BBQ beans, coleslaw and cornbread.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Perkins of Cambridge, American Legion of Cambridge, Isanti BP or New Pathways, Inc. Tickets will also be available at the door.

New Pathways, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides shelter and support services to homeless families with children within Isanti, Chisago, Mille Lacs, Pine and Kanabec counties.

For more information on New Pathways visit www.newpathwaysmn.com or call 763-691-0121.