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Church briefs - July 24 edition

Wadena Alliance Church VBS slated for Aug. 4-8

Wadena Alliance Church will hold its Vacation Bible School (VBS) Aug. 4 through 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon daily. This year's theme is "Weird Animals: Where Jesus's Love is One-of-a-Kind." Children ages four to entering sixth grade are invited to participate.

For more information, call (218) 631-3563.

Hartley Family concert set for Aug. 6

The Hartley Family, from Arkansas, will present a bluegrass and gospel concert Wednesday, Aug. 6 beginning at 7 p.m. at Central Methodist Church, located on County Road 6, six miles north of Hwy. 10. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Parish festival set for Bertha's St. Joseph Church

Members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 201 Cherry St., Bertha, invite everyone to their parish festival and dinner on Sunday, Aug. 10. Turkey, ham, scalloped potatoes, salads, buns, homemade pie a la mode and beverages are on the menu from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church basement. Discounted price for people 65 and older, free meals for children less than five-years-old, and takeout is available. This year's outdoor activities includes lots of children's games including an inflatable, plus hot dogs and ice cream treats. Bingo starts at noon, along with a cake walk, country store, silent auction and a 2 p.m. raffle.