September 1, 2008

Beginning Experience Sessions Start Sept. 7

The public is invited to participate in a cross-raising on Sept. 11 at Circle C Ranch north of Bismarck.

Trish Lenihan, owner of Circle C Ranch, said that the cross- raising will start at 7 p.m. Those wishing to help raise the cross, which will be done by hand via ropes, should bring gloves, she said.

The evening will have a patriotic dimension, she said. Lenihan and Lloyd and Linda Hohn will also provide music; Lenihan will talk about Circle C Ministries, whose cross and logo symbolize "where Christ is the center of all things," she said.

Those attending may tour the facilities at Circle C, which has provided Christian ministry activities for many years; attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, she said.

The 16-foot logs used to construct the cross were donated by Logging Camp Ranch, she said.

Circle C is available for activities for church groups and youth groups, she said.

To reach Circle C Ranch, drive north of Bismarck on Highway 83 past mile marker 99, then turn right at Cattle Drive. Follow the road for a quarter-mile and take the right-hand fork in the road.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck offers Griefshare, a grief support group, starting on Sept. 18 in the library at the church's south campus at Washington Street and Divide Avenue.

The group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.Weekly meetings will be held each Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact parish nurse Terri Camp at 255- 1001 or go online to

Charity Lutheran Church will be having its Rally Day for Sunday School and adult education classes on Sunday, Sept. 7. People are welcome to attend and register that day.

Worship services and adult education classes are at 8, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for children ages 3 through eighth grade is at 9:10 a.m. Charity is located at 120 Aspen Ave., Bismarck.

For more information, call 258-1228 or visit the Web site at

Bismarck High School Moms in Touch International will be meeting every Monday that school is in session from noon to 1 p.m. All mothers and grandmothers who have students currently attending BHS are welcome. Moms in Touch groups gather to pray for children and their schools.

For more information, call Valerie at 323-0507.

Beginning Experience sessions for people who are undergoing divorce, separation or death of a spouse will begin Sept. 7 at three Bismarck church locations. Registration for all three locations is at 6:30 p.m. Sessions run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Beginning Experience Level I will meet at Charity Lutheran Church, 120 Aspen Ave. Level II will meet at Faith Lutheran Church, 1402 E. Ave C. Level III will meet at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington Street and Divide Avenue.

People are also allowed to join during the second session, so they may attend Sept. 14 at the same times and locations.

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