Church Briefs

Afton church hosts annual ham dinner
AFTON — The St. Peter Lutheran Church congregation invites the St. Croix Valley to its 58th Annual Ham Dinner and car show from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at 880 Neal Ave. South in Afton.
Dinner costs $12.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 years and free for children ages 5 and younger, and take-out is available. Visitors eating dinner at the church can also check out vehicles at the car show in the church parking lot.
Visitors coming to the church should take the Manning Avenue exit off Interstate 94, travel one mile east on the frontage road and then one mile south on Neal Avenue to the church.

Frantzich featured at service

BAYPORT — Singer-songwriter Tim Frantzich performs at 10:15 a.m. Sunday as part of the People’s Congregational Church outdoor worship service at the church’s outdoor chapel next to Barker’s Alps Park in Bayport.
Frantzich brings songs and music from around the world to uplift spirits and remind us of our ongoing struggles for peace and justice.

Singer-songwriter Tim Frantzich will sing during the People’s Congregational Church outdoor service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the church’s outdoor chapel next to Barker’s Alps Park in Bayport. (Submitted photo)

“Six years ago I fell in love with the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King,” Frantzich said. “He had an angel-tiger inside. He showed us how the soul can be relevant right now, not just for Christians, but for all of us; how Heaven can be worked toward, even experienced, right here, now. King says: ‘When Love is on one side of the coin, Justice is on the other.’ ”
Frantzich releases his second solo album later this summer. To summarize his experience, Frantzich likes to say that he has sung in 1,000 churches and 1,000 pubs.
Frantzich’s performance is part of People’s fourth annual summer outdoor worship services that ran from July through Sunday held at Barker’s Alps Park.  Take Minnesota 95 into Bayport, turn west on County Road 14 next to the Bayport Public Library and go four blocks to the park and chapel is on your left.  Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be served. Call the church office at 651-439-5667 for more information.

Bayport church hosts dinner

BAYPORT — Pot roast, vegetables, rolls and dessert are on the menu at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church “Second Sunday Supper” at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the church located at 490, Fourth St. in Bayport.
The monthly meal is provided to create a social connection throughout the St. Croix Valley and all are welcome.
Call the church at 651-439-3450 for more information.

Hudson church holds seminar

HUDSON, Wis. — Faith Community Church holds its next 13-week DivorceCare seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Tuesday at the church located at 777 Carmichael Road in Hudson).
DivorceCare is a divorce recovery seminar and support group for individuals going through divorce or separation. New members are welcome at any time during the 13 weeks. Each session includes a video and group discussion. The videos feature nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Facing My Anger,” “Facing My Loneliness,” “Depression,” “New Relationships,” “KidCare” and “Forgiveness.” A workbook is available for purchase or reduced fee.
No registration is required and childcare is available upon request.
The Divorce Care group is sponsored by Faith Community Church. For more information, call 715-386-4070 or visit the Faith Community website at or visit the DivorceCare website at

Compiled by Erik Sandin – [email protected]