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Faith Focus: Attend ‘Cowboy Church’ June 2

May 26, 2019 GMT

Attend ‘Cowboy Church’ June 2

Join Cherry Grove United Methodist Church on June 2 for Cowboy Church, a nondenominational service featuring a mix of country, Christian country, Southern gospel and bluegrass music.

Music starts at 5:45 p.m. and the service begins at 6 p.m. Special guests will be the Austrud sisters and Richard Serfling playing autoharp and harmonicas.

Musicians are welcome. Contact Cindy Seabright at seabright.cindy@gmail.com or 507-272-1682 one week prior to the service, held the first Sunday each month.

The church is at 18183 160th St., in the small community of Cherry Grove, rural Spring Valley. Cherry Grove Church is handicap accessible.

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Bear Creek church hosts ham dinner

Bear Creek Lutheran Church of rural Grand Meadow will host the 67th Annual Memorial Day Dinner on Monday.

The dinner menu features sliced ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, dinner rolls, dessert and beverage. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and $1.50 for preschool age.

The church is at 74727 265th St., Grand Meadow. It celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2016.

See photos, hear stories of Hmong farmers

A multimedia show, “We Come From the Flower,” a collection of photographs and stories by Mike Hazard featuring a year in the life of the Hmong American Farmers Association, will be presented at 11 a.m. June 2 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Rochester.

The adult forum is offered by the Adult Faith Formation Team at Calvary.

The show is currently on display at the Gordon Parks Gallery at Metropolitan State University in St Paul. It portrays a year in the life of Hmong American farmers at their 155-acre farm in Dakota County Many Hmong families have relied on their agricultural heritage to make a living growing produce and flowers for local farmers markets.

Mike Hazard loves to see the world through the eyes of others. Widely known as “Media Mike,” he is artist in residence at The Center for International Education ( thecie.org ).

Join us as Mike tells us stories with photos and video about this unique place in the history of Minnesota’s local foods movement.

More information: Email calvary@rochester-org or call 282-9429.

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