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Fountain United Methodist hosts Cowboy Church Musicians


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Faith & Worship

Roger Svebakken, Gaye Stockdale, and Dale Shafer were three featured musicians that performed at Fountain United Methodist’s Cowboy Music Concert on May 19 in the Fountain Community Center. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

The small town churches of Southeastern Minnesota add as much charm to bluff country as a lot of the scenery and local businesses do. Whether it’s a bake sale, vacation bible school program, a dinner, or a concert, our numerous local churches add so much to the local atmosphere of our communities. The Fountain United Methodist Church is just one of them.

On Sunday, May 19, a crowd gathered to enjoy an afternoon Cowboy Church concert and food provided by the United Methodist Women at the Fountain Community Center. Featured music included genres of country, bluegrass, as well as gospel. Several local musicians, including the Arnold-Bradley Band with Sarah Peterson, Denise Hays, Leonard Leutink, Paul Schmidt & Vaughan, Cindy Seabright, Dale and Barb Schafer, Arlen Sloan, Gaye Stockdale, Roger Svebakken, and pianists Luann Jones and Mitchell Walbridge, provided their talents for the afternoon.

The concert was held to benefit the Fillmore County Food Shelf as well as the Fountain United Methodist Church, which will soon undergo a roof repair project. Several food items were collected from generous donors, and the congregation of the Fountain United Methodist Church is very thankful for the donations it received Sunday afternoon to help reach the fundraising goal.

The beginning of the Fountain United Methodist Church dates back over a century. Although there is no exact date recorded, sources state the church began between 1906 and 1912. Now, more than 100 years later, the church continues in ministry lead by Pastor Beth Perez.

As the Fountain United Methodist Church continues to serve in mission, the church will continue to collect donations for the roof repair project. If you were not able to attend the concert and are interested in donating, donations can be sent to Fountain United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 46, Fountain, Minnesota 55935.

The next Cowboy Church Service is scheduled for June 2 at 6:00pm at the United Methodist Church in Cherry Grove Minn. Cowboy Church Services are open to the public and appeal to those who enjoy a more relaxed service as well as enjoyable music. On Sunday, June 2 Pastor Mark Rader will lead his last Cowboy Church Service as he will be moving to Wyoming at the end of June.

The Fountain United Methodist Church always has its doors open to the public inviting you to worship. Worship time is Sunday mornings beginning at 8:30am. The chur .....
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I ‘d Like to Teach the World to Sing

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

Singing is one way the ministry of Grace Place comes to individuals. From the first musical, “Hello, how are you” people are drawn in to a melodic relationship with Carla as she encourages musical interaction with young and old. The interaction ..... 
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Christ Lutheran Church welcomes special visitors

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

The congregation of Christ Lutheran Church of Preston, Minn. welcomed special visitors during the month of April 2013. Pastor Rocio Morales and Martha Gualtero from San Pedro Lutheran Church in Bogota, Colombia were visitors from April 5 - 15. On ..... 
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Get It in Writing

Tue, Apr 9th, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31 NIV Have you ever experienced an unwritten policy? This is the “policy” tha ..... 
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ELCA Women’s Spring Gathering

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Faith & Worship

For inspiration and fellowship come to Chatfield Lutheran Church for the ELCA Women’s Spring Gathering of the Root River Conference on Saturday, April 13. Our theme is God’s Spirit from I Corithians 3:16 “Surely you know that you are God’s t ..... 
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Historic church meeting house nears completion

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

The Lenora Pioneer Church Society which cares for the historic Lenora United Methodist Church in Fillmore County, announces that the “Lenora House,” a small meeting area with modern restroom, kitchen and gathering space, is nearing completion. ..... 
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Raymond de Souza coming to St. Mary’s, Houston

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

You are cordially invited to come to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Houston to hear Raymond de Souza speak on Sunday, March 3 and March 17 starting at 6:30 PM each evening. Raymond de Souza is the Director of the Office for Evangelization and Apologe ..... 
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World Day of Prayer 2013

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer Friday, March 1, 2013. The women of France, this year’s writer-country, have chosen the theme “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” The French ..... 
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The Longest Night Service evening of Winter Soulstice

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Faith & Worship

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and chu ..... 
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