Faith briefs for Dec. 13

VBS class offered Saturday at Samuel Lutheran

Christ Lutheran Church of Marshall will be the host of a one-day VBS titled “Christmas for Kids” from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Samuel Lutheran School, 500 Village Drive. It is open to all children ages 3 years old through fourth grade. The children will learn about the birth of Jesus Christ, make a Christmas craft project, decorate cookies and listen to Christmas music. Lunch will be provided. Registration is recommended but not required. For more information or to register, call 532-2162.

‘Celebrate the Child’ to be performed Dec. 18 in Lake Benton

Winds of the Prairie Ministries is hosting “Celebrate the Child,” a one-man play featuring Christian actor and speaker Jonathan Swenson, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Lake Benton at the Lake Benton Opera House. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (60+), $5 for students grades 6-12, $25 for a family. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Call 866-944-9687 to reserve tickets.

Swenson is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and Luther Seminary. As an ordained pastor, he has served parishes in Iowa and Minnesota for nearly 20 years. As a professional Christian actor and the founding director of Paraphrase Theatre, Swenson travels throughout the country speaking and performing at churches, conferences, camps, retreats and other special events.

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