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‘A Time for Women’ meets Thursday via Zoom

Autumn Ridge Church’s “A Time for Women” will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, via Zoom.

Brenda Strombeck will share devotions titled “Trusting God with the Big, the Small, and Everything in between”. Strombeck moved to Rochester three years ago from Bangkok with his two children as they were finishing high school and preparing to enter college in the United States. From being a contest winner in the remote jungles of Congo, to teaching English in bustling Bangkok, Strombeck will share her unusual journey.

Brenda Strombeck, presenter of “A Time for Women”, in Thailand. (Photo provided)

Also on the program, a demo on “Amazing Butterflies” by Carol Denny and Mert Armstrong. Many butterflies decline in large numbers as their habitats are destroyed. Denny, a horticulturalist, will share how to protect them.

“Time for Women” is an informal gathering for women of all ages that takes place on the second Thursday of the month during the school year. Please register in advance at For questions or assistance, text or call 507-269-7653 and leave a message.

Celebrate the Grand Reopening of Recovery Friday

Celebrate Recovery at Autumn Ridge Church will host a grand reopening on Friday, May 14 with a new program earlier, the launch of Celebration Place for children ages 2-8, and time for coffee, refreshments and camaraderie.

Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based program that has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world regain hope and recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, abuse, bereavement, control issues, gambling , depression, anxiety, pornography, eating disorders, anger, and more.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday evening, beginning with a large group celebration at 6:30 p.m. that includes recovery teachings, testimonies, and worship, followed by open, male and female specific sharing groups at 7 p.m. 30, ending with a coffee at 8 p.m. :30.

The evening also features Celebration Place, a ministry for children ages 2 to 8, with stories, kid-focused recovery lessons, songs and games, which runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in depending on availability.

Celebrate Recovery is open to anyone 18 and over and meets at Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW, Rochester. For more information call 507-288-8880, email [email protected] or visit

Lenora Church Holds Service Next Sunday

The historic Lenora United Methodist Church in the Lenora countryside will host a special worship gathering at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. COVID-19 precautions will be taken.

For more information, email Reverend Mark Woodward at [email protected]

News for “Faith Focus” is due no later than Wednesday 10 days before the Saturday post. You can send information by email to [email protected] or by mail to Faith Focus, Life Section, 1700 Greenview Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Be sure to include event locations and contact details.


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