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Life Right to hold pork roast

Life Right Outreach will hold its fifth annual pork roast and fellowship from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 behind the church building at 1906 Sixth Ave. E., Alexandria.

On the schedule are live music, testimonials and entertainment for children. Local bluegrass band Good Company will kick things off at 2 p.m., followed by the Life Right Outreach worship team at 3 p.m. Nashville recording artist Fred Walters will wind up the day with country gospel music at 4 p.m.

The nonprofit provides Christ-centered transitional housing for men and women. It will accept a free will offering.

Evangelist to speak

Author and evangelist Nick Hall, who says he has preached to more than 4 million students, will speak at the Unity Foundation's monthly Faith @ Work Lunch from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria.

Hall is the founder of PULSE, an organization that hosts or speaks at 150-plus outreach events a year and trains evangelists on American college campuses or overseas in Africa.

Last year, he was named president and CEO of the Mission America Coalition, which has close ties to the Billy Graham Center.

Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at the Common Ground Coffee House, Mustard Seed Market or at the door.

FCA students get leadership, sports training

The Alexandria chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes continues to send members to sports and leadership camps this summer, said leader Dee Novotny.

Forty-five went to a sports camp in Decorah, Iowa; five members attended leadership camp at University of Northwestern St. Paul; and 85 participated in a hockey camp in Alexandria.

"We are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who support FCA," she said. "It's a great time for the kids and really builds their character, faith and athletic skills."

Students in the Alexandria chapter are mostly public school students from Alexandria, Brandon and Glenwood, from age 12-18.

Church to host Habitat fundraiser

First Congregational UCC will host a Bridge Benefit to support Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The church is at the corner of Elm and Seventh Ave. W. and is handicapped accessible.

A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., with bridge play to begin at 9:30 a.m. The $10 fee will go to Habitat.

All players are welcome, either alone or as a foursome. Everyone will receive a prizes. For more information, call 320-763-3341.