Jones to perform at Mount Carmel

Christian singer-songwriter Jillian Jones will return to Mount Carmel Retreat Center for a concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22.

Jones released her first album, "He Is Everything," in 2016. Her first full length debut, "Perfectly Clear," features 10 songs with an eclectic blend of piano-driven pop. Jones is music coordinator at Covenant Church in North Mankato.

As a child growing up in Iowa, Jones sang and played piano for area churches, events and festivals. Years later, following the birth of her second child, she suffered postpartum anxiety and found a healing outlet in music. Shortly after, she began writing music with the intent to record and share her story through song.

"I believe that music connects us to each other," she said. "Through it, we discover shared joys and struggles, and those common threads remind us that we are not alone."



Friendship meal

First Presbyterian Church of Osakis invites everyone to the Friendship Table Meal from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24.

This month's meal will include grilled pork chops, corn on the cob, fresh melon and dessert. Serving will last until 7 p.m. or until the food is gone. The meal will take place at the church's Fellowship Hall at 101 West Oak St. in Osakis. Free-will donations are accepted.

Hymn sing, ice cream social

Lake Chippewa Covenant Church will host its annual Hymn Sing at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, with Pam Anderson on the piano. An ice cream social will follow the hymn sing. The church is 3.5 miles north of Garfield on County Road 12.