|Java JOY event at Boneshaker's|
Java JOY - This event held at a local coffeehouse is one of JOY International's small group events for women. Each month there is a different speaker who speaks about a subject relevant and interesting to women and the issues they face. It's a great event for seekers and believers alike that features a different speaker every month. Held on the first Thursday of the month, it kicks off September 4th and runs through May.
Celebrate Your Man Conference - This is a one-day marriage enriching event for wives that will take place on September 13th. The event is being sponsored by Big Blue Couch Coaching. Speakers include Certified Life and Marriage Coach, Rachel Chumley and Certified Life Coach, Mandy B. Anderson. The event is limited to 25 attendees.
North Dakota Right to Life Conference - Each fall the North Dakota Right to Life Association hosts three banquets held in cities across the state. This year's banquets are slated for:
- Bismarck on September 21
- Dickinson on September 22
- Fargo on September 24
Pastor Saeed Abedini Global Prayer Vigil - A two-hour interdenominational prayer vigil will be held September 26th on the capitol grounds. The day will mark two years since he was imprisoned for his Christian faith in Iran. Those who attend the global prayer vigil are being asked to wear yellow. Grand Forks and Minot will also be among several cities throughout the world that are hosting prayer vigils on the same day #savesaeed
Healing Rooms of the Northern Plains on October 3rd and 4th. Cal Pierce, director of the International Association of Healing Rooms (IAHR) will be speaking three times each day. Each segment will feature a different topic. The event takes place at the Belle Mehus in downtown Bismarck. There are over 3,000 Healing Rooms throughout the world and the ministry is based in Spokane, WA.
STEER Missions Conference - This annual conference takes place this year on October 3rd and 4th at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. This year's banquet speaker is Steve Douglas, President of Campus Crusade for Christ International/CRU. During the conference there is also a men's luncheon and a ladies' luncheon as well.
|Matthew West and family|
MOPS - The International organization called Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) begins meeting each fall as well. This group of moms gets together twice a month to help encourage and support one another in the raising of young children. There is usually a meal and a speaker featured at each meeting. There is a local MOPS group at 5 different churches in the Bismarck-Mandan area.
Moms in Prayer - This group is formerly known as Moms in Touch and is another International group of moms that starts meeting in the fall. These moms focus on praying for their kids attending either public or private school. Some communities also have groups that pray for their college-aged kids or adult children in the military. There is no speaker or no meal, just a quiet time of coming together to pray for their children during the school year. There are seven schools in the Bismarck-Mandan area who have active Moms in Prayer groups.