Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International, will speak in Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel at 10:05 a.m. on Nov. 10.
HOPE International is a Christian microenterprise development organization serving individuals, families and communities in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. HOPE invests in human potential through loans that enable people living in poverty to afford education, start or expand businesses, and create savings accounts to stabilize and sustain their household incomes.
Before joining HOPE, Greer was a microfinance adviser in Cambodia, technical adviser for a development foundation in Zimbabwe, and managing director of Rwanda’s Urwego Community Bank. He has advocated for the church and Christians to play a larger role in alleviating poverty worldwide in Christianity Today and Forbes magazines as well as on CNN.
Greer is the co-author of several books on mission and leadership, including “Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities and Churches,” which he wrote with Chris Horst, and “The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good,” co-authored with Anna Haggard. Greer is also an entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College.
Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Ave., will host its annual Fall and Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Homemade items will include baked goods, treats, sewing, embroidery, knitting, and many more. Frozen take and bake apple pies will be featured. For more information call Donna Wooldridge at 712-276-5222.
Election Day Supper
Riverside United Methodist Church, 617 Wright Ave., will host an Election Day Soup & Pie Supper/Bake Sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Supper includes homemade chicken noodle soup, homemade chili, pie and beverage. For more information call Linda at 712-233-2404.
Election Night Supper
Calvin RCR, 326 Seventh St. SE, in Le Mars, Iowa, will hold their Election Night Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The church will be serving taverns, pigs-in-a-blanket, homemade soups and desserts. Cost will be adults $8, children 5-14 $4, and children under 5 free.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 23rd and Zenith, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, will hold its 12th Annual Hunters’ Mass at 5:30 p.m. Friday to celebrate St. Hubertus Day. It will be a brief service; and, if you have been hunting pheasant – or whatever is in season – it is a fitting end to the afternoon. All hunters – past, present or future – are welcome. Hunting clothes are encouraged and expected. Following the service, prayers will be offered and blessings pronounced in the church yard for dogs (leashed), birds of prey (tethered), guns (unloaded), and any game you have taken in the day's hunt. All are invited. For more information call 712-336-1117.
Dave Anderson and Roger Walck will present a Christian music concert at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3204 S. Lakeport, from 9:45 to 10:40 a.m. Sunday. Come prepared to sing along, Dave says, "so long as it's the same song." Walck and Anderson have been in the Sioux City area churches many times in the past, and they look forward to your presence. Selected songs will also be presented at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.