Pastoral installation

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1401 Geneva St., in Sioux City, will install the Rev. Jeremy F. Robertson at 4 p.m. Sunday. Robertson is taking over from the Rev. Floyd E. Brown, who officially retired from the church in August 2015, following 38 years of service.

Robertson's installation will be the conclusion of a three-day kickoff celebration at Mount Zion. A special service featuring a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Steven Harrison will take place at 7 p.m. Friday. In addition, Brown will return for the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service, giving charge of the church to Robertson.

Dinner and auction

Riverside United Methodist Church, 617 Wright Ave., in Sioux City will hold its Roast Beef Dinner and Basket Auction on Saturday. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and will include roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dessert and beverage. The cost will be $10 for adults and children 10 and under are free.

The auction will begin at 6 p.m. Baskets will include some unique Christmas gifts, including candy, baked goods and toys. For additional information please call 712-233-2404.

Christmas music

An evening of Christmas music is planned at Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Ave., at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Musicians Jane Sibley and Pat Harm will perform from the organ and piano keyboards. “The Sounds of Christmas” is open to all who wish to attend. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the concert. For further information call the church office at 712-276-3452.

Catholic Daughters

Catholic Daughters Ave Maria Court #269 will hold its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 13 beginning with a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church. A catered dinner served by Hawarden Catering will follow the Mass. Cost of the dinner is $12. Reservations need to be made by Dec. 10 to Paula Kohn at 253-4269. Members are asked to bring items for the Sisters' gift bags and personal items for the Claire House Residents, and invite friends.


Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3204 S. Lakeport, invites individuals to the Brown Family Christmas show in Le Mars, Iowa, on Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Cost for the show is $25. For tickets contact the church at 276-1125.


In light of recent violence at churches, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3204 S. Lakeport, invites the community to a presentation on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., featuring retired officer Chad Sheehan from Sheehan Strategic Solutions. This two-hour presentation, "S.A.V.E. yourself," will share threat assessment and incident management training. No cost.


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