The Westminster Presbyterian Church has to go away soon, but it still can live on in any number of homes.
Brent Loberg with Sellers Auction in West Duluth is selling off any remaining pieces of the church he can starting at 10:30 a.m. today at 4441 Grand Ave. The crown jewel of the auction, no doubt, will be the main stained-glass window.
The church was damaged during flooding in June 2012 and will be torn down.
One of new Poet Laureate Deborah Cooper’s plans has been to mix poetry and sacred spaces. “In Darkness and In Light” is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Israel, 1602 E. Second St., and will include a reading by poets Linda Glaser, Gary Boelhower and Cecilia Lieder and music by The Mood Sings.
Zaundia Klingbeil’s photo exhibit “The Many Faces of Alzheimer’s” are on display through February at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 835 College St., in Duluth.
Klingbeil’s photos chronicle and present the reality of people living with Alzheimer’s disease. She cared for her grandmother, Opal Cumlay, in her home for more than a year. Cumlay agreed to document her disease with images to help raise awareness and said she believed there would be a cure for Alzheimer’s in Klingbeil’s lifetime.
Duluth’s Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is holding its annual Reconciling in Christ Sunday this weekend.
The day celebrates Gloria Dei’s position of welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Sunday’s events begin at 8:45 a.m. with the adult forum in the Hillside Room. Kathy Hermes and Together for Youth people from Lutheran Social Service will talk about their recent Large Puppet Project. Gloria Dei hosts the weekly meetings of Together for Youth, a support group for GLBT youth.
At the 10 a.m. worship service guest Pastor Andres Albertsen will preach on the gospel lesson of “The Marriage in Cana.” Pastor of the Danish Lutheran Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1992 to 2011, Albertsen and his partner, Luis Alberto Banzer, celebrated their civil union in Buenos Aires in 2005. They married in Buenos Aires in May 2011 after Argentina legalized same-gender marriage.
At 3 p.m., Gloria Dei will host a Reconciling Works (formerly Lutherans Concerned) event in the Hillside Room. The event’s theme is “The Wedding at Cana (or is it Can’ta?),” with a panel talking about marriage from personal, political and theological perspectives.