Lake Florida Mission Church

LAKE FLORIDA — The 150th anniversary celebration service at the Lake Florida Mission Church has been postponed until next year. However, friends are welcome to spend time of prayer and reflection at the church on Sunday, Aug. 2.

Carolyn Mankell Sowinski’s book “Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church Cemetery” will be available for your use on Sunday. It identifies each person buried in the cemetery with a focus on the immigrants. It includes basic genealogical information, dates and locations of birth, marriage and death, immigration dates and descendants buried in the cemetery. Also identified are veterans, victims of the 1918-1920 flu pandemic, and victims of the 1878- 1880 diphtheria epidemic. The book is also available on Amazon.

Historic Salem

PAYNESVILLE — The annual Salem Fest at Historic Salem Church has been canceled due to COVID-19. There will be an open house from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the church. The church is located four miles north of Paynesville on Stearns County Road 33 and then left on 220th Street for a half mile. GPS address is 28547 220th St., Paynesville.