Bradford Church to mark 150 years Sunday

Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist is celebrating the 150th anniversary of a liberal religious sanctuary in Kenosha, honoring its direct spiritual ancestors who first built a church on what is now Eighth Avenue in 1868.

The current building was constructed on the same site in 1907 and later served as the Boys & Girls Library and then the Landmark Restaurant. Bradford Community Church repurchased the building in 1993, rededicated it as a Unitarian Universalist church the following year and has been worshiping weekly ever since.

The public is invited to an anniversary open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for light refreshments and tours of the historic building at 5810 Eighth Ave.

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UW-Parkside religious talks continue Monday

SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside plans to host the second in its series of religious forums at noon Monday in Molinaro 105. The forums are free and open to the public.

“Physician Assisted Dying: An Overview” will be the topic. Speakers are Medical College of Wisconsin Dr. Mary Homan and UW-Parkside Emeritus Professor of Philosophy Wayne G. Johnson.

The last one in the series, “The Demise of Hell in Religious Belief,” will be held Dec. 3. The speaker will be Carthage College Professor of Religion Kristen Drahos.

For more information, call Wayne Johnson at 262-554-1613.

Holy Rosary Autumn Fest set for Nov. 11

Holy Rosary Autumn Fest will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 in the gymnasium of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2224 45th St.

Crafts, bake sale items, basket raffles and Char’s famous turkey and meat raffle will be part of the event. There will also be a cash raffle at $10 per ticket (need not be present to win), which includes a complimentary chicken dinner. Tickets will be available at the door and carry-outs of the meal are available.

For more information, contact Holy Rosary Parish, Marie Hayden at or phone 262-914-5483.

Ladies’ Heart luncheon scheduled for Nov. 13

The Ladies’ Heart luncheon will be held at noon Nov. 13 at the Parkway Chateau, 12304 75th St., Kenosha.

The group consists of Christ-centered, Bible-believing women from the southeastern Wisconsin area. They usually meet on the third Tuesday of each month except in November and December, when it’s on the second Tuesday. All ladies are welcome.

The speaker this month will be Ruth Habel, a retired teacher. She and her husband, Dr. Ted Habel, have three adult children, and have also cared for many foster children. Having served on overseas missions for five years, they have given medical care wherever needed.

Her present ministry is working in a Bible camp, also visiting shut-ins and those who need love and encouragement. Her topic is: “Adoption — Relationship for Real.”

The luncheon cost is $11 per person, which includes the meal, beverage, tax and tip. Dessert is furnished by volunteers. No childcare is provided.

For reservations/cancellations or more information, call Linda Eddy at 262-652-9619 or Kathy Striegler at 262-653-0503 before noon Nov. 12.

Somers church offers diapers, wipes

SOMERS — Somers Community United Church of Christ, 9918 12th St., is offering free diapers and wipes to families in need from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Parents or authorized caregivers need to bring photo identification and a utility bill with current address.

Women who are expecting may begin visiting the diaper bank at the beginning of their third trimester.

For more information, call 262-859-2540.

Church to share blessings, food

Spirit Alive Church, 8760 37th Ave., invites the public to an evening of Thanksgiving blessings and a program featuring John Branyan on video at 7 p.m. Nov. 16.

Soup, soft drinks and popcorn will be served.

To share some Thanksgiving blessings with others, bring a can of soup, vegetables or other non-perishable food item to donate to the Outreach Center or Shalom Center.

On-site child care will be provided for kids 12 and under.

Space is limited; call 262-658-2433 to reserve free tickets and inform the church of any child care needs.

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