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Published April 02, 2009, 12:00 AM

‘The Crest’ to offer praise, prayers at Fargo Theatre

A community prayer and praise gathering, tentatively dubbed “The Crest,” will be held this Saturday at the Fargo Theatre.

By: Helmut Schmidt, INFORUM

A community prayer and praise gathering, tentatively dubbed “The Crest,” will be held this Saturday at the Fargo Theatre.

The doors for the event will open at 1 p.m., music will start at 2 p.m. and the program will start at 2:30 p.m., said Laurie Lind, co-host of “Valley Faith Alive” on radio station AM 1100 The Flag.

Leaders of the Fargo Catholic Diocese, the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Fargo office of the Salvation Army confirmed that they will take part in the event, which celebrates the largely successful battle against this year’s record flooding of the Red River in and around Fargo-Moorhead.

Bishop William Rindy of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the ELCA said that barring an emergency, he will take part, too.

Lind said at least six churches have leaders speaking, and several groups will provide music.

“It’s truly grass-roots,” Lind said.

“Everything kind of clicked at 2 o’clock today,” when the venue was found, said Paul Conlin, Lind’s radio co-host. “I think this is a good opportunity. This is the heart of the city.”

Salvation Army Capt. Deannie Moore will be there with members of that congregation, said Capt. Adam Moore.

“We’re just going to have a time of rejoicing, of where we’ve come in the last 10 days in the community and talk about how we can make a difference,” in people’s lives, he said.

The Fargo Catholic Diocese Bishop Samuel Aquila is expected to speak at the event, said diocese spokeswoman Tanya Watterud.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583

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