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Kremlin Says Putin Thanked Trump for CIA Tip on Bombings


Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said.

8,000 Firefighters Protect Southern California Communities


Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California’s history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful wind gusts would help them Sunday after they managed to stop it from burning thousands of residences.

At Least 9 Killed in Pakistan Church Attack


Hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. The attackers clashed with security forces, with one assailant killed at the entrance while the other made it inside.

Trump Defends Tax Plan, Proclaims Economy Set ‘To Rock’


Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth.

Trump Admin Gives List of Forbidden Words to CDC in Budget Preps


The Trump administration has ordered officials at the Centers for Disease Control to stop using seven words or phrases, including "fetus" and "transgender" when preparing next year's budget.

The Simple Yet Powerful Thing About Linus’ Epic Christmas Speech Most People Have Never Noticed


We’ve been watching it for over half a century, and one of the more poetic and symbolic moments of the epic Linus Christmas speech most people have never even noticed.

Christian World News: Prophecy Revealed by God?, Serving the Poor and a Student's Nationwide Ministry


On election night 2016, the pundits got it wrong, but one Florida firefighter called it correctly thanks to a prophecy that he says was revealed to him by God.

Tax Cuts By the Numbers: Here's How It Affects You


Here's the breakdown of how the final tax relief bill expected to pass Congress next week will affect individuals, families and businesses.

Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Trump's Rollback of Obamacare Contraceptive Coverage


A federal judge in Pennsylvania has temporarily blocked President Trump's effort to allow companies to opt out of Obamacare's provision that employers provide birth control to workers at no cost.  

‘I Reject Your Warning’: Pro-Life Pastor is Having NONE of This Officer’s Unlawful Attempts to Silence Abortion Street Ministry


During a recent such stand in Tempe, Arizona, Pastor Jeff Durbin half expected to be hassled by police officers since it has happened to his team at this particular location before. So, Durbin came armed with printed copies of the city code, along with a supreme court ruling proving that what he was doing was within the boundaries of the law.

Moore Tells Supporters ‘Battle is Not Over’ in Senate Race


Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the “battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede.

This is Happening’: GOP Revels in All-But-Certain Tax Deal


Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump’s presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas.

New Study Reveals an American 'Tale of Two Patriotisms'


Two new surveys show conservatives and liberals significantly divided over what it means to be a patriot, including citizenship and pride in our nation.

Hilarious Church Nativity Scene Goes Viral


A preschool Nativity scene at First Baptist Church of White Pine, Tennessee, is bringing joy to millions around the world. 

President and First Lady Release First White House Christmas Portrait


President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are wishing America a Merry Christmas by releasing their official 2017 holiday portrait. 

No Christian Displays at Christmas! What Happened When a Woman Put a Bible Verse on Her Door


Many people like to celebrate Christmas with bright lights, wreaths and joyful decorations on their homes. But when an elderly Christian woman from Massachusetts tried to join in the festivities by posting a Bible verse on her front door, she was met with resistance.

R.C. Sproul, Theologian and Founder of Ligonier Ministries, Has Died


Theologian and founder of Ligonier Ministries, R.C. Sproul, 78, has died after suffering a brief illness that left him on a ventilator. He leaves behind a powerful legacy of kingdom ministry.

17 Reasons Why American Christians Celebrated in 2017


Major events in 2017 have given American Christians many reasons to celebrate. CBN News takes a look back in a year-end review of some of the events that have given many Christians hope for the nation and world.

'Duck Commander' Phil Robertson: 'I'm Not Happy About This Happy Holidays Stuff'


Phil Robertson, the leader of the Robertson clan on A & E's former TV series "Duck Dynasty" says he's not happy with people saying "Happy Holidays."  Instead, he says, "It's called Christmas."

'I'm a Slave Stealer': How This NFL Coach Rallied His Pittsburgh Steelers to Fight Child Sex Trafficking


He's the NFL's youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl. Now Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin has another mission.

Teen Launches Ministry to Reach His Generation; Hundreds Choose Christ


At 16, Jordan Whitmer persuaded his high school friends to organize an evangelistic rally in their Arkansas hometown. Three years later, he's leading a movement that mobilizes student evangelists and has reached thousands with the Gospel.

Floodwood Churches

Floodwood Baptist Chapel

Pastor Steve Ario
109 W 7th Ave
PO Box 13
Floodwood, MN 55736
(218) 830-8876

Worship Service - 9 a.m.
Traditional Worship Service


St. Louis Catholic Parish, Floodwood

Father Pio Antonio
PO Box 378
Floodwood, MN 55736
(218) 476-2367

Sunday Mass:  10:30 a.m.
Confession:      10:00 a.m. (Sunday)
Daily Mass:       8:00 a.m. (Tuesday and Wednesday)
First Friday:      6:00 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Parish, Cromwell-Wright

Father Peter Lambert

Saturday Mass:  5:00 p.m.
Confession:        4:30 p.m. (Saturday)
Daily Mass:        8:30 a.m. (Monday)

St. Mary's Catholic Parish Meadowlands

Father Pio Antonio
Meadowlands, MN 55765

Sunday Mass:  8:15 a.m.
Confession:     7:45 a.m. (Sunday)
Daily Mass:     8:30 a.m. (Friday)


Bethany Lutheran Church Cromwell

Pastor Brandi Hacker
Cromwell, MN 55726
(218) 644-3640

Sunday Worship:  10:00 a.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Wright

Pastor Brandi Hacker
Wright, MN 55798

Sunday Worship:  9:00 a.m.

Cedar Valley National Evangelical Lutheran Church

Reverend Mark Palmer
Floodwood, MN 55736

Services held on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

First Lutheran Church of Meadowlands - ELCA

Synodically Authorized Minister Cami Peterson DeVries
Meadowlands, MN 55762
(218) 427-2636 (Amen)

Sunday Worship:  10:00 a.m.
Sunday School:      9:45 a.m.

Holy Communion:  Two Sundays each month.  Worship and coffee fellowship each Sunday.


Hope Lutheran Church

Pastor Jill Gellhart
401 Hwy 73
PO Box 288
Floodwood MN  55736-0288
Phone:  (218) 476-2259
(218) 476-3361
Email: or

Follow us on Facebook:!/pages/Hope-Lutheran-Church-Floodwood-MN/246671068770435


Hope Lutheran Church is affilited with LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ).  We are located just south of the school on Hwy 73.  Worship & Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. service followed by coffee fellowship.

Hope Lutheran Community Church of Toivola
Pastor Mike Anderson
Meadowlands, MN 55765
(218) 427-2779

Sunday Bible Study:  9:05 a.m.
Sunday Worship:      10:00 a.m.

Holy Communion:  1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Immanuel Lutheran
Pastor Don Ludemann
Brookston, MN 55711
(218) 453-5557

Service every other Sunday at 9:30 a.m.


Cromwell United Methodist Church
Pastor Russ Christensen
Cromwell, MN 55726


Sunday School:  9:00 a.m. (All classes)
Worship Service:  10:30 a.m.; Refreshments, fellowship, and worship.

New Life Community Church

New Life Community Church

11698 Highway 8
Floodwood, MN 55736
(218) 476-2553

Sunday Services

  9:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:15 a.m.:  Worship Service & "Children's Church"
  7:00 p.m.:  Sunday Bible Study

Wednesday Services

7:00 p.m.:  Youth Evening Service, Missionette & Royal Rangers, Adult Bible Study, & Women's Fellowship Group/Bible Study


Bethel Fellowship

Pastor Mark Alesch
8720 Highway 5
Meadowlands, MN 55765
(218) 427-

Sunday Service:  10:00 a.m.

Christian Way Fellowship

Pastor Lloyd Olds
9996 Elm
Meadowlands, MN 55765
(218) 427-2225 or 427-2397

Sunday School:  9:00 a.m.
Worship:           10:00 a.m.

TLC Ministries

Saturday Night ALIVE:  7-10 p.m. at Swan Lake Road Baptist Church
(218) 590-4806
All teens welcome