Sunday, January 20, 2019
 
Next Week’s Message: Growing in Faith Together / Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25
 
2018 Giving Statements are in the church mailboxes.
 
Human Relations Day is Sunday, January 20—Special envelopes will be available, as your generous gift next week on this special giving Sunday supports neighborhood outreach and advocacy through Community Developers and United Methodist Voluntary Services, both related to the General Board of Global Ministries (umcmission.org), and at-risk teens through Youth Offender Rehabilitation, General Board of Church and Society (umcjustice.org).
Church Basement Ladies—If you purchased tickets for the play at the Ames Theater for January 20 @ 2:00 p.m. please check your church mailbox for your tickets. If you wish to carpool from the church, let Louise Hershey know that you would like a ride. We will leave from the church parking lot at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 20.
 
The Men’s Breakfast Group will meet on Saturday, January 26 @ 8:00 a.m. at the Richfield VFW. All men are welcome to attend!
 
On Sunday, January 27 @ 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Church of Peace, Pastor Woojae will hold a gathering, A Way Forward Conversation on Human Sexuality. Pastor Woojae will lead a conversation, a discussion, and a Q & A time for this topic in advance of the 2019 United Methodist conference that will address this issue within the United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to take a quick break following the worship service, then reconvene in the Sanctuary for Pastor Woojae’s gathering and conversation.
 
Lydia Circle Kitchen Clean-up on January 31 @ 10:00 a.m.—Please check your calendar and sign up as you are able on the list posted in the Commons, in order for Rose Brier to know how many can help. Thank you!
 
Prayer Corner Changes—Please note that the Church Council has approved changes regarding the Prayer Corner portion of the Sunday worship bulletin/folder. Unless you notify the church to remove a name, it will remain for four weeks. The bulletin information deadline is noon on Wednesday each week. If you would like for a name to be renewed or added to the list, please contact the church office or, for Sunday worship, complete a prayer request card, which you will find in the sanctuary pews. Contact information for the church office is Betsy.Shank@umcop.com or (612) 866-0069.
 
Twin Cities UMW Winter Gathering is Saturday, February 2—The guest speaker for this event is Lauren Rheingans, Campus Minister for University of Minnesota Wesley Foundation. Her topic will be Connected in Christ: Lessons That Campus Ministry Teaches Us. A flyer is posted in the Commons with further details. Registration forms are posted in the Commons, with more available as needed.
 
Camp Minnesota!—An incredible experience is waiting for children, youth, adults, and families this summer through Camp Minnesota, at one of our three sites: Kowakan Adventures, Koronis Ministries, or Northern Pines Camp. No matter which camp site or specific camp you choose, you’ll experience all of the traditional “must-have" summer camp favorites, like singing around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, hiking in beautiful pine forests, and swimming in cool blue lakes. Most importantly, all campers will experience Christ, Creation, and Community in the powerful and unique setting that only camp can provide. Camp Minnesota welcomes United Methodists and non-United Methodists, alike. All congregations will soon receive printed catalogs that list all the different camp sessions.
 
 
Sunday, January 13, 2019
 
On Sunday, January 27 @ 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Church of Peace, Pastor Woojae will hold a gathering, A Way Forward Conversation on Human Sexuality. Pastor Woojae will lead a conversation, a discussion, and a Q & A time for this topic in advance of the 2019 United Methodist conference that will address this issue within the United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to take a quick break following the worship service, then reconvene in the Sanctuary for Pastor Woojae’s gathering and conversation.
 
Church Basement Ladies—If you purchased tickets for the play at the Ames Theater for January 20 @ 2:00 p.m. please check your church mailbox for your tickets. If you wish to carpool from the church, let Louise Hershey know that you would like a ride. We will leave from the church parking lot at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 20.
Lydia Circle Kitchen Clean-up on January 31 @ 10:00 a.m.—Please check your calendar and sign up as you are able on the list posted in the Commons, in order for Rose Brier to know how many can help. Thank you!
 
Prayer Corner Changes—Please note that the Church Council has approved changes regarding the Prayer Corner portion of the Sunday worship bulletin/folder. Unless you notify the church to remove a name, it will remain for four weeks. The bulletin information deadline is noon on Wednesday each week. If you would like for a name to be renewed or added to the list, please contact the church office or, for Sunday worship, complete a prayer request card, which you will find in the sanctuary pews. Contact information for the church office is Betsy.Shank@umcop.com or (612) 866-0069.
 
Human Relations Day is Sunday, January 20—Special envelopes will be available, as your generous gift next week on this special giving Sunday supports neighborhood outreach and advocacy through Community Developers and United Methodist Voluntary Services, both related to the General Board of Global Ministries (umcmission.org), and at-risk teens through Youth Offender Rehabilitation, General Board of Church and Society (umcjustice.org).
 
Twin Cities UMW Winter Gathering is Saturday, February 2—The guest speaker for this event is Lauren Rheingans, Campus Minister for University of Minnesota Wesley Foundation. Her topic will be Connected in Christ: Lessons That Campus Ministry Teaches Us. A flyer is posted in the Commons with further details. Registration forms are posted in the Commons, with more available as needed.
 
Camp Minnesota!—An incredible experience is waiting for children, youth, adults, and families this summer through Camp Minnesota, at one of our three sites: Kowakan Adventures, Koronis Ministries, or Northern Pines Camp. No matter which camp site or specific camp you choose, you’ll experience all of the traditional “must-have" summer camp favorites, like singing around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, hiking in beautiful pine forests, and swimming in cool blue lakes. Most importantly, all campers will experience Christ, Creation, and Community in the powerful and unique setting that only camp can provide. Camp Minnesota welcomes United Methodists and non-United Methodists, alike. All congregations will soon receive printed catalogs that list all the different camp sessions.
 
Weekly Note on A Way to Care for Creation—Eat those leftovers! After the holiday season you will likely have leftovers from Christmas dinner, parties, and family get-togethers. A great way to be a steward of the Earth is to consume your food. Did you know that Americans throw away 25% of the food they buy? Not only is this a waste of money but it is also harmful to the environment. Producing food takes land, water, and heavy machinery. By eating your leftovers you are not only saving money but also preventing energy waste from food production, not to mention keeping food waster from taking up space in a landfill.