This Week

 

First Congregational UCC Brainerd

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When God Shows Up

This week  one of our youth, Preston Newgord, will be sharing part of his faith story with us. In addition to sharing his story, Preston will join his brother and dad in offering some special music during worship. We will also be joined by the bell choir and our new organist, Barb Bendson! Plus this week we will receive our monthly food shelf offering. There’s a lot going on at church this Sunday. We hope you will join us to be part of it!

Pastor Leslie has posted her sermons online so you can access and share them! New sermons will be uploaded to the same location. Click here to access the manuscripts. Selected sermons are uploaded to the church website: http://www.uccbrainerd.org

Welcome to our new organist

Barb Bendson

who will be starting this Sunday!

1 or 2 volunteers needed for

Soup Kitchen TOMORROW!!

If you are able to help, please call or email

Eleanor Burkett   218-232-4827

prairiesmoke757@gmail.com.

Thank you!

This Week

Thursday, April 27

5:30 pm – PPRC

Friday, April 28

10:30 am – Book Group

4:00 pm – Soup Kitchen

Sunday, April 30

10:00 am – Worship

11:00 am – Fellowship

11:15 am – Sunday School

11:30 am – Adult Forum

12:30 pm – Family Fun Event @ Church

Wednesday, May 3

9:30 am – Prayer Circle

11:30 am – Men’s Group @ Sawmill Inn

11:30 am – Clergy Cluster

Friday, May 5

10:30 am – Book Group

HUGS

Sunday, April 30

Hosts: Sue Hadland & Lisa Wigand

Ushers/Greeters: Roger Best, Greg Johnson, Ken Nelson & Gary Whiteman

Counters: Sharon Carlson & Judy Whiteman

Sunday, May 7

Hosts: Eileen Kurpiers & Jan Morton
Ushers/Greeters: Roger Best, Greg Johnson, Ken Nelson & Gary Whiteman
Counters: Jeff Behr & Jerry Kuehn

Liturgist

April 30 – Pat Scott
May 7 – Volunteer Needed

Please join us for root beer floats on

Sunday, April 30th following worship to celebrate

Millie Gjertson’s 94th birthday!

FAMILY FUN EVENT – APRIL 30TH

All ages are invited to join us for an afternoon or fun!

We will meet at church at 12:30 for a pizza lunch followed by fun activities to be decided based on weather.

See you there! 

The Lakes Area Music Festival is excited to present

Very Viennese on Sunday, May 7 at 7pm at

Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.

It is our final concert in our 2016/2017 Winter Series.

Thank you for your support!

Bethany

Lakes Area Music Festival

218-820-6193

lakesareamusic.org

Free Month Long Class / April 4-May 2 /  6-7:30 pm

First Congregational UCC / 415 Juniper St / Brainerd

Are you or is someone you love living with Alzheimer’s disease or

other dementia? These free education classes will help you understand

the disease, what you can expect and provide you with resources.

You are not alone.

Meets every Tuesday from April 4 to May 2

April 4  Living with Alzheimer’s – Early Stage, Part 1

April 11  Living with Alzheimer’s – Early Stage, Part 2

April 18  Living with Alzheimer’s – Middle Stage, Part 1

April 25  Living with Alzheimer’s – Middle Stage, Part 2

May 2  Living with Alzheimer’s – Late Stage

For more information, contact Jenna Herbig

at jherbig@alz.org or 218-722-4335.

Get ready for CAMP!

Save the dates for these upcoming youth camps at Pilgrim Point:

> Spring Middle School CYE – May 12-14, 201

> Youth Camp Week 2 – July 23-28, 2017

Youth camp is open to youth who have completed 6th-12th grade.

If you are interested in serving as an adult leader

(minimum age 23) please contact Pastor Leslie.

Additional adult and youth camps are open for registration on the Conference website: http://uccmn.org/pilgrimpoint and include:

> Taize Meditation Retreat: May 17 – 19, 2017

> Deaf First Family Camp: June 18 – 23, 2017

> Youth Mission Week:  August 6 – 11, 2017

Register Here Today!

Cost: $90/person

When: 3pm – Wednesday, May 17 through 11am – Friday, May 19

Where: Pilgrim Point Camp

2059 Pilgrim Point Rd NW, Alexandria, MN 56308

Who: Open to ALL (youth must be accompanied by an adult leader or guardian; be aware participants will need to be quiet for 60 minute sessions)

Deadline to register: Wednesday, May 10

Questions? Contact Zac Norenberg, at zacn@uccmn.org or 612-871-0359

Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training

Our Whole Lives is a sexual education program with resources written by professional sexuality educators that equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information to help them make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. OWL provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants clarify their values and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Find out more about OWL.

The Minnesota Conference UCC has established the following

OWL Facilitator Training Courses in 2017: 

Elementary Curriculum (Grades K-1 and 4-6)

When: Friday, May 19 at 3:00pm until Sunday, May 21 at 2:00pm

Where: Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Rd NW,

Alexandria, MN (directions)

Cost: $150 (subsidized; includes instruction,

room & board; curriculum not included)

Deadline to Register: May 8, 2017

>>Click HERE to register for Elementary Training<<

Middle School/High School Curriculum (Grades 7-9 and 10-12)

When: Friday, May 19 at 3:00pm until Sunday, May 21 at 2:00pm

Where: Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Rd NW,

Alexandria, MN (directions)

Cost: $150 (subsidized; includes instruction,

room & board; curriculum not included)

Deadline to Register: May 8, 2017

>>Click HERE to register for Secondary Training<<

Our church is hoping to offer the grades 10-12 program soon! 

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator for this age group

(or know someone) or have questions about the program,

please contact Pastor Leslie. 

Funds are available to help offset the cost of the training and materials.

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Brainerd, MN 56401

218-829-2528

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