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News for the Week of November 12

posted Nov 12, 2018, 6:10 AM by Penny Skildum

Buy poinsettias for the Sanctuary for the holidays and/or provide monetary donations to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.  All orders/donations must be turned into the office by Sunday, November 25th.  Thank you!

News for the Week of October 29

posted Oct 29, 2018, 7:26 AM by Penny Skildum

Seasonal Singers for Christmas at Peace

Join the Celebration Chorale for several weeks of rehearsals in preparation for singing the Christmas Cantata during worship on December 16th. All rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 pm, beginning with October 31st, then November 7th, 14th and 28th and December 5th and 12th. You don't need to be able to attend all of the rehearsals. A rehearsal CD will be supplied to any who want one. You may either let Dave know you plan to attend (dave@peaceumc.com) or just show up. 

 

Advent Dinner ticket sales

Tickets for the Advent Dinner, Sunday, December 9, will go on sale Sunday, November 4th before and after worship. Tickets will be $20 per person, but no family will be asked to pay more than $80 no matter the number of people involved. The last day to make reservations will be Sunday, December 2nd. See the November Peace Newsletter for much more information about the dinner. And watch your email inbox for a SignUpGenius event for those who want to help with food preparation!

News for the Week of October 8

posted Oct 8, 2018, 6:33 AM by Penny Skildum

Conference COSROW meeting. Although Peace Church has an unofficial COSROW group, anyone who's interested in the full participation of women in the life of the church may join our Minnesota Annual Conference COSROW as an individual. Likewise, anyone interested is invited to attend their next meeting, held at Peace Church on Saturday, October 20, from 10 am to 3 pm. We are privileged to host this meeting--please feel free to join us.

News for the Week of September 24

posted Sep 24, 2018, 6:56 AM by Penny Skildum

Trustees Annual Fall Work Weekend

AS OF 9/20 ONLY TWO WORKERS SIGNED UP!

The church trustees are sponsoring a work weekend on October 6th and 7th. The main project will be the re-siding of the exterior west wall (facing Hodgson Rd.) with more durable siding material. Because Pioneer Hall is used each Saturday from 9 am until 1 pmwork hours will be 1 pm through 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th. There will also be an opportunity to help with buckthorn removal. Look for the signupgenius event in your inbox this coming week!

 

Guest Speaker: Sunday, September 30th
Katie Powell will be guest speaker on Sunday, September 30 during worship. She is the Statewide Organizer at the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) — an interfaith advocacy non-profit that works to advance the common good at the Minnesota State Capitol. Katie spends most of her time working with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities and individuals across the state. Before joining the team at JRLC, Katie worked in direct service at a food bank, overseeing programming for food insecure neighbors, and at a public benefits law firm, where she worked with people with disabilities to make sense of social safety net programs. These experiences led her to advocacy work, where she is reminded regularly of the need to create a future that provides economic stability for all Minnesotans.
To learn more about JRLC go to: https://jrlc.org/about-us

 

The Fifth Sunday is coming.  The Finance Committee is continuing the Fifth Sunday Giving Program.  Here is the idea.  Most people figure their giving to the church on a monthly basis.  Most months have 4 Sundays.  So, the fifth Sunday is an EXTRA Sunday.  It happens 4 or 5 times a year.  We are asking you give a little extra on that extra day.  Please mark your contribution “Fifth Sunday”.  The full amount collected for “Fifth Sunday” will be paid directly on the principal of the mortgage.  Since its inception on May, 2016, we have collected $9265.00 for Fifth Sunday giving.  Thank you so much for your generous support.  We are making a difference.  The next Fifth Sunday is September 30, 2018.   All you need to do to participate is bring in a donation marked “Fifth Sunday” in the memo.  If you will not be at Worship that day, it can be brought earlier or mailed in.  The amount is totally up to you.  No amount is too small or too large.  Thank you in advance.  You are the best.  We can do this! 

News for the Week of September 17

posted Sep 17, 2018, 6:58 AM by Penny Skildum

Thank you to everyone who donated to Good Neighbor Center's Back to School Drive!  So far we have supplied 97 St Paul area youth with the appropriate school supplies.  Many organizations which give school supplies give a bag with a generic set of supplies. We set up a class room like a store and take the youth one at a time to pick out their supplies from their school list. Doing it this way is one way we empower low income youth and help them start their academic year feeling prepared and equipped.  Having new supplies is something you and I may take for granted, but for many local youth new school supplies are a luxury they cannot afford.  Many families are returning after being gone for the summer so we are still giving out supplies and can use more! We also have had many new families starting and are needing more volunteers, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  If you have ever thought about getting involved or are looking for a meaningful way to spend your time, please try volunteering with us! We meet MondayTuesday & Wednesday year round from 7-8:30 PM at 441 Rice Street, St Paul. Please contact Amanda Jacobson (651) 587-3451 or goodneighborcenterstpaul@gmail.com or talk to Bob Kohl.

News for the Week of July 16

posted Jul 16, 2018, 7:07 AM by Penny Skildum

The Fifth Sunday is coming.  The Finance Committee is continuing the Fifth Sunday Giving Program.  Here is the idea.  Most people figure their giving to the church on a monthly basis.  Most months have 4 Sundays.  So, the fifth Sunday is an EXTRA Sunday.  It happens 4 or 5 times a year.  We are asking you give a little extra on that extra day.  Please mark your contribution “Fifth Sunday”.  The full amount collected for “Fifth Sunday” will be paid directly on the principal of the mortgage.  So far, we have collected $8,035.00 for Fifth Sunday giving.  Thank you so much for your generous support.  We are making a difference.  The next Fifth Sunday is July 29, 2018.   All you need to do to participate is bring in a donation marked “Fifth Sunday” in the memo.  If you will not be at Worship that day, it can be brought earlier or mailed in.  The amount is totally up to you.  No amount is too small or too large.  Thank you in advance.  You are the best.  We can do this!

 

Save the Date! 

Friday, September 14 

L.I.F.E. Group Tour

The New Bell Museum and Planetarium

Watch for Details

 

News for the Week of July 9

posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:40 AM by Penny Skildum

Second Quarter contribution statements are ready for pick up in the Commons Area on the coffee bar table. 

 

Join the L.I.F.E. Group on Sunday July 29 for the final performance of Mounds View Community Theatre’s summer production of Ian Fleming’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.  Meet at Irondale High School for a deli lunch at1:00, followed by the matinee at 2:00.  The cost of $24 includes lunch and show.  Please get lunch orders* and payment to Carol Mills by July 25.  Checks should be made to MVCT. (*roast beef, chicken salad, or veggie sandwich) 

News for the Week of June 18

posted Jun 18, 2018, 6:38 AM by Penny Skildum

Last JMT meeting Monday, July 25th at the Navratil’s home from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.

 

Lunch at Panola Valley Gardens The L.I.F.E. group & Friendship Circle are planning a luncheon at Panola Valley Gardens near Lindstrom on Wednesday, July 11, 12:15 p.m., cost $23 not including tip.  Following lunch we will tour the gorgeous gardens.  Take a look at the photos on line at http://www.panolavalleygardens.com/photo.html. 

Anyone interested is welcome.

Please call Pat Lancaster (651-484-9302) or e-mail patlancaster2@gmail.com for reservations.

Deadline is July 1.  We will meet at church at 11:30 to carpool.

 

2018 Peace Day @ MN Twins is Monday, July 30 @ 7:10 PM.  Sign-up sheet is in the Commons Area.  Deadline to sign-up and pay is Sunday, July 8th.  Make checks payable to Peace. 

News for the Week of June 11

posted Jun 11, 2018, 6:49 AM by Penny Skildum

Lydia ProjectThe United Methodist General Conference will be coming to Minneapolis in 2020. The Dakotas-Minnesota Area has a wonderful opportunity to come together to provide hospitality for this conference. The United Methodists in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota are invited to help knit or crochet 10,000 purple scarvesScarves should be hand-knitted or hand-crocheted. Since this is a Minnesota event, please use solid purple yarn, like the colors of the Minnesota Vikings or Prince. Royal purple and bright purple are great. Please avoid lavender color and do not use variegated yarn.

Please use acrylic yarn that could be washed if needed. The pattern can be the creator's choice or there are patterns available. Finished projects should be 6-7 inches wide and at least 60 inches long (think about wrapping a scarf around your own neck to stay warm in a drafty room). If you add fringe, which is optional, please be sure the scarf itself is at least 60 inches long before the fringe.  Contact person is Pam Jacobson @pjjacobson@msn.com

News for the Week of June 4

posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:59 AM by Penny Skildum

L.I.F.E. Event! Mark your calendars for a fun evening with our PEACE Community for Dinner and Harness Racing at Running Aces near Forest Lake. No entrance fee is required and betting is optional! For a dinner reservation call or email Virginia Moran 651-484-1344 or vlmoran@comcast.net. Saturday, June 23rd Dinner 4:30 pm Races 6:00 pm

 

Thank you from Ms. Vee:

Thank you Peace for being so welcoming to my blue note style preaching.  It was really heartwarming to hear all of your encouraging words.  Although I would love to sincerely take credit for it, it really is and always is the Holy Spirit, Glory be to God. 

I am also thankful for all of the families who participated in the Mother's Day dinner.  Your presence made my Mother's Day and for that I thank you.

 With that being said, I would also like to give an early announcement of our Rally Sunday Carnival on Sept 9th.  Your participation and donations to help make this event happen is extremely needed, wanted, and appreciated!  More information coming soon!  can't wait? email me @ Vee@Peaceumc.com 

Cedar Creek Summer Retreat for June 22 – 24th has been cancelled. 

Twin Cities Pride Festival @ Loring Park, Saturday, June 23rd from 10AM – 6PM.  Pride Parade Sunday, June 24th @ 11AM.  All youth and family members who are interested in going together as a group to the pride parade, please contact Vee at vee@peaceumc.com

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