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Blood Drive coming to Peace

posted Jun 12, 2019, 9:32 AM by Cindy Tidball   [ updated Jun 12, 2019, 11:25 AM ]

Summer holidays, donor vacations, and fewer school drives make the next few months an especially difficult time to collect enough blood donations to meet patients' needs. The L.I.F.E. group at Peace is stepping up by sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, July 11 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. You may simply sign up online at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "Peace United Methodist Church" in the red "Find a Blood Drive" box at the upper right. You will also have opportunities to sign up in person with Carol Mills after worship on June 30 and July 7.  Bring a friend or neighbor--we have 32 donation slots to fill!

New in June

posted May 30, 2019, 1:35 PM by Cindy Tidball

Upcoming Events at Peace
- - - Pastor Gary is on vacation until June 14 - - -
June 2 - Guest speaker David Wheeler at worship
June 4 - Trustees (6:30 pm)
June 7 - Memorial Service for Nora Wright (3:00 pm)
June 8 - Good Neighbor Meal
June 9 - Outdoor Worship - Blessing of the Animals
with David Wheeler and Andrew Mills
June 13 - L.I.F.E. potluck (5:00 pm at Turtle Lake Park)
June 17 - Worship Committee (6:30 pm)
June 18 - Cracking Open the Bible resumes
June 21 - Beer Choir (7:00 pm at Como Park Pavillion)
June 23 - SPRC (11:15 am)
June 25 - Cracking Open the Bible
June 29 - Good Neighbor Meal

Upcoming Events at Peace

posted Mar 20, 2019, 8:28 AM by Cindy Tidball

Now through April 14 - Listening Posts - Sundays after Worship (Gathering Place)
March 30 - Good Neighbor Meal

Reminders:
Order your Easter flowers
Bring Lenten donations for Emma Norton and  Ralph Reeder Food Shelf 

Looking Ahead!
April 14 - Palm Sunday
April 14 - "Sisters of Peace" at History Theatre
April 21 - Easter

Watch for publicity about Don Irwin in concert at Peace this fall!

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) 

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