LOCAL UNIT EVENTS
Posted in alphabetical order by church.
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Lake Harriet UMC
4901 Chowen Ave. S.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55410
Second Wednesday mornings:
10:00 - Welcoming Coffee
10:30 - Speaker/Program in the Fireside Room
11:15 - Business and Break
Noon-Lunch at the "Cafe" (Fellowship Hall) $10.00
contact Marge for reservations and arrange for a ride if needed firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-831-1965.
Learn About Your Chance to Speak Up For Justice—
All Are Invited to the Lake Harriet UMW 2nd Wednesday Program
on February 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Learn about your chance to speak up for justice at the Capitol! Mary Yee of Lake Harriet UMC’s congregation will tell us about this year’s agenda of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s (JRLC) Day on the Hill. This interfaith organization gathers citizens every year to go to the Capitol to talk to legislators about issues important to our religious convictions. Mary has gone for many years and is well informed on all the details of this inspiring day. Major issues to be considered are Pay-Day Lending, Human Trafficking, Gun Violence, Poverty. Even if you cannot go the DAY ON THE HILL on Feb.23, attending this program will help you learn about the issues so you can advocate for justice in other ways.
Come to Lake Harriet UMC, 4901 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis on Feb 8 at 10 am for coffee and conversation, with the program at 10:15. (No lunch this month.) Thousands of years ago the prophet Micah said “Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.” Here’s your chance to learn practical ways to do just that. If you need more information or a ride, email or call Marge Spannaus,email@example.com, 952-831-1965. Come and bring your friends for this challenging program.
offers assistance to persecuted people who come to Minnesota as refugees. The MN UMC Conference is a key member of the MN Council of Churches and we are also the local affiliate for UMCOR’s work with refugees. We work with persecuted people who come by invitation of the US Government to start new lives in the United States and offer a range of educational and ministry opportunities to local congregations to learn more about and assist new refugees. Although refugees arrive filled with hope and possess vast life experience, they arrive with very few material belongings with which to begin life in the United States.
As part of our efforts to warmly welcome new arrivals to Minnesota, we set up apartments for new families before their arrival, but we need help to do so! Attached is a list of supplies needed to supply a family of five with what they need to start life in Minnesota. UMW groups at church and district levels could help to assemble welcome kits which will be delivered to new refugee familes. There is even the opportunity to set up the apartment! Since most refugee resettlement happens in the Twin Cities, this is a great opportunity for churches in Greater Minnesota to have a direct impact on the lives of newly arriving refugee families.
Thank you for sharing this information, and feel free to relay questions back to me. I think that this would be a great and impactful way for UMW groups to get involved in a group activity!
Refugee Services Resource Coordinator
Minnesota Council of Churches-Refugee Services
To all, Simpson is starting a Children's Book Club. We will be using the Simpson UMW is collecting children's books from the UMW Reading Program. We would love to have any children's books from the UMW Reading Program that you no longer wish to include in your church or UMW library. Eventually, we may use only current books, but to get started we welcome any books, even those five years or older on the Reading Program list. The books may be donated to Simpson or loaned; just let us know which you prefer. Bev Bickelhaupt of Simpson UMW started this program. Another interesting side benefit, Bev engaged a grandmother, who has not been a UMW member, to help with this program. A new recruiting mechanism! If you find you have some books to share with Simpson, please bring them to TC District meetings. Let me know if you prefer to have us pick them up. Thanks, Mary Gates, 612 789 8767