UCC Squared Weekly 06/16/2021
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
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UCC Squared Weekly
This Sunday's June 20 service will be Hybrid:
in-person & via FB live
A copy of the bulletin is below
June 20th Bulletin.pdf
No sign up required! All are welcome.
Please follow appropriate safety guidelines
Click Here to send in Grad's info!
Graduation Recognition Sunday 06/20
Do you know someone graduating this year from High school, college, or another form of continuing ed?
Names of recognized graduates will be read this Sunday!
- JUNE 27 -
All are encouraged to wear solid colors of the rainbow!
Sunday, June 20th
after worship at
our Sunday's Cool kids will be going on
a Garbage Adventure.
Rain or shine, we'll head out from church and safely search the church area, the park across the street, and other nearby places for garbage to pick up.
We'll meet in the narthex (front entrance of church) and head out together from there and see who can collect THE MOST. See you there.
Everyone is Welcome!
Bring masks and gloves.
FRIDAY FILMS ARE BACK!
We will be showing a film every last Friday of the month
Friday, June 25th:
"12 Years A Slave"
Friday, July 30th:
"My Octopus Teacher"
Friday, August 27th
6:30 pm in the Youth Room
Snacks and Beverages will be served
Meals on Wheels 2021
Meals on Wheels is back to delivering hot meals daily and our church is signed up to deliver the Blue Route the month of July 2021.
If you are interested please sign up below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office by email
or by phone.
Sign Up Here
A Note From Outreach & Justice:
Gregorio came to the US in 1997, out of concern for his family’s safety. In 1999, his wife to whom he has been married nearly 32 years, as well as his two sons, joined him. All were undocumented. Since then, they have added two daughters to their family. The daughters were both on the Dean’s List in high school and had bright college futures.
In 2016, the family experienced emotional trauma when they learned the daughters had been sexually abused for several years by a close family member. Due to understandable parental guilt and a couple of other emotionally difficult family issues, Gregorio made some bad choices and received two DUIs. He was turned over to ICE.
Gregorio and his wife, Josefina, had strong cases to receive U-visas as indirect victims from their daughters’ abuse at the hands of the relative. Unfortunately, the backlog and wait for U-visas is long.
Even Gregorio’s boss, the owner of a winery, spoke glowingly of his love for and trust of Gregorio, who managed the winery, this man who supported his family, contributed to his community and had daughters who were on the Dean’s list in school.
If we had a sanctuary state law prohibiting law enforcement from cooperating with ICE, Gregorio’s family would still be together. But instead, Gregorio was deported in July of 2020.
Are you curious what the organization, SARI, is and does?
SARI - Sanctuary & Resistance to Injustice is a faith-based organization fighting for an end to immigration raids and deportations. They meet remotely on the 2nd Monday of each month and conduct a vigil every Wednesday at the Sherburne County Courthouse from 3:30-4:30 pm.
for more information.
Joyous News From Family Promise Anoka:
"We are celebrating one of our guest families that was able to move into permanent stable housing at the beginning of June! This was the first family to successfully complete the program since early February! This family of a mom and her 5-year old son were in our program for 125 days. The family was able to access a program that helps with rental payments and will be in a two year transitional program. Mom is grateful to be closer to family and the school she will be attending next year, and is looking forward to starting a new job soon! Thank you to everyone who provided meals, support, encouragement, hospitality and prayers for this family!"
Click HERE to Watch Last Week's Service
Last week's service was brought to us by the MN UCC Conference featuring UCC churches across the state including our very own!
Prayers for Joys and Concerns/Announcements: 06/06/21
KEPT IN OUR PRAYERS (cards and calls appreciated) Ella Rivers, Donna Church, Musz Bailey, Jim Babcock, Shelley Sherper, Bobbie Berg, Susan Olsen, Jackie Schuelein, Carol Lloyd, Joanne Burdick, Ruby Cawthra, Jane Houlton, Marion Marcott, Cheryl Wold, Judy Halgren, Amy Britt, Bailey Rosdahl, Jimmy Stevens, Dee & Jim Stevens (Jimmy’s parents), Dave Foley, John Olson, Nicole [Kilber] Teske, Linda Fenton, Dave Halgren, Diane Narr, Joan Axen and Nancy Andersen.
We lift up in prayer all those who are celebrating graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, time with family, etc.
Rylie Anderson asks for prayers for her grandma, Diane Narr, as her battle with cancer, as well as Lupus, continues. Diane was rushed to the hospital Thursday night due to a lack of oxygen. She stayed the weekend and was able to return home Sunday afternoon
Sam Eckberg updated us that Allison had a quick recovery and all in the Eckberg household are happy and healthy.
Linda Fenton shared via flocknote Monday evening, that she is so grateful for all the cards & prayers she received for support for her sister, Jane Lee, after her surgery & again after Jane passed. Linda is blessed to be in a very caring church family.
We also encourage you to take a look at our prayer post where you can see all prayers from our church community, wider community, and global community
Happy Birthday To:
Carolie Warden June 17
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