Here are a couple of things you should know about us:
We love you. We strive to show our love to God by loving you.
We believe that you are created in God’s image.
We believe that we are called to follow Christ: in loving, in accepting, in teaching, in forgiving, in serving, in sacrifice.
We believe that your story, added to ours, will make us more whole.
Our core values are:
hope, faith, love, equality,
compassion, justice, and meaning.
We have had these values for over 125 years.
We are a welcoming community that follows the teachings of Jesus, embraces many prophetic voices, and works to love all of God’s diverse creation,
We’re working on creating a 2018 Robbinsdale United Church of Christ photo directory and need YOUR help.
Please register for a photoshoot time at the link below. Photos are taken at RUCC, it’s free, with the option to purchase photo packages, and you’ll receive one free 8×10 and a photo directory. We really hope to get all members included.
These are the dates and times available:
Thursday, April 26 @ 2pm-8pm
Friday, April 27 @ 2pm-8pm
Saturday, April 28 @ 11am-4pm
Children and Family Ministries at Robbinsdale United Church of Christ celebrate each child and each family.
On Sundays: Nursery is available for infants thru age 4.
During first part of worship: Children’s Time shares many voices encouraging and deepening children’s connection with God.
Bible Adventures (after Children’s Time, in a separate room): offers stories, art making, circle time, and praying ways for children age 5 thru grade 5.
Multigentrational gatherings are created several times a year.
Mimi Goodwin, Minister of Children and Families.
Regular hours: Sundays 9am-3pm and Wednesdays 10am-3pm.
Plus participation in RUCC events and meetings
The Coordinating Council is proposing a change to the RUCC Bylaws.
This change would replace Robert’s Rules of Order with the The Five-Fold Path of Productive Meetings by Starhawk. We’ve practiced using this model while deliberating and deciding on becoming a sanctuary church and approving the capital campaign. The consensus model ensures that everyone has the opportunity to be heard and better aligns with our values.
The vote will take place at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Be sure to enjoy a delicious authentic meal at El Toro Mexican Restaurant.
A portion of your bill will be donated back to Robbinsdale United Church of Christ.
Be sure to print out the “coupons” below to give to your server.
There are plenty so share with your family and friends!
- Refugees – Persons who are outside the country of their nationality, and who are unable or unwilling to return to, and unable or unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of the country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. (from The Refugee Act of 1980)
- Immigrants – Foreign-born nationals who come to the US with an intention to settle here permanently and usually for reasons other than fear of persecution.
- Undocumented persons – Individuals who enter the country without permission and those who enter legally but violate the terms of entry by overstaying their visas.
- Political asylum applicants – Individuals who have requested refugee status having already entered the US, but whose applications are still pending.
Immigrants are overrunning our country, and most are here illegally.
- The Facts: It is true that there are more immigrants living in the U.S. than ever before. However, the percentage of immigrants in the overall population is not much different than many other times throughout our history. Today, immigrants make up approximately13% of the total U.S. population. More than 60% of immigrants in the United States today have lived here for at least 15 years, and a large majority of immigrants have lawful status. Today, the net migration from Mexico (the number of people entering the U.S. from Mexico minus the number of people leaving the U.S. to go to Mexico) is around zero. Undocumented immigrants make up about 3.5% of the nation’s total population.
- Myth #2: Immigrants hurt our country financially by taking jobs and services without paying taxes.
- The Facts: Though some people claim that immigrants are taking job opportunities away from people born in the U.S., immigrants actually help to create new jobs. In addition to buying American and local products, which helps create jobs, immigrants often start their own businesses. In fact, immigrants are twice as likely to start businesses as citizens born in the U.S., and companies owned by immigrants are more likely to hire employees than companies owned by native-born citizens. States with large numbers of immigrants report lower unemployment for everyone. Immigrants collectively pay between $90 and $140 billion each year in taxes, and a recent study found that undocumented immigrants alone paid more than $11.8 billion in taxes in 2012.
- Myth # 3: Immigrants are coming to the U.S. to obtain welfare and other benefits.
- The facts: Most immigrants who come to this country work hard to take care of their families and themselves. Many studies have shown that on average immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits, meaning the taxes they pay more than cover the cost of things like public education and healthcare. With very few exceptions (such as access to medical care for victims of human trafficking), undocumented immigrants are not eligible for federal public benefits such as Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and food stamps.