Children Are Always Welcome at RUCC

kids welcome

“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!”

Signs of spring are beginning to make themselves known outdoors, while inside the church we are moving through Lent toward Easter. The children are learning about New Testament Bible stories during Bible Adventures and during worship everyone is invited to participate in worship stations during the service. Come for a visit and experience how children are welcome at Robbinsdale United Church of Christ!

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Flea Market ~ Sat, April 22

RUCC is hosting an Earth Day INDOOR Flea Market on Saturday, April 22nd.

Are you looking for an easy and fun way to sell some treasures or even some products (Pampered Chef, Norwex, etc.)? For the low cost of $25, you can rent a table!  You’ll be part of a large indoor sale that is sure to bring in lots of foot traffic.  Be sure to register before tables are sold out. If you know of anyone else that might be interested in participating, please pass the information along to them.  Here is the link with more details and the application (hard copies are available at church, too.): Earth Day flea market flyer

Please direct any questions to Patti Paulson at PJPaulson@hotmail.com

Even if you’re not looking to sell, perhaps you’re a treasure seeker or looking for some great deals? Be sure to mark your calendars now. Lunch will even be available for purchase so you can make a day of it!

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At a Glance

  • Worship: Sundays, 10am
  • Bible Adventures age 4 – 5th grade.
    • Children start in worship service and may join Bible Adventures after children’s time if they wish.
  • Refreshments served after service.
  • Parking, Directions, Accessibility information here.
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White Privilege

400 years of institutionalized racism has put African-Americans at a huge disadvantage. The only way to solve it…. is to recognize it.

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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.

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Our core values are:

hope, faith, love, equality,
compassion, justice, and meaning.

We have had these values for over 125 years.


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Wish Your Muslim Neighbors a Blessed Ramadan

In 2017, Ramadan takes place May 26 – June 25. Show your Muslim neighbors that you support them and you wish them well during the holy month of Ramadan. The signs are available for $15.00—the proceeds goes to our church’s mission and ministry.  Contact Nathan Syverson at admin@robbinsdaleucc.org or on FaceBook to order.

Our church’s order will be placed once ordering has opened.

Sanctuary Church Movement

The following was taken from the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ COMMAntary e-newsletter, dated 2/24/17
Yes, MOVEMENT is indeed what is happening in our Conference when it comes to providing “Sanctuary” for immigrant families facing deportation.
The Sanctuary Movement traces its roots to the 1980s, when many congregations were led to provide housing and other assistance to Central American refugees who were being denied asylum by the United States.  Today the movement is experiencing a resurgence.  In 2016, 400 congregations of various traditions were “sanctuary congregations”; since the Presidential election, that number has increased to 800 nationwide. UCC congregations participating in the movement have gone from 15 last year to 50 most recently.

 

http://uccmn.org/sanctuary-church-movement-growing-in-mn-conference/

From the article, our own pastor, T. Michael Rock, was quoted…

Rev. T. Michael Rock of Robbinsdale UCC says: We became a Sanctuary Congregation in December 2014. We took this leap of faith with the support of Rev. John Gutterman and the MN Conference Immigration Team. We heard the stories of two families in our congregation who lived through a deportation experience and we vowed to do what we could as a congregation to not let that happen again. We feel blessed with many resources and relationships and feel that becoming a Sanctuary Congregation was central to our faith and understanding as people of Radical Hospitality in the United Church of Christ.

White Privilege: Let’s Talk

An Invitation to Transformational Dialogue

(5 weeks) Thursday evenings, beginning February 2nd @ 7pm
Led by: Revs. T. Michael Rock and Corii Varner

Do you

  • understand racial justice?
  • know what White Privilege is all about?
  • want to engage in a dialogue that isn’t about guilt?
  • want to work for racial equity?

We will provide a safe space for exploring these topics.

Our guide will be the curriculum from United Church of Christ, White Privilege: Let’s Talk (free download).

Holiday Worship Schedule ~ Dec. 2016

Blue Christmas

Sunday, December 11th @ 6:30pm

This will be a quiet service of meditation and prayer for those who are feeling lost and alone this holiday season. This service reminds us that sometimes this season is difficult for many people.

 

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24th

4pm ~ Children’s Pageant & Advent Candle Lighting
A service of hope and compassion for those who are wondering in the desert and looking for a star.

9:45pm ~ Service of Lessons and Carols with Candlelight
Prelude music will start the service and our short meditation will bring us all into the state of reverence and remembrance.

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25th @ 10am
with communion

Special Guest – Joe, the Innkeeper
Title: “Misunderstood”
This is a beautiful service for those wishing to find meaning on a Holy Day.

Come as you are – PJ’s welcome.

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