Earth Day Flea Market ~ Sat, April 22 @ 9am-6pm

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

We have over 30 vendors selling amazing products!

There will be everything from wine and lunch bags to art and collectibles!
Free range, no antibiotics, non-gmo, organically fed pickled eggs to yard crafts!
Herbalife to organic personal care products!
Hand turned wood and acrylic creations to Norwex!
Handmade ceramic coasters to sports equipment!
Custom handmade jewelry to Beanie Babies!
Pampered Chef to collectibles!
Vintage clothing to handmade home accents and decor!
Smart Women household products to Lipsense SeneGence Skin Care products!
Homemade jams and jellies to kids clothes and toys!
Up-cycled jewelry to a roomful of household items!
Yard dice/games to Wildtree products!
Younique beauty products to handmade work tables!
Bottle cap earrings to starter plants!
Premier Designs Jewelry to an American Girl doll!
Table centerpieces to Equal Exchange Fair Trade coffee and chocolate!
Handcrafted body care products to custom buttons and bag!

There will even be a musician for your listening pleasure! Come hear Brian Peterson.

Our youth group will be selling chili, nachos, and popcorn to raise money for their upcoming mission trip to Heifer International.

Our Pilgrim Guild will be selling desserts. Yum!

If you still want to be part of the action and get your own table to sell things (only $25), please contact Patti Paulson right away! PJPaulson@hotmail.com
Earth Day flea market flyer

You’ll never know what you’ll find!!

Come early. Bring friends. Make a day of it. You won’t be disappointed.

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).

A Pastoral Letter From MN UCC Conference Minister

“We claim faith in a God who became incarnate and lived among us, who shared intimately in our suffering and  grief.  We believe in a God who brings resurrecting power to the most desperate places.  Let us witness to that faith now.  Let us bring that same manner of profound presence and transforming love to this moment in time. Pray for the families and friends of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, for communities filled with anger and despair, for the families of police officers killed and injured in Dallas last night, and for law enforcement here and everywhere.”

We witness with our presence, our care, and our concern.  Please take the time to read this pastoral letter from Shari Prestemon.

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