Intergenerational

intergenerational

INTERGENERATIONAL ~ At RUCC we continue to experiment with ways to engage multiple generations at the same time. If an event is advertised as “intergenerational” you can be sure that it will actively engage lots of different age groups. But sometimes within one event the young people will need to be patient as a portion of the event relates more to adults, or adults might need to engage their inner child in order to enter into the opportunity. Know that when engaging multiple generations – sometimes what is happening is tailored to you, other times you must work to tailor yourself to engage well with what is happening. Be prepared to enter in!

Wellness Night Fundraiser ~ Saturday, April 29, 5pm-9pm

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Everyone, men and women, are invited to an evening of pampering.

Silent auction, gift bags, door prizes, food, drink, and great company will fill our event. Invite your friends and family. This will be an incredible event.

This is a fundraiser for church, so donations are welcome!

  • Dr Matt from Robin Center Chiropractic will be available to talk about the benefits of Chiropractic care and total wellness.
  • Lynda Jones, esthetician from Rocco Altobelli, will be providing mini facials and skin care/makeup consultation.
  • Ali Runyon, a hairstylist from Rocco Altobelli, will be providing hair services and consultations. Ali is going on a mission trip so a percentage of the evening’s proceeds will benefit her cause
  • We will be doing yoga, so bring your yoga mats if interested in participating.
  • Massage therapy by Cheryl Nordquist.
  • Jen Hawes will be providing manicures (including gel polish) and express pedicures.
  • There will be a quiet room equipped with adult coloring books and utensils (feel free who bring your own) with soft music playing in the background.
  • There will be a wellness presentation from Melaleauca with a focus on essential oils.
  • Dale and Sheryl Fisher will be providing Reiki treatments

We will have child care available , provided by our youth (donations also welcome for the child care, as a fundraiser for the youth mission trip this summer. Dinner and snacks will be provided for the kiddos, too).

 

The Labyrinth Journey – Everyone is Welcome!

Welcome to the RUCC Holy Week Labyrinth experience:

labyrinth in FH 2017

The Labyrinth will be available in the Fellowship Hall during the following days and times:

Wednesday, April 12th: 12pm-8pm
Thursday, April 13th: 12pm-5pm
Friday, April 14th: 12pm-7pm
Saturday, April 15th: 12pm-5pm

The Labyrinth journey has been used for hundreds of years as a walking prayer/meditation. There is no wrong way to use the labyrinth. Picture walking a path that has 36 turns as you make your way to the center. Think of all the things you can let go of every time you turn. It is an amazing walk to the center where you are held in the safety of Love. It is a powerful thing to walk the labyrinth and find yourself at home. You may stay in the center as long as you need. And then you walk out the same path, turning 36 more times as you take on all that you have learned. We have made this experience possible for you to prepare your heart, soul and mind to experience Easter in a new way.

Holy Week

 

Maundy Thursday, April 13th

MAUNDY THURS

6:30 – Dinner
7:00 – Worship

We will gather around tables outside the sanctuary for a simple meal catered by Athens Cafe and worship. We explore the meaning of the last supper and the power of breaking bread in our community. This is a very meaningful service that reminds us of both the sorrow and hope of the week of Jesus’ death. The service will close with an option for foot or hand washing as a way to offer love and service to one another.

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Good Friday, April 14th

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7pm – Worship

Good Friday will be marked with an evening service of prayer, reading and reflection on the story of Jesus’ journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to the hill of Calvary. We invite you to join us on this important day in the life of Christ and in our journey towards Easter.

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Easter Day!

Sunday, April 16

EASTER celebrate Easter

8:30am – Easter Morning Breakfast
Freewill offering with all proceeds benefiting our youth ministry program

9:40am – Easter Egg Roll
Kids are invited to chase the hundreds of candy filled eggs that Pastor T. Michael Rock will roll down the hill outside the church. Always fun to watch!!

10:00am – Worship
Scripture Reading – Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon Title “How Resurrection Works” – Rev. T. Michael Rock

Easter is all about potential and possibility. Are we open to change and grow? Are we open to resurrection possibility for our lives? Are we ready for miracles and hope? Are we ready for the light?

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!

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.

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).

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