FEBRAURY SPECIAL EVENTS
Ash Wednesday – A fitting Wednesday Night “Program”
Lent has an ironic beginning this year, with Ash Wednesday falling on the February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day. This year the program part of the Wednesday Night Program will not be cancelled as it has in recent years. Instead, we will serve a simple meal of soups and bread, and then help set up for a worship service in which the Confirmation Class will take some leadership. We hope you will join us for a brief service of contemplation, music, and the administration of ashes: the traditional mark of repentance and supplication accepted by Christians around the world. Dinner will be served at 6:00 and the service will be at 7:00. Please join us.
Lenten “White Privilege” Class
Beginning on Saturday, February 17, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, we will be gathering weekly during Lent to learn about the forms and functions of “white privilege” in our society. We will be using the UCC-published curriculum of the same name, which primarily utilizes personal stories and narratives to welcome participants into an experience of shared reflection of the dynamics of our times in terms of race. The class is open to all. A sign-up sheet is in the
narthex. The class will last throughout the season of Lent, culminating on Saturday, March 31.
CP Elliott to be ordained!
On Sunday, February 25, at 3:00 p.m., we will join with members and friends from UCC churches all around the Conference, as well as family and friends of CP Elliott, to celebrate his ordination into authorized ministry in and on behalf of the United Church of Christ. CP has been called to serve as Associate Minister at St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Wayzata, and has already been active in that call. He will be entering into a Four-Way Covenant with us in order to be able to serve a church in a different denomination. He will keep his membership here, and we will, in effect, be “calling” him to serve at St. Luke on our behalf. A reception will follow the ceremony. Please join us for this wonderful occasion for our local church, and for the our national church as well.