AUGUST SPECIAL EVENTS
Progressive Pollinator-Friendly Garden Tour: August 5, 12:30 p.m.
hosted by the Green Team
Join the green team on Saturday, August 5 for a progressive pollinator-friendly garden tour. We’ll meet at 12:30 in the church parking lot in order to carpool. First on the agenda is Jewell M's where we’ll see established New Brighton pollinator-friendly gardens, the beginning of a garden by a pond, and protected native plants. Next we will visit Joe and Carol C.'s. Their White Bear Lake gardens are established; they also have a new area featuring native plants. Our last stop will be Bob and Barb P's many gardens in Wisconsin. They now have five raingardens!
Light refreshments and treats will be served along the way, and there might even be a little “scavenger hunt” to participate in. We should be finished about 5:00. Watch for the sign-up sheet in the narthex, and come spend some time with friends learning a little and having some
Stockyard Days Parade: August 10, 6:00 p.m.
We will, again, participate in the Stockyard Days parade! Come help us show the pride we have in being a progressive faith community in New Brighton. We have signs to carry, and invitations to our Block Party to hand out. Wear your favorite UCCNB T-shirt, bring your children, neighbors, and friends, and come join our contingent! All are welcome. More information will be provided in the August Direction Newsletter.
Loaves & Fishes: August 11, 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Please join us for this next opportunity to serve a meal at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis. We had good turn-out in June – we are hoping for the same and more in August. Don’t worry about knowing what to do – there are a variety of tasks, and always someone who can show you the ropes. If you can’t come for the whole time – please join us for as much as you can. All help is welcome.
And if you might be interested in helping to coordinate and facilitate our participation in the future (especially in the summer of 2018), Paul Tra. is ready and willing to train someone in!
All Church Retreat: August 18-20, Pilgrim Point Camp
It’s that time of year again – hooray! Please join us for our All Church Retreat, in the theme of “Living Sanctuary.” This is a wonderful time to get to know other members of the church more deeply, and to commune with nature in the comforts of our Minnesota Conference camp. You will find a registration form on the next page. Please return it to the office by August 6. There are some camperships available, so please do not let money be the reason you
do NOT attend. All are welcome – all ages, all individuals, and family configurations.