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Amy and Beth are glad to announce plans to have a summer vespers service on Wednesday, July 18, in the back woods of our church property. We will gather at 7:00 p.m. We want to celebrate the gift of this property, and the care many members have given it in recent years, and honor the natural world that we often take for granted.

We hope you will join us. We will do our best to repel the bugs, but you will want to be sure to put on plenty of repellent yourselves.

If you have a specific interest in helping to lead this service, please be in touch with Amy and/or Beth. We would love to have anyone leading who feels called to do so.

Walk 1000 Miles for Our Neighbors!

Sunday, July 29, 10a.m.-2p.m.

The Community Support Center (CSC) holds its annual “Walk 1000 Miles for Our Neighbors” event at the end of the month. Join hundreds of walkers from area churches and the community. You simply check in and walk the park – as much as you can and want to (more details below).

A New Location! This year, Silver View Park at 2700 County Rd I in Mounds View provides the location. The park entrance is just east of the intersection of Silver Lake Road and County Rd. I. From Hwy. 694, head north (not south) on Silver Lake Road. This is NOT the same park as last year, even though the names are similar.

A Big Goal! Walkers tallied 959 miles in 2017, just short of our goal

of 1,000 miles. If a few more walkers can be enlisted, we’ll hit that goal this year for sure! This event is a way to raise funds to operate CSC and provide financial assistance to our neighbors; your generous donation is needed and very much appreciated.

A New Experience! We’ll be walking around a lovely small lake that is home to all sorts of birds. The course is slightly longer than the path at Silverwood, and there is no way to shorten the walk (unless you care to swim across the lake). You may meet a street musician along the way—maybe someone you know! A cool drink of water will be waiting for you and your dog (yes, dogs are welcome) about half-way around the course. And for the kids, there is a playground and a climbing wall provided by the Mounds View police.

A Parking Alert! There are spaces for 120 cars at the park, but since many walkers come to the park after church services, parking may be a problem between 11 and noon. If you are coming at that time, try to car pool from our church, if possible. Watch for notices about alternative parking areas as arrangements are made.

And finally, the details!

•There’s the usual opportunity to win a door prize when you donate to CSC.

•For every mile walked, ten dollars moves from the Challenge Fund (a pool of donated funds) into a contribution from our church, to prevent homelessness right here in the community.

•You can donate ahead of time or on the day of the walk.

•For every $5 donated, you get a chance to enter a raffle for one of many items.

•The Dairy Queen on Highway 8 will donate 10 percent of their proceeds that day to the Community Support Center

So, please plan to join us and then treat yourself to a DQ after! UCCNB takes the lead in organizing this event. If you would like to volunteer to help at the park that day, contact Pat Y.

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