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March Adult Education:

March 4

Reflections on the Back Bay Mission Trip, with UCCNB member-participants

A number of members of UCCNB joined with other folks from around the Conference, led by Bob and Barb P. to do mission work in Biloxi, Miss., where the UCC’s greatest presence is the Back Bay Mission. Come hear about their experiences and learn about the Back Bay Mission. Special thanks to Neil O. for coordinating this presentation.

March 11

Sex Trafficking in Minnesota, with Christina Melander, MSW, Research Fellow, Robert J. Jones Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) | UMN

Sex trafficking is considered a major human rights and public health epidemic. Research and advocacy suggest this issue is prevalent within our communities, and disproportionately impacting Minnesota's young women and girls, especially women of color and indigenous women. This presentation will review the nuts and bolts of the legal frameworks for this crime, who and how people are impacted by trafficking, and what community members can do to prevent it.

March 18

Meditation with Jan T. and an Intro to Tai Chi Chuan, with Beth D.

In these weeks of seemingly constant “breaking” news about world affairs and social issues, many of us may be feeling more than stressed. Even if we are not particularly anxious or burdened, come and be led in two different forms of contemplative practice that might help ease some tensions

or replenish your spirits.

March 25

Palm Sunday Youth Fundraiser Brunch – All are welcome!

Worship Schedule and Responsibilities

Sunday, March 4: Third Sunday in Lent

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

Lay Reader: Linda M.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Jerry M.

Communion Prep: Jewell M. and Dee W.

Sunday, March 11: Fourth Sunday in Lent

Preacher: Carolyn P.

Lectionary Readings: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

Lay Reader: Dawn S.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Jan T.

Sunday, March 18: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 or

Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

Lay Reader: Bill P.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Erik B.

Sunday, March 25: Palm/Passion Sunday

Preacher: Amy W. M.

Lectionary Readings: Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16; Liturgy of the Passion: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39, (40-47)

Lay Reader: Jonathan M.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Mike S.

Thursday, March 29: Maundy Thursday

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-9;

I Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Friday, March 30: Good Friday

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 10:1-16, 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42

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