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February Adult Education

Feb 2 Patrick Robbins from the Center for Victims of Torture

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is a 501c3 nonprofit that supports survivors of torture and war trauma. These people are primarily supported through mental health and physical therapy services specifically designed for trauma healing. CVT is headquartered in St. Paul and provides services in the metro area as well as around the world. CVT is the largest torture treatment center in the United states and supports other torture treatment centers around the world.

Patrick works with CVT as a Program Manager in CVT’s International Services Depart-ment. He supports CVT’s programs in Kenya and Ethiopia. These programs are located in refugee camps in those two countries, with local and refugee staff serving clients inside the camps. CVT also has a program in Nairobi that services urban refugees who reside outside the camp setting. Prior to this role Patrick worked in St Paul serving new refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants living in the North End of St. Paul.

Feb 9 The Overcoming Racism Conference Reflections

Kwame Reed will lead a panel with Gary Kwong, Mousa Foster, Sue Ebbers, and Carolyn Pressler about their experience and ongoing work from their attendance at the Overcoming Racism Conference in November, 2019.

Feb 16 Books and Media We Love

Because the Book and Media Sale will be happening this weekend, we thought it would be a good idea to invite everyone to bring a book or media title they would like to share and recommend. Come hear about what others have enjoyed, and share your newest find, and then consider purchasing something to take home for your next adventure in reading, listening, or watching!

Feb 23 2020 Back Bay Mission Trip Highlights

Each year members of the United Church of Christ in New Brighton join with other volunteers from around the Conference to spend two weeks in Biloxi, Miss. These two weeks, led by Barb and Bob Peterson, are spent volunteering time for the Back Bay Mission programs. The programs include house remodeling and maintenance, volunteering for daily duties at the Micah drop-in center and food pantry and serving at the local Loaves and Fishes. The hour will be filled with stories and pictures from the volunteers from our church and information about this important ministry the UCC provides to the Gulf Coast residents.

Worship Schedule and Responsibilities


Sunday, February 2: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12

Lay Reader: Roxanne C.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Jerry M.

Communion Prep: Haila M. and Carol N.

Sunday, February 9: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112:1-9 (10);

1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16); Matthew 5:13-20

Lay Reader: Courtney J.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Jan T.

Sunday, February 16: Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; or Sirach 15:15-20;

Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37

Lay Reader: Pat Y.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Erik B.

Sunday, February 23: Transfiguration

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2 or Psalm 99;

2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9

Lay Reader: Dan J.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Mike Steiner

Wednesday, February 26: Ash Wednesday

Leaders: Beth D. & Members of the Confirmation Class

Lectionary Readings: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Tech Support: Jeff B.

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