Ways to Connect at Peace

There are many ways to get connected within the congregation and in the community.

Sundays in November – Worship and Adult Forums

Every Sunday – Worship at 8:30am and 10:30am; Sunday School and Adult Forum at 9:30 (“Tending the Earth, Tending Each Other”); Coffee Hour at 11:30am.

Sunday, November 3: Remembering the Saints
Scripture: Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1: 1 -4, 11- 12 and Luke 19: 1-10
Today we will remember all those of our congregation and others who have died this past year.
Sermon:  “Saints from A – Z”
We will have a stewardship mission moment by Sara Dean and celebrate the baptism of Alex Sorenson. We will also celebrate communion at both services and there will be special music by the Peace band.

9:30 Adult Forum: Lyz Jaakola: Water Walkers   Lyz is a water walker; she will share more about her experience with “Nibi” (Ojibwe word for water) Walks, bringing attention to our need to love, thank, and respect our water, and to acknowledge our spiritual relationship with water. Lyz is also a musician and educator, and an enrolled member of the Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Ojibwe in Cloquet. She teaches music education and American Indian studies at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and performs and composes in many styles and genres.

Sunday, November 10: Stewardship Sunday
Scripture: Psalm 145, 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13- 17 and Luke 20: 27-38
Sermon:  “Hold On to Faith”
Kelly Grgas and Charla Buxbaum Grgas will have a stewardship mission moment and we will  also dedicate our financial pledges for 2020.  After our 10:30 service we will celebrate with a free lunch of ham and cheesy potatoes for all. Special music provided by  Adam Sippola and Wendy Durrwatcher.

9:30 Adult Forum: JT Haines & John Doberstein: Duluth for Clean Water  JT Haines and John Doberstein, both Peace Church members, are a part of the local organization Duluth for Clean Water. JT has been a lead organizer and communications manager with Duluth for Clean Water, which he co-founded in 2016 to help give voice to the concerns of downstream citizens about the PolyMet mine. John has been an organizer, spokesperson, and board member for Duluth for Clean Water. They will share about their experience with the organization and the work around proposed copper mining.

Sunday,  November 17
Sermon by Nathan Holst, our faith formation minister. Special music by Leon and his band.

9:30 Adult Forum: Brett Cease – Citizen’s Climate Lobby  Brett Cease has been volunteering with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) since 2011. Brett now serves on staff at CCL as the Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator where he strives to develop learning pathways that create the most empowered and informed citizen lobbyists possible. Brett began his career in northern Minnesota as a wilderness program director and lead instructor for several outdoor education nonprofits including Outward Bound. Brett will share about his work with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and their work with the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

Sunday, November 24: Reign of Christ Sunday
8:30   Taize Service
10:30 Sermon by Andy Fena, Jessica Olson, and Jill Pospisil, who recently returned from visiting our mission partners, Tom and Monica Liddle in East Timor. Special music this morning at 10:30 by Mark Hakes.

9:30am Adult Forum in the Fireside Room: Andy, Jessica and Jill will share their experiences from their recent trip to East Timor.



Climate Justice Book Studies

This fall there will be a number of ways to get involved in our adult ed theme, “Tending the Earth, Tending Each Other.” One of those ways will be to join a small group book study. Our first group will meet on two consecutive Mondays (Sept. 30 and Oct. 7) from 6-8pm for a light supper and conversation focused on the book Braiding Sweetgrass. Later in the fall we’ll gather again on two Mondays (Nov. 11 and Nov. 18) from 6-8pm for supper and to talk about Joanna Macy’s book, Active Hope. Email Nathan at nathan@peaceucc.org with questions or to RSVP for any of the dates.


Joint Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday November 26

Tuesday, November 26, 7pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 219 N 6th Ave. E.
Peace Church will join with the members and choirs from First UMC, St. Paul’s Episcopal, First Unitarian, Glen Avon Presbyterian, Pilgrim Congregational, First Lutheran, Gloria Dei Lutheran, and Temple Israel for our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. The choirs from all these congregations will join together in song. The offering will benefit the Chum Food Shelf.


Wednesday Night Activities!

All are  welcome to join us every Wednesday
for a full evening of fun, food, study, and singing!
Here is the schedule:
5pm: Kid’s Choir in the Sanctuary
5pm: Centering Prayer in Chapel
5:30: Supper in the Fellowship Hall
6pm: Kid’s Club in the Lakeview Classroom
6pm: Bible Study in the Mindanao Room
6pm: Middle School Youth Group in Youth Room
6:15pm: Choir in the Music Room (All who love to sing are welcome to join the choir!)
7pm: Confirmation in the Fireside Room (Confirmation 1 for 9th graders meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays; Confirmation 2 for 10th graders meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.)