Ways to Connect at Peace

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

Inquirers Class – Learn more about Peace Church!

Join us on Wednesdays, January 22 and 29 6-7pm in the Fireside Room
Come meet others who are new to Peace Church and learn more about our congregation and the United Church of Christ. This is an important class for those who are considering joining the congregation. Come to the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm if you’d like to join us for dinner. Childcare is provided.
We will welcome new members on February 2. Please let Pastor Kathy know if you are interested in joining.

 

Annual Artist’s Cabaret – January 25

Our Annual Artist’s Cabaret will be held in the sanctuary on Saturday, January 25 at 7pm. It will be a fun and entertaining evening of performances by various artists. Special treats will be provided by the Food and Fellowship Team at the intermission. Suggested donation of $10 for those who are able. Please join us!

 

Winter Retreat at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Friday, February 7– Sunday, February 9, 2020 – Make plans now to attend the Winter Retreat! So many things to do at Wolf Ridge–skiing, snowshoeing, high ropes course, climbing wall, chickadee landing, and time to relax and recharge. Wolf Ridge staff will do the outdoor programming and Nathan will coordinate the faith programming and music. Our hope is that when Peace’s children are wrapped in Blessing Blankets on high school graduation Sunday, they will have deep roots in a church family where they learned to Praise God, Live in the Way of Jesus, and work toward Beloved Community—roots from which their faith will grow and continue to sustain them. Cost is $150 per person for the whole weekend. Children 5 years of age and younger are free. Scholarships available on a sliding fee scale (up to half the cost). In addition to the sliding scale, if there are families with more than 2 kids, Peace will cover the cost after families have paid for adults and 2 kids (for example, if a family has 3 kids, Peace will cover the cost of the 3rd child).  Call or e-mail the Peace office now to reserve your family’s place. Payments will be due in the Peace office on Monday, February 3, 2020.

 

Sundays in January – Worship and Adult Forums

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

Sunday, January 5 – Celebration of Epiphany
Scripture: Matthew 2:13–23
Sermon: “Be Like An Egyptian” by Rev. Charlotte Frantz. Charlotte has led our work at Peace around being a sanctuary congregation and an immigrant welcoming church. She recently returned from the border and has powerful stories to share.
Music: Peace Band
Communion at both services.
9:30am: Adult Forum in Fireside Room: Charlotte Frantz and Michelle Naar Obed will share about their recent trips to our Southern Border and ways we can be supportive to people seeking asylum. Charlotte and Michelle are part of Duluth’s Interfaith Migrant Justice Team. Please note: A resolution of consent to allow refugee resettlement within St. Louis County will be considered by the County Commissioners when they meet Tuesday, January 7, 9:30 a.m. in the Boardroom on the 2nd floor of the Duluth County Courthouse. According to a recent Executive Order, refugees will be resettled only in locales where local authorities have submitted written statements of consent.  Refugees eligible for resettlement have been thoroughly vetted and receive their refugee status before entry to the United States.  Refugees are resettled with assistance from social service agencies such as Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services and Church World Service and are encouraged to become self-sufficient as soon as possible. Please keep this matter in your prayers. Opinions and comments can be made to county commissioners prior to Tuesday.

Sunday, January 12
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1–9 and Matthew 3:13–17
Sermon: “Possibilities Unfolding” by Pastor Kathy
Music: Northland’s Finest Horn Choir
9:30: Sunday School for ages to 5th grade – Meet in the Sanctuary, then to classrooms with teachers.
9:30 Adult Forum:Greg Gilbert, a local attorney and member of Pilgrim UCC, will speak to us about the importance of having a will and will have resources available for people to consider. This forum is sponsored by our Stewardship Team after they learned in their readings that 70% of adults in the United States don’t have a will.

Sunday, January 19
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1–7 and John 1: 29–42
Sermon: “All That We Are” by Pastor Kathy
Music: Leon and Rodeo
9:30: Sunday School for ages to 5th grade – Meet in the Sanctuary, then to classrooms with teachers.
9:30 Adult Forum in the Fireside Room: Sundays, January 19 and 26: Mental Health 101
Presentations by members of our Health & Wellness Team. Everyone is invited to join us and share stories, learn how to reach out to those who struggle with mental health issues, and become a welcoming and supportive community for all.
January 19: The Journey from Institution to Inclusion.
John Wakefield, Jeff Mortimore and Laurie Berner will present a history of mental health, treatment options and progress in providing treatment.

Sunday, January 26 – Annual Meeting Sunday
Scripture: Isaiah 9:1–4 and Matthew 4:12–23
Taizé service at 8:30am.
Sermon (10:30): “Called Together” by Pastor Kathy
Music: Eli Bissonett
9:30: Sunday School for ages to 5th grade – Meet in the Sanctuary, then to classrooms with teachers.
9:30 Adult Forum in the Fireside Room: The Power of Inclusion and Belonging. The focus will be on current treatment as well as providing tips and tools for The Peace Church community to support those struggling with mental health issues and working toward being more inclusive.
11:30am: Our Annual Financial Meeting will immediately follow our 10:30 service.

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: Centering Prayer in the Chapel

5:30: Supper in the Fellowship Hall
6pm: Kid’s Club in the Lakeview Classroom–for 2nd – 5th graders. Join our Children’s Minister Sharon for fun projects, arts, crafts, games legos and yoga, learning kindness towards ourselves, each other, and our world.
6pm: Bible Study in the Mindanao Room
6pm: Middle School Youth Group in Youth Room–for 6th – 9th graders. Time for fun, connecting, prayer, and gaga ball!
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.

The Nursery is staffed from 6-7:30 for kids 1st grade and under.