Council Notes January 2019

  1. Pastor Marggi reported that the Guatemala trip is slated for March 8 – 18.
  2. The council decided it will review the building rental policy for a change.
  3. Overviewed the 2018 draft of the annual report.
  4. Reviewed a report showing the dollar amount of pledges for 2019 was up $160000 due to the efforts of the mission support committee.
  5. Set the next meeting for Monday February 11 at 6pm
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SFF- Sunday Forum & Fellowship

Here we are, entering the month of February. The church year is well underway. Some of you might wonder, “Where has the “forum” part of our Sunday fellowship been?” It has indeed been missing. On the other hand, folks have certainly continued to enjoy the “fellowship” with many staying after the service and enjoying coffee, cookies and on some Sundays, cake.
The change in service times has certainly made us aware of time constraints for presenters. The committee also recognizes that the need for just talk and visiting time is important. All that being said, we are planning to have some “forum” talks in February.

We opened the month with Feb. 3 as a coffee, cookies and conversation only Sunday.
On 2/10 we will welcome visiting pastor…. from Liberia. He will preach at the worship services and will be available at our forum for a short presentation and questions.
The following 2 Sundays there will be short presentations given by URLC members. Sunday 2/17 Paul Rockne will give a short talk on the Community Trust Fund Pastor. Then on 2/25 Wayne Radke and Leah Wichman are going to give a short overview of the planned celebration of the 150th birthday of Zumbrota’s very own Covered Bridge

As you can see the “forum” still exists! We’re getting it jump started again and promise to bring interesting topics to you.
As always, coffee and cookies depend on volunteers for making and serving on Sundays. A calendar is passed around for sign-up. Please think about it when it comes your way.

Thank you,
SFF Committee

2/3: Coffee and conversation

2/10: Guest Preacher : Pastor Simon Choat, the Synodically Authorized Minister at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. He hails from Sudan and will share his story.

2/17: Paul Rockne- Info on the Community Trust Fund

2/24: Information on Covered Bridge 150th Birthday celebration

UR Youth Confirmation Info

7th grade Class Schedule

Wed. February 6th– 5pm “Heartbeat” Supper served by 7th gr. groups / 6pm Service by Marggi
Wed. Feb. 13th – Early Release Class at 12:45- 1:30pm
Wed. Feb. 20th – 5pm “Heartbeat” Supper served by 7th gr. groups /6pm Service by Marggi
Wed. Feb. 27th – Lg. Group Class at 5:30-6:15pm (MARCH 6th is “Ash Wednesday” & the 7th gr. youth/parents, serve at the 1st Soup Supper)

7th gr. Parent Reminder: The Registration for “Confirmation Camp” opens Jan. 15th. Please don’t wait to sign your child up for camp with your $200 deposit. This is the link you will use to sign up for camp, starting on Jan. 15th. http://lwlbci.com/zumbrota Check out “Camp Wapo” to see how awesome it looks!

**NOTICE** I realized I made a mistake in the 7th gr. booklet for the March Schedule. We DON’T have Heartbeat or Class during Lent. Class would be coming to the Wed. night Lenten Services.
We have our last class on Wed. May 1st after Easter & a Picnic / Volleyball on May 8th on the church lawn!

8-9th grade Class Schedule

Feb. 6th – Large Group Classes 6:30- 7:15pm
Feb. 13th– “Small Group Fellowship”
(Leaders will let the group know what activities will be planned)
Feb. 20th – Large Group Classes 6:30- 7:15pm
Feb. 27th – Large Group Classes 6:30- 7:15pm

Feb. 6th – 20 – 27th – Large Group Classes 6:30- 7:15pm

WELCH Skiing

IF we have some SNOW… LOOK, LOOK we’re getting snow!!

Cindy is getting together a group to go to Welch Village to ski on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10th at 3pm. Please contact Cindy if you are interested in signing up. We have a good list so far, and only need 6 more people for a great group price! Contact Cindy if you are interested: youth@urlchurch.org

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