SFF Sunday Forum & Fellowship

Welcome March! Our Lenten season begins and so we gather frequently this time of year. Our Sunday Fellowship time continues to be successful with many enjoying coffees, the cookies and some time to talk and share.

In setting our Forum topics for the month, it looks to be a “Medical” theme for March. The future of medicine is the talk of the news and media. Whether it is Genomes or Biomes, medicine is on the move. We kick off March with a pancake benefit for one of our own. Tim and Sue Quam need support as Sue recovers from a stroke and Tim works as her care provider.

One of our Sundays Dr John Wilkinson will answer medical or medicine related questions. Start thinking of those you might have. At the end of the month Dr Jeff Brault will talk about an interesting subject, “Regenerative” medicine. Come hear what that is all about. In the middle we’ll have a free Sunday for fellowship and one with follow-up on covered Bridge questions. So, this is what the Fellowship and Forum will look like for the remainder of the month. Come with questions and excitement to learn more.

3/3: Pancake Breakfast 9-12 Fellowship Hall

3/10: Dr John Wilkinson will answer medical/ medicine questions that folks may have. Vaping, Celiac Disease… Bring your questions that Sunday.

3/17: Follow-up time to ask more questions about Covered Bridge birthday.

3/24: Coffee and Fellowship

3/31: Dr Jeff Brault will give a brief talk on “Regenerative Medicine”

SFF Committee

March 2015 PACE Schedule

Program for Adult Christian Education… and Coffee & Cookies!

Coming up in the Fellowship Hall:

Mar 1 – Maggie Eggerichs &  Jan Horsman – two of the co-directors of the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf will give us an update on the local food shelf and its needs as the Minnesota March FoodShare campaign begins. There will also be discussion of how URLC will be supporting the campaign this year and new initiatives being planned for 2015.

Mar  8 – Marcia Freeberg from the Bank of Zumbrota will discuss protection against identity theft.

Mar 15 – Representatives from Hope Coalition/Kids Count will speak on Child Abuse.

Mar 22 – Cathy Dudley from LifeSource (organ and tissue donation) will speak on “The Selfless Gift of Donation.”

Mar 29 – Taking a look at the religious “climate change” in 2015. Discussion will be led by PACE committee members and Pastor Wayne Radke on how our faith journey is practiced in the religious climate of 2015.

Mother’s Day Brunch Winners!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for brunch last Sunday.  We deeply appreciate your support for URLC’s youth, which was reflected in all of the wonderful bids on the silent auction & purchasing of opportunity tickets.  Thank you!  For anyone curious about who won the top three prizes…

¨ The Handcrafted Wooden Bowl goes to JoAnne Harvey

¨ Kathy Roberts  won the Ceramic Tiled Planter

¨ Regi Herges now has a brand new iPad Mini

Thank you everyone for the awesome $2,926 profit from the fundraiser!  Way to help bump up the youth fund!

Thank You for P.A.C.E.

As our weekly adult education comes to an end for the summer, the congregation would like to thank those of you who organize and coordinate all of the topics and presenters!  We would also like to thank those of you who attend PACE, without your interest and support this program wouldn’t be possible.  And last but not least, thank you to all who volunteer to supply/serve cookies & coffee and clean up each week.