For Haven of Hope Women’s Shelter, Kid’s Count, and Housing Support Sunday

For Haven of Hope Women’s Shelter, Kid’s Count, and Housing Support Sunday

April 23rd, 8:45-10:15 a.m.-

Drop Off in the URLC  Kitchen Hallway Upstairs


When families are ready to move out of the Shelter ( or have to move & be transferred to another city ) they especially need the following items ( new mended , gently used ) : Bedding ( no king please ): comforters, sheets, blankets, quilts, pillow cases , NEW pillows please.  Kitchen and bath towels, wash cloths, and dishcloths . Paper products ( toilet paper, paper towels, tissues ) Cleaning and laundry supplies. Kitchen pots and pans, dishes, utensils. Small appliances : Coffee pots with filters . Toasters,  New Socks and Underwear all sizes please in their original packaging. Hygiene products for all ages including infants and teens and most important : new or Gently used Spring Clothing for all ages ( including Moms ) especially sweatshirts, socks, light jackets , sweaters and umbrella strollers .

Cash or checks made out to : URLC / memo”  Hope Coalition ” would also be a huge help.


Many thanks for your generosity and God Bless You !


The Lenten Journey 2017

Forty Days-Forty Items

Lent is know for a time of giving something up…………………so we hear about people giving up chocolate

giving up swearing                       giving up wine

but what if this Lent we decided as a community to give up some of our things………………..things we like, things that are useful, things we have too much of things we still use and want and donate them to people who, for whatever reason, are in need of some things in their lives that would help make their lives easier or more enjoyable or even just more lovely.

Here’s the challenge

each day of Lent, beginning March 1, remove one item from your closet, your kitchen cupboard, your garage, your shelves you want to give away and put it in a bag or a box. Challenge yourself not to give away old, crummy outdated stuff or kitchen stuff

that is beat up……………but nice stuff, At the end of the forty days on April 18-19 bring your bag or box to the church. Let’s see how much we can gather as a community and then give it all away. (we will chose the donation center in the next few weeks. )

Wednesday Food Gathering

Each Wednesday evening , as we come together for good delicious soup and inspiring worship, we will be gathering food for our local food shelf. Each Wednesday of the Lenten season a specific food will be gathered. Please join in the fun and bring the designated food item. At the end of the Lenten season, hopefully, we have gathered a lot of food ,

Wednesday March 8th-rolled oats

Wednesday March 15th- Canned Tomatoes

Wednesday March 22nd-Canned Black Beans

Wednesday March 29th-Peanut Butter

Wednesday April 5th-unsweetened applesauce

of coarse you are invited to bring these items on Sundays or anytime during the week. Let’s see just how much food we can bring!!!


the woods reflect the season

As we look around creation there are many different and beautiful symbols of this journey of Lent. We invite you these next weeks ahead to journey outdoors and find items in nature that reflect the stark , somber and reflective time that Lent is for us. On Wednesday evenings of Lent please bring the following :

Wednesday March 8th -tree branches………not too big!

Wednesday March 15th-Stones, rocks

Wednesday March 22nd-Nests

Wednesday March 29th-crosses made from nature’s things/drawings/wire

Wednesday April 5th- images of sadness, war, hurt- either from newspapers, magazines, copies of photos from the internet.

These will all come together to be our Lenten journey visual art display.

Kids please participate in this and bring what you find, draw and create

Don’t Miss Out


Thank you to all the families that have scheduled photography for our upcoming professional photography event. We look forward to seeing you! There are still prime appointment times available for those that need to sign up. Sign up in three convenient ways:

  1. Schedule your appointment online at our website
  2. Look for sign-up tables on Sunday between services outside the Fellowship Hall
  3. Or for assistance, call the church office at 732-7303.

Don’t miss out! Be a part of our directory. Sign up today!


Portrait sittings are available on the following dates:

THUR-FRI MAR 30-31 (filling Up Fast) 



Soup! Soup! Soup! We need Soup!


It’s almost that time for our Lenten season to begin, & the Soup Suppers!  We begin the supper on Ash Wed. until April 5th at 5:30pm.

Please sign up in the back of the church for any items to help with the delicious “Soup Supper!”

Notice on ONE Wed. evening we’ll have a Chili Night- Regular & Spicy chili, Chicken Chili, Vegetarian Chili, White Chili, Chili con carne, Coconut Chicken Chili, Roughneck Chili, Lentil and Black Bean Chili.  Just a few ideas for a fun Chili night!

Cindy might bake some Sweet Rolls to go with the Chili! Growing up in Goodhue where they ALWAYS had chili & sweet rolls at school, she doesn’t think she can eat chili without sweet rolls!

Thank you for your food donations