Connecting with Groups

 

Small groups are one of the ways the members and friends of our congregation become a family of people on a a faith journey. All groups welcome new participants and are open to anyone sharing their interest.

Contact the church office at 218-829-2528 for current contact information.

Devotionals & Prayer Circle

Our prayer group gathers to pray for others every Wednesday at 10:00 am in our Fellowship Hall. They pray, read and discuss devotionals, poems or news articles brought by participants. Prayers are based on the prayer requests taken at Sunday Worship.  

Friday Morning Book Group

Reading books centered of theological or spiritual theme, participants meets Friday morning via Zoom at 10:30 am. Discussion occurs as the group reads alout together to understand how the ideas presented might enlighten our spiritual journey. 

Poetry Happy Hour

Meeting via Zoom each month on the 4th Friday at 4:30 pm. Various prose are chosen to read together or each participant shares a favorite.

Will Resume in the Fall 2021 - Date TBD

Process Film Group

Meeting via Zoom each month on the 3rd Friday at 7:00 pm. Watch a chosen film beforehand and join in discussion regarding how the film relates to Process Theology and the idea of God presenting opportunities for growth in our lives.

Will Resume in the Fall 2021 - Date TBD

Cooking for Everyone

Those who enjoy cooking and learning new ways to prepare and serve food get together for suppers, cook and serve fund raising dinners and at times, prepare special meals for member in need. 

 

Opportunities for Participation!

 

A GARDEN PARTY – September 2nd 4:00-7:00 pm. This is a potluck where we prepare garden products together for a great meal.  Never any meat but it is not missed.  If someone doesn't have a garden they fill in with chips, (for the salsa we make), Feta cheese for salads, bread or desserts.

 

THESHOP - Volunteer to revive our pre-pandemic monthly meal for TheShop. This project was very successful at building relationships between individuals and our organization.  The Cooks would like to renew this effort but need additional volunteers to do so. We need 3-4 new folks to make a commitment of every other month, or whenever you can be scheduled, would make this important effort succeed again. 

Contact Lowell Johnson at johnsonlowells@gmail.com

or 218-820-5290 for more information.

 

FUNDRAISER DINNER FOR THE CHURCH - We have done a dinner once a year for many years.  The next one will probably be served next spring.  We pick a theme, recipes, decorations etc., and there are times to work together at church a day or so before the dinner.  Working and eating together are the main reasons we have continued for so many years.

This group is OPEN FOR EVERYONE!  Email Lowell  johnsonlowells@gmail.com and he will add you to the member list so that you will know when and where we will next.

All church Zoom Gatherings will use this link: 
tinyurl.com/UCCBrainerdZoom  or  us02web.zoom.us/j/6452350419

  If the Zoom meeting window does not automatically launch, click "Launch Meeting"
To join by phone dial 1 312 626 6799, Meeting ID: 645 235 0419, password: 56401

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Those who knit or crochet use their talents to make prayer shawls for people of our congregation and other in the community who are in need of comfort and support. Contact the church office if you would like to donate.

Men's Group

Men of our church meet for lunch to socialize as an opportunity to get together to know each other as friends.

This group in postpone until further notice.