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Welcome Our Student Neighbors!


Are you a student looking for a  quiet study space during finals?  Our fellowship room is open for studying December 12-13 and 16-17, from noon-10 pm each day.  You will find tables and couches, free wifi, and snacks to keep your energy and focus.  Stop in and study!

New Faces Meals


We are offering small social gatherings in homes with he purpose of becoming better acquainted with one another.  Newer members are especially invited to participate.  Upcoming date is December 7.  Sign up sheets are in Pilgrim Hall with more complete details.


Joint Thanksgiving Service


Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 pm at University Baptist Church (1219 University Av SE).  A choir will gather at 6:30pm to rehearse.  Pie and fellowship will follow the service.  Let Jane know if you can bring a pie!  Everyone is welcome!

Join us for a bountiful Thanksgiving feast!

Thursday, November 28 relax and enjoy a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner and fun. A family-style meal will be served, along with dessert and cider. Dinner will be served at 4pm, and includes all the trimmings as well as coffee and tea.  Dessert will be served at 5:30. Dinner will be prepared by the Dyar family, and the event will be hosted by members of the congregation. Come as you are!

 Caregiver Group meets 2nd Saturdays

However you define caregiving and whether you are currently a caregiver, were a caregiver, or anticipate being a caregiver, you are welcome at this support group! Meet with others who are also on the caregiving journey. Share tips and resources, and enjoy a morning dedicated to your needs and concerns. Meets second Sundays in the parlor from 10:30-noon. If you have questions, let Joy Gullikson know.

 First Gallery News

Caribou RiverWe are pleased to welcome Rita Corrigan, landscape artist, to First Gallery. Rita’s show continues through December 31, with a reception on Sunday, October 13. Rita works in pastels, focusing on landscape images of northern Minnesota, especially along Lake Superior. Her work is light and colorful, and as she refers to her work in her artist statement, “color-charged landscapes and seascapes.” Enjoy these lovely pieces, and be sure to stop by the reception on Oct. 13 to say hello to Rita.












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