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Check out Grace at a Glance Newsletter for additional information on congregational and community events. 

Pet Loss Grief Group 

Meets every 4th Tuesday of the Month at 6:00pm 

Pastor Phil will be leading a grief group for those whose pets have died and would like to process their loss with others who share this particular kind of sadness. If you, or someone you know, might benefit from this group, we will be in the Memorial Assembly Lounge. 

Feed My People Needs

Feed My People has an urgent need for people to assist with picking orders in our warehouse for our partner food pantries. Shifts are flexible Monday – Friday during normal business hours. If you have a few extra hours please consider helping us out. For questions or to set up a time to come in, please contact Nick at 715-835-9415, ext 101 or email nick@fmpfoodbank.org.

We have FUN in Sunday School!

Bring your little ones to Sunday School to learn stories, verses, songs and more using the One Room Sunday School curriculum. Sunday School is held every twice a month during service.
Scheduled dates for winter/spring include:
February 4, 11, 25
March 11, 25
April 8, 22
May 6, 13
All children are welcome to attend.
Children's Time is held during the service when Sunday School is not in session.

Volunteer Needed at Prairie Pointe & River Pines

The gift shop is now open for limited hours. We could use a volunteer on Tuesdays from 1-3:00 pm and one on Wednesdays from 1-3:00 pm. Contact Katie Zierden, Asst Administrator, at 715-598-7807.

- A volunteer is needed to pick up library books for our residents from the Altoona Public Library; there is a library card for Prairie Pointe/River Pines to use.

- For those who have a pet (with up to date shots and well socialized), many residents love pet visits!

- Card and Cribbage players are needed to play and to assist with these games.

- Residents enjoy social interaction, come in just to visit.

For the non-gift shop volunteering, Contact Karen Park, Activity Director, at 715-598-7807

Join Pastor Dean or Pastor Phil for Text Study

Time: Restarting after Holy Week, Wednesdays at noon (bring a sack lunch)
Location: First floor lounge

Voice Recital by Julie DeBoer

Sunday, April 29 at 5pm in Phillips Recital Hall at the Haas Fine Arts Building. Along with pianist Dr. Nicholas Phillips, she will sing French songs by Caplet, a setting of Hans Christian Andersen's Ugly Duckling story in Russian by Prokofiev, songs in German by Mahler, a new piece by composer Reena Esmail using the poetry of Nadia Anjuman (an Afghani poet who was killed by her husband in 2005) and a song in English by John Dowland.

Biblical Storytelling Training at Grace

Pastor Phil and Lori Ruge-Jones will be teaching a workshop on how to storytell as you have seen him do on multiple occasions. Everyone is invited to attend on Saturday, April 28th from 9am to 2pm in Memorial Assembly. $25 covers all costs including lunch, scholarships available.

Care Ministry

If you know of anyone who is hospitalized, homebound, or in need of a pastoral visit, you are invited to call the church office at 715-832-9713 for Pastor Phill or you may call Pastor Simpson at 715-222-3797 at any time if you wish to make an appointment for a visit.

Potluck with Friends and Plymouth UCC

On April 22nd at 11:30am we will share a potluck in Memorial Assembly with the Friends and Plymouth UCC while seeing a presentation on Ending Child Poverty in Wisconsin. This is a campaign to encourage and empower legislators to address this important concern. Please join us and those who also worship in our building for this time together.

Forum on ELCA Inter-Religious Document

On May 6th and May 20th right after worship we will have a two-week forum to discuss a draft document of the ELCA called A Declaration of Our Inter-Religious Commitment. This document of 30 pages states well the ELCA’s commitment to engage people of other faiths and will help us all
become more articulate about this dimension of our witness. Copies are
available as hardcopy or via pdf from our office.