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21
Aug 2016
Calm my Anxious Heart

Let’s start at the very beginning….I’m writing here as a regular member of the La Crescent UMC. My wonderful husband and I live in the La Crescent community and have been granted the opportunity to be responsible for helping to raise 2 Christian children – yikes, that is a big job! I’m writing here as a member of the La Crescent UMC and an ecumenical women’s Bible study. We meet every couple of weeks in homes around La Crescent. We are women of Jesus who use our studies to learn and grow in......

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11
Aug 2016

Walk to Emmaus us is such a great and potentially life changing experience of Christian community.  My wife, Debbie, and I, did our walk 15 years ago, and more than a dozen from our church have gone at various times.  A reunion group meets the first Sunday of every month, for a pot luck, and fellowship time at noon.   If you have not made your Walk, and would like to know more about this adult Christian renewal weekend, call Rick or Linda Thrune at 507-643-6320. Click here for the Walk to Emmaus MN website to......

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21
Jul 2016
Twin Cities Serve

We recently had thirty people (twenty-two youth and eight adults) head up to the Twin Cities to serve. Our first day, we went to Feed My Starving Children, a four-year favorite, to pack food for starving children. We packed 96 boxes of food, which will feed 57 kids for a whole year! The second day, we spent the better part of the day weeding and remulching the gardens at an affordable housing complex before heading back to our host church to help with a low rate food assistance program and serve at......

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21
Jul 2016

Camp Penuel (Penuel means “face of God”),Costa Rica, has a specific focus to give campers the opportunity to know their heavenly Father through Christ Jesus and the abundant life that He offers through the power and love of the Holy Spirit. The Vision is to rally a multi-ethnic team of support to work towards providing facilities of excellence and diversity so that each camper can have a wealth of new, safe, and fun experiences that they will remember for their lifetime, but more importantly, that are God-anointed and forever will change their......

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21
Jul 2016
Girls' Sleep(?)Over

Girls of all ages spent the night at the church this week, laughing and eating, painting and praying, discussing life and friends and God.  One of our projects was a painting of a very nice story about a man who learns what it means to walk with Christ.  ...

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29
Jun 2016

Vacation Bible School in June this year was a CaveQuest! Our youth students lead our children through many stations to learn about the Bible and Jesus. On Tuesday we learned that Jesus walks on Water. On Wednesday we learned that Jesus sheds light on how we live. On Thursday we learned that Jesus shows us love by dying on the cross. And on Friday we celebrated that Jesus is the true light of our lives! The greatest story ever told!  ...

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22
Jun 2016
La Crescent Lunch Wagon makes UMC Conference Agenda

La Crescent UMC was a focus of one of the videos shown. In August of 2015 a video crew from MN Annual Conference came to La Crescent to record the story of the lunch wagon. This year at the Annual Conference meeting, the conference showed this video of how we join together with the rest of the community to feed children. This isn’t just a story of those on free and reduced lunch. It is a story of feeding all kinds of children healthy lunches of meat and cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit......

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08
Apr 2016
Lunch Wagon

The Lunch Wagon is one of our outreach ministries to the community.  Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer months, the Lunch Wagon crew is out and about the community handing out free sack lunches to children, hoping to fill the gap that school lunch programs leave in the summer.  Healthy lunches of meat and cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies, and milk are included in our sack lunches.  To find out more and to learn how to volunteer or receive free lunches, check out the program’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thelunchwagon/...

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08
Mar 2016
From Your Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) Team

What is the Healthy Church Initiative? The Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) is a process designed to transform churches. The focus is on providing resources and strategies to church pastors, staff, laity, and congregations so they in turn will be able to reach new people for Christ.   Why is the Minnesota Annual Conference using HCI? The Minnesota Conference has 3 revitalization processes designed to help existing churches find new ways to disciple people, share God’s love, and make a difference in their communities and the world. The HCI process is designed for......

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26
Dec 2015
Star Trip...Our Faith Awakens

This year our youngsters presented to the story of Christ’s birth through a spoof Star Wars. Yoma (who needs his family for everything), Lori Skywatcher (who puts her faith in science) and Only One Kenobi (who believes only in himself) embark on a journey to find the new King, baby Jesus.   On their way they met King Herod and his royal advisor. Eventually, they found baby Jesus with his mother, Mary. There they presented the new King with gifts.  ...

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