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May 30 Services, 11AM Zoom meeting (link TBA)
   Song Leader: Bill Turnblad
   Sermonette: Cliff Wickman
   Sermon: Brian Shaw
May 31 Pentecost Services, 11AM Zoom meeting (link TBA)
   Song Leader: Andy Wagner
   Sermonette: Mike Piscke
   Sermon: Brian Shaw
Jun 6 Services, 11AM Zoom meeting (link TBA)
   Song Leader: Steve Hanson
   Sermonette: John Freeman
   Sermon: Dave VenHuizen
Jun 13 Services, 11AM Zoom meeting (link TBA)
   Song Leader: David Morker
   Sermonette: Tom Randle
   Sermon: Brian Shaw
Jun 20 Services, 11AM Zoom meeting (link TBA)
   Song Leader: Peter Burchard
   Sermonette: Tom Kerestes
   Sermon: Bruce Anderson

(below is an old schedule; actual is TBA)
Jun 27 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Morker Burchard LAnderson

Jul 4 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Hanson Wickman Randle
Jul 11 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Randle Shaw
Jul 18 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Morker Pischke/Zutz
Jul 25 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Turnblad Freeman Shaw

Aug 1 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Wagner Lausted Morker
Aug 8 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Hanson Gjesvold Shaw
Aug 15 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Randle Hoffart Cline
Aug 22 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Turnblad Shaw
Aug 29 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Morker Hanson VenHuizen

Sep 5 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Wagner Burchard BAnderson
Sep 12 Services 1:30 p.m. - Songs:Morker Wickman/Randle

Prayer Requests


Feast of Tabernacles
The Sunday, April 12, online Feast registration begins. Everyone is concerned about the coronavirus and how it might affect the Feast of Tabernacles. The Church will proceed with normal plans, but there are 3 major areas to consider.
We recommend that if you know where you plan to attend that you register for that Feast site as you normally would. This will help the Church in planning.
Housing Reservations
Making hotel reservations should be fine as they normally only require a one-night deposit and the cancellation without penalty is usually within a week of the Feast.
The majority of hotels are open for reservations and a list of those that are closed through the month of April will be provided, but you can always call to make sure.
Condominiums and homes normally require higher initial deposits and some are not refundable. Carefully review the cancellation policies of any condominium or homes before committing a deposit.
There might be some great deals right now, but be sure you understand the cancellation policy. If an airline provides cancellation insurance make sure of the allowable parameters to receive a refund. Coronavirus might not be included.
April 12 (Sunday)
Online Festival registration begins (except for Puerto Vallarta) Early housing begins (except for Panama City Beach, Lake Junaluska)
April 14 (Tuesday)
Early housing begins at Panama City Beach and Lake Junaluska
April 19 (Sunday)
General housing begins for U.S. & Canada (except for Panama City Beach and Lake Junaluska)
April 21 (Tuesday)
General housing begins at Panama City Beach and Lake Junaluska
May 3 (Sunday)
Online Festival registration begins for Puerto Vallarta
Please note that Puerto Vallarta is traditionally a popular site, but registration for that site is now on May 3.
-Charles Melear

Local Sermons and Sermonettes
Twin Cities messages are now being posted to the password-protected Cities.
You can login at
See the "Members password-protected local index" here if you need help for access. Or see this site's Twin Cities index.

Congregation Facebook
The Twin Cities congregation has its own Facebook group where we can share pictures, announcements, and discussions of interest to the membership with members of the group. If you have pictures to share, feel free to post them. You can find us at "UCG Twin Cities."

Prayer Requests and Cards
Be sure to check the information table for cards to sign this week to be mailed to those with prayer requests or shut-ins.
Prayer requests page.

Beyond Today Program

Beyond Today airs nationwide in the United States on WGN America:

Sundays at 8:30 a.m. ET, 7:30 a.m. CT, 8:30 a.m. MT (except satellite and single-feed cable), 8:30 a.m. PT and 8:30 a.m. in Alaska and Hawaii.
Sundays at 5:30 a.m. ET, 4:30 a.m. CT, 5:30 a.m. MT (except satellite and single-feed cable), 5:30 a.m. PT and 5:30 a.m. in Alaska and Hawaii.
And, Beyond Today continues to air in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. It also airs on radio in Zambia.

To find the WGN America channel locations in your area please visit and enter your zip code. You will be shown the providers and channel number(s) on which you can watch WGN America in your area.

Beyond Today also airs nationwide in the United States on Newsmax TV:



Airing Period

Is It time To Find a New Church?
Jesus said He would build His Church. How can you recognize it? What should you look for in a place of worship?
Steve Myers May 24-30, 2020
What Is Living Faith?
Real faith is more than belief. It is trust that God is active in your life - combined with your desire to follow His lead.
Gary Petty May 31 - June 6, 2020
You Can Understand Bible Prophecy
God wants you to know what is ahead for our world. Why? So you can be spiritually ready for Christ's return.
Steve Myers June 7-13, 2020
Are We Living in the Time of the End?
Bible prophecy states that cataclysmic events will occur before God’s direct intervention in human affairs.
Gary Petty June 14-20, 2020
The Four Horsemen of Revelation
What do they mean? Are they only symbolic or do they contain a critical message for us today? You need to know.
Darris McNeely June 21-27, 2020
The Book of Revelation Unveiled
Many think this book of the Bible can't be understood. Since it means "reveal"you can grasp its vital messages.
Darris McNeely June 28 - July 4, 2020

Contact Information

Brian Shaw, pastor
Cambridge, MN

Ken Cline, elder
Coon Rapids, MN

David Morker, elder
Plymouth, MN

United Church of God - Twin Cities
1596 11th Ave.
(at Glen Road)

PO Box 25008
Woodbury, MN 55129

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