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Services (1:30 at NUMC hall)

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Apr 17 - Sabbath service 1:00
Songs: Tom Randle
Sermon: Brian Shaw "The Mysteries of God - Part 10: Godliness"
Bible study to follow at 2:30
"The Importance of Godliness in an Ungodly World" For the discussion, we will be reviewing and discussing 1Peter 1:13-1Peter 3:17.

Apr 24 - Wickman VenHuizen

May 1 live webcast from GCE
May 8 Hellwege Hanson Morker
May 15 Randle Burchard/Gjesvold
May 16 Burchard Wickman Morker (Pentecost)
May 16 Hanson Freeman Shaw (Pentecost)
May 22 Martin Wickman Cline
May 29 Morker Burchard Randle

Jun 5 Burchard - Shaw
Jun 12 Hanson Pischke/Stith
Jun 19 Randle Gjesvold Stith
Jun 26 Morker Randle Shaw

Jul 3 Hellwege Hanson Morker
Jul 10 Burchard - DanLausted
Jul 17 Morker Wickman/Randle
Jul 24 Martin - Shaw
Jul 31 Hanson Freeman VenHuizen

Aug 7 Hellwege Gjesvold Shaw
Aug 14 Randle Burchard Cline
Aug 21 Burchard Hanson Shaw
Aug 28 Hanson Wickman Stith

Sep 4 Morker VenHuizen/Stith

Meeting policies:
- Attendees will be limited to 50% of building capacity.
- Hand sanitizer will be used by all entering and exiting the building. Please bring a personal hand sanitizer if you have one. If not there will be three hand sanitizer stations; the foyer, the fellowship hall, at the entrance to the chapel area. Please use them often. Avoid hand contact to face.
- Avoid hugs and shaking hands.
- Water fountains will not be operational. Please bring a personal water bottle. Disposable water bottles will also be available in the foyer.
- Coffee will be served in the fellowship hall.
- Congregants will practice physical distancing of 6 feet with those outside of their immediate family. Parents are asked to attend to their children more carefully.
- Only every other pew row will be available for seating.
- Facial masks will be worn by all while in the building. Once seated six feet from other families, masks can be removed, but will be worn for the song service. Hymns will be sung while wearing masks.
- High use surfaces like door handles and tables will be cleaned with a disinfectant.
- Round tables in the fellowship hall will be limited to 6 chairs each.
- Bring only pre-packaged snacks - no prepared foods.
- Congregational hymnals will be provided, but should not be shared outside of the immediate family.
- Avoid hand contact to face. Cough or sneeze into inside of elbow or into a tissue (throw in trash afterward).
- We are also asking that each member do a personal health-screen before leaving home to attend, including a temperature check. If there is a possibility that you or members of your immediate family are sick, please stay home. If recovering, please allow at least three fever-free days before attending.

Prayer Requests


Apr 13 - Early housing reservations begin (for those that qualify) at Panama City Beach and Lake Junaluska (use the toll-free number)

Apr 18 - General housing reservations begin for U.S. & Canada (except for Panama City Beach and Lake Junaluska)

Apr 20 - General housing reservations begin at Panama City Beach and Lake Junaluska (use the toll-free number)

May 1 - Challenger Study
Young adult Challenger study, after services in the Fireside room.

Apr 17 - Bible Study
Because of our next Monthly Interactive Bible Study, services will be at 1:00.
Study at 2:30. Please bring food and drinks for your own family for a picnic lunch.

May 16 - Pentecost
12:30pm and 3:30pm. Newport United Methodist hall.

Local Sermons and Sermonettes
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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

A complete station listing can be found online at which includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, plus an additional eight U.S. cities where our program is sponsored and aired on cable access TV stations by our brethren.

You can also watch programs online at our website: and from our YouTube channel at

Beyond Today TV apps are also available on Google Play for Android devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung smart TVs, LG smart TVs, and Apple iOS devices.



Airing Period

The Irrelevant Commandments
While some think Gods laws have no purpose today, the Ten Commandments are in fact, vitally important for everyone.
Steve Myers April 11-17, 2021
Is Jesus the Only Way?
Many believe that all religions lead to God. But Christ taught that people must accept Him as the sole path to the Father.
Gary Petty April 18-24, 2021
Eat Clean!
Did you know the Bible has a clean eating plan? It's not only about good physical health but choosing godly conduct as a way of life.
Steve Myers April 25 - May 1, 2021
The Sabbath Rest: Beating the Tyranny of Tech
We love technology, but does it dominate our lives? You can free its grasp by keeping the Sabbath.
Darris McNeely May 2-8, 2021
Counterfeit Christianity
The teachings of most churches differ considerably from the Bible’s instructions. Is it time you examined your beliefs?
Steve Myers May 9-15, 2021
Why Is God So Unfair?
While people ask this question, the real problem is that humanity has created an unjust, broken world -far removed from God.
Gary Petty May 16-22, 2021
Was Jesus a Socialist or a Capitalist?
Or rather, did He teach about a biblical economic system that has never been tried in our modern world?
Gary Petty May 23-29, 2021
The Importance of Watching
Your life and spiritual well-being depends on hearing and acting on God’s warning messages made clear in His Word.
Darris McNeely May 30 - June 5, 2021

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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