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Services (1:30 at NUMC hall)

Jan 16 - Sabbath service
Songs: Bill Turnblad
Sermonette: Steve Hanson - "Are You an Antipas?"
Sermon: Ed Dowd - "Are Humans Inherently Evil?"

Jan 23 Hanson Burchard/Pischke
Jan 30 Burchard - Shaw

Feb 6 Randle Gjesvold DVD
Feb 13 Hanson Wickman Shaw
Feb 20 Burchard VenHuizen Morker
Feb 27 Randle Gjesvold Shaw

Mar 6 Morker Randle/Stith
Mar 13 Hanson - Shaw
Mar 20 Turnblad Hanson VenHuizen

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


Jan 16 - Challenger Study
Young adult Challenger study, after services in the Fireside room.

Jan 30 - 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.

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

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:
Sundays at 9 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. CT, 7 a.m. MT and 6 a.m. PT.
To find the NewsMax TV channel locations in your area please visit
You can also watch programs online at our website: and from our YouTube channel at Please see our channel listing online 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

New World Order
Steve Myers January 10-16
Who Will Be the Final Superpower?
Gary Petty January 17-23
Called, Chosen and Faithful
Darris McNeely January 24-30
The Biblical Way for Raising Happy Children
Gary Petty January 31 - February 6
Is the Secret Rapture a Hoax?
The rapture teaching hides the truth of the Bible. It keeps you from understanding God's magnificent plan for you.
Darris McNeely February 7-13
Burning Questions About Hell
Are you aware that the Bible's teaching about hell may differ significantly from what you may have always believed?
Steve Myers February 14-20
The Forgotten Message of Jesus Christ
While He professed God's love, it was also about condemnation on those who reject Him as the light of God.
Gary Petty February 21-27
Making Your Life Work
The important key in making your life work is in discovering God's great purpose for you and fulfilling it as He intends.
Darris McNeely February 28 - March 6

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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