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Church briefs for May 1

Church Women United to observe Friendship Day

Church Women United of the Red Wing area will hold its annual Friendship Day lunch 11:30 a.m. Friday May 6 at First United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Finding Grace at the Table.” Dr. Ed Ward will speak about children’s health. Friendship Day dates to May 1933 when two independent groups planned luncheons to focus on child health and children of migrant families. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door.

Community supper will be set three times

The Community Meal at First United Methodist Church will be served three Sundays next month — May 8, 15, and 22.

The congregations helping are: May 8, Seventh-day Adventist Church; May 15, Cross of Christ Church, and May 22, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

These free meals are served at 5 p.m. and open to all.

Interfaith group works to assist others

Faith in Action in Red Wing is an interfaith volunteer program serving seniors and those in distressed circumstances. The organization’s goal is to help individuals in the community remain independent.

All services are provided by caring volunteers, with no charge to the recipient. Services include local transportation, out-of-town transportation for medical purposes, friendly visiting, library books, respite care and a caregiver support group.

For information, visit http://www.faithinactionredwing.org or call 651-327-2400.

Faith in Action seeks volunteer drivers

Faith in Action is looking for volunteers to drive individuals to various appointments. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, call 651-327-2400. The office is located at 1407 W. Fourth St.

Library books can be delivered to homes

In cooperation with the Red Wing Public Library, Faith in Action volunteers are matched with individuals unable to get to the library.

The volunteers will pick-out books, deliver to an individual and then return them through the Book House Call program. Timing is arranged with the receivers and the volunteers. For information, call 651-327-2400.

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