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Faith briefs: Peace activists to speak Sunday

Activists to speak on Sunday

Red Wing Unitarian Universalist Community will present a "double-bill" of peacemakers: Bill Habedank of Red Wing and Bill McGrath of Northfield. At 10 a.m. Sunday, July 16, Both will share stories of what led them to be peace makers and the focus of their activism.

Habedank is director of the local Veterans for Peace chapter. McGrath is a longtime folk-singer and musician who now focuses on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

There will be time for questions and comments.

Red Wing Unitarian Universalist Community meets every third Sunday of the month at Hobgoblin Music, 920 Highway 19.



'Mighty Fortress' VBS coming to Cannon Falls

Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, will hold vacation Bible school Aug. 14-17. The The is "Mighty Fortress" and the theme is "In Jesus, the victory is won."

For more information, call 507-263-3835, email or visit


Interfaith group helps 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, friendly visiting, library books, respite care and caregiver support group. The only out-of-town transportation offered is for radiation treatments.

For information, visit or call 651-327-2400.


Eat at a Community Meal

The Community Meal/Sunday Supper will be served at 5 p.m. July 23 at First United Methodist Church. The home church providing servers this week.

This free meal is open to all.


Library books can be delivered

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.


Take the Road to Recovery

Faith in Action offers the Road to Recovery program. This is the only out-of-town transportation service provided by Faith in Action in Red Wing and is for individuals receiving radiation treatments for cancer.

The office coordinates with family, church, and public health in assuring the patient has adequate transportation from Red Wing to treatment at Minneapolis or Rochester. For information, call 651-327-2400.


Share events taking place

Area churches are welcome to contribute items to the briefs, which run every weekend on the Religion page.

The Republican Eagle prefers to have people submit items via email to, including a phone number in case there are questions. The deadline is noon Wednesday.