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Faith Briefs for Sept. 16. 2017

Spiritual Companions in Christ begins

On Sept. 17, First United Methodist Church will bring Spiritual Companions, a yearlong emphasis on spiritual life, prayer and "companioning" one another in Christ.

The worship format will encourage more active participation through dialogue with others, creative arts and notes, lay witnesses and devotional helps. The "Weekly Companion" bulletin insert will offer daily devotional texts and reflective questions, as well as invitations to try intentional acts of care or prayer during the week.

Eat at a Community Meal

The Community Meal/Sunday Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at First United Methodist Church. The host congregation also will provide the servers this weekend.

The free meal open to all.

UUC begins 'Flowering Wisdom'

The Red Wing Unitarian Universalist Community begins its second season 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, with the program "Flowering Wisdom." There will be a talk by the Rev. Ted Tollefson featuring stories and poetry that celebrate "earthly delight" and a flower communion. After the service, volunteers will be invited to help harvest the grapes at Hobgoblin.

The Red Wing UU Community meets every third Sunday at Hobgoblin Music, 920 Highway 19.

GriefShare starts Sept. 25

GriefShare, a nondenominational grief support group, will begin its fall session Monday, Sept. 25, at First Covenant Church, Red Wing. The sessions will be 7-8:30 p.m.

Facilitated by people who have experience loss, GriefShare is there to offer hope and encouragement.

For more information, call Suzy at 507-398-3729 or Susan at 651-388-4109 or visit

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.