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Faith Briefs: Sept. 23, 2017

Awana at First Covenant Church

First Covenant Church will have an open house 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, for Awana. The evening will include a carnival.

Awana will begin Oct. 4. Awana stands for "approved workman are not ashamed," which is from 2 Timothy 2:15. Awana helps churches and parents raise children to know, love and serve Christ.

First Covenant Church is part of 30,000 churches around the world that serve over 2 million young people weekly. Open all area youths, the local Awana comprises a variety of aspects from a spirited Game Time, to memory work in handbooks, as well as a time of singing.

The weekly Awana club has three age groups

• Cubbies — Preschool (children ages 3 to 5)

• Sparks — Kindergarten to grade 2

• Truth & Training — grades 3-5

For the schedule, visit For more information, call First Covenant at 651-388-2385.

Therapist to talk about depression

Licensed marriage and family therapist Mark S. White of Rochester will speak on "Depression Affects Everyone" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 580 Hi Park Ave., Red Wing. Ages 14 and older are welcome. White has 19 years counseling experience with youths and families.

Community Meal is Sunday

The Community Meal/Sunday Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at First United Methodist Church. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church will provide the servers.

The free meal open to all.

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.

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.

Temporary respite care available

Faith in Action volunteers will provide short-term relief for a caregiver. They do not provide care services, but a caring presence to relieve the caregiver to attend a support group, shop, or enjoy a personal activity.

The respite can be two to four hours. 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.