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August 2021

Senior Graduate Day

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hidden Falls, 1313 Hidden Falls Dr
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States

All high school graduates from 2020 and 2021 are invited to Hidden Falls Park in St. Paul to reconnect with friends, play a few games, and share a meal. REGISTER

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MNIPL– Be the Spark!

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
United Church of Christ, New Brighton, 1000 Long Lake Road
New Brighton, MN 55112 United States

Be the Spark is a dynamic and experiential leadership development workshop that builds community and gives participants organizing tools and strategic approaches for engaging their community of faith in climate change solutions. Be the Spark participants learn how to invite the gifts and skills of those in their community to take action that inspires a sustained and creative effort in building a more just and sustainable world. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Lunch and refreshments provided. REGISTER

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Organic Farm Tour

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Auntie Annie’s Fields, Northfield $20/person or $40/family REGISTER HERE Visit a local family organic farm in the Northfield area, owned and operated by the O’Sullivan family. Learn more about what it means to run a family farm—economically, spiritually, socially—and the practical pitfalls and joys. Elizabeth, a United Theological Seminary student, and her family will give a hands-on discussion about why they decided to farm. Be prepared to do a little “farming” while you are there. This is open to all…

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Rest and Renew at Green Island

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 8, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm Green Island Preserve, Wadena $20/person or $40/family REGISTER HERE Experience this unique opportunity to relax and meditate on the beautifully maintained paths of this old family farm that has transitioned into an oasis for contemplation and connection with Mother Earth. Stroll through the 30 acres of trees and sculptures. Meditate in the kuti, check out the amazing garden, and join the discussion with owner Kent Scheer as he talks about reimagining this old…

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September 2021

Hemp and Food Health Day

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cotter Farm, 50203 205th St
Austin, MN United States

Cotter Farm Cost: $15/person + $5 to ride the bus from Falcon Heights UCC church parking lot. REGISTER by September 3 Tom Cotter and friends invite you to join them for a day on the Cotter Farm to learn more about the science of hemp farming and production, soil conservation, and natural growing methods that can be used in gardens big and tiny. Current list of discussions include: The Science of Hemp for Human Health by Jeff Brinkman Food as…

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Women’s Wilderness Retreat

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - September 26 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Amnicon $200/ person Age requirement 21+. This has a maximum of 14 participants so act quickly. Registration for this adventure is directly with Camp Amnicon by September 10.  Click on Adventures and scroll down to “Join a Group.” You will be prompted to create an account and fill out all necessary fields. The Group ID Code is UCCGLAMPING21. Payment for this trip is being collected by the Minnesota Conference so you must also click HERE to pay.  Please be sure…

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Men’s Retreat:

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - September 26 @ 4:00 pm

Overwhelmed by Life: An Invitation to Reconnect and Remember Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, Sandstone Cost: $200 (actual cost of event), $150, $100, or contact Rev. Sheri Nelson for more scholarship funding (there is an extra $25/ night for single rooms, limited to the first four requests) REGISTER by September 10 Participation maximum is 15, so register early.The poet Christian Wiman wrote, “How does one remember God, reach for God, realize God in the midst of one’s life if one…

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October 2021

Conference Youth Event

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - October 10 @ 11:00 am

Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, Sandstone Cost: $100/youth, $75/adult leader (Some scholarship money is available upon request. Contact Rev. Sheri Nelson for more information). REGISTER by September 24. Open to all youth grades 6-12 and adult leaders; no dinner served first night

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Women’s Retreat

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - October 17 @ 11:00 am

Camp Onomia, Onamia $200 (actual cost of event), $150, $100, or contact Rev. Sheri Nelson for more scholarship funding. There is an extra $25/night for a single room, limited to the first four requests). Participation maximum is 30, so REGISTER early. Dinner served at 6:00 on Friday. Start time 4:00, end time 11:00 Set amongst the trees and Lake Shakopee, this retreat will be a time of rest and renewal as Rev. Sheri Nelson and Rev. Claire Klein bring inspiring…

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