Schedule and Announcements for January 3


  • Sunday – Jan. 3 @ 9 a.m., Worship/Communion
  • Wednesday – Jan. 6 @ 6:30 p.m., Choir Practice, Epiphany
  • Thursday – Jan. 7 @ 7 p.m., Circle of Stones at Peggy Kvam’s
  • Friday – Jan. 8, Communion Visitations with Pastor Dan
  • Sunday – Jan. 10 @ 9 a.m., Worship
  • Wednesday – Jan. 13 @ 6:30 p.m., Choir Practice
  • Wednesday – Jan. 13 @ 7:30 p.m., Council Meeting
  • Friday – Jan. 15, Committee Reports Due for the Annual Meeting
  • Sunday – Jan. 17 @ 9 a.m., Worship/Noisy Offering
  • Monday – Jan. 18, Articles due for the Encounter Newsletter
  • Wednesday – Jan. 20 @ 6:30 p.m., Choir Practice
  • Sunday – Jan. 24 @ 9 – Worship
  • Wednesday – Jan. 27 @ 6 p.m.; Potluck Meal, 6:30 p.m., Choir Practice; 7 p.m., Annual Meeting
  • Sunday – Jan. 31 @ 9 a.m. – Worship


  • Committees – please post meeting dates on the office calendar in advance, if possible. Do you have regular meetings? Feel free to tell the office assistant so that they can be put on the calendar for you.
  • Ready or Not; Here IT Comes! Granite Falls UCC (Congregational) Annual Meeting will be on January 27, 2016. Start getting your committee reports into the church office as soon as you can. If you are able, please type them on a computer and email them to the office. Sue Selden and Karen Schmidt-Dill will be working on the Annual Meeting Report throughout all of January. Thank you!

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Patrick and all those dealing with cancer; Millions of homeless throughout the world; Those traveling home today; Blessings of the weather and the strength to work through it.
  • Joys: Sun shining; Return of the light–lengthening days; Families getting together.

Merry Christmas from Pilgrim Point!

Merry Christmas from

(See more camp photos from 2015 on the Pilgrim Point Facebook page)

We are blessed to have you as a partner in ministry at Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats! This past season we welcomed more than 1,900 individuals to Pilgrim Point – significantly more than the ~700 that were welcomed only five years ago in 2010. Without individual contributors, who help to uphold numerous vital ministries at Pilgrim Point every year, we could never have ensured so many people the chance to experience and enjoy Pilgrim Point. Together, we are changing lives. Parishioners, families, clergy, youth, and leaders of all ages can attend camps and retreats that work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the Minnesota Conference.

We hope you consider making a year-end donation to help us continue this vital ministry:

Many thanks to the generosity of our friends!

May you have a Blessed Christmas and a Joyful New Year!

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