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February 3, 2019

Exploration of Racial Justice Issues: Part 2

The Racial Justice Team at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester is offering six sessions beginning Sunday on Decentering Whiteness: Unpacking White Privilege. The discussion will help participants learn how people of European descent can engage in their own racial understandings before doing effective work in the area of racial equity.

This group will meet at 10:10 a.m. in Room 135 at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. SW, on these dates: Feb. 3 and 17, March 3, 17 and 31, and April 7.

For more information, call 507-289-4019.

Sexual Abuse: Church and Seminary Response

A program at Assisi Heights in Rochester will cover the hierarchy’s response to the sexual abuse crisis in the United States.

The program runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 11.

As a member of the John Jay College Research Team at The City University of New York, Sister Katarina Schuth will provide historical information from the data collected beginning in the 1950s to the present. Her presentation includes an update of ongoing statistics and identifies educational opportunities for priests to prevent abuse in the future. Sister Katarina will comment on the response of parishioners to the current situation.

Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

Register online, tinyurl.com/y9fdudhw, or call 507-529-3524.

Assisi Heights is at 1001 14th St. NW.

What does it mean to live a spiritual life?

Spiritual lives can be blissful. They can also be confusing and frustrating. Finding others to share about spiritual experiences can be difficult.

A two-session class, “Living Spiritual Lives,” is an opportunity to talk about various aspects of a spiritual life. All spiritual traditions and denominations are welcome to attend. Participants will be encouraged to submit questions and topics that will be used to format the time together.

The class is held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 and 19 at Assisi Heights.

Admission is $20 preregistered and prepaid; $25 at the door.

Register online, tinyurl.com/y9srtm95, or call 507-529-3524.

Assisi Heights is at 1001 14th St. NW.

Join Christian Women’s Connection for valentine lunch

Rochester Christian Women’s Connection invites comers to its “Valentine Hearts” Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Eagles Club, 917 15th Ave. SE, Rochester.

The special feature will be Love Gifts — each attendee should bring a gift ($5 maximum) and guest.

Special speaker will be Arlene Gabrielson, of Cambridge, Minn., speaking on “A Sister’s Gift” and healing for a broken heart.

Admission is $15 per person, all-inclusive.

Reservations are needed by Feb. 8. Call Darlene, 507-765-4921 or email mploetz@hbcsc.net.

Join St. Mark’s for community supper

LAKE CITY — St. Mark’s February community supper will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

Everyone in the community is welcome to enjoy a home-cooked meal, with entertainment, camaraderie and an ecumenical gathering of family, friends, business associates, and other guests of all ages.

The menu will include spaghetti with meatballs, salad, vegetable, French bread or garlic toast, a variety of desserts, and beverages. Meals are prepared by members of the congregation and served by them with the help of the Lake City Girl Scouts. They stay until the tables are cleared and clean-up is finished to earn their community service badges. Last month’s scouts included Carleen Jones, Rorey Hoyer and leaders Jena Kutina and Beth Wolf.

Enter McNairy Hall at the entrance at the end of the parking lot where there is a handicap accessible ramp. St. Mark’s is at 110 S. Oak St., Lake City, across from Patton Park. It is the church with the historic red door.

Community suppers will suspend during Lent, which will include the months of March and April, and resume on May 8. We will welcome everyone back after celebrating the Easter Holiday.

St. Mark’s wants to thank all those who have attended our community suppers in the past and hope that the next season will find you back at our doorstep throughout 2019.

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