Malcolm and Mariah invited a special guest preacher
to be in worship with CUF on February 16th
James Gertmenian is a retired UCC minister and a hymn writer whose works appear in
various hymnals. His friendship with Malcolm and Mariah goes back to his role as Senior
Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Minneapolis, MN from 1996 until
- There he co-chaired, with Minneapolis’ mayor, an 80-person commission to devise a
10-year plan for ending homelessness in Hennepin County, MN. He also led the
congregation to take an active role in efforts that contributed to the acceptance by
Minnesota’s voters of marriage equality for LGBTQ people.
The church phone is having problems which make it unreliable. Please either e mail Steffi or all her cell phone 356-8028.
The church’s URL has been changed to www.opencuf.org You can still access it using the old URL, but that will not stay in place forever, so change your bookmarks to the new URL.
The movie for Feb. 28 has been changed. Paul Harris will host the movie which is a fact-based drama about a Polish social worker (played by Anna Paquin) who saved nearly 2500 Jewish children from being deported to death camps during World War II by placing them with Polish families and in convents.Directed by John Kent Harrison
New Year – New Adult Spiritual Growth Presentations!
February 16 #11:45: Food & Medicine in the MacKenzie Room
February 23 #11:45: John Bear Mitchell after worship in the Sanctuary
Eric Cameron’s PEMF presentation will be rescheduled to a date after Easter
We will be meeting on Monday, February 10, in the Gathering Place to discuss Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. It is a quick read for its 473 pages; there are a lot of short chapters and blank pages and the writing itself flows very well. Come even if you haven’t read the book and join our lively discussion and partake of our yummy snacks!