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News for the Week of October 23

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:13 AM by Penny Skildum

   Have you heard the buzz?  At noon on Thursday, November 16 the L.I.F.E. (Living In Full Effectiveness) group will have a potluck lunch and presentation by Brooke Sommerfeldt of the “Bee Squad” from the University of Minnesota Bee Research and Teaching Facility. The Bee Lab provides research insights, programming and resources to communities throughout Minnesota and the world.  As bee populations continue to decline, the research and programming happening at the University Bee Lab is increasingly important. The Bee Lab’s research includes studies of effects of landscapes and pesticides on bee health and cutting edge developments to study bee viruses.  Lunch will bee-gin at noon in the Fellowship Hall at Peace Church.  Please bring a dish to share.  All are welcome!


Quaker Songwriter/Activist Carrie Newcomer to Perform in the Area.  Carrie Newcomer will be performing a very special concert at Hamline United Methodist Church in St. Paul, MN on Saturday, November 11thCarrie Newcomer has become a powerful musical voice for progressive faith and practice, performing concerts and presenting workshops across secular and spiritual boundaries throughout the USA, Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East.  Publishers Weekly wrote, “What musical taste do authors Barbara Kingsolver, Parker J. Palmer, Jill Bolte Taylor, Philip Gulley, Jim Wallis, and Brian McLaren have in common? They’re all fans of Quaker singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer...Like these authors, Newcomer’s work is infused with her faith, and it speaks above the clamor of the religious right to ask what it should mean to be a person of faith in today’s world.”

Carrie is a singer-songwriter and social justice advocate who weaves her progressive spirituality into her lyrics and music. Barbara Kingsolver wrote, “Carrie Newcomer is much more than a musician. She’s a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace.” 

 For more information about this show and Carrie Newcomer, and to order tickets ($30 each) visit: