WE ARE UNITED!
WELCOMING ALL TO LIVE, LEARN, AND SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.
The LIVE Radio Broadcast of our 10:15am Sunday Worship is aired on 1310AM KNOX Radio.
The LIVEstream of our 10:15am Sunday
worship can be viewed on our Facebook page.
Worship for Sunday, July 5, 2020
So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
Sunday mornings at 9am AND Wednesday evening at 7pm beginning July 12 – August 5, 2020
We will begin on Zoom. Please register for the class by sending your email address to
and an email link to join the Zoom study will be sent to you.
Where to order the book:
Currently you can purchase the at barnesandnoble.com, and www.walmart.com.
About the book:
There’s a media spotlight on racism in our nation and world. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? What exactly is meant by ‘white privilege’?
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
The study will be led by Pastors Peter and Karla Coen-Tuff.
Recommended for ages 18 and over.
GATHERED AGAIN: WORSHIPPING TOGETHER IN UNITED'S SANCTUARY
BEGINNING SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020!
The current plan of United Lutheran Church is to return to in person worship on Sunday July 19th at 10:15 am in the sanctuary. The church council met and after some good and thoughtful discussion has decided on this plan for gathering again at United to worship. This is of course conditional and would need to be adjusted if rates of new COVID 19 cases in our city or state increased. We intend to do our best to keep everyone safe and well.
Our staff and leadership have been consulting with other Lutheran church pastors and leaders as well as following guidelines for reopening as set forth by our Eastern North Dakota Synod Bishop’s office, the State of North Dakota, and the CDC (Center for Disease Control). We have all wanted to gather to worship in God’s house as a faith community, but our desire to care for everyone’s health and welfare has been paramount during this pandemic.
Our return to in person worship will not be “everything is back to normal”. Best practices will be put into place for everyone’s health and well being. We don’t have all the details worked out just yet, but we can share what we know so far:
We will practice social distancing in our seating arrangements.
Everyone will be required to wear masks in the building.
We encourage those with any health concerns, anyone feeling ill, or those unable to wear masks to remain at home for now.
We won’t be shaking hands or hugging.
We won’t be having coffee hour yet - sorry folks.
We will celebrate Holy Communion, however we are working on the details.
We won’t be having an 8:30 a.m. service for the present.
We will have music and song leaders present!
We will continue both the livestream and radio broadcast.
Our time apart as a community has been difficult and we look forward to seeing one another again (even if it is with masks). We are thankful for everyone’s patience during these unusual days. Watch for further details about our future gathering.
We will continue with no face-to-face gatherings for worship until our Gathered Again: Worshipping Together in United's Sanctuary date of July 19th. We will continue to hold radio and online worship services on Sunday mornings. You can join us for worship in the following ways:
Radio Broadcast every Sunday at 10:15am on KNOX 1310 AM or online at https://knoxradio.com (click on the LISTEN LIVE).
United’s Sunday service will be live streamed at 10:15am on United's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedgf/
Bulletins will be available on our website at www.unitedgf.org so you can participate in worship.
WAYS TO GIVE TO UNITED
During this time God continues to give to us. We hope you will continue to give to our congregation as you are able to do so to support financially the mission and ministry of United Lutheran Church during this difficult time. We ask you to consider sending your contribution to United by one of the following ways:
Mail in your donation to United at 324 Chestnut Street in Grand Forks
Secure Online Donations. You can give to United securely online by following the Donation link provided HERE.
2020 ULC Summer Lunch Program
Outreach Ministry is changing up this year’s summer lunch program to a
Grab-n-Go take home sack lunch. This is such an important outreach
service to our neighborhood kids and families. Serving dates are:
Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st
from 12noon - 1pm in the ULC Courtyard
Please consider being a part of this very rewarding and humbling experience, by either donating from the food list below, volunteering or making a cash donation.
Single Serving Prepackaged items:
Mac-n-cheese, soup, ramen noodle cups, canned meat, tuna pouches
Fruit cups, pudding cups, cookies, granola bars, rice crispy treats, crackers, juice boxes
Please bring donations to the church between July 20th and August 9th by calling the phone number listed on the door notice on Door #2 or drop off at Sunday church services.
We are also in need of volunteers: Click HERE to sign-up!
10 people for packing lunch bags - Thursday, August 13th from 6:30pm - 8pm
6 people for set-up and distribution - daily from Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st, 11:30am - finished
**Volunteer for all five days, one or two, whichever works the best for you**
Each week you will find the sermon or full worship service for the previous Sunday posted here as well as on our Youtube channel. You can also view the entire worship at the top of the homepage.