Robson Ranch Views online newsletter October 2020

    SPECIAL EVENTS

Bless the Pets Online Worship, Oct. 11 at 9 AM

                           Join us on Zoom

                                Bless the Pets, Friendship Center, 2019 before social distancing

                                       

Jesus told many parables utilizing everyday scenes of this blessed earth.

Science has increasingly demonstrated the benefits of close relationships,

including our animal friends. Genesis 1is a beautiful origin story

of God creating all that we see and declaring all creation is "very good."

The whole of Scripture proclaims God's sacred work in creation.

This year, you may worship at home with your dear pet of any type. Even

if you don't have a pet, you may join us for this really precious worship.

Pat Sand participated in our 2st Annual Bless the Pets Sunday. She says, "I can't

wait for the service on October 11 at 9:00 AM. I attended the last one and enjoyed

not only the special blessing for each pet but also how several dogs 'commented'

during the sermon. This year I have my own pet and am anxious for her to

receive the special blessing."

In addition to blessing the pets who attending, we will also pray a blessing

and say thanks for those we have loved and lost.

Friendship Center is a church that honors all faith traditions. The Roman Catholic

Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi is earlier in the week, before October 11.

St. Francis is the Patron Saint of Animals and the environment.

St. Francis of Assisi is a unique person in Christian history for

his love of all God's creation. In the early 1200's AD/BCE, he wrote poems

and hymns celebrating God's visible gifts in creation. He even

was known to preach to various wild animals and to be found with

undomesticated animals who came right up close to him as if they were

tame.

So please join us on October 11th at 9:00 AM on Zoom. If you are interested

contact us for a link. Pastor Ron Hunt, 218-330-5306 or

Ron.FriendshipCenter@gmail.com.

HAPPIER HOUR

4:00 PM Every Wednesday on Your Computer.

So many of us came to Robson Ranch for all we could do and all the groups 

we could join.  Our ability to be with friends and opportunities to meet new

friend has been limited. Some of our residents have even become more or less 

housebound. 

Randy Petersen was feeling sorry for everyone who is unable to meet in  person

at Robson, especially our newest residents. So he proposed a Robson-wide

Happier Hour" online using Zoom. 

So here's the idea! All you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone with a camera,

and we can all be together. Each person or couple will share a little something

about themselves, like people do at social hours. The painfully shy may just watch 

and listen. Randy will have a fun and likely unusual was to get to know each 

other our first day on October 7th.

The next weeks will have a theme. One of us may be in charge to either present 

the idea and/or put forth thoughtful questions. The next FIRST Wednesday of the

month, we'll start with the social hour again. You can invite friends to join at any

time.

We will observe Safe Conversation Rules to respect and protect each other. If you

like the idea and want to be included, please contact Randy Petersen at 

randy-petersen@cox.net...Petersen with an "e" not an "o." If you're never used Zoom

we have volunteers who can help you!

ABOUT US

We are an inclusive church seeking to bring all people together in Christ, instead of dividing people. This is the very notion of inclusion.

Contact Phone

Pastor Ron

218-330-5306

Ron.FriendshipCenter@gmail.com

Randy Petersen

480-227-3741

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