Paul Riemerman

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a member of our church family, Paul Riemerman. He passed away on Feb. 25 after a brave struggle with lung cancer. The funeral will be on March 7th, 11:00 am, at the church: 217 4th St NW, Valley City.

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FB updates

Be sure to check out our Facebook group page!!  Search for Valley City Congregational United Church of Christ for more pics and posts!!  We are a public group, so anyone can join…share this with your friends and family!!  We hope to “see” you on FB.

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Artistic Rendition Sunday

A fun day was had by all on January 10, 2016 as it was “Artistic Rendition Sunday”.  Members shared their various talents during the service as well as at the dinner following the service in which delicious dishes were prepared by the chefs/bakers in our midst.

Thank you, Pastor David Hartson, for suggesting that we have such a service. It was a great way for our members to not only view, celebrate and wonder at each other’s talents but to simply relax and enjoy each other.

We thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated each other’s musical performances, poetic/comedic readings, and culinary and visual art works, as expected. What we enjoyed and appreciated just as much (if not more so!) were the displays that were seen after the performances: the shining smiles, heartfelt hugs, meaningful compliments and listening ears. These works were shared today, too, and have helped us to remember that while we all have special talents and abilities the most important acts in our lives are our acts of kindness…to all people (and animals!!) no matter how similar or different they are to ourselves.

Connie Reiten's photo.
Connie Reiten's photo.
Connie Reiten's photo.

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Paul Reimerman Benefit Update

There was a benefit for Paul and Sharon Riemerman on July 6 to help cover Paul’s medical expenses as he continues to battle lung cancer.   THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TO THIS EVENT; OVER $4,000 WAS RAISED TO HELP PAUL AND SHARON.  A HUGE THANK YOU TO BETTY PEDERSEN AND DONELDA REMMICK, ORGANIZERS OF THIS BENEFIT.

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Christmas Eve Service!

All are invited to our 5:00 candlelight Christmas Eve service. Attendees will be treated to a performance by local singer Victoria Hammel. We thank Victoria for sharing her talents with us this holiday season and look forward to her Christmas Eve solo. Thank you, Ms. Hammel!!

Our church will have its youth Christmas program followed by dinner in the Fellowship Hall. We look forward to seeing you!!

A huge thank you to Sarah Lerud for directing the program and to Betty Pedersen for suggesting this play. We are grateful!!

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New Time Capsule

Our congregation has created a time capsule to be opened in 100 years…just like the capsule that we opened in Oct. 2015 that was put together in 1915.  The capsule has been sealed into the church’s cornerstone.  THANK YOU to Betty and Dean Pedersen for all the work they put into this project.  It was fun!!!
Take a peek at the contents of the November 2015 time capsule:
– 2015 North Dakota license plate
– Valley City Times Record/Ad from Leever’s Super Valu
– News articles and photos from the time capsule opening…October, 2015
– Time Magazine
– Valley City/Barnes County elected officials list
– Barnes County area profile
– Pamphlets/postcards from area points of interest
– Business cards
– Congregational UCC Women’s Fellowship cookbook and Chuck Wagon Dinner reports and poster
– Sunday bulletins
– 2016 calendar
– Cellphones:  flip phone and IPhone
– Burt’s Bees lip balm
– Toys:  Match Box airplane, Star Wars lego kit, Bear riding a skateboard
– Pocket prayer quilt
– Poem magnet
– Crochet cross
– Letter from a 17 year old girl
– Our wish for the future  “a cure for all cancers” from the congregation
– John Deere pen and key chain celebrating their 175th

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