Faith briefs for the week of April 14

Salad luncheon in Rosemount
The 50th annual Spring Salad Luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at The Well, a United Methodist Church (formerly known as Rosemount United Methodist Church).

It will include a variety of salads and pie, served with milk, coffee or tea and a fresh baked muffin.

Cost for a salad plate is $6; a slice of pie is $2 and a child’s plate is $1.50. The luncheon offers an Express Line for a quick lunch or takeout and a Leisure Line for those who like to visit over lunch. Hand-tied quilts, in a variety of sizes, are available for purchase as well as half pints of crab apple butter or jalapeño jelly.

Tickets may be purchased 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, in the church office at 14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount (651-423-2475) or at the door on the day of the luncheon. The funds raised support local, national and international mission work of the United Methodist Women.

Chronic illness support group
A Chronic Illness Support Group meets 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at Trinity Church, 10658 210th St., Lakeville. The group offers encouragement and hope from others who have similar experiences. Stories are shared, resources are offered and prayer is given to those who suffer from chronic illnesses. This group also offers tips for navigating relationships with doctors and families and for understanding suffering from God’s point of view.

Both those who suffer from chronic illness, as well as their caregivers, are encouraged to attend the meetings. They are free and open to the public. There are no expectations on how often or long attendees should come.

For more information, visit Trinity’s website (www.trinitychurchmn.com) or contact group coordinator Tabitha Newgard at [email protected].

all-rel-vbs-2col-4-14-17Register for VBS at Real Tree Church
Registration is open through May 14 for children ages 4-11 to attend Vacation Bible School daily June 19-23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Real Tree Church, 5 miles south of County Road 50 at 25975 Galaxie Ave. in Eureka Township. Kids will head deep into the stunning Arctic Circle that is filled with treasure to discover in the coolest book on the planet, the Bible. Daily activities include singing, games, science experiments and snacks using Answers in Genesis “Operation Arctic” curriculum. Every child who attends will receive an Operation Arctic T-shirt. Registration is $10. For more information or questions, go to therealtreechurch.org or call 651-428-0439.

Bake sale and boutique
A Spring Bake Sale and Boutique will be held at the St. Patrick’s Social Hall 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22. The event will feature fresh-baked cinnamon and caramel rolls, as well as homemade cookies, cakes and breads.

Home party representatives and vendors will also be on hand with a selection of household items, cosmetics and gifts.

St. Patrick’s is located at 24425 Old Highway 13 Blvd., northeast of New Prague. St. Patrick Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring the event.