This Week at FMUU:

Karen Ehrens

"Social Justice at the Wall"


Like nearly everything else these days, the COVID-19 pandemic and the racism uprisings crack everything open and reveal the depth of need and failure to meet needs.  Immigration touches so many aspects, including human rights, justice, governance, farm workers, food supply, health care, fair wages, human trafficking, and lives of faith.  Karen Ehrens will share her experience on the eve of COVID to visit the sister border towns of El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in February 2020, and, in sharing, invites folks to call to mind their experiences to spark ideas of change for the better.

Karen Ehrens is a health and nutrition consultant, anti-hunger advocate, and Registered Dietician.  Karen was Chair of the International Club of Bismarck Mandan and of the Prairie Public Board of Directors.  She is an ordained Elder inn the Presbyterian Church, and carries out her faith through hands-on volunteering in growing food for donation to food pantries, serving on the board of BisMarket Farmers Market, serving meals in local soup kitchens, connecting food-helper groups to each other, writing grants to gain funding, and advocating in her state legislature and Congress for food and nutrition programs that help get food to people.  Karen, a native of Minot, holds a Certificate in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and obtained undergraduate degrees from ND State University and Minot State University, including a minor in Political Science.  Karen and her husband, a chef, teach cooking classes together, and live in Bismarck, ND, with their daughter Emily and their dog and cat.


FMUU Church has Moved Online

In response to COVID-19 protocols, we are not meeting in our building until further notice. However, Sunday

at 11 a.m. is still time for church, so we are meeting on Zoom. (Try to be early.)

You will need a computer, tablet or smart phone and internet access/web browser to join. Using video is definitely preferred if you can. Audio only works too, especially if you don’t have much bandwidth (internet power)


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Meeting ID: 490 832 487

Password: 648225

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If you are joining by smart phone or tablet, you may need to download the Zoom App. On a computer the app will automatically download when you connect to Zoom via your web browser.

Important Zoom Clues
• Set up in a quiet spot.
• Try and join about five minutes before 11 a.m.
• Use MUTE when you are not speaking (click the microphone button).
• You can choose between “Gallery View” and see most on the call or “Speaker View” and see whoever is speaking at that moment.





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"Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law.

This is our great covenant: To dwell together in peace,

To seek the truth in love, And to help one another."

- James Vila Blake

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