Entries by Linda Owen

Help the UCC respond to hurricane disasters

UCC Disaster Ministries is gearing up for long-term recovery work in the Gulf Coast region affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as relief efforts in the Caribbean and areas of the U.S. mainland affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The UCC is part of response networks you see on the news and those you don’t […]

Conversation with immigrants

Join other  volunteers from Falcon Heights Church who are helping adult English language learners at Fairview Community Center to practice their conversation skills. We meet every other Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:40 a.m. when the public schools are in session. Many immigrants and refugees are taking daily classes in English, but it is tremendously helpful […]

UCC responds to racist violence and white supremacy

In the wake of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, both the national leadership of the United Church of Christ and Minnesota Conference Minister Shari Prestemon issued pastoral letters denouncing these hateful acts and outlining the responses to which we are called as followers of Jesus. National UCC Pastoral Letter  Minnesota Conference Minister’s Pastoral Letter The […]

Jesus said: Forgive 70×7 times?

(Romans 14: 1-12; Matthew 18:21-35) By Rev. Jacob Kanake –The subject of forgiveness is widely discussed inside and outside of the church. Today, forgiveness is even studied in the academic fields (masters and Ph.D. level). Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and spiritual care professionals say the practice of forgiveness has many health and spiritual benefits. There […]

Healing and reconciliation

(Romans 13: 8-14; Matthew 18:15-20) By Rev Jacob Kanake– The Corn Story Two members of my previous congregation who lived across the road from each other picked a fight over a chicken’s destruction of a corn crop. The chicken of neighbor A wandered in the field of neighbor B. She called neighbor A to ask […]

“Welcome Back” BBQ and potluck Sept. 17

The Intergenerational Ministry Team invites everyone to join us for lunch after church Sunday, Sept. 17, at about 11:45 a.m. Enjoy catching up with friends and neighbors as we get back into our regular routine. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and beverages will be provided. If you are able, bring a side or dessert to […]

Living in God’s transforming love

(Romans 12:9-21) By Rev. Jacob Kanake — Last week we encountered Jesus when he was on vacation with his disciples. He was teaching them how to transform their faith. The transformed faith renews the mind and wills good for everyone. Unless one has faith that transforms and renews the mind, unconditional love (topic of today’s […]

Fall food collections: canned meat and cereal

We’re collecting canned meats for the Department of Indian Work food shelf in September. Please place your donations in the buckets in the church lobby. We’re also beginning to collect healthy low-sugar cereal and granola bars for the weekend food backpacks that are sent home with students at Falcon Heights Elementary School. We’ll start distributing […]

Sharing ideas for education and outreach on race

Do Good Roseville, a community networking group that Falcon Heights Church is involved with, will bring area faith communities together Thursday, Sept. 14, to share ideas for education and outreach related to race. The gathering is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave. W. Our congregation has been involved in […]