Entries by Linda Owen

Another look at “faith”

By Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis – I had an interesting discussion with the parents of our confirmation students the other night. Midway now through working with our five 7th-9th graders, I wanted to better understand their parents’ hopes and expectations, given that they were each requiring their child to attend. What struck me in our […]

Speakers on Block Nurse program Oct. 7

The Women’s Fellowship of Falcon Heights Church invites all to come hear guest speakers Jody and Leann from the Como Park/Falcon Heights Living-at-Home Block Nurse Program. The mission of this program is to organize community volunteers, professionals and family members to provide care for their neighborhood seniors in ways that support choice, dignity, and independence. […]

Celebrate Joel & Karen Johnson’s 50 years as music staff

Falcon Heights Church, United Church of Christ, will recognize Music Director Joel Johnson and Organist Karen Johnson Oct. 16 for 50 years of service as the church’s music staff. A luncheon will follow a 10:30 a.m. worship service highlighting the importance of music in the life of the congregation. Former choir members and current and […]

Calling all singers for Dec. 4 Handel presentation

Sing along with the Chancel Choir and professional orchestra in a special presentation of great Handel choruses (Hallelujah and more) at the Dec. 4 Sunday morning worship service. This experience will give you an opportunity to: Sing master choral works by great composers Perform with a professional orchestra Improve your singing voice and reach new […]

Winter wear donations needed

Bring new or gently used winter coats, jackets and boots to church. We will take these to the Department of Indian Work clothing room at Interfaith Action to be distributed to people in need. Other gently used winter clothing can be donated as well. Place your donation in the shopping cart near the coat rack.

Seeing the seeds of hope

By Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis — It’s been difficult to digest the news this week: from knifings in nearby St. Cloud, shootings and community outrage in Tulsa and Charlotte, to department store killings near Seattle. It’s hard to tear my attention away from this progression to even contemplate the increased bombing of the city of […]

Church members to be surveyed for pastoral search

Your collaborative work with the Pastoral Search Committee this summer has yielded a lot of great information about who we are as a congregation and what traits in a pastor can best support our vision as “Seekers and servants, growing in God’s transforming love.” Thanks to everyone who contributed to this work! Now we need […]

Panel discussion on community policing

Falcon Heights Church will be the venue for a public panel discussion Sept. 29 on Models for Community Policing. Sponsored by Falcon Heights We Can Do Better, the discussion will include racial equity, police training, policing models, and residents’ roles in improving policing. The conversation is intended to help inform the work of a proposed […]

Breakfast cereal for hungry kids

We are providing cereal for 22 students at Falcon Heights Elementary School who receive a weekend food package through the Sheridan Project. Current priorities are individual oatmeal packets and granola bars. Please leave donations in or near the white bucket in the church lobby.