Entries by Linda Owen

A barbecue and a blessing for the homeless

June 2, 2016 — Former youth group members Mitch Rose, Emily Hill, Robyn Holmes and Laura Wilberts joined members of this year’s senior high group for an end-of-season barbecue and to help wrap up the youth Blessing Bags project. Along with Joe McCune-Zierath, Erin Hill and Kevin Holmes (and advisers Paul McCune-Zierath and Michelle Vance), […]

Expectations: Search committee seeks our input

June 2, 2016 — We are finding we are a very diverse group with different experiences in this congregation. The book is guiding us to identify our questions around the covenant with our future pastor. Similar to an individual entering a marriage covenant, a trust in the unknown future is required, as well as mutual […]

The contour of faith

By Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis — Jesus, a Roman military man and a household slave. This is another one of those odd Biblical mini-dramas: For starters, we never get all the actors in the same place at the same time. Somebody is always offstage. Then we have people who keep speaking for each other, almost […]

Committee plans for congregational small-group discussions

May 25, 2016 — Our Pastoral Search Committee met Tuesday evening, May 24, and members explored the reading they have been doing in “Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors: Covenant Expectations for Thriving Together.” They will use this material in leading small group discussions with the congregation this summer about expectations of our next pastor. These once-a-month […]

Summer Sundays for kids

The Children’s Ministry Team is excited to announce this summer’s Summer Sunday theme: “All Around The World.” Each week, June 12 through Aug. 21 (except for July 3), we will learn about the deep cultural and spiritual backgrounds of our neighbors, including Somali, Hmong, Karen, Kenyan, Native American, Mexican, Syrian, Jewish, Chinese and Indian. We’ll […]

The community of God

By Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis — It occurred to me this week that sometimes Jesus speaks like an intentional interim pastor. Did you catch this part in today’s text where Jesus is talking with his followers at what will become their final meal together? “I still have many things to say to you, but you […]

All-church BBQ Sunday, May 22

As school-year activities wind down each May, Falcon Heights Church celebrates the past year and welcomes summer with a barbecue on our patio and a potluck in our Gathering Room. A shiny new grill donated by the Women’s Fellowship will be put to the test. You’re invited to join us at worship at 10:30 a.m. […]

Prepare and deliver meals for church families

Can you help prepare and deliver meals? We need more volunteers to help some of our church families and individuals who are going through times of challenge and crisis. Please contact Tracy Faville (651-483-9260) or Charleen Prill (651-490-0415) if you can assist.

Two outreach projects wrap up May 22

During worship on Sunday, May 22, our children will dedicate their First Hour offerings to send animals to needy families through Heifer International. Adults are also invited to add to their offerings by indicating “Heifer” on a check or offering envelope. Our Youth Group will also distribute Blessing Bags for us to carry in our […]

Photos of children’s pageant now online!

The children of Falcon Heights Church presented the musical “The Sailor’s Bible” in church May 8, retelling the stories of Noah and the Ark and Jonah and the Whale. Photos of this lively event are now posted on the church’s Flickr page.