Entries by Linda Owen

Rev. Dr. Marion Pocker, former pastor, dies

The Rev. Dr. Marion Pocker, who served as pastor at Falcon Heights Church from 1973 to 1988, died May 4 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. A memorial service will be held at Olivet Congregational UCC in St. Paul at 2 p. m. Saturday, May 14, with visitation at 1 p.m. We […]

Search committee leaders named

May 8, 2016 – On May 3, the Pastoral Search Committee met with the Rev. Rick Wagner, associate conference minister of the Minnesota Conference UCC, and learned more about creating a church profile and interviewing. The committee also chose Carol Holm and Jenica Domanico as co-chairs, Joe Vance and Kari Willey as recorders, and Pat […]

May food collections: peanut butter and cereal

Peanut butter is the focus for this month’s food collection for the Department of Indian Work food shelf. In addition, we will continue to collect large boxes of non-sugary cold cereal through the end of May for students in need at Falcon Heights Elementary School. The food is sent home with children each Friday. Please […]

Plant sale May 7-8

The Women’s Fellowship will have its annual plant sale Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, with plants also for sale before and after church on Sunday, May 8. There’s a big selection of perennials and other plants this year — so big, in fact, that we’re in need of more pots. Donated pots […]

Pastoral Search Committee begins work

April 28, 2016 — Your Pastoral Search Committee met for the first time this week. Members are Pat Bohman, Mike Bradbury, Chuck Michaelson, Margot Olsen, Joe Vance, Carol Holm, Kari Willey and Jenica Domanico. Pastor Anne led the group in getting to know one another and sharing their hopes and concerns about the search process. […]

Tunes and testimony

By Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis – Such a strange image in this passage from Acts: a tablecloth-like fabric lowered from the sky holding all sort of non-kosher animals. A nightmare for any orthodox Jew who followed the Torah’s kosher laws, as Peter did. The original followers of Jesus, all Jews, were now scrambling to deal […]

“Blessing Bags” for street people

Our Senior High Youth Group is collecting items in April for “Blessing Bags” that can be given to people in need who ask for help at street intersections. Bins for donations will be set up in the lobby. These items are needed: Bottled water (12 ounces) Cliff bars (nut-free) Rice Krispie treats (nut-free & prepackaged) […]

April sandwich making for Simpson House

All ages are welcome to help make 300 sandwiches and 50 bag lunches for Simpson House on Thursday, April 21. The assembly line begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room. The food is distributed to clients of the program as they leave in the morning for another day on the streets. This project is […]

New First Hour adult series on living our faith

Join us at 9:30 a.m. Sundays to view and discuss “Living the Questions,” a popular video- and Internet-based exploration of progressive Christianity. We’ll hear and discuss reflections by various speakers on some of the most perplexing questions about the life of faith. Conee Biggs and Pastor Anne will lead these sessions. Watch an introductory video […]