Entries by Linda Owen

Swedish wood carving at Women’s Fellowship Sept. 8

Women and men of all ages, mark your calendar for the September Women’s Fellowship gathering at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, when Falcon Heights Church members Pat Bohman and Doug Nelson will share their hobby of Swedish wood carving. They’ll show you how they carve blocks of wood into charming little characters. They will have […]

Transformed faith

By Rev. Jacob Kanake — We have been exploring our call to Christ’s ministry. Specifically, last week we found Jesus went outside Israel’s territory and healed the daughter of a Canaanite woman, a Gentile. The exchange between Jesus, the disciples and the woman was perhaps unfair, although she did not stop asking for healing of […]

First Hour faith formation kickoff Sept. 10

First Hour faith formation starts up again Sept. 10 with — what else? — food! A bagel breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. Come and get reacquainted after a busy summer, learn about our plans for the upcoming year, and register your children so that we can make First Hour safe and fun for everyone. Regular First Hour […]

Our Christian faith or our tradition?

By Rev. Jacob Kanake – Today, this sermon is about our traditions vs. our Christian faith. The online dictionary defines tradition as a long-established action or pattern of behavior in a community or group of people. Often, tradition is handed down from generation to generation. And faith is strong belief in God or in the […]

Food and table fellowship: Feed the needy

By Rev. Jacob Kanake — The beloved nurse’s story Father Jerry tells a story of a Frenchwoman; she was a trained nurse who devoted her life to caring for the sick and needy. This nurse was single and had no children. She offered selfless service to her villagers for many years before she died. The […]

Sunday faith education for kids

Sue Gramith has been leading faith education classes for our children for the last couple of years. On Sunday, July 23, she shared a heartfelt Moment for Mission about the satisfaction and spiritual growth she has experienced from nurturing and guiding these “sometimes silly, sometimes wild, but also loving and wise children” and getting to […]

School Tools drive starts July 23

Help all children be successful in school! We’ll be collecting new school supplies from July 23 through Aug. 13 during our annual School Tools campaign. This collection, in conjunction with Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul, helps low-income families provide the learning tools their children need when classes start this fall. Please bring supplies to church […]

From Kenya to Falcon Heights: meet our supply pastor

Our supply pastor, the Rev. Jacob Kanake, has been a member of the Falcon Heights Church congregation for the past 12 years. He has served on the Executive Board and on several ministry teams, and this month he was a delegate to the United Church of Christ General Synod. But his story begins in Kenya, […]

Everyone’s welcome at summer Wednesday food & fun nights

On Wednesday evenings, June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 23, join us for a salad and sandwich supper at church and fun summer outdoor activities. There will be water fun, campfires, lawn games and arts and crafts for all ages–not just kids! Neighbors are also welcome to stop by, and we’ll have doggie […]