Entries by Linda Owen

Sing with the choir and professional orchestra

Sing along with the Chancel Choir and professional orchestra in the presentation of Schubert’s beautiful Mass in C at the Dec. 10 Sunday morning worship service. It’s a short-term commitment of eight brief rehearsals, starting Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The music will be worked on during the first part of the rehearsal. If you’re interested, […]

Fill the altar with bounty to share Oct. 15 & 22

This Sunday and next, Oct 15 and 22, let’s fill the altar table with the bounty we have to share with those in need. Take your gifts right up to the front of the sanctuary before worship begins. (You can also drop items off at the church during the week.) What to bring: Low-sugar cereal, individual […]

Fall book discussion: “A Good Time for the Truth”

We are launching an all-church book club with the very popular, eye-opening book about race in our community, “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.” Stories by 16 excellent Minnesota writers tell us, from their differing perspectives, how racism has affected them and their families. Join in the discussions after worship on Oct. […]

October food and clothing collections

Protein-rich food: We’re collecting soups, chili and stews for the Department of Indian Work food shelf in October. Please place your donations in the buckets in the church lobby. Other food is also always welcome. Breakfast cereal for kids: We’re also collecting healthy low-sugar cereal and granola bars for the weekend food backpacks that are […]

Hear Pastor Jacob’s story Oct. 6

Mark your calendar for the Friday, Oct. 6, Women’s Fellowship meeting (men are welcome, too). After socializing and snacks at 10 a.m., Pastor Jacob Kanake will share some childhood memories of growing up in a communal village with many siblings (originally 12) and a very special grandmother. He will share stories about his beginnings, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rev. Rick King is called as pastor of Falcon Heights Church

The congregation of Falcon Heights Church, United Church of Christ, voted unanimously Aug. 13 to call the Rev. Rick King as our next lead pastor. He will join us Nov. 1, after completing his current interim ministry in Colorado. Rev. Rick graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1989 and was ordained Jan. 28, 1990. Over […]

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 […]