Entries by Linda Owen

Reflections from July 8 Service of Prayer and Recommitment

Falcon Heights Church, United Church of Christ, held a Service of Prayer and Recommitment July 8, 2017, in commemoration of the death of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights a year ago. The service offered opportunities for reflection as individuals and as residents of the Falcon Heights area community. The service was led by the Rev. […]

Rev. Jacob Kanake to serve as supply pastor

By Lynne Bradbury, moderator We have been traveling a three-month-long “road” in our search for a supply pastor to lead us in our ministry during the interim period between Pastor Anne’s retirement and the calling of a new pastor. The route has figuratively been one of twists and turns, road construction, looking out the window […]

Service of Prayer and Recommitment July 8

Falcon Heights Church, United Church of Christ, will hold a Service of Prayer and Recommitment to mark the one-year anniversary of the police shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights. Together as a faith community and the community of Falcon Heights, we will pray, acknowledge the divide and the work that has been done, and […]

Summer Sunday kids program: Food & Faith

During the summer worship hour this summer, the Children’s Ministry Team will lead a nine-week program on “Food and Faith.” Kids will explore how food production and distribution connects with wider social justice issues for us as Christians. They’ll learn about food growing and hunger realities here in Minnesota, as well as in five different […]

Showing our welcome with the Rainbow Comma

June is PRIDE month for the LGBTQ community, and our church has much to celebrate. We recently reaffirmed and expanded our Open and Affirming stance, and our Executive Board has included social justice and ministry with the LGBTQ community among its goals for the church this coming year. The Outreach Ministry Team is introducing “Rainbow […]

See photos of Pastor Anne’s last Sunday

The Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis ended her interim ministry with Falcon Heights Church June 11 and began her retirement from full-time ministry.  Our church celebrated her time with us with a special worship service and a barbecue luncheon. See photos of this meaningful day in our Flickr.com album.

Preparing to meet candidates

The Pastoral Search Committee continues to meet multiple times a month as we get ready for our June visit with a search candidate. This will be a full weekend of giving them a tour of the neighborhood and church, meeting their spouse and any family members, having a face-to-face interview, and observing them lead worship […]

Pastoral search nears final phase

During worship on Sunday, May 21, co-chair Jenica Domanico announced that the Pastoral Search Committee is now down to two final candidates and is ready for in-person interviews in late June and early July. These candidates will each visit our church (when none of the rest of us are around) for in-person interviews, meeting with […]

Summer worship hours begin June 4

Sunday, June 4, we return to our summer worship hour of 9:30 a.m. Join us for a festive service of Pentecost, when we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the beginnings of the Christian church. A men’s chorus from our Chancel Choir will bring us a lively anthem. It’s a day to wear red, symbolic […]