Entries by Linda Owen

Farewell luncheon for Pastor Anne June 11

Falcon Heights Church will celebrate the Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis’ interim ministry among us, and her retirement from ministry, with a farewell luncheon Sunday, June 11, after worship. If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Sue Nelson at dugsuenelson@comcast.net or Cindy Duddleston at cmooredud@msn.com.

Learn about immigrants and refugees in our community

Join us for a coffee hour forum after church next Sunday, June 4, on immigrants and refugees in our community. Every other Wednesday, a group from our congregation goes to the Fairview Community Center to help adult English learners practice their English. Fifteen different members of the congregation have participated. Each time we converse with […]

God’s presence in our pastoral search

By Jenica Domanico and Carol Holm, co-chairs, Pastoral Search Committee As a mom of young children, faith comes into my life daily and until being part of the search committee I had not developed the confidence to recognize it. Being part of the Pastoral Search Committee has grounded me more in my true trust of […]

Women’s Fellowship plant sale Saturday, May 13

Stock up on perennials for your garden at the annual plant sale sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13, with leftovers also for sale after worship on Sunday. Proceeds go to charities and church ministries. Plant donations are also welcome.

Breaking bread with our Muslim neighbors

The Outreach Ministry Team invites you to join them Tuesday, May 30, for a “breaking of the Ramadan fast” meal at the nearby mosque located next to the Fairgrounds, Masjid at-Taqwa. The mosque has invited the public to attend one of its “Iftar” meals that day at 8 p.m. There is no specific program or […]

Table for Five…Thousand! See the photos here

The congregation got to share in the distribution of loaves and “fishes” as an intergenerational cast presented our spring musical April 23. “Table for Five…Thousand!” was based on the story told in all four gospels about the miracle by which Jesus fed a huge crowd. See the photo album

Open and Affirming celebration this weekend

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ will offer workshops and celebrate in worship with the Open and Affirming ministry settings from across Minnesota. The 2017 Minnesota Celebration, “Open and Affirming as Beloved Community,” will be held at Hazel Park Congregational UCC, 1831 Minnehaha Avenue East in Saint Paul. The […]

New faith learning opportunities for adults

“The Divine Dance” — Join with Pastor Anne and others in exploring ideas and spiritual practices that can help us experience God’s presence more fully. We’ll use the Rev. Richard Rohr’s new book, “The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation” as our starting point. Four Thursday nights in May (4,11,18 and 25) from 7 […]

New nursery program for 2- and 3-year-olds

Thanks to the work of Children’s Ministry Team member Jill Dent, we are now experimenting with a new program in our church nursery. Building on the safe and caring environment provided by our nursery staff person, Sara Nedeau, and her volunteer helper, David Meeter-Biggs, we have added some educational (and fun!) activities into the children’s […]