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January 2017

Transgender — the T in LGBTQ

January 22 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

This month, we begin a discussion series about the “T” in LGBTQ. The Open and Affirming Working Group invites you to three after-worship conversations in January, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will learn more what “transgender” means and find some answers to questions and misconceptions about gender identity and gender expression. The discussions will cover: Jan. 8 – Getting to Understanding: What is gender and how have society’s expectations of gender changed? Who are transgender people? How does…

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February 2017

Explore the book of Revelation

February 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Ever wondered what to make of Revelation, the strange, final book of the New Testament? How do we as progressive Christians understand the wild and often violent imagery of this piece? What was the historical context for these writings and the author’s original intent? Why has a literal interpretation of these writings become so popular in American religious history? How might a non-literal interpretation of Revelation deepen our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus in this day and…

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300 Sandwiches for Simpson House

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This 6:30 p.m. outreach project is a great way to get your whole family involved. We don hairnets and plastic gloves (all provided) and assemble 300 sandwiches, along with a number of lunch bags. Outreach Ministry Team members drive these to the Simpson House shelter in Minneapolis later that evening. The next day, the sandwiches go into bag lunches for the residents. The residents vacate the Simpson House premises during the day for school, appointments, jobs and/or job hunting. They…

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Engaging retirement

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Because so much of our adult life is devoted to work, our individual identity is often closely tied to our work. When we retire, we need to shed the identity and the time demands that have dominated our life. And while letting go, we need to find the “new me” and refocus on our relationships and use of time. To what does God call us at this stage of our lives? The Rev. Philip Rohler, retired Church of the Covenant…

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Explore the book of Revelation

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

Ever wondered what to make of Revelation, the strange, final book of the New Testament? How do we as progressive Christians understand the wild and often violent imagery of this piece? What was the historical context for these writings and the author’s original intent? Why has a literal interpretation of these writings become so popular in American religious history? How might a non-literal interpretation of Revelation deepen our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus in this day and…

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Engaging retirement

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Because so much of our adult life is devoted to work, our individual identity is often closely tied to our work. When we retire, we need to shed the identity and the time demands that have dominated our life. And while letting go, we need to find the “new me” and refocus on our relationships and use of time. To what does God call us at this stage of our lives? The Rev. Philip Rohler, retired Church of the Covenant…

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Mardi Gras party and Service of Ashes

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for food, games and fun on "Fat Tuesday" before the start of Lent. "Breakfast for supper" at 5:30 p.m. We wrap up with a brief Service of Ashes before the evening ends at 7 p.m.

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March 2017

Serve a meal at House of Charity

March 4 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

On Saturday, March 4, we are heading to the House of Charity in Minneapolis to prepare and serve a meal. We will meet in the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to carpool and return around noon. Between five and eight people are needed to help prepare food and serve it to residents and homeless people. Call or text Nancy Ellias (651-983-1157) or Tracy Faville (651-483-0260 or Tracy.Faville@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.

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Wednesday evenings in Lent

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All ages are invited to gather at 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent for soup supper, provided by the Adult/Intergenerational Ministry Team. Soup and bread provided; bring a salad or dessert to share if you are able. All are welcome! Contact Sue Gramith at suegramith@hotmail.com if you can help with making soup. At 6:30 p.m., kids will head to the spring musical rehearsal in the Sanctuary. Adults will join Pastor Anne in viewing and discussing the PBS Frontline series, “From Jesus…

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Wednesday evenings in Lent

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All ages are invited to gather at 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent for soup supper, provided by the Adult/Intergenerational Ministry Team. Soup and bread provided; bring a salad or dessert to share if you are able. All are welcome! Contact Sue Gramith at suegramith@hotmail.com if you can help with making soup. At 6:30 p.m., kids will head to the spring musical rehearsal in the Sanctuary. Adults will join Pastor Anne in viewing and discussing the PBS Frontline series, “From Jesus…

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