Feeding our neighbors this fall

Help feed our neighbors this fall. We continue to help restock the food shelf at the Department of Indian Work at Interfaith Action in St. Paul. Please leave your donations in or near the bucket in the church lobby. Peanut butter and protein foods are especially appreciated.

We are once again collecting breakfast items for Sheridan Story, which provides weekend food for food-insecure students at Falcon Heights Elementary School. Bring donations of low-sugar cereal, oatmeal and snacks (granola bars, nuts, etc.) to the church lobby.

Community thanksgiving service

Falcon Heights Church will host a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Also participating will be New Life Presbyterian Church and Como Park Lutheran Church.

A combined choir, clergy and lay leaders from the three churches will lead worship. Fellowship will follow the service, with coffee, hot cider and pie. All are welcome!

Newcomer information series coming up

Are you new to Falcon Heights Church? Or are you a member who needs a refresher course on all things UCC? Here’s your chance to learn more about our church!

Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, when Rev. Rick and others will lead a newcomer information series. The group will be a mix of folks new to FHC and those who’ve been coming for longer. Child care will be provided, and dinner is on us!

Sign up here or on the clipboard in the church lobby. Also, please let us know on the signup form if you need child care, and if you have any dietary needs that we should be aware of. We hope to see you soon!

Prayer list

Solar energy documentary

The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society will have a June 13 screening of “Point of No Return,” a film about the first solar-powered flight around the world. The viewing is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Cambria Gallery, Minneapolis.

The event is also a fund-raiser for MRES. Information and tickets at www.mnrenewables.org/film-screening-point-of-no-return.

Suicide prevention

Ramsey County will host a listening session about suicide prevention from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul.

Share your experiences with suicide prevention resources, needs, partnerships, support, and ideas about how to spread community awareness. More information: Kari Umanzor, 612-916-6998 or Kari.umanzor@ramseycounty.us.

Pick-up soccer for kids

Kids of all ages are invited to play afternoon pick-up soccer Monday through Thursday this summer at Curtiss Field in Falcon Heights. Mike Bradbury of Falcon Heights Church will be running it from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Encourage your kids to come down to the park and play whenever they can. The City of Falcon Heights will soon be starting on construction of the new basketball court, so there will be two sports available.

And if sports are not your kids’ thing, there’s plenty of space to play other games or on the playground. The whole point is to get them out of the house and playing together as a community.

Summer fun and service

Get ready for a summer of fun and service for people of all ages. The ad hoc Growing Young team is planning three special events you won’t want to miss.

On Wednesday, June 26, join us for the Saint Paul Saints Toilet Paper Drive at CHS Field. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. The Saints will be collecting toilet paper donations beforehand for Second Harvest Heartland. Tickets are $14 for adults and $13 for seniors and children under 13. Please sign up HERE BY JUNE 9 if you’re interested, or on the clipboard in the Gathering Room.

Be sure to save these dates, too:

  • Saturday, July 13: “Newsies,” presented by the Rosetown Playhouse.
  • Sunday, Aug. 18: Community clean-up followed by all-church picnic.

Outdoor Painters exhibition

Falcon Heights Church will host an exhibition of art work by members of the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. Learn more about the group–which is planning to use space at FHC for meetings and activities. Come and exchange ideas about future collaboration on community art events.

Appetizers and desserts will be served.

Heal the Earth Garden Party & Swap Meet

Heal the Earth

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, come kick off our summer of intergenerational fun with eco-friendly service projects!

We have four projects to help bring healing to our beautiful planet Earth. You can participate in any or all of them, or just serve as a friendly “sidewalk superintendent.”

  • Creating a pollinator-friendly garden behind the church
  • Creating an “indoor garden”–a paper mural for the Gathering Room
  • Creating stenciled reusable shopping bags
  • An eco-friendly garden-themed swap meet–a chance to re-use good stuff

We’ll provide hearty snacks and lemonade. The event will go on RAIN OR SHINE! We’re hoping for beautiful weather, but everything except for planting the pollinator garden can be moved indoors if necessary.

Invite your friends! You can copy and send them this link: http://evite.me/nhE6kmuARd

Guidelines for the swap meet

Please bring only items that are lawn and garden-related and in good condition (garden hoses, decorative pots, tools for planting/weeding/harvesting, a treasured garden gnome, maybe even some patio furniture).

You can bring plants of any kind; ones that are good for pollinators may be used in creating the new back-of-church pollinator garden.

NO CHEMICALS, please.

Children’s outdoor toys and play furniture would be great. Ask your kids, grandkids or great-grandkids to help you find some things to bring. They can enjoy swapping old toys for something new.

Drop items off at the church during the week before the June 15 event (but bringing them the day of the event is okay).

We’ll be posting signs about this in the neighborhood – anyone is welcome to participate. Invite your friends.

No money will be exchanged. Bring things you no longer want. Take things you can make use of. Anything left after 12 p.m. will be donated.