Anita is an Associate Conference Minister of the Minnesota Conference of the UCC. Her areas of specialty are conflict and change in congregations. She has an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Luther Seminary. She is the author of “Conflict and Change in Your Congregation (Even If You Hate Both).” The workshop will cover parts of her book, namely: “How to Implement Conscious Choices, Manage Emotions and Build a Thriving Christian Community.” Our time together will focus on creating a covenant for how we are to live together. Being clear about what sorts of behaviors are acceptable and better, foster Christian community, is vital for congregations. If you plan to attend, click here to signup!
During our worship service, the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir will be singing and we will hear stories from those who have given their lives over to God to find happiness in recovery. A special offering will be collected and following the service, you are invited to a luncheon with our special guests. Click here to RSVP for the luncheon and/or to donate bars for dessert.
The Congregational Church’s Sacred Forest will be included in the 10th annual Tour with the Masters, featuring seven unique gardens in southwest Rochester and the Extension Master Gardener project gardens located at the History Center of Olmsted County. Educational displays will be featured at each of the gardens and Extension Master Gardeners will be available in each of the gardens to answer questions.
Ticket Info: Advance tickets are available starting July 14th at both Rochester Sargents locations. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour at the History Center of Olmsted County and at the tour gardens.Adults (age 18 and over): $8 in advance, $10 on the tour day. For more information, click on this link or email email@example.com.
We will recognize all those who’ve been involved in enhancing this new meditative space surrounded by Minnesota native plants, benches to rest our weary bones, and God’s loving spirit. We will be outside, rain or shine (so bring an umbrella or raincoat just in case).
6th-12th Grade Youth invited for a fun over-nighter at church! Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, PJ’s, snacks, games, and $16 for rock-climbing at ROCA. Friends are welcome! Please complete a consent form if one is not on record. Contact Brielle Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or if you have any questions!
Help us clean up litter along the frontage road and nearby community. A light lunch will be provided after Sunday worship and Fellowship Time. This is an inter-generational event and youth should wear their church shirt (if you have one). RSVP to Rachael Majorowicz at email@example.com.
Meets Wednesday, March 20, April 3 and April 10. Childcare provided. If you plan to attend, please sign up here and indicate if you will need childcare. Have you ever felt stuck in a spiritual loop, going between the faith you learned as a child and your more recent, modern world view? Unveil the map for your spiritual journey, both as a church and as individuals.
Meets Wednesday, March 20, April 3 and April 10. The 5:30 pm group will include a light meal and childcare - please sign up here so that we can plan for enough food and staff. Have you ever felt stuck in a spiritual loop, going between the faith you learned as a child and your more recent, modern world view? Unveil the map for your spiritual journey, both as a church and as individuals.
High School and Middle School youth will gather at Pilgrim Point to spend a fall weekend enjoying the wonder of the space and work together on a number of projects at camp. Musician Bryan Sirchio will lead singing, worship and reflection. Click here for more information and to register, or talk to Felicia Faldet at church.
Highlights of this festive worship service include individuals who "grew up" in the church and MN Conference Minister, Rev. Shari Prestemon. Historical displays and memories will also be shared. If you plan to attend the reunion luncheon following the service, please RSVP to the church office at 507-289-4581 or firstname.lastname@example.org