Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Nov
28
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Nov
21
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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At least 27 transgender Americans were killed this year, most of them women of color. This year, the attack on transgender and non-binary Americans is not only physical, but also political. The current Administration has already rolled back federal protections for transgender people, attempted to expel transgender recruits and career officers from the armed forces, and proposed laws that would erase non-conforming gender identities from federal programs, including health care. 

At noon and at 6 PM, we will gather in the sanctuary to remember and also to renew our commitment to welcome and advocate for our transgender and non-binary family and neighbors.

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Nov
14
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Nov
7
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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Sunday Dinner and Church Fair
Nov
4
11:30 AM11:30

Sunday Dinner and Church Fair

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Sunday Dinner and Church Fair

Nov. 4 following worship

Join us for a full Pot Roast Dinner and church fair following Sunday Worship Nov. 4th.
Dinner will include
Pot roast
Roasted vegetables
Rolls
Jello
desserts

Following dinner
We will pray and ask how we all can join together to further the mission of this congregation.  How can you be part of the work and wonder of being the church?  Can you light candles?  Can you count the offering?  Can you visit people?  Bake cookies or bars?  Make coffee?  Pray?  Read in Worship?  Fold bulletins?  Build a budget? Plan advent?  Shovel snow?  Weed the garden?  Raise funds?  Teach Sunday School?  Use your imagination?  Write a prayer or a poem?

Categories of church mission with a sampling of tasks for each will be posted about the room. You will be able to sign up for any and all that you feel called to.

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Faith Formation ( All Ages)
Oct
24
3:30 PM15:30

Faith Formation ( All Ages)

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Faith formation for all ages will meet Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM. We will be using “spiritual curriculum….. that is inclusive, innovative, compassionate, and inter-spiritual.” It is from progressive Christianity. More information can be found at www.progressivechristianity.org

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4th Monday Meal and Movie
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

4th Monday Meal and Movie

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Join us the 4th Monday of each month to cook and eat together then enjoy a movie.

Cook together at 4 PM

Eat together at 5 PM

Movie at 6:30 PM

October is LGBTQAI History Month
October’s movie will be “Milk”

Milk is a 2008 biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black

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Youth Education Gathering
Sep
23
9:15 AM09:15

Youth Education Gathering

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First Congregational United Church of Christ is holding its first Youth Education gathering of the season on Sunday, September 23, at 9:15. We will all gather at church to walk to the water, enjoy refreshments and discuss the coming education season. All ages of youth, parents and guardians and interested adult educators are encouraged to attend as we discuss Sunday school and Youth Group. 

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Fourth Monday Meal at UCC
Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

Fourth Monday Meal at UCC

Come Join us for  the Fourth Monday Meal

Beginning at 3 PM, together we will make a delicious healthy dinner. No experience necessary. Ingredients will be provided. All are welcome!

At 5 PM dinner is served. Come join us as we share a healthy meal together. You don't have to come cook in order to come eat! All are welcome! Take some home!

Free and open to all!

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Memorial Service for Walt Mianowski
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Memorial Service for Walt Mianowski

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We invite you to come together with friends and family to praise God for the life of Walt Mianowski; to share our grief with God and with one another; to reaffirm our faith in God’s unfailing goodness; to hear again God’s promise of resurrection; and to commend Walt into God’s everlasting care.

 

Memorial Service
Walt Mianowski
Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
300 West 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN
218-387-2113

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Fourth Monday Meal at UCC
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Fourth Monday Meal at UCC

Come Join us for  the Fourth Monday Meal

Beginning at 3 PM, together we will make a delicious healthy dinner. No experience necessary. Ingredients will be provided. All are welcome!

At 5 PM dinner is served. Come join us as we share a healthy meal together. You don't have to come cook in order to come eat! All are welcome! Take some home!

Free and open to all!

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Grand Marais Pride Celebration
Jun
23
11:30 AM11:30

Grand Marais Pride Celebration

Grand Marais Pride Celebration
March gathers at the church parking lot 11 AM and winds through Grand Marais, to Harbor Park and back to the church for a community picnic. Bring something to share!

Come celebrate with the LGBTQAI community!

Then at 3 Pm the Grand Marais Library hosts a presentation with Ellie Krug "Living as Other in America: How to Bridge our Divides."  at the library 104 2nd Ave West.

All are welcome!

 

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Matins Choir at worship service
Jun
10
10:30 AM10:30

Matins Choir at worship service

Come for a very special Sunday worship as the Matins choir joins s for worship!

Matins Choir is a choral tradition in its 63rd year at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ. Matins Choir encompasses youth grades 9-12 regardless of singing ability or religious affiliation. This choir is high commitment and provides worship and music leadership every Sunday morning at the 9:00 a.m. service and rehearses weekly September through June.

The Matins Choir tours each June to various destinations across the United States. The tour group consists of approximately 50 – 65 youth, eight parent chaperones and four program/musical staff. 

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Communion Sunday
Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Communion Sunday

We welcome you all to worship this Sunday.

 

There is communion this Sunday

Scripture readings for this Sunday's worship are as follows:

 

Mark 2:23-3:6

One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?" And he said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions." Then he said to them, "The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath."

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come forward." Then he said to them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

 

Chandler Litterst  will be playing the piano

Choir will be singing

 

Hafiz, 14th century poet

"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being."

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Fourth Monday Meal at UCC
May
28
5:00 PM17:00

Fourth Monday Meal at UCC

Come Join us for  a special Memorial Day meal at the pavillion at the tourist park for burgers and reader's theater. We will read The Bringer of Water by Wendel Berry.

Burgers, , veggie burgers, potato salad, baked beans and lemonade or water.

Free and open to all!

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Fourth Monday Meal at UCC
Apr
23
5:00 PM17:00

Fourth Monday Meal at UCC

Come Join us for  the Fourth Monday Meal

Beginning at 3 PM, together we will make a delicious healthy dinner. No experience necessary. Ingredients will be provided. All are welcome!

At 5 PM dinner is served. Come join us as we share a healthy meal together. You don't have to come cook in order to come eat! All are welcome! Take some home!

Free and open to all!

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Raise the Roof benefit concert
Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

Raise the Roof benefit concert

Raise the Roof Benefit concert

 

A Benefit concert that will “Raise the roof” with jazz and gospel, while welcoming funds to further enable the church to provide meeting space for a wide variety of community groups and programs.

The Public is invited to a concert featuring local pianist, Chris Gillis, Thomas Stamps and friends. Featured will be the recently renovated,1915 Mason Hamlin piano, previously owned and played by traditional jazz pianist, band leader and ethnomusicologist, Frank Gillis. The piano has been donated to the congregation, who desires to share its beautifully restored sound with the community.

 

Sunday April 15 at 3PM

Light refreshments to follow

 

First Congregational UCC

300 West 2nd Street

Grand Marais, MN

All Are Welcome

(free-will offering will be received)

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Easter Service
Apr
1
10:30 AM10:30

Easter Service

Gather on the East Bay to greet the Sunrise ( sunrise at 6:39)

9:15 - Easter Egg decorating and egg hunt

9:30 - pick up choir

10:30 - Worship with Communion

11;30 -Festive refreshments and friendly conversation to follow.

Everyone is welcome!

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