AGING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE:  SESSION 2 OF 3
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

AGING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: SESSION 2 OF 3

How to Talk with Loved Ones about Our Aging

 

PART OF THE SERIES
First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 
inviting community conversation…

 Aging as Spiritual Practice
with presenter, Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis

 Our culture inundates us with images of “successful retirement,”
but the reality of a gradual decline before we die can seem daunting. 
How do we address some of the deeper emotional and spiritual challenges of growing older, with both humor and honesty?
How might we think differently and engage spiritually in our own aging, no matter where we are on the adult life span?

 Come join the conversation!

 

DATES:  Wednesdays, January 17, 24 and 31 – 10:00-11:30 am

 

PLACE:  First Congregational Church, UCC

                 Corner of W 2nd St. and 3rd Ave, Grand Marais

 

TOPICS:  (Come for all the sessions, or drop-in for one)

 

            January 17:  The Threat and Grace of Growing Older

           

            January 24:  How to Talk with Loved Ones about Our Aging

 

            January 31:  Ethical Wills: Crafting a Written Legacies of our                                                                                  Memories and Values

                                      

 

About Anne:  As United Church of Christ minister and former hospice chaplain, Anne has engaged a wide variety of families, congregations and community groups in this conversation.  She recently retired from full-time ministry, now lives in Grand Marais and is a member of First Congregational, UCC.

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AGING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: SESSION 3 OF 3
Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

AGING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: SESSION 3 OF 3

Ethical Wills: Crafting a Written Legacies of our                                                                                  Memories and Values

 

PART OF THE SERIES
First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 
inviting community conversation…

 Aging as Spiritual Practice
with presenter, Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis

 Our culture inundates us with images of “successful retirement,”
but the reality of a gradual decline before we die can seem daunting. 
How do we address some of the deeper emotional and spiritual challenges of growing older, with both humor and honesty?
How might we think differently and engage spiritually in our own aging, no matter where we are on the adult life span?

 Come join the conversation!

 

DATES:  Wednesdays, January 17, 24 and 31 – 10:00-11:30 am

 

PLACE:  First Congregational Church, UCC

                 Corner of W 2nd St. and 3rd Ave, Grand Marais

 

TOPICS:  (Come for all the sessions, or drop-in for one)

 

            January 17:  The Threat and Grace of Growing Older

           

            January 24:  How to Talk with Loved Ones about Our Aging

 

            January 31:  Ethical Wills: Crafting a Written Legacies of our                                                                                  Memories and Values

                                      

 

About Anne:  As United Church of Christ minister and former hospice chaplain, Anne has engaged a wide variety of families, congregations and community groups in this conversation.  She recently retired from full-time ministry, now lives in Grand Marais and is a member of First Congregational, UCC.

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AGING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: SESSION 1
Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

AGING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: SESSION 1

The Threat and Grace of Growing Older

 

PART OF THE SERIES
First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 
inviting community conversation…

 Aging as Spiritual Practice
with presenter, Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis

 Our culture inundates us with images of “successful retirement,”
but the reality of a gradual decline before we die can seem daunting. 
How do we address some of the deeper emotional and spiritual challenges of growing older, with both humor and honesty?
How might we think differently and engage spiritually in our own aging, no matter where we are on the adult life span?

 Come join the conversation!

 

DATES:  Wednesdays, January 17, 24 and 31 – 10:00-11:30 am

 

PLACE:  First Congregational Church, UCC

                 Corner of W 2nd St. and 3rd Ave, Grand Marais

 

TOPICS:  (Come for all the sessions, or drop-in for one)

 

            January 17:  The Threat and Grace of Growing Older

           

            January 24:  How to Talk with Loved Ones about Our Aging

 

            January 31:  Ethical Wills: Crafting a Written Legacies of our                                                                                  Memories and Values

                                      

 

About Anne:  As United Church of Christ minister and former hospice chaplain, Anne has engaged a wide variety of families, congregations and community groups in this conversation.  She recently retired from full-time ministry, now lives in Grand Marais and is a member of First Congregational, UCC.

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

Transgender Day of Remeberance

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Monday, November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.

There will be a vigil at 6 PM at the First Congregational United Church of Christ

All are welcome.

 

So far in 2017 there are an estimated 23 violent murders in the United States, mostly people of color. 

 

About TDOR

 

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

 

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.

 

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

 

Note: This page was taken from http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/what.html

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Communion Sunday
Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

Communion Sunday

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Communion will be offered this Sunday October 8 10:30 AM
Fresh harvest grapes!
Fresh harvest corn!

Come share at the table

All Are welcome to the table

In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ's presence among us along with a 'cloud of witnesses' – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.

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Communion Sunday
Sep
10
10:30 AM10:30

Communion Sunday

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We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion. Just as many grains of wheat are gathered to make one loaf of bread and many grapes are gathered to make one cup of wine, we, the many people of God, are made one in the body of Christ, the church. The breaking of bread and the pouring of wine reminds us of the costliness of Christ's sacrifice and the discipleship to which we are all called. In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ's presence among us along with a 'cloud of witnesses' – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.

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Communion Sunday
Aug
6
10:30 AM10:30

Communion Sunday

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We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion. Just as many grains of wheat are gathered to make one loaf of bread and many grapes are gathered to make one cup of wine, we, the many people of God, are made one in the body of Christ, the church. The breaking of bread and the pouring of wine reminds us of the costliness of Christ's sacrifice and the discipleship to which we are all called. In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ's presence among us along with a 'cloud of witnesses' – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.

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Shrimp Boil
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil to raise funds for Back Bay Missions.

$12 suggested donation (less for kids)

 

Back Bay Mission is a UCC organization in Biloxi Mississippi that works to transform poverty and homelessness

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Gay Pride March
Jun
24
2:15 PM14:15

Gay Pride March

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Join our community in supporting Equality, Unity and Pride!  March begins in the parking lot of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and winds its way around to the end at the Library!

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