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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Fourth Monday Meal at UCC
Mar
26
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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Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Sing for Joy

Gather with our sister and brother churches in Cook County at Bethlehem Lutheran for a time of singing and rejoicing on Palm Sunday. Singers and listeners welcome! Treats will be served following the music. Grow peace and well being one note at a time!

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Walk the Rainbow Trail
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Walk the Rainbow Trail

Gather with us on Wednesdays in Lent as we seek to make the rainbow connection of God’s love and promises for peace and reconciliation within the earth and all creation. We will use our cloth labyrinth as we walk rainbow connections in ourselves and with others. The labyrinth is an ancient practice of walking prayer or meditation that guides us to the center and leads us back out. Labyrinth patterns have been found on every inhabited continent. Although there are many shapes and patterns all labyrinths take you to the center and guide you back out with no wrong turns, no getting lost.

Ash Wednesday, February 14
6 pm soup 6:30 pm Ritual of Ashes & Dirt, walking prayer of peace
Lenten Wednesdays February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
6 pm soup, followed by walking prayer on our labyrinth
All are Welcome!
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Walk the Rainbow Trail
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Walk the Rainbow Trail

Gather with us on Wednesdays in Lent as we seek to make the rainbow connection of God’s love and promises for peace and reconciliation within the earth and all creation. We will use our cloth labyrinth as we walk rainbow connections in ourselves and with others. The labyrinth is an ancient practice of walking prayer or meditation that guides us to the center and leads us back out. Labyrinth patterns have been found on every inhabited continent. Although there are many shapes and patterns all labyrinths take you to the center and guide you back out with no wrong turns, no getting lost.

Ash Wednesday, February 14
6 pm soup 6:30 pm Ritual of Ashes & Dirt, walking prayer of peace
Lenten Wednesdays February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
6 pm soup, followed by walking prayer on our labyrinth
All are Welcome!
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Walk the Rainbow Trail
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Walk the Rainbow Trail

Gather with us on Wednesdays in Lent as we seek to make the rainbow connection of God’s love and promises for peace and reconciliation within the earth and all creation. We will use our cloth labyrinth as we walk rainbow connections in ourselves and with others. The labyrinth is an ancient practice of walking prayer or meditation that guides us to the center and leads us back out. Labyrinth patterns have been found on every inhabited continent. Although there are many shapes and patterns all labyrinths take you to the center and guide you back out with no wrong turns, no getting lost.

Ash Wednesday, February 14
6 pm soup 6:30 pm Ritual of Ashes & Dirt, walking prayer of peace
Lenten Wednesdays February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
6 pm soup, followed by walking prayer on our labyrinth
All are Welcome!
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Walk the Rainbow Trail
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Walk the Rainbow Trail

Gather with us on Wednesdays in Lent as we seek to make the rainbow connection of God’s love and promises for peace and reconciliation within the earth and all creation. We will use our cloth labyrinth as we walk rainbow connections in ourselves and with others. The labyrinth is an ancient practice of walking prayer or meditation that guides us to the center and leads us back out. Labyrinth patterns have been found on every inhabited continent. Although there are many shapes and patterns all labyrinths take you to the center and guide you back out with no wrong turns, no getting lost.

Ash Wednesday, February 14
6 pm soup 6:30 pm Ritual of Ashes & Dirt, walking prayer of peace
Lenten Wednesdays February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
6 pm soup, followed by walking prayer on our labyrinth
All are Welcome!
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Fourth Monday Meal at UCC
Feb
26
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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Walk the Rainbow Trail
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Walk the Rainbow Trail

Gather with us on Wednesdays in Lent as we seek to make the rainbow connection of God’s love and promises for peace and reconciliation within the earth and all creation. We will use our cloth labyrinth as we walk rainbow connections in ourselves and with others. The labyrinth is an ancient practice of walking prayer or meditation that guides us to the center and leads us back out. Labyrinth patterns have been found on every inhabited continent. Although there are many shapes and patterns all labyrinths take you to the center and guide you back out with no wrong turns, no getting lost.

Ash Wednesday, February 14
6 pm soup 6:30 pm Ritual of Ashes & Dirt, walking prayer of peace
Lenten Wednesdays February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
6 pm soup, followed by walking prayer on our labyrinth
All are Welcome!
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Walk the Rainbow Trail
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Walk the Rainbow Trail

Gather with us on Wednesdays in Lent as we seek to make the rainbow connection of God’s love and promises for peace and reconciliation within the earth and all creation. We will use our cloth labyrinth as we walk rainbow connections in ourselves and with others. The labyrinth is an ancient practice of walking prayer or meditation that guides us to the center and leads us back out. Labyrinth patterns have been found on every inhabited continent. Although there are many shapes and patterns all labyrinths take you to the center and guide you back out with no wrong turns, no getting lost.

Ash Wednesday, February 14
6 pm soup 6:30 pm Ritual of Ashes & Dirt, walking prayer of peace
Lenten Wednesdays February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
6 pm soup, followed by walking prayer on our labyrinth
All are Welcome!
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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 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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