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Introducing Isiah Dennis!

This Sunday, we announced more details regarding our current pastoral transition. Below is a video of our new Associate Pastor, Isiah Dennis, introducing himself: To hear more about the pastoral transition plan, you can listen to Pastor Chris Kliesen Wehrman’s reflection here:

December Pastor’s Corner

“Making merry,” is a wonderful expression, if you take it seriously. It can mean more than a Holiday Party after the Secret Santa exchange at the office. It can mean that in the midst of increasing pressure, fear, anxiety, need and grief, we make, literally, make our way toward hope: God breaking into history with a word of love and freedom for suffering humankind. Hope isn’t easy. It’s not optimism. It’s a decision to choose love over very real fear.…

May Community Concert Series supports Voices for Racial Justice

Twin Cities-based duo My Anchor Holds performs an original song, their reflection on the murder of George Floyd entitled, I Can’t Breathe.The benefitting social service organization is Voices for Racial Justice, committed to building power through collective cultural & healing strategies across Minnesota. To listen to this month’s song and make a donation, visit:

April Community Concert Series: Support MNIPL!

In April, we feature the music of First Saturday Folk, and benefit Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL). The seed of the idea for the Community Concert series may have been born in a First Saturday Folk rehearsal. The idea of bringing fine musicians into the church while raising money for excellent causes continues to spread the music and the causes. Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is an interfaith community co-creating a just and sustainable world. They work in partnership with faith communities…

March Community Concert Series

In March, we feature the music of Tjärnblom, and benefit Glendale Food Shelf. Tjärnblom, Swedish for “woodland lake flower”, features a beautiful blend of Nyckelharpa, Octave Mandolin, Harmonium and Cello. Located in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, the Glendale Food Shelf provides food support to families living in Glendale Town Homes. To learn more and make a donation to Glendale Food Shelf, visit our Community Concert Series page.

February Concert Series: Calliope + SE Seniors

In February, we feature the music of Calliope Women’s Chorus in support of Southeast Seniors. Calliope Women’s Chorus, founded in 1976, is the second oldest feminist chorus in the United States.Southeast Seniors is a neighborhood non-profit program coordinating services to help people 65 and older live well at home. Visit the our Community Concert Series page to listen to Calliope perform Moon Goddess by Jocelyn Hagen, and make a donation to SE Seniors! Thank you for your generosity.

January Concert Series: Timbre Junction, benefiting Habitat for Humanity

This month’s pairing for the Community Concert Series is Timbre Junction benefiting Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. As one of the Twin Cities hardest working acoustic acts, Timbre Junction has cemented a reputation for playing across a variety of musical styles and putting on a spirited show. With their emphasis on skillful playing, tight arrangements and expressive vocals done “their way”, Timbre Junction pushes the envelope…this is not your everyday Minnesota bluegrass band. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is committed…

Watch Now: Christmas Eve Service

We celebrate the incarnation of the Prince of Peace. We open our arms with the whole of the earth in welcome and wonder. There are candles, music, Jesus and his animal friends in the manger, Silent Night and more. We encounter the characters of Christmas.

Watch Now: A Virtual Christmas Carol

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning during worship to watch the world premiere of our production of A Christmas Carol! We had a stellar turnout. We are pleased to let you know that the full video, Fezziwig dancers and all, is now available on YouTube. Please share this video with your friends and family and spread the good tidings! We look forward to seeing you at our 4:00pm worship service on Christmas Eve, via Zoom. Details can be…