Advent

Welcome to Advent and the turning of the year. We join with the worldwide community in revisiting the ancient texts as they interweave with our lives and instruct us in how to make the journey of faith through the year to come. Advent begins with the end times and moves…

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Journeying the Way of Love: A Four-Week Advent Experience

Have you often seen the pocket crosses, bookmarks, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, whatever, that say simply, “God is Love”? Of course you have. And have you often stopped to consider what that really means? Probably not. For everything scripture says as it speaks to us, what it all can be…

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Commemoration of All Faithful Departed (All Saints’ Day)

Sunday November 4 Rituals around the certainty of death and the care of the dead are universal.  All Souls’ Day in European folklore is related to customs of veneration for one’s ancestors which is practiced worldwide, through events such as the Roman custom of the Lemuria, the Celtic Samhain, the…

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Welcome to Fall: “Ordinary Time”

      On the secular calendar, my favorite season is fall.  I love the clear, crisp days and cool starry nights, the harvest festivals, backyard campfires, outdoor football, and the lakes when all the summer folks have put away their docks and the loons have taken back their turf.      On…

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Community Garden Begins New Year

The Community Garden Ministry began with a grant from ECMN (Episcopal Church in MN) in 2015 and is currently in cooperation with the African Women’s Alliance. The mission of this project was to provide a way to foster relationships, respond to human needs, and provide opportunities to learn and dialogue…

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