First Church is a progressive Christian community that gathers to listen, speak and then act, with a spirit of compassion, justice and stewardship.
Save the date!
Amnesty International fund-raiser on Friday, November 16
First Church will open its doors for a VARIETY SHOW BENEFIT in support of an Afghan family of eight who are brand new to the U.S. and barely speak a word of English. Amnesty International USA Local Group 37 has taken them under their wings at the request and guidance of Lutheran Social Services.
Doors open at First Church at 6:30 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m.
MUSIC by Flip Side (with our own Jan Stroup, Robin Nelson and their friend Bonnie Donnay) and Sweet Rhubarb (with our own Ann Fate and her friends Burna Krugler and Priscilla Thomas) LAUGHS from Twin Cities comedian Zachary Kagan
POETRY by our own Kathy Haskins
Refreshments may be purchased during intermission.
TICKETS are $15 each (or more if you are feeling generous!)
Have fun while doing good—see you there!
Join Us for a Bountiful Thanksgiving Feast!
Relax and enjoy a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner and fun. A family-style meal will be served from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dessert and cider will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.Dinner will be prepared by the Dyar family, and the event will be hosted by members of the congregation.Contact Teresa Dyar at Teresa.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Joint Thanksgiving Service
This year’s service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, at Grace University Lutheran Church, 324 Harvard Street, Minneapolis 55414 at 7:30 p.m. Singers are invited to be part of a joint choir, which will rehearse at 6:30. Please let the office know if you can bring pie for the reception.
We will be having family gatherings on November 4 and 18 at 8:45 a.m. On November 4 families will host coffee hour, as well as learn about and prepare communion for the congregation. On November 18 we will consider how we pray at church and at home. Also, families are encouraged to participate in the 2nd Hour on November 11 at 11:30 to prepare for Advent.
First Gallery News
Dean Trisko’s beautiful watercolors and prints will hang in First Gallery throughout November. Enjoy their peaceful grace while you can. If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork, please contact the artist directly. Contact information for Dean is available in the gallery or you can go to his website: deantrisko.com.
Next up in First Gallery will be colorful handwoven tapestries by local artist Susan Gangsei that will be displayed throughout the winter. Susan uses a Scandinavian tapestry weaving technique for the pieces that make up this show Stories Told in Warp and Weft.