Monthly Archives: September 2010


Troubled Waters

Last week, the U of M canceled their planned showing of the documentary “Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story”.  The latest news is that the U has reversed course, and, given lots of public pressure, decided to show the film after all.  Here is a link to today’s MPR story:  minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/09/23/troubled-waters-screening/.

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Fall is in the air

Friends:

I still can’t get over the day we had on Celebration Sunday… it was so gorgeous!  Several folks, knowing that I applied for our block party permit, asked me if I also put in a request for the weather.  I wish!  I must say, however, that even on that lovely, summery day, I felt a change in the air. Fall is coming.

We originally created this blog to help keep the church connected during the summer.  Now that everybody’s streaming back into town, we’re going to stick around and continue to post sermons, reflections, pictures, and other good things. Over the summer, we looked inward, talking about Sabbath and timekeeping.  As the year picks up, we turn our gaze outward to the world; look for blog posts on current events and issues of our day.  Moderator Tim Danz will be joining us, as well as some other voices… If you, dear reader, are interested in blogging with us just let us know!

And finally, I’d like to note a change.  Over the summer, the blog was set with “search engines blocked”–that is, when an Internet user googled “First Church of Minnesota,” they would not see this site in the results.  In other words, the only way you could find the blog was by knowing its exact address.  We have decided to unblock search engines in order to expand our readership and help newcomers get a sense of First Church.  So as you’re responding to posts, please be mindful that the Internet is a big, wide world.  Don’t post sensitive or personal information that you don’t wish to be public.

If you have questions or concerns about this, get in touch with Jane or me!

Peace,

Abby

Celebration Sunday 9/12/10

Check out these pictures of the picnic that launched our new church year… it was a beautiful day!  (Click on a picture to page through the full-size gallery.)