Archive for May, 2011

Protected: Church School Sunday: video of kids singing (same pw as Talent Show)

May 24, 2011

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Protected: First Church Talent Show: Pictures and Video! (email ahenderson@firstchurchmn.org for password)

May 12, 2011

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Sermon 5/8/11: Incognito

May 12, 2011

“Incognito,” a sermon preached by the Rev. Abigail Henderson at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC, on May 8, 2011.

Luke 24: 13–35

Supper at Emmaus by Ceri Richards

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that everyone experiences in a different way.  For many, it is a chance to honor motherhood in all its beauty and complexity.  For some, however, Mother’s Day represents a disappointing clash between expectation and experience.  Expectation, on the one hand, that mothers are supposed to be loving and kind.  Experience, on the other, that not all mothers are this way.

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Easter Sermon 4/24/11

May 12, 2011

“Whom are you Seeking?” a sermon preached by the Rev. Abigail Henderson on April 24, 2011 at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC.

“Protestant Easter” by Anne Sexton

John 20:1-18

Last month, members of this church’s 20s/30s group gathered in a community room at Common Roots, a café in South Minneapolis.  We were engaged in a session of Theology on Tap, when you order some beer or wine or coffee and talk about matters theological and spiritual.   At one point, a young man opened the door and poked his head in, beer in hand.  He looked at us quizzically.

“Uh… is this the Skeptics Club?” he asked.

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“Unless”

May 2, 2011

art by: Hanna Cheriyan Varghese

5/1/11; John 20: 19-31

sermon preached by Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC

Four women stand arm in arm, smiling at the camera. Plates, silverware and cups against a yellow table cloth suggest a meal just eaten or yet to begin. Are they friends? Sisters? Is it a birthday feast, a renunion? A narrow sliver of window suggests a sunny, green day outside. The photo is beat up – ripped so that we can’t see the face of one of the women. covered with bits of what looks like straw marred with scratches. This picture–along with hundreds of other items swept away by the tornado that devastated the southern United States– is posted on a Facebook page designed to reunite victims with lost possessions.

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