U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
Crossroads: Church Renewal and Vitality
At its last meeting, the church council voted to participate in the Crossroads program. Crossroads is a strategic church visioning program to engage congregations that find themselves at a ministry crossroads. Churches across America struggle to varying degrees in attempting to understand “Who is God calling us to be and what is God calling us to do in this place and at this time?” The Minnesota Conference has teamed up with Vibrant Faith Ministries to offer this program and we were one of six churches invited to participate.
We’ve already asked a number of people to help us get started by filling out an online leadership survey and to return it to our coach and consultant, Jim LaDoux (who will be visiting us on January 7th).
We have a lots of information to share and lots to gather. We will need your help. We will also be inviting you to join a lead team who will be directing and guiding this program. Make no mistake, we will be asking everyone to be involved at some point in this process but we do need a leadership team of 4-6 people to help direct our efforts. Are you interested in attending?
Our Ash Wednesday worship will begin at 6 p.m. February 14th.
Please mark your calendar for this gracious service where we gather in a circle to worship God and begin the adventure of Lent.
On Wednesdays in Lent Pastor Lanny will be leading us in a series of discussions called, "From Brokenness, to Healing, to Transformation." It is a series of discussions on how healing happens in our lives and explores what happens after we receive healing that has the potential for transforming our lives and the lives of those who are around us. We will again be bringing contemporary art, music, and poetry to offer insight on our scripture texts on this theme. We will be serving a hot dish, bread and a beverage to keep our discussions lively.
“Mendota Heights United Church of Christ is an open and affirming Christian community, embracing the dignity and worth of every person. We are committed to peace, justice and reaching out in healing to all of creation. We respect and value the diversity of people’s race, ethnicity, age, physical or mental ability, socioeconomic condition, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and spiritual background. Every person is a child of God whom we are called to love and serve. Jesus does not turn anyone away, so neither do we. We welcome and invite all to share in ministry, fellowship and worship.”
Pastor Rev. Lanny Kuester
Sanctuary Worship Services:
9:30 a.m. Sunday morning
Communion Worship is held
on the First Sunday of the Month.
Your Worship Team:
Reverend Lanny Kuester, Pastor
Steve Pavich, Worship Leader
Carla Olivia Alcorn, Choir Director
Melissa Waskiewicz, Christian Education
Dr. Ralph Swanson, Organist | Pianist
Mendota Heights United Church of Christ - Congregational
We are a people transformed by the love of Christ, moved to bring the "Good News" to a world in need.
680 Highway 110, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Office: 651.454.1311 | Pastor: 651.308.5076