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St. Anthony Park UCC, St. Paul

St. Anthony Park UCC is located in St. Paul, near the State Fair grounds and the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. The church was founded in 1886, so we’re 130 years old.  Our tagline is:  “Christian Tradition, Progressive Faith, All Are Welcome” Our church members represent all ages, every decade, from newborns to our… Read more »

Raising Our Voices in a Messy World – A Pastoral Letter from the Conference Minister

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” I John 4:18 It has been a devastating, mind-numbing week. Last Thursday, suicide bombings in Beirut left at least 43 dead and over 200 more wounded. The very next day, 129 souls perished in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. In… Read more »

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister – October 2015

A call to Prayer & Action Conference Minister Shari Prestemon reflects on the tragic events of Umpqua Community  College last week and calls the Minnesota Conference to add their action to their prayers. “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough,” said President Obama.  “It’s not enough.” President Obama shared these remarks last Thursday, responding to… Read more »

Pilgrim Point Updates

The 2015 season of Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats is well on its way. From Our Whole Lives trainings, Eco Justice trainings, a Middle School Conference Youth Event and Church on the Move, we had over 150 folks at camp in May. We start up again in July with congregational weekends, family camps, youth weeks… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Committee on Ministry

-from Rev. Sara Morse, Committee on Ministry, Chair The Committee on Ministry (COM) is authorized by the Conference Bylaws (Article VII, Section: Standing Committees – Committee on Ministry) to exercise nurture and oversight of the authorized ministers of the Conference. Its work is guided by the United Church of Christ Manual on Ministry, the Conference… Read more »

New Signs of Hope

  – from Rev. Dick Fylling, Annual Meeting Planning Work Group member A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece titled “A Recipe for Tragedy”, an article regarding the epidemic of youth suicides at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Oglala Lakota County in southwest South Dakota; so I was very pleased to read of… Read more »