Archives: Services

September 25: In-person Service

Topic:  “Generative Conversations in Congregations”

Moderator: Rose Dorer

Presenter: Rev. Phillip Lund

Program Description: How do we create spaces for deep listening? Phil Lund discusses his four-part approach : 1) Create safe, sacred space, 2) Practice holy listening: Slow, silent and with a simple frame of mind, 3) Honor the silence and … read more.

September 18: Service via Zoom

Topic:  “How to Tame Your Wandering Mind” – TED Talk by Amish Jha

Moderator: Huron Smith

Program Description: Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what’s important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal … read more.

September 11:   In-person service

Topic: Mingling of Waters

Moderator: Ceceile Hartleib

Program Description: We gather ritually this Sunday morning—carrying gifts of our summer—symbols of the water that we have been present with, and which has been present to us. We reflect upon what we brought with us to these moments and places, what spiritual, … read more.

Flower Communion

In-person service at Macalester College. Please see “Directions” at the bottom of the Homepage.

Larry Herbison will facilitate our traditional Flower Communion Service, an annual spring ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Each participant is asked to bring a flower to the service, … read more.

Discovering My Agender Identity

Zoom Service. Please see our online service information at top of the Homepage.

Join guest speaker Pey Carter (She/They/He) as they share their journey discovering their Agender identity and making the choice to have gender-affirming surgery. They will also reflect on how it affected their … read more.

Truth and Reparations Initiative

In-person service at Macalester College. Please see “Directions” at the bottom of the Homepage.

Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri (pronounced go jiri) will share how the Minnesota Council of Churches Truth and Reparations Initiative came about with a focus on truth-telling, education and reparations in addressing the historic … read more.

The Empire in Our Heads

In Person Service at Macalester College. Please see “Directions” at the bottom of the Homepage.

The average person in the U.S. doesn’t think about Empire—the rule of one nation or people by other nations or people—too much, at least not consciously.   Still, the constant propaganda … read more.