Cherokee Park United marches in the (Ashely Rukes) Pride Parade in downtown Minneapolis, joining with UCC churches to support our LGBTQ sisters and brothers. Please cheer us on at the parade on Sunday, June 25 at 11am. Plan to attend some of the other wonderful events of PRIDE weekend. A complete list of activities is available at https://www.tcpride.org/
Even Though It Is Summer, God is still speaking, Come listen with us!
We gather at 9:30 am for Sunday Worship from June 11 through September 3. You are welcome to join us every Sunday in our “prayer-conditioned” sanctuary. A Fellowship Hour follows each service. The rest of the year worship is at 10:15 AM.
The annual “Gathering in the Park” will be on July 23. We’ll worship at the pavilion in nearby Cherokee Park. A “potluck” picnic follows with grills available and games for kids of all ages. Join us as we celebrate this special season in Minnesota.
God’s word is alive. God will always have something new to say to us.The Adult Forum will study the Book of Ecclesiastes.
Classes resume at 9 am on Sunday, September 17. Please consider attending these insightful and uplifting sessions where we share and grow our faith. Anyone high school age or older is welcome to join us in the Parent’s Room, near the Manomin Street entry.
Sometimes considered the most curmudgeonly and cynical of all the books of the Bible, Ecclesiastes is also praised for telling it like it is. It addresses eternal problems that have always troubled human society: the problem of pain, the fruitlessness of overwork, the vanity of ambition, the age of anxiety, the fear of death and being forgotten. Ecclesiastes reminds us that these are not 21st century problems.
This book of wisdom also reminds us that the great joys in life are fairly simple: snuggling under the covers, having close friends and/or a sweetheart, sunlight, rest, eating good food and drinking good wine, and a good day’s work. It offers soothing certainty about what it means to enjoy the good life: waiting, expecting, with open arms, to receive day by day the good things that come from God.
It is our tradition to celebrate, on the first Sunday in June, the beginning of Cherokee Park United Church, a merger of St. John’s United Church of Christ and Cherokee Heights Presbyterian Church. This is our 49th anniversary. We also celebrate milestones in membership, our new high school graduates (if we have any), and following worship, enjoy a tantalizing roast beef dinner (vegetarian dishes included.) Happy Anniversary Cherokee Park United!
Wondering about membership at Cherokee Park United Church? A two session Inquirer’s class will be held on Sundays, February 12 and 19 at 6 to 8 pm. We will meet in the Parent’s Room, accessible by the Manomin Street door. Learn about the history, connections, and common life of this vital faith community. Please contact Pastor Joy at [email protected] or 651 227-4275 to register for the class.
Join us from 4 to 7 pm on Saturday, February 11 in the Social Hall.. We will screen Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Steven’s film Before the Flood. After sharing a light soup supper, a Cherokee Park United member active in environmental issues will facilitate a discussion about this compelling issue. Please invite your families, friends, and neighbors. (Suggested age 10 years and over). A free-will offering will be taken for the meal. Please contact the church at [email protected] with questions.