Ash Wednesday - Ashes to Go
Wednesday, February 17th
You can stop by the church to receive Ashes to Go from 5pm to 7pm. During this time, Pastor Lawrence will be at the front doors of the church, standing in the narthex giving the imposition of ashes. Because we are in a pandemic, no words will be spoken during the imposition, and gloves, sanitizer, and masks will be utilized. Please do practice safety and remain at home if you are sick or if you have a compromised immune system.
Navigating Through A Liminal Season
The season of Lent is upon us. Lent is the 40 days (not counting Sundays) before Jesus’ last week on Earth. The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and concludes with Holy Week and Easter. For Lent, we have some meaningful opportunities as a community of faith to draw closer to God and to be more deeply connected to our highest self. Some folks choose to observe Lent by fasting or giving up something for the duration of the season. Some choose to take on a habit or practice for the duration of the season.
Talking to members of the congregation reminded me that we as humans have lost so much because of the pandemic, and so, I too am considering what I might take on instead of what I might give up. You are invited to take on or give up something for Lent and also to engage in the community offerings that best fill your cup this Lent.
With you on the journey!
Linden Hills UCC Lenten Calendar
Wednesday, February 17th
From 5pm-7pm- You can stop by the church to receive Ashes to Go
7:30pm You can tune in to Facebook or YouTube for a special Ash Wednesday service.
Located in Southwest Minneapolis, Linden Hills United Church of Christ is a congregation of 300 adults and children. As Christians, our worship, faith development and service to the community are grounded in our relationship to God, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit. A progressive approach to theology encourages a freedom of conscience, and latitude of belief. Since its founding in 1902 Linden Hills Church has sought to live out a core principle:
"Not to be served, but to serve."
In declaring ourselves an Open and Affirming Church, we celebrate the sacredness of every person as a child of God. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to join in the full life and ministry of our congregation in the same spirit and manner we accept all new members.
We worship at 10:00 a.m. The structure of the worship service tends toward the traditional with a tone that is informal. Our worship is rooted in faith as well as issues of social justice.
We strive to make our city, state, nation and world more just and humane. Our advocacy takes place in partnership with many organizations and our service includes preparing meals for people in need and the construction of affordable homes.
There are many opportunities for adults and children to explore faith, spirituality and Christianity. We frequently host guest speakers to provide educational opportunities for our members and the larger community.