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Home: About Us

About Us

Facilities

We are blessed with a church building that gathers us together; provides space for our key ministries of worship, music, education, service and fellowship; and is open and flexible for new uses and changing times.  In it we offer our prayers and praise, share in food and fellowship, meet and plan and organize for ministry, and offer comfort to one another in myriad ways.

Our building is a vital part of the neighborhood and the community, and is used by several area non-profit organizations for meetings and events. We also open our facilities to individuals who are looking for a place to be married, for funeral and memorial services, and for other special celebrations or events. For fees and detailed information, please call the church office at 651-451-6223.

Memorial Garden, Cinerarium and Labyrinth

We are a people strongly connected to our heritage and to the beauty of God’s creation. To the west of the Commons, between the main church building and the Education/Fellowship wing is our Memorial Garden which has come to represent the spiritual center of our church to many.

The garden, created and sustained by volunteers, is deeply meaningful as the deep tones of the wind chimes and the rustle of the hydrangeas serve as a backdrop for a seasonal array of colorful textures and plantings that celebrate life.

The Cinerarium and Memorial Wall provide a quiet and gentle transition space as the entry to the garden. On the wall are the names of the saints who’ve gone before us and whose ashes are interred in the Cinerarium or surrounding grounds.

Leaving the beautiful space of the Memorial Garden, one enters the enchanting labyrinth, created in memory of long-time member Roger Kutz, who passed away in 2007. The labyrinth is open 24 hours a day to members of the church and friends and members in the community who encounter a centered spirituality when walking the calming circles of its pathway.

Partnerships

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), with denominational offices in Louisville, Kentucky, has approximately 2.3 million members, more than 10,000 congregations and 14,000 ordained and active ministers.

Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.

Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area

The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area is the governing body of PC (USA) congregations in Minneapolis/St. Paul, southeastern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin of which we are a member.  Elder commissioners and ministers attend regular meetings of the presbytery.

St. Paul Area Council of Churches

The mission of the SPACC is to build a more just and compassionate society by connecting congregations, faith communities, and civic organizations to overcome poverty, promote peace, and dismantle racism and other barriers that divide our community.  We participate in many of the programs designed by the SPACC and support their work in our community.

More Light Presbyterians

We are one of many Presbyterian congregations in Minnesota who have joined hundreds of Presbyterian churches in the United States seeking the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  This organization is one of the ways we work toward the day when all God’s people will be included in the life and ministry of the church.

Covenant Network of Presbyterians

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is a broad-based, national group of clergy and lay leaders working for a church that is simultaneously faithful, just, and whole.   We seek to support the mission and unity of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in a time of potentially divisive controversy. We intend to articulate and act on the church's historic, progressive vision and to work for a fully inclusive church.  Through our partnership with this organization we also work toward inclusiveness in our denomination.