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Employment Opportunity: Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Technician

Macalester Plymouth United Church (MPUC) seeks a building & grounds maintenance technician to work part-time, approximately 10 hours per week over 2 to 3 days, to maintain our church property to support our ministry and help us serve the wider community. The technician will work collaboratively with the church Operations Committee, staff, and volunteers.  Essential functions include (1) monitoring of the building’s…

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Exploring Faith and Community • Macalester Plymouth United Church January 13, 2021 Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis Wednesday, January 6, is known as Epiphany in the Christian tradition. It is the day when we remember that the Magi visited Jesus, who by this point was probably walking and talking, and recognized his humanity and his divinity,…

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Exploring Faith and Community • Macalester Plymouth United Church December 21, 2020 Rev. Adam Blons I don’t think I’ve ever cried at a congregational meeting before. But suddenly seeing the faces of over 100 church members on my computer screen at our recent congregational meeting brought me to tears. It was incredible to watch as…

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Exploring Faith and Community • Macalester Plymouth United Church November 5, 2020 Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis Dispatches from Thursday morning: waiting is hard. Waiting is hard even when we know to expect it. Every Advent we await the birth of Jesus. Every Holy Saturday we sit in the dark and anticipate the joy of Easter…

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Exploring Faith and Community • Macalester Plymouth United Church October 30, 2020 Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis I’m excited to report that I’ve been receiving group coaching around balancing productivity, community care, and self-care in the middle of a pandemic. We are in the very beginning stages of our work together so I’m certain I’ll have…

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Exploring Faith and Community • Macalester Plymouth United Church October 15, 2020 Rev. Adam Blons Are you getting a lot more emails these days? I couldn’t easily find statistics, but I would say my email volume has at least doubled on a daily basis during the pandemic. Along with managing the increase, each communication feels more important…

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Exploring Faith and Community • Macalester Plymouth United Church July 30, 2020 Rev. Adam Blons The work of the church continues, not just here at Macalester Plymouth United Church, but through our local and national denominations. Both the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA) work on our behalf, advocating for social justice, nurturing the church…

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Exploring Faith and Community • Macalester Plymouth United Church July 9, 2020 Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis This week, an epic event occurred:  Hamilton was released for home viewing on Disney+! I happen to have a spouse who has not listened to a single song on the soundtrack because he wanted to associate the songs with the full…

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Exploring Faith and Community • Macalester Plymouth United Church June 4, 2020 Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis These last couple of weeks have been a time of incredible pain, grief, stress, and trauma in our beloved cities. The primary trauma of the senseless and tragic murder of George Floyd has given way to countless secondary traumas, as centuries of oppression are made manifest…