Living Table is a compassionate community drawn together in Christ to embody love, seek justice, and invite healing.

A diverse group of cartoon people using different phones and laptops set up for worship service; the Living Table logo, which represents our altar, is the altar in this image.
welcoming Fox after Baptism
parents, sponsors, pastor and Fox, after Baptism at Living Table UCC
How Matilda, a Minnesota Moose, Saw the First Christmas
Christmas Eve narrative read in a dimly blue lit sanctuary decorated for Christmas with large Advent candle stands around the altar. © Erika Sanborne Media used with permission.
Easter bonnets
Colorful bonnets seen at Living Table on Easter Sunday.

We are W.I.S.E. which means that we are welcoming, inclusive, supportive, and engaged with persons who have mental health challenges

We believe in just peace which means that world peace will be achieved through justice for all

We are open and affirming which means that we welcome QT (queer and/or trans) people intentionally, and people of all gender identities and sexual orientations

We strive to be anti-racist which means we commit to seeking and supporting racial justice for all peoples

We believe that God is still speaking in sacred and contemporary texts and through creation itself

Living Table logo
Living Table is spelled out above a rainbow table top with two, strong tree-shaped legs with the United Church of Christ logo beneath.

Interested in what’s going on? Check out the latest Living Table blog posts.

One lit purple candle
Close up of a purple votive candle with a blurred reflection in the background. Image licensed from Envato Elements.

Pastoral Notes

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Approaching Peace in a World of Chaos and Violence

We need this Peace. We need the call to be peacemakers. It’s okay to experience the gifts of Advent even when the world is in pain.

Mary and Joseph at the manger
Silhouette of Mary, Joseph, and a manger. Image licensed from Envato Elements.

Pastoral Notes


Get Ready for the Re-Awakening – Advent 2023

An invitation to re-awaken to the Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love of God in our lives might just provide the sustenance we need. 

Christmas trees made of lights
Several large cone-shaped trees with stars on top made out of different colored Christmas lights. Imaged licensed from Envato Elements.

Re-Awakening Hope – A Poem for Advent One

Here is the poem I wrote and shared in worship for the First Sunday in Advent.

Advent Prayer Wreaths
A triangular purple box and an open rectangular box containing green, purple, and pink beaded bracelets. Image courtesy of Rachael Keefe.

Advent Prayer Wreaths

Here are some suggested ways to use your Advent Prayer Wreaths.

Christmas Gifts boxes
Small packages wrapped with dark blue paper, tied with twine and a shiny blue ornament. A roll of twine is to the left and brown paper ornaments are next to the packages. Image licensed from Envato Elements.

Gifts for a Weary World

Lake Nokomis Lutheran invites us to share in gift giving this year by taking a tag from the large tree in the Commons.

Christmas decorations and keyboard.
Close up of part of a keyboard with greenery and Christmas ornaments. Image licensed from Envato Elements.

Agate Housing Advent Concert 2023

We’re invited to the Agate Housing Advent Concert on December 10, 2023 at 3 pm.