All posts by Mary Pat Kleven

Brother Frantzich and family delight local concert goers

Singer and songwriter Brother Timothy (Timothy Frantzich) along with his lovely family, his wife Carrie and their two daughters, Esther and Svea, delighted a crowd of music lovers at the First Congregational Church on Sunday, August 11th wit
h their beautiful renditions of songs from Neil Young to John Prine. The Frantzich family artfully blended familiar folksy songs with original music and poetry for an evening that combined uplifting messages with gentle humor and personal stories. By the end, the audience was singing along with old hymns and newer music, providing a unique musical experience that we hope can be repeated.

Proceeds after expenses went to the Good Samaritan Fund which is held by the Cannon Falls Church Interaction Council (CCIC) and used to provide immediate assistance to local families in need

First Congo Hosts National Night Out Event

On Tuesday, August 6th the First Congregational Church hosted it’s second annual National Night Out celebration by welcoming the community to the church grounds for Root Beer Floats.  The Cannon Falls Police Department stopped by and chatted with folks who came out to enjoy the nice weather and good company.

National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August

Invite your Friends!

Concert this Sunday at 6:30 PM –  First Congregational Church

Singer and songwriter Brother Timothy (Timothy Frantzich) will perform solo and then be joined by his wife Carrie and their two daughters, Esther and Svea, singing everything from Neil Young to John Prine, original songs and even an old hymns, all in three part harmony. There is nothing quite like family harmony!

A free will donation of $10-20 is suggested to meet expenses for this Good Sam Jam and benefit the CCIC (Community Churches Interaction Council) Good

Samaritan Fund, supporting Cannon Falls residents in need of emergency funds to meet expenses beyond their immediate abilities.

Root beer floats will be served following the concert.

Hymns on Tap and Good Sam Jam August 11

4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Tillion Brewery
432 Mill St W, Cannon Falls, MN

Three local pastors, Cindy and Nick Fisher-Broin, from Spring Garden Lutheran Church, and Drew Yackel, from Urland Lutheran Church, invite you to join them for an afternoon of Hymns on Tap. These sing-alongs have brought out good crowds and great voices before. Join them for a fun afternoon with neighbors and friends.

6:30 pm at First Congregational
220 W Main Street, Cannon Falls, MN

United Church of Christ
Singer and songwriter Brother Timothy (Timothy Frantzich) will perform solo and then be joined by his wife Carrie and their two daughters, Esther and Svea, singing everything from Neil Young to John Prine, original songs and even an old hymns, all in three part harmony. There is nothing quite like family harmony!

A free will donation of $10-20 is suggested to meet expenses for this Good Sam Jam and benefit the CCIC (Community Churches Interaction Council) Good

Samaritan Fund, supporting Cannon Falls residents in need of emergency funds to meet expenses beyond their immediate abilities.

Root beer floats will be served following the concert.

Guest Musician Brother Timothy in Worship

Singer-songwriter, artist, educator and teacher Timothy Frantzich will share worship leadership at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Cannon Falls at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 9.

Performing as Brother Timothy, he has been writing and singing for more than three decades. Currently based in Stillwater, MN and active in many venues in the area, he has also sung in New York at Riverside Church, Los Alamos NM, Los Angeles, the UK, and, most recently, in China during extended says in 2018 and again earlier this year. He has appeared with Arlo Guthrie and on Prairie Home Companion as well as many local artists and performers. “1000 pubs and 1000 churches,” his website says. His solo CD, “our lost & wild daughter,” is full of prayers, dance, gardening, and hope.

Mary Pat Kleven