Update for the Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser / Yard Sale

Just an update for this weekend’s Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser. The City Wide Yard Sale # 12 to be held at 715 W Mill St, Cannon Falls has been cancelled for this weekend (9/21/19) due to Illness. But The Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser / Yard Sale has been MOVED to next weekend (9/28/19). We will be setup in the back yard with all the other treasures being sold. Along with the Bake Sale, a portion of the yard sale will go to the Youth of the 1st Congregational Church for their mission trip in the summer of 2020. If you have any questions please call Cindy Mae @ 507-951-3117.

Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser


Come one come all to the Youth Bake Sale at the City Wide Yard Sale Fundraiser at 715 W Mill st Cannon Falls MN. We will be setup in the back yard with all the other treasures being sold. Along with the Bake Sale, a portion of the yard sale will go to the Youth of the 1st Congregational Church for their mission trip. The Sale is on Sept 21.

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.

Saturday Leaving Parma 6/22

It is Saturday, June 22. WOW…… Where did the week go. It seems that it was just yesterday that we were packing up the vehicles to leave on our mission trip. Well a week has gone by and all our projects are completed. We packed up, checked out, and prayed for safe travels by 8 am. We drove about 4 hours to the next stop just north of Howe, IN, where we got gas and switched vehicles. Joe’s vehicle occupants went to see Ella in Green Bay, WI, where she is working as summer staff next week (June 23-29). They got into Green Bay, WI. about 8:40 pm. The rest of us went on to Cannon Falls, in the RV. We got into Cannon Falls, MN. about 9:30 pm.
When I spoke with the youth and adults that went on our trip, they said that they loved it and would go again. Next year we are looking at going to Sheboygan, WI, which is June 21- 27. The one thing I can say is, I’m glad I went as a Red Shirt this year, but I did miss being with our Youth during their youth group devotions and hearing what they had to say. So the next time I might go to two camps; one as a Red Shirt, and a second camp as a camper with the youth.
Just a few facts on how we, the participants at this camp, impacted the community:
* There were 197 campers, from 13 different churches and 9 states
* There were 33 different work crews
* There were 25 different work sites (projects)
* All 25 work site projects were completed
* We worked 5,910 total hours during the week
* There were 425 items donated to the community food shelf, including cash donations.

Thank you to all our home church members who contributed to the food shelf and our camp scholarships.

Also just a reminder to come to church on July 7th. The Youth will be giving the Sermon that Sunday. They will be telling of their experience from camp.


Thanks again for all your support!!
Cindy Mae

Friday in Parma OH – 6/21




It is Friday, June 21. Our last day of camp. There is No Rain. The campers are coming back to the school one Crew at a time. Homes are being completed. If a crew was finished by 2pm, they were being moved to another site that was needing the help. We completed 100% of our work sites. So both Brian and Chuck, one of the host, will get a whip cream pie tonight at program. That was awesome. Some of our Youth were on Channel 8 News. See link below. Plus I hate to say that our Red Shirts lost to the 3on3 team from Cannon Falls.

Today along with all of my responsibility this week, I rode along with the Camp Director, Brian, getting some training on how to be a camp director. That was fun. While I was out with Brian, we saw 2 sites being interviewed and filmed for the channel 8 news in Parma OH. https://fox8.com/2019/06/21/teens-spending-summer-vacation-making-home-repairs-for-families/

Friday’s Theme is:GOD WANTS US TO PURSUE HIM (every day!) God has a heart for you, long after camp is over! Psalm 63:1-8. What happens at your mission trip doesn’t have to end or stay in that community. It can be the beginning or the next step in your relentless pursuit of God. Our last day will help us realize that God wants us to pursue him every day of our lives.
In morning program we focused on Psalm 71:17-18. We read that scripture and then asked ourselves how David’s words can be applied to our life today. Then the Crew devotions continue on with that same scripture from this morning and how it relates to Relentless. For the Evening program, the residents were invited to come for the program. We read scripture from Psalm 63,
continuing on Davids life. The youth Group Devotion continuing on the same theme.

We will be leaving Saturday morning about 8am after 7:30 check out. We will be home later that evening. Also just a reminder that the youth will be doing the sermon on July 7th at 9:30am at the 1st Congo Church.