News Category: Church Spotlight

St. Anthony Park UCC, St. Paul

St. Anthony Park UCC is located in St. Paul, near the State Fair grounds and the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. The church was founded in 1886, so we’re 130 years old.  Our tagline is:  “Christian Tradition, Progressive Faith, All Are Welcome” Our church members represent all ages, every decade, from newborns to our… Read more »

Community UCC, Saint Paul Park

Community UCC was founded as a Presbyterian mission start in October 1888, making us 128 years old. Our congregation has long had a heart for the well-being of children in our community. It was founded first in order to provide children with Sunday school, and hosted kindergarten classes until they were main-streamed into public education… Read more »

United Congregational United Church of Christ, Birchdale

The Rev. T. W. Howard and his wife Susan Collier came to the Rainy River Country under the sponsorship of Minnesota Conference of the Congregational Church in the first decade of the Twentieth Century, to proclaim the Gospel message and start Sunday schools and churches.  Before there were roads, using the Canadian Rail system, the… Read more »

Macalester Plymouth United Church, St. Paul

Macalester Plymouth United Church is an Open and Affirming, Just Peace, and Earthwise congregation located in the heart of St. Paul, adjacent to the campus of Macalester College. Their history mirrors that of the United Church of Christ: four congregations joining together as one. We carry the history and traditions of Macalester Presbyterian Church (1887),… Read more »

Zion UCC, Le Sueur

Zion UCC is a church in a changing town. For many years, Le Sueur had been the headquarters of Green Giant. Since Green Giant moved its corporate offices, the town has been shifting from a white collar community to a blue collar one with an increasing Hispanic population. Zion has a strong working relationship with… Read more »

Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Duluth

Pilgrim Congregational Church is located in Duluth, MN, about four blocks uphill from Lake Superior and two miles east of Downtown in an established residential neighborhood. Interim Rev. Jennifer Amy-Dressler has been with them for about 14 months as the congregation is deep into the process of calling a pastor, which includes the New Beginnings… Read more »

Living Table UCC, Minneapolis

Living Table UCC is located in the Longfellow community of South Minneapolis. Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe leads this church that has an average attendance of 65.  Living Table is four years old.  It is a merger of Minnehaha UCC, which was 104 years old, and Spirit of the Lakes, which was 26 years old. Living… Read more »

First Congregational Church of Aldrich

First Congregational Church of Aldrich is located in central Minnesota, between Staples and Wadena, about 45 miles west of Brainerd.  They have a lay pastor, David Seaton.  Their attendance is down slightly (from 11 to 9) due to illnesses and those in nursing homes who cannot attend.  With a membership of 12, that’s still a… Read more »