April 6, 2016
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is located 2 miles north of Eyota and 10 miles east of Rochester in southeastern Minnesota. Their church was founded by eight German immigrant families in 1868 as St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church, then later “Evangelical”, then “Evangelical and Reformed, and then “United Church of Christ”. Their pastor is Rev. Jean Boese and they have a weekly average of 30 people in attendance.
They are experiencing a resurgence of sorts in their F.A.C.T. group (Families and Church Together). This group of younger families has redecorated the altar area, enlivened their “Children’s Time”, gathered Operation Christmas Child boxes, and in March led their Food Share Drive. You can find them on Facebook at “St. Paul’s United Church of Christ – North Church”.