Gather. Listen. Speak. Act.
First Church is a progressive Christian community that gathers to listen, speak and then act, with a spirit of compassion, justice and stewardship.
At First Church, we care about each other and the world. We look for God in the scriptures and everyday life. We think and pray and break bread together. We ask questions that don’t have easy answers. We serve our neighbors. We raise our voices about the justice issues of our day. We proudly belong to the United Church of Christ. We think diversity is a beautiful gift from God and we do our best to truly welcome everyone. Worship is at the core of our life together. Join us at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
South Minneapolis Day Camp: “Caught up in Creation”
From June 22-26, 9am-4pm, we’ll be romping around in Genesis getting our hands dirty gardening, learning about solar panels, composting, making art, and more! This year the day camp will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis and is open to kids 4 years to 6th grade. More than 10 congregations are participating! The cost is $25 per camper; $60 max. for families. Scholarships are available. You can register in Pilgrim Hall or online at: firstchurchmn.org/learn-more/children-youth-and-families/.
Day Camp Volunteers are Needed!
No experience necessary, and no gift goes unexplored. Time is entirely flexible. Do what you like when you can, whether it’s serving lunch, gardening, splashing in the pool or singing. Email Jane or Aaron if you can volunteer or are looking for more information.
Youth Leadership Team for Day Camp
We are looking for a team of strong youth leaders to help make the camp meaningful, successful, and fun! They will provide leadership for a specific group of campers throughout the week; build community; lead activities; show respect towards all campers; be a positive role model. Youth who are entering 8th grad in the fall of 2015, in high school, or graduating high school this spring are eligible to apply. You must be available for the entirety of the camp: June 22-26 from 8:30am-4:30pm, as well as for at least one training day before camp begins. Members of the youth team will be paid $100 for their work (and we intend this stipend to go toward a church-related, service, or learning activity). Email Jane or Aaron if you or someone you know is interested.
Pilgrim Point Weekend, July 10-12
Join us for a weekend of fellowship, relaxation, and reconnection with God as we head up north to Pilgrim Point Camp. We will spend the weekend on the shores of Lake Ida, right outside of Alexandria. There are many activities available, including canoeing, swimming, fishing, music, and worship! Registration forms are available in Pilgrim Hall or you can register online at: firstchurchmn.org/learn-more/children-youth-and-families/.
Opportunities to Give, Share and Create Community
SouthEast Playgroup Monday mornings 9-11:30 am, We host a playgroup of toddlers and young children and their caregivers every Monday from Labor Day-Memorial Day. Join us for play, story time, snack, and fellowship.
Community Emergency Services 3rd Saturday of the month at 9 am, We help pack and deliver groceries for the residents of St. Paul’s Home in South Minneapolis. CES is located at 1900 11th Ave in South Minneapolis.
Lexington Commons Last Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm, We serve meals at the Lexington Commons housing at 375 Lexington Parkway N, in St. Paul.