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First Church is a progressive Christian community that gathers to listen, speak and then act, with a spirit of compassion, justice and stewardship.

Church Office Summer Hours

Starting on June 1  office hours will be Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm.  Regular office hours on September 5.

Looking Toward Summer


Pilgrim Point weekend retreat, July 7-9

Our weekend at camp is a time of renewal and connection for all ages. Pilgrim Point Camp, on beautiful Lake Ida is near Alexandria, MN. Activities include swimming, boating, fishing, walks, R & R time in the hammock, campfires, and worship by the lake. Sign up in Pilgrim Hall.

Blessed 2Be Summer Day Camp

June 19-23Day Camp 2016

Our summer day camp is a joint venture between a dozen Minneapolis congregations.  Each day includes worship, crafts, games, lunch and field trip.  Kids entering kindergarten-8th grade may register to participate. High school youth and adults are encouraged to serve as volunteers.

Camp meets June 19-23, 9a-4p, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 55407.

Download the registration form hereReturn registration form and payment to Sarah Tittle in the First Church office. Contact Daniel with questions.

Summer Boating AdventureUnknown

On July 21 we are organizing an afternoon picnic and sunset kayak outing from 5-8:30p.m. This outing starts and ends at Boom Island and the cost is approximately $50 per person. See this link for more information. Sign up in Pilgrim Hall or contact Daniel if you want to go. 

July Worship Schedule

July 2 and 9 – Worship with University Baptist at First Church – 10:00 am

July 16 and 23 – Worship with University Baptist at University Baptist – 1219 University Av SE in Dinkytown – 10:00 am

Sign up for “Dinner at 7”: Conversation is on the menu!

As Jane McBride explores her family ties during her sabbatical, we will too!

“Dinner for 7” will be hosted by several First Church members in their homes this summer. The dinners will be an opportunity for us to share our stories. Who are we? What’s our heritage? What brought us here to Minnesota?

You can sign up one of two ways. Go to the Signup Genius site by clicking here or sign up on the Action Table in Pilgrim Hall this Sunday.



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