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.
First Church celebrates
Earth Day 2015
Saturday April 25 9:30 am-noon, Earth Day River Clean Up. This annual city and neighborhood event gives volunteers a chance to help beautify the land bordering the Mississippi. Meet at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, at 6th Ave. SE and Main St. SE, RAIN OR SHINE. Bags and gloves will be provided. Afterwords, take a short walk to First Church to enjoy lunch and community.
Sunday April 26 11:30am, Save the Boundary Waters. We are excited to be hosting Amy and Dave Freeman, Minnesota wilderness guides, who in 2014 paddled and sailed their canoe from Ely to Washington, D.C. on a quest to save the BWCA from sulfide-ore mining. Named 2014 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, Amy and Dave will show their film and share their story and message with us.
Artaria String Quartet comes to First Church!
On Monday April 27, at 7:30, we will host a performance of the Artaria String Quartet. In its 28th year as a professional quartet, they are in residence on the campus of Hamline University. Their program will include the String Quartet in A Major, Op. 2, by Richard Strauss and the String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 51, by Antonin Dvorak. Donations will be received at the door, with these suggested amounts: $15 for adults; $10 for students and seniors; $30 for a family group. For more information, go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/firstchurchmn?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
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. 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.