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.
Join us for a bountiful Thanksgiving Feast!
On Thanksgiving day, First Church is hosting a Thanksgiving meal that is open to all. We are especially interested in inviting U of M students, elders, and anyone who is without friends or family on this day. Dinner will be served from 3-5pm; dessert from 4-6pm. Music and games throughout. If you are interested in helping host the meal, or if you would like to attend, please contact the office, or 612-331-3816. This event is free and open to all.
Annual Advent Marketplace
Join us after worship on December 6 for our annual Christmas Bazaar in Pilgrim Hall from 11:30-1pm. We are pleased to showcase the skills of our talented community crafters offering locally made and fair-trade items. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to charity.
This year’s vendors are:
- Xan Laurence: handmade jewelry
- Teresa Dyar: canned goods
- Kathy O’Connor: handmade cards
- Christyann Ranck: free paper crafts
- Mercedes Tuma-Hansen: handmade soap, beeswax candles, knitted goods
- Lisa Keitel: earrings
- Sharon and Nate Sudman: handmade hats
- handmade pottery
- Marcy Open School French club will make crepes for sale.
We hope you enjoy this opportunity to shop for locally made Christmas presents!
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.