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.



Black Lives Matter:

A Conversation with Black Church Leaders

March 1, 3-5 pm

To help the church refle10355757_1077342668947785_4775644640965148178_nct on the challenges of being Christian in America after the Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY grand jury decisions, I-35W shut down and Mall of America protest, Minnesota Council of Churches has organized a speakers’ bureau of Christian leaders from our Historic Black Churches.  Hearing the stories of these pastors and their families about being black in Minnesota will build empathy in our faith communities, and help people of faith discern our part in the movement for racial justice.

Rev. Nazim Fakir, Pastor of St. Peter’s African Methodist Episcopal Church
Pastor Demetrius Chester, Youth Pastor at New Covenant Church of God in Christ

Register here.


Lent & Easter 2015


Thursday, March 2    6 pm Maundy Thursday Service, Join us for a meal and worship around the table for singing, foot washing, prayer, and the story of Jesus’ last night with his friends.

Friday, March 3     7 pm Good Friday Service, A time of contemplation and prayer as we remember the death of Jesus, and the pain and violence present in our world today.

Sunday, March 5    8:30 am Stone Arch Bridge Service, 9 am Breakfast, 10 am Easter Worship.


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.




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