Spiritual Growth Opportunities

At First UCC we believe that we are called to cultivate our love for God and for our neighbors. As a body with many parts, we know that love—and the growth in faith it represents—takes many forms. These include service, activism, deep relationship, learning, worship, and silence. As your faith grows you may be looking for new ways to explore new aspects of our spiritual community.

Here is a short guide to some of the opportunities for adult faith formation at First UCC. Some activities only meet during the program year (October–May). Please check the church calendar and sign up for The Chronicle for current information.

How do I get to know people here better?

Coffee hour: Sundays after 10:30 am worship

Connect: 6-week small group program connecting with God and one another, beginning each January for those exploring membership

Small groups

How do I learn and explore ideas with people?

Book clubs

Adult forums

How can I serve others through First UCC?

Meals on Wheels

Isaiah MN activism

Coffee hour host

Mission trips chaperone

How do I learn spiritual practices or practice them with others?

Centering Prayer group: Tuesdays, 12:10-1:00 pm, leader-led on first Tuesday of the month only

Taize services: 3rd Wednesday evening of each month, 6:15-6:45 pm

“Going Deeper” retreats

Connect: 6-week small group program beginning each January for those exploring membership

Small groups