Andre Een and Theo Wee, with guest Minnesota Orchestra violinist Taichi Chen, once more do a benefit concert for the Friends of Way Park at 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 8 at First UCC. Desserts and a short jaz surprise after a concert of Mozart, Rebecca Clarke compositions and others. Suggested donation of $10 [...]
An exhibition, “This Amazing Earth” has been hung on the walls of the church main floor halls, assembly room, library and parlor this fall through November 17.
The work is the visual expression of three artists in our congregation, Meg Ojala, Margit Johnson, and Jan Shoger, to the theme of “This Amazing Earth”. The [...]
In our United Church of Christ, a service of installation for a pastor is a service of holy covenant. During the service, a local church and its newly called pastor and teacher enter into a covenant bond, which remains in effect as long as the pastor continues to serve that congregation. During the [...]
All are invited as we gather in the Assembly Room every Wednesday night for Food, Fun and Faith. The evening begins with supper at 5:30 pm. The WFFF program depends on volunteers helping with shopping for groceries, coming a little early to work preparing the meal, and stepping in to do cleanup. Menus and [...]
When the Weather Channel camps out in your town, some outdoor activities will be postponed. Be ready Saturday May 11th though. We’ll plant 450 trees at River Bend Nature Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you want to car pool, meet at the church at 9:15. Otherwise come on out to the [...]
The Fighting Apostles are assembling an all-star lineup for the annual French Toast Breakfast immediately following worship on Sunday.
Fans will have an opportunity to meet the players, admire their culinary skills and sit down to a nourishing, league-leading breakfast of champions. We’ll be serving French toast, made with Brick Oven’s famous Children’s [...]
Click here for photos from our New Member Sunday on April 14th.
In lieu of a sermon during Sunday worship, the children of First UCC Northfield performed Elijah! God’s Faithful Prophet (a musical by Mark Patterson) for the congregation. Thanks for the time and talent provided by all of the children in the cast, the sound and visual crew, and directors Janet Lewis Muth and Kaara Maki-Waller.
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On April 1 the UCC launched Mission4/1Earth.
1 million hours of Earth care, planting 100,000 trees and writing 100,000 letters of environmental advocacy. AtFirst UCC, we will be doing our part. We will plant 450 trees at the River Bend Nature Center May 4, and we wrote letters after worship April 21.
The congregation is also invited to read and [...]
Kids of all ages are invited to join in the fun at the First UCC Easter Egg Hunt! The search for treasures will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30th. We’ll gather by the east steps, and then children will be directed to areas that have been divided by age groups. All are invited [...]
Elijah! the musical is coming to First UCC. Led by the Middle School Youth Group it will be performed in worship on Sunday, April 7th.
First UCC of Northfield is pleased to announce that the Rev. Abigail Henderson will be joining its ministerial staff as Associate Minister. Abby will begin her ministry at First UCC on June 4. Congratulations and Welcome Abby!
The word “meditation” conjures many stereotypical ideas – someone twisted like a pretzel, sitting motionless under a tree for hours; a group of people chanting “OHHHHHHHMMMM”; Buddhist monks, walking in circles with candles.
Meditation, simply put, is making a choice to focus your mind on something. Meditation provides a sense of calm, peace, [...]
Lent begins February 13. You are invited to read the book Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor, and sign up for a discussion group that will meet four times during the six weeks of Lent. If you would like to sign up for a group, click this link, and let us know [...]
Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard will be back in concert at First UCC Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., preparing us for Valentine’s Day with a performance they’re calling “Hopeful Romantics”
These celebrated Twin Cities musicians will stoke the romantic fires with a tour through the Great American Songbook, sharing the music of Gershwin, Carmichael [...]