Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

300 Union Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Office Hours

9am-2pm, Tuesday-Friday



Join Free Workshops and Activities on Sat. April 26th

Make goat cheese and goat soap, sew snack bags, attend a solar tour, make a felted wool project Plant seedlings in the Arb and more!

At 5pm on Sat.4-26 join us for entertainment & a [...]

Centering Prayer Group

If you have found yourself enjoying the meditation service during Lent and would like to continue the practice of meditation or centered prayer, we are looking to form a meditation group.  Please click on this link to sign up if you are interested.  We will be contacting everyone in a few weeks to determine dates and [...]

Pastor Abby is Heading to Taizé!

From Pastor Abby: “As many of you know, I have been invited by the Minnesota UCC Conference to be a mentor on a pilgrimage for young people to the Taizé Community in France! I’ll see you in worship this Sunday, and then I’ll be out of the office starting April 2 for two weeks. I plan to be back [...]

All Church Retreat and Youth Camp at Pilgrim Point

Mark your calendars!  We will gather again at Pilgrim Point on July 18 – 20, 2014.  Get excited about the place, the people, and the promise of summer by watching some wonderful videos from last year’s retreat put together by Shannon Garlitz.  We’ll share the videos gradually over the next few [...]

First UCC Parent Potluck

The annual Parent Potluck will be held on Saturday, March 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the home of Regi and Amy Haslett-Marroquin (4597 315th St. West). This is an adults-only event where parents have an opportunity to socialize with one another in a fun and informal setting. This is always a great [...]

Good Music for a Good Cause!

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 [...]

"This Amazing Earth"

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 [...]

All are Invited to Attend the Installation of Abigail Henderson

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 [...]

WFFF and Children's Choirs Return on Wednesday!

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 [...]

Tree planting postponed until Saturday May 11!!

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 [...]

Fighting Apostles French Toast Breakfast

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 [...]

New Member Sunday photos

Click here for photos from our New Member Sunday on April 14th.

Elijah! The Musical (4/7/13)

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.

View the photos [...]

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 [...]

Easter Egg Hunt at First UCC

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 [...]