Sunday Worship

Through 8/31/14: 9:30 a.m. Starting 9/7/14: 10:30 a.m.

Office Hours

9 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday

300 Union Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Sermon Archive

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We celebrate marriage equality! Click on the image for more information about weddings at First UCC.

Worship With Us At Valley Grove

Our worship service on Sunday, July 6, will be held at Valley Grove Church at 9:30 am with a picnic to follow.  Please bring your own lunch, a dessert to share, table service, chairs and blankets.  Lemonade and water will be provided.  Please note that SCRIP card orders and deliveries will not be done [...]

Strawberry Fest

Everyone is warmly invited to the 14th Annual Strawberry Fest, Friday, June 27 from 2:00 – 3:30 in the Assembly Room.  Help us honor First UCC’s beloved elders and dear friends, and enjoy delicious strawberries, a gathering of UCC friends and entertainment by delightful musicians.

If you can attend, need a ride or can [...]

Fill the Bus for the Binding the Covenant Event on June 28!

Isaiah MN is a faith-based community organization that seeks to be “a vehicle for congregations, clergy, and people of faith to act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in the state of Minnesota.”   Isaiah is holding a “Binding the Covenant” gathering on Saturday, June 28th, at which they plan to gather with [...]

Binding the Covenant Event June 28

You are invited to join First UCC members in attending the Isaiah MN’s Binding the Covenant Event.  Learn more below, and contact Pastor Todd if you are interested in attending.  We hope to arrange transportation.  Click here to register.  

“In our work to transform Minnesota, a new reality has become clear in our own congregations and [...]

Public Lecture on Ian Barbour on Religion and Science

On Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 pm, Carleton College will host a panel discussion on the future of religion and science in the Weitz Center Cinema.  The event is in memory and honor of the intellectual legacy of long-time Northfield resident Ian Barbour, Professor of Religion and Physics at Carleton College, who died last [...]

Food Truck Tuesday Starting in Northfield!

An exciting option for good food and hanging out is coming to a church near you!  Starting May 6, come to the First United Church of Christ parking lot on Tuesdays between 11am–1pm to pick up a tasty, affordable lunch from a different food truck each week. See friends, have a picnic on our lawn, and [...]



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 [...]

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 [...]