Nov. 16, 2014 Northfield’s First United Church of Christ (UCC) is reducing its carbon footprint. Earlier this month, it activated 39 solar panels installed on the roof of its 19th brick church on the corner of Third and Union streets. The panels will prevent the releaseof 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually,
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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 at
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 volunteer
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 1,500
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 communities
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 December.
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 sample some
FRIDAY & SATURDAY APRIL 25th& 26th 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 free soup supper- community potluck
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 time.
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 at
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 time,
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 aunts
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 exhibit
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 service a