Accepting Everyone

Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.

Finding Actionable Hope

Ready your hands, feet, & heart to make a difference in the community & the world.
Learn more about ways to get involved. 

Welcoming All

With programs for people of all ages, there is a place for you here.
Come and visit us soon.


First United Church of Christ in Northfield, MN, is a thriving community of faith seeking to practice the courageous love and justice of Jesus.


Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Sunday Worship Livestream

Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.


Sermon and Service Archive


Lilly Endowment Funded Sabbatical – This Summer

Pastor Lauren will be away this summer on sabbatical, following 5 years of ministery at First UCC. More information will be forthcoming and we encourage you to read about our sabbatical coverage minister! Click here to read more.

Adam Cerling: Providing Sabbatical Coverage for Pastor Lauren

We are delighted to announce that Adam Cerling will be joining us as Interim Assistant Minister while Pastor Lauren is away on sabbatical this summer. He will start on May 12th and will dive right into his duties. Click here to read more about Adam!

Earth Day – April 26-27

Northfield will hold its 15th perennial Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27th! This year, the theme for the Celebration is “It’s Up to Us,” hoping to provide ideas and inspiriation for all of us to take action.


Men’s Group

Men's Group

Date April 22, 2024Time 9:00 am

Join us at Men's Group! Weekly for the first three weeks a month. We meet on Zoom for the first two meetings and in-person for the third. Email for more info.

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Welcome to the photo library. Here you’ll find our an array of content from First UCC from Mindful Moments to Pride celebrations retirements parties.

First UCC Events

Carrie Newcomer concert, Pride in the Park, retirement parties, special services, community services, and more. See how committed First UCC is to the Northfield community!

Mindful Moments

Looking for some peace? Maybe you need a little motivation or some reassurance. You’ll be sure to find a little bit of everything here!


Ruth’s House provides transitional shelter and support for women and children in crisis. If you need help, please call them at 507-332-2236.

Donations (monetary or physical items) and volunteers are also always needed!

Click here to learn more.

Sarah’s House is an offshoot of Ruth’s house and is a safe sober living space in Northfield. It is designed to help women transition to healthy independent living.

Click here to learn more.

Community Action Center (CAC) is a wonderful resource for community members who are looking for aid in any shape or form.

CAC has branches in Northfield and Faribault. They are always accepting volunteers and donations!

Click here to learn more about the CAC.


Spenner & Schneider Present Franz Schubert’s “Die Winterreise”

Spenner & Schneider Present Franz Schubert’s “Die Winterreise”

This event, which will take place from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 24th, at First United Church of Christ in Northfield, MN, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Justin Spenner (“a wild and anxious ride” –
Star Tribune) and Carson Rose Schneider draw on their collective 15 years of experience performing Die Winterreise to delve deep into the human psyche. Their unique interpretation asks the thought-provoking question: “What causes a
person to feel unloved?”

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