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.


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Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.


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Good News from Pastor Cindy

 Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to announce that my medical leave will soon be coming to an end.

Click here to read on!

Forest Bathing at First UCC

July 14: Our guide will be giving a talk and indoor forest bathing experience at 12:00 p.m. after service.

Walks: The outdoor forest bathing experiences are scheduled for Saturdays July 13 & 27th from 9:30 – 11:30.

Those attending the retreat are highly encouraged to participate in the walks. Please sign up here!

Forest Bathing Retreat: July 19-20

For those who have signed up to attend the Forest Bathing Retreat:

This schedule of events is a helpful resource for your planning purposes. Please use the links in the document to aid in your planning.

Rest is Resistance Book Club

“Disrupt and push back against capitalism and white supremacy by connecting to the liberating power of rest, daydreaming, and naps as a foundation for healing and justice!”

Join our Interim Pastor Adam Cerling as he leads the Rest is Resistance book group thsi summer – beginning July 14-August 1. Participants will meet in the Library. All are invited and we have multiple copies of the book to give away. Take one when you arrive or drop by the church office to get your copy in advance.

Click here to sign up!

Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn is canceled this weekend, Sunday, July 14. Practice will resume next Sunday, July 21 at 12:00 p.m.

Yoga on the Lawn is meant to be accessible to all regardless of comfort level. Learn more about the “why” of yoga from your guide, Sarah Bach-Bergs. This experience is possible thanks to funds granted to First UCC by the Lilly Endowment for Rest and Renewal. It is of no cost to you!



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.


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