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WELCOME TO 

First Congregational Church UCC

Lake City, Minnesota

We're glad you came!



Service Time

Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m.. 

Sunday School:  during worship, starting at 10:25.

Confirmation Group: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Our Location

220 West Lyon Avenue

Lake City, MN, 55041


About Us

We've seen a thing or two, so we know a thing or two about God's amazing grace and generosity!  They have been alive in our church since 1856 when our founders established us as the first church in Lake City.  We joyfully share the Good News of Jesus Christ and we are dedicated to supporting, loving, and serving this community and the world. 


Contact Us

Church Office: 651-345-3865

Pastor's Residence: 651-345-4484

Email: info@lakecityucc.org

Pastor Badgley's message on December 5 was "Remember It's Peace And..."

  Click the image to read the illustrated Email version.

 


We're In Church In Person


Join us for worship at 10:00 a.m.


Facemasks are not required.  Those who feel more comfortable wearing a facemask are welcome to do so. The offering plate is on a stand where people can place their offerings inside.  Pre-packaged individual Communion servings are used.  Hospitality Time with coffee and treats is not served at this time.




Sunday Morning Reflection

The Sunday Sermon When You Can't Be Present


 Join us in worship when you can.  And when you can't, you can read Pastor Badgley's "illustrated sermon" with assorted photos, links,and images, which is emailed on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.  Click the image to read previous messages, and to subscribe.

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

We couldn't be happier that you found us online!   Well, yes we could.  We could be happier if you visited us in person! And this website is a good place to start toward your visit.  We really enjoy Sunday morning worship and being together.  We learn, we laugh,  and we love.  We gather as a community of Christians striving to put our faith into practice on a daily basis.  My sermons connect scripture to daily life experiences, using song lyrics, videos, news articles and whatever inspiration the Spirit gives me to communicate the dynamic relationship we have with God, Jesus Christ and each other.  This website will do a good job orienting you to our church, but it can't compare to  the orientation you'll get when you come through our doors on a Sunday morning!  I truly believe you will feel spiritually uplifted when the hour is through.  And you'll be happy that you found us online AND that you visited us in person!  If you're thinking about a wedding, a baptism, a memorial service, or some theological or spiritual conversation, you can connect with us by clicking the button below.

 

Rev. David S. Badgley

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS AND NEWS

Here's What's Happening!


JOIN US THIS SEASON 

SUNDAYS AT 10 A.M.

The decorations, the carols, and our gatherings for worship are focused on the most amazing Good News that God has provided to our world and to all of humanity: Jesus Christ is born.  Join us for Sunday morning worsip at 10 a.m. during this beautiful season.  

 

 

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

DECEMBER 19, 10 A.M.

The Sunday School kids will present the Good News of Jesus' birth as only they can, with costume, speaking parts and personality.  The program concludes with the kids singing a special song with our adult choir. 

 

 

TO CELEBRATE COMMUNION 

We use these pre-packaged individual servings to celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month.  When arriving, people select servings from a table and take them to their pew to be used when directed.



WORSHIP WHILE YOU SIP

It's okay to bring your favorite coffee brew to enjoy in your pew during morning worship.  Fill up your travel mug or to-go cup and join us for worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.



 

PASS IT ON THRIFT SHOP

From the community to us to you!



118 North Oak Street, Lake City, Minnesota

(Just 2 doors down from our church)

651-345-4901 


HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Thursday 4 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Saturday 9 A.M. - Noon


Check out our thrift shop Facebook page for sales.



OUR MINISTRIES

Making life brighter



Sunday School

We have an awesome group of kids.  And the thing that brings them all together is God's love and the story of Jesus Christ.  All kids age 3 to grade 6 meet together for Sunday school about 10:25 a.m. on Sundays. Our teacher and helpers use the wonderful curriculum called "Deep Blue."  We invite every child to join us.


Thrift Shop

Since we opened our Pass It On Thrift Shop in 2005, our shop has donated over $150,000 to support local and regional organizations that serve others.  Stop by and shop, donate items, or volunteer!


Women's Group

Our women's group is fondly known as the Mayflower Guild.  As Congregationalists we trace our faith heritage to the Pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the ship Mayflower.  The word "guild" refers to a group of people in pursuit of a common goal.  Our women do some amazing work for the church.


Songs Of Hope

Each summer in mid-July we have 60-80 kids from around the world arrive at our church to put on a free evening concert of global music, rock and roll tunes, and traditional dances with ethnic clothing, all accompanied by a live band. The orgnanization responsible for this tour of peace and goodwill is "Sounds Of Hope" in St. Paul, Minnesota.  


 

Music Ministry

 

Music is a big part of the life of our church and we consider it a ministry that uplifts, comforts, and inspires people. We have an adult choir that sings selections during most worship services, and our musical kids regularly provide mini-concerts on piano in worship.  We invite singers to try our choir. 

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