First Congregational Church
Lake City, Minnesota
First Congregational Church UCC
Lake City, Minnesota
We're glad you came!
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School for kids age 3 to grade 5 during Sunday worship.
Confirmation Group: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
220 West Lyon Avenue
Lake City, MN, 55041
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.
Church Office: 651-345-3865
Pastor's Residence: 651-345-4484
Pastor Badgley's message on March 19 was "Here's Something To Open Your Eyes"
Click the image above to read the illustrated version.
Join us for worship
Sundays at 10 a.m.
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!
HERE'S THE LATEST FLOW NEWSLETTER
The Flow is our email newsletter which includes recent church news, upcoming events, photos and more. Click the image above to read the most recent issue.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Making life brighter
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 5 meet together for Sunday school about 10:25 a.m. on Sundays. We invite every child to join us.
Since we opened our Pass It On Thrift Shop in 2005, our shop has donated over $170,000 to support local and regional organizations that serve others. Stop by and shop, donate items, or volunteer!
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 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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