Creating together a celebrating, covenanting, affirming, justice seeking faith community that inspires people to unite and create a peaceful, loving world.
Who We Are.
Elk River Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming, Earthwise, Progressive Christian Congregation nestled in the quiet streets of historic downtown Elk River. We welcome into our community all people of every age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, economic and social status, ability, faith background, and family structure. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
It is our deep hope that all who join us will be drawn closer to God, find strength and meaning in their lives, and discover mutually supportive friends in Christ.
We are committed to hearing God's ancient story anew in our lives and in the world today. We are seekers who are open to mystery, questions and fresh perspectives. Faith is a lifetime journey and open-hearted education guides our way.
Worship is at the heart of our life together.
Worship is a time to celebrate God's presence in our lives. Everyone is welcome to participate in worship by reading scripture and prayers, providing music, creating artistic spaces and helping with communion. Together we acknowledge the deeply personal in our lives, our global call as a church, and our thanks for the gift of community.
We remain connected to those who cannot be in church by providing a brief chapel communion worship at Guardian Angels Senior housing each month. Throughout the year we offer special worship services to celebrate Holy Days as well as vigils, remembrances and gatherings with our wider Faith Community.