An Open and Affirming Congregation

Join us in person or online each Sunday morning at 10:00am on Facebook.   Please see our Safe for All Protocols below for our return to the Sanctuary.

If you miss us at 10am, you can find our services archived on our Facebook page. 

Advent 2021: New Life


Advent begins the Christian church’s liturgical year. It’s a time for all Christians to prepare for the birth of the Christ child with anticipation. We place ourselves and our lives alongside the events as they unfold in Bethlehem with the expectation that we may catch glimpses of divine hope, peace, joy, and love.


While secular traditions stir our excitement for Christmas after Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, our faith compels us to wait for Christmas as we journey through Advent. Advent begins on Sunday, November 28, 2021, and concludes with Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 24, 2021. 


New Life is our theme this Advent season. We begin the season by welcoming two new additions to the beloved family of God with the baptisms of Caroline Cantrell and Luisa Cantrell on the first Sunday of Advent. Additionally, on Advent 1, we will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion and hear special music. Below, you will find a brief introduction to each of our services this Advent season.


May this Season of Expectation and Waiting bring New Life for Us All. 


Advent & Christmas Eve Themes, Scriptures & Service Times


Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 10AM - Advent 1: Hope for New Life

Scripture: Luke 21:25-36


Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 10AM - Advent 2: Peaceful Preparation

Scripture: Luke 3:1-6


Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10AM - Advent 3: Looking Ahead With Joy

Scripture: Luke 3:7-18 


Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 10AM - Advent 4: Moving in Love

Scripture: Luke 1:39-45 


Friday, December 24, 2021 at 7PM - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 

Scripture: Luke 2:1-20


Safe For All Protocol

In-person worship has resumed.   We offer in-person opportunities in addition to keeping our worship broadcast on Facebook.

For the time being, our protocol includes a mask requirement for all worshipers. The Pastor and other worship leaders will unmask while speaking. We will have coffee outside along the north side of the building.   Fellowship hall will be closed due to required maintenance.  The Nursery is open and be staffed by a masked attendant.  

Cabinet requests your patience as we work to stay  safe for everyone including people, especially children, who have not been vaccinated and attendees who have immunity conditions. We are working to ensure that we are following guidance from the Minnesota UCC Conference and the CDC.

For questions or suggestions regarding our safety protocols, please contact the office at

We are very excited to worship with you in person!

About Us

Located in Southwest Minneapolis, Linden Hills United Church of Christ is a congregation of 300 adults and children.  As Christians, our worship, faith development and service to the community are grounded in our relationship to God, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit.  A progressive approach to theology encourages a freedom of conscience, and latitude of belief.  Since its founding in 1902 Linden Hills Church has sought to live out a core principle:


"Not to be served, but to serve."


In declaring ourselves an Open and Affirming Church, we celebrate the sacredness of every person as a child of God. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to join in the full life and ministry of our congregation in the same spirit and manner we accept all new members.



We worship at 10:00 a.m.   The structure of the worship service tends toward the traditional with a tone that is informal.  Our worship is rooted in faith as well as issues of social justice.





We strive to make our city, state, nation and world more just and humane. Our advocacy takes place in partnership with many organizations and our service includes  preparing meals for people in need and the construction of affordable homes.




Faith Formation

There are many opportunities for adults and children to explore faith, spirituality and Christianity.  We frequently host guest speakers to provide educational opportunities for our members and the larger community.




Linden Hills: A Sanctuary SUPPORTING Congregation

Linden Hills works to welcome all newcomers to our nation.  


2020-2021 Annual Report


 Read about the journeys and accomplishments in all areas of

Linden Hills UCC ministry last year in the 2020-2021 Annual Report.