Join us for Worship: Sundays @ 10am
Linden Hills Congregational UCC took an important step Sunday, October 27 at our Special Congregational Meeting and Vote. The voting members overwhelmingly approved a call to Pastor Lawrence Richardson as full time Minister of Linden Hills UCC. This position will begin in January 2020 when he will continue to serve along side Pastor Eliot as he reduces his hours and will continue through July and beyond, when Pastor Eliot leaves his position with us.
If you follow the Linden Hills UCC Facebook page, there are photos of the event and a short video of Pastor Lawrence speaking to us when he returned to fellowship hall after the results were announced that capture the energy and joy in the room.
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.
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.