Clark Memorial UCC, A Community Church, with Rev. Lisa Bodenheim, and Grace Community UCC, an African American congregation with Rev. Oliver White form a joint worshiping community. We are a cozy, neighborhood church located on the corner of Bryant and 15th Avenue North in the first ring suburb city of South St. Paul.
We are an Open and Affirming faith community welcoming all; regardless of age, sexual orientation, race, or abilities. We welcome the curious who ask questions about their faith and we welcome the serious who wish to strengthen a wobbly faith or challenge a complacent faith.
We are diverse pilgrims journeying and working together, reaching out to serve our neighbors, locally and globally. In a variety of ways we support Neighbors Inc, South St. Paul Restorative Justice, South St. Paul Educational Foundation, the United Church of Christ special offerings, and others. Join us as we seek to walk together in faith toward the heart of God.
What are we doing during Lent? Come and be a part of our community!
Wednesday, March 5, Ash Wednesday Worship Service in sanctuary at 7:00 pm
- Wednesdays of Lent, March 12-April 9, in Social Hall
- 6:00 pm light supper
- 7:00 pm Bible Study
Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:00 pm, Seder Meal Worship Service in Social Hall
Easter Morning, April 20
- 8:00 am, breakfast served by the men in Social Hall
- 10:00 am, Worship Service including a skit by Sunday School children
Information about our joint community:
- New York Times article, January 11, 2014
- Minneapolis Star Tribune article, September 28, 2013
- St. Paul Pioneer Press article, September 8, 2013
If you are interested in offering a donation to support our faith community please be clear with the intent of your donation. Though we are partners who worship and reach out to our local and global neighbors together, we are still, at this moment in time, two congregations.
Grace Community UCC continues to provide financial support to Rev. Oliver White and the discharge of their financial debts while Clark Memorial UCC supports Rev. Lisa Bodenheim and pays for maintenance of the church building. This year we anticipate opening up a joint account that will pay for programs and outreach of both churches together.