New Spirit UCC is a progressive Christian community. Our vision is to be a place of refuge for all desiring comfort, challenge, and inspiration in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to be disciples of radical inclusivity, racial, and gender equity.
If you’re looking for a church home that is engaging, warm, and vibrant we hope you will join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. All ages worship together every first Sunday of the month for Communion. On all other Sundays our children leave partway through the service to learn and worship together in SunShine School. In between services there’s a ton of church and community events we share in, and you can subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected.
Here you will find others who believe, “Faith is a journey, not a destination.” We gather as people from a diversity of spiritual roots: some of us grew up going to church, some come from no religious background, some belong to multi-religious and multi-cultural families.
We practice taking the Bible seriously, but not literally. Once a farm house, our church is tucked behind the Target in Savage, Minnesota on Quebec Ave. We have plenty of parking and our building is fully accessible for people of all abilities, including our bathrooms (all genders) and elevator.
We love having kids in worship and welcome their wiggles, giggles, and joyful noise as part of our prayers. We have a special area at the front of the sanctuary where there are soft toys, coloring materials, a table and rug to sit at, and books about God’s Love. We have nursery care available year round for infants – 5
In between Sunday worship services we meet in our various ministries that serve our church and wider community. We hold youth events, anti-racism workshops, LGBTQ events, book groups, Bible study, and more. We host various community groups – and rent out space to community partners (let us know if you’re looking for somewhere to rent for your group!)
Faith-full and full of questions. Singles and couples. People of all ethnicities, cultures, and races. Youth and young adults. Families and empty-nesters. Queer, Gay, Trans, and straight. Elders and children. Transplants, and immigrants. Because of who you are, and where you are on life’s journey – you are welcome here – and make this Body of Christ more whole and perfect.
All the People of New Spirit & Rev. Sonny Graves (he/him pronouns)
We are a local church of the Minnesota Conference UCC
Learn more about our denomination, the United Church of Christ.