A Progressive, Open & Affirming, Anti-Racism Church



July 12, 19, 27 & August 2
Each week celebrates God with a different music and theme.
Most weeks the message will be from our Pastor, Rev. Rosemary Rocha.
On August 2, Peter Murray, Faith Director for OutFrontMN, will be the preacher.

We’ll be outside in the yard – if weather is bad, we’ll be inside

6:00 pm – BBQ (free will offering)
6:45 pm – worship

There will be no Sunday worship on July 9, 16, 23 or 30.
We’ll return to Sunday on August 6.

We are a progressive Christian Church committed to hospitality,
inclusiveness of all people and outreach to the community and world.

You don’t have to believe or think the way we do!
Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here!


Wednesday – July 12 – “I want to live like that”

Emily Lein, 11th grader at Prior lake High School, leads our music with guitarist Greg Albrecht and drummer Josiah Torvik.  Emily is a singer, musician, actor and tap dancer.



Wednesday – July 19   – Make a joyful noise!

West African singer Agnes Horton Nushann shares Liberian songs and familiar hymns accompanied by Liberian drumming.




Wednesday – 
July 26 – Extravagantly Welcoming!

OneVoice Mixed Chorus is Minnesota’s only and the nation’s largest LGBTA chorus.   Ovation, its smaller “portable” version, will be with us this evening.  Visit their website


Wednesday – August 2 – 
Guest preacher is Peter Murray, Faith Outreach Coordinator for OutFrontMN.  Music will be lead by our very own talented singer and pianist Candy Moffit who will lead us in  sing-along time as well as worship.



Sunday, August 6 – 9:30 am worship


Welcome to New Spirit!

If you’re looking for a church home or just a warm and welcoming place to be once in a while, please join us on a Sunday morning.   Once a farm house, our church is tucked behind Target in Savage.  We have plenty of parking and our building is totally accessible, including bathrooms and an elevator.  We have a paid staff for nursery care.

Come inside.  On Sundays at 9:30 am you’ll find a not-so-formal worship style. We have comfortable chairs rather than pews, and an atmosphere that invites questioning. There are lots of friendly people, Sunday school for the children, great singing and plenty of hot (free-trade) coffee, usually accompanied by yummy treats.

Not sure what you believe or whether or not you believe anything?  You will find here many others with similar stories.   “Faith is a journey, not a destination.”  We live that perspective.  Members come from many denominations, some have no religious background, and we have active friends of other faiths.  Our denomination’s idea of a “Still Speaking God” affirms our practice of taking the Bible seriously, but not literally.  As an Open & Affirming congregation we welcome people and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities.   As best we can, we try to reach out to the community and the world, to be God’s people in the way of Jesus Christ by loving others, serving those most vulnerable and working for justice and peace.  We also like to have fun!

Singles and couples.  Families and empty-nesters.  Gay and straight.  Elders and children.  Norwegian-Americans, native Kenyans and East or West Coast transplants: you are welcome here.

Rev. Rosemary Rocha, Interim Pastor

To learn more about our denomination, the United Church of Christ, click here.

New Spirit UCC • 14394 Quebec Ave S • Savage, MN • 55378