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. In between services there’s a ton of church and community events we share in, and you can subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to stay connected.
Here at New Spirit we…
We sing with joy as another form of prayer
We welcome the sounds of kids as holy
We come with open hearts to new people, new beliefs, and new practices
We care about presence not perfection
We know justice is what love looks like in public
We are here with God, and God is here with us
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 and youth fully participate in worship and the life of the church. The first Sunday of the month is an all ages Communion service. All other Sundays the kids leave after the young disciples moment for SunShine school where they continue to pray and share in their faith with their teachers. Youth gather a few times a year for fun, and participate in wider church events. We have family and all ages events every few months that you can find on our upcoming events page.
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.