SUNDAY MORNINGS: * Worship time is 9 AM * Church School is 9:30 AM * Our church is located at 1202 Westmore Avenue * You may call the church at 701 642 3336 or the pastor at 701 899 0197 * Pastor Ken's office hours are Mondays 8 am to noon * Please join us any Sunday for worship and fellowship.
Fellowship with coffee or juice and some treats follow our worship time. We welcome you just as you are. Please join us any Sunday.
Pies are our fellowship and mission
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God doesn't call the qualified, God qualifies the called.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. Dr. Seuss
We, the United Church of Christ (Congregational) have a mission to GROW
· Gather in God’s Name
· Rebuild our congregation
· Open our doors
· Work to serve the world
Never place a period, where God has placed a comma. Gracie Allen
Know God, know peace. No God, no peace.
Our website: www.uccwahpeton.org had over 1000 visits in October. Good job viewers! We appreciate your visits. Keep that number growing! Check every day and email us from the website or comment on our facebook page. We want to hear from you.
Nothing is constant but change.
The United Church of Christ (Congregational) was founded as the First Congregational Church of Wahpeton, which had its beginnings in April 1881. At that time twelve people gathered to form a Protestant church on the west side of the Red River. Of the twelve, seven were Congregationalists and five were Presbyterian; thus the first Congregational church in North Dakota was founded. It is interesting to note in the listing of those twelve people there were several women; this was many years before women could vote in many other churches or political elections.
This First Congregational Church became the United Church of Christ when in 1957 on a national level there was a merger of the Congregational churches, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. This union had as its motto “That they may all be one.”
The local church follows its Congregational leanings, with the congregation being autonomous, while relying on the national church for teaching materials, pastoral education, and united mission support.
I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree. .. A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; .. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. JOYCE KILMER