Special Events



For new and long-time friends alike...
we'll share personal introductions, learn about the life and work of our church, and explain a bit about our affiliations.Co-hosted by Pastor Clare and members of our Community Life TeamIf you'd like to attend, please let Pastor Clare know ([email protected]).All ages are welcome!A Zoom link is available if you can't be with us onsite.For those who may be feeling ready to commit to membership (a pledge of mutual support along the faith journey), our next New Members Sunday will likely be April 14 or 28! Please also reach out to Pastor Clare if you would like to have a conversation about membership.

Easter Sunrise at People's Park


Easter Sunrise Service | March 31 @ People's Park: 6:45 am

We began this beloved tradition on Easter morning 2021. Come join friends in quiet wonder, gentle music and spoken word, and the warmth of community around the campfire.

St. Croix United Church's Monthly Backyard Potlucks (spring, summer & fall)


June 2023 @Pastor Clare's
June 2023 @Pastor Clare's
July 2023 @Lori Mildon's
July 2023 @Lori Mildon's
August 2022 @ St. Peter's UCC
August 2022 @ St. Peter's UCC
Sept. 2022 @ Sharri Kinkead's
Sept. 2022 @ Sharri Kinkead's
Oct. 2022 Joint hayride with St. Peter's UCC
Oct. 2022 Joint hayride with St. Peter's UCC
Nov. 2022 @ Iverson's
Nov. 2022 @ Iverson's

Blessing of the Animals

Twice per year, we offer blessings to animals of all species. Knowing that the realm of God's love incorporates all living things, we are honored to offer prayers for wellbeing to canine, feline and other beloved family members. We invite neighbors throughout the St. Croix Valley to join us for our next Blessing of the Animals. We last blessed animals on Memorial Day, May 30. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!

Memorial Day Hospitality | On Our Church Lawn

Refreshments, Blessing of Animals, Drop-in Holy Communion
The rain didn't stop People's people or our neighbors from coming out to the parade!


Collaborations with Bethlehem Lutheran Church

We have a long history of collaborating with our friends at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Bayport. Pastor Clare and Pastor Eric Lesher gather leaders from both congregations to create three annual joint worship service (Good Friday, the Sunday nearest July 4th, and Thanksgiving Eve). We benefit from appreciating both our deep commonalities and our delightfully different assets.

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Bethlehem Tree BLC
4-15-2022 Good Friday.Bulletin

Ecumenical Community Worship Servicew/ Bethlehem Lutheran Church @ Lakeside Park, Bayport"If You Can Imagine Healing, How Will You Pursue It?"
July 3, 2022

Thanksgiving 2022 joint service

Seasonal Experiences at People's Park

All Saints Labyrinth Prayer Walk (Nov. '23)
Welcoming the Solstice: An Invitation to Bloom (June '23)
Welcoming the Spring Equinox: New Awakenings, New Growth (Mar. '23)

St. Croix Valley Prayer Circles at People's Park

We welcome people of all faiths and paths. We will gather for 45 minutes in the beautiful setting of People's Park. Themes of previous St. Croix Valley Prayer circles:

Embracing Dormancy: Fruitful Rest (Jan. '23)
Harvesting Hope: Seeds of hope (Nov. '22)
Our Earth Community: Living in Balance & Harmony (Oct. '22)
People of Ukraine (June '22)
Women's Autonomy: Embodied, Empowered (July '22)
Children at School: Safe and Thriving (Aug. '22)
Mental Health: Les Stigma, More Support (Sept. '22)

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