Wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We are an open and welcoming community of faith that believes that each person, created in the image of God, holds a piece of the truth. Therefore we respect each person’s unique spiritual journey. We invite you to experience the difference that religious freedom in a caring community can make in that journey.

A Warm Welcome

Welcome to Friedens United Church of Christ in Norwood Young America, Minnesota.  We hope this website will give you a sense of who we are, how we live out our faith, and the opportunities for learning, growth, relationships and service that our church offers.


We exist to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus. We work to follow Jesus’ example to love one another as he loves us so that everyone will know that we are his disciples. We enjoy one another's company. We strive to live in right relationship with each other, our neighbors near and far, and the natural world. We work for justice, peace and reconciliation.  





From the Pastor's Desk



Hello everyone; I hope you are safe and well. Due to the COVID-19 virus, all in-person gatherings at Friedens and Peace UCC are suspended until further notice. 


I will be updating you through this website and calling you on the phone until we are able to safely worship together again. This is something new for me, so I encourage feedback and suggestions for keeping us all connected with one another and God. 


Please let me know if you have any prayer concerns by calling or emailing me through the church’s email.

Pastor Mitch Nelson


Prayer Request

Prayer helps connect us to God and gives us a chance to support each other. We want to pray for you and your family. You may share your prayer concerns with the pastor or submit a prayer request online.

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