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At St. James United Church of Christ, we know that inspiration opens hearts. An open heart is an open mind and an open mind is one that can practice tolerance, experience gratitude and feel the glory of God. It is our belief that God is present in all of us, but His active presence can only be felt through faith in Him. We are dedicated to the service of God and all his people, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation.

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St. James United Church of Christ has been actively involved with the Barnesville community since 1950.  

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Weekly events at St. James UCC

All are welcome...

This means You!



Worship Service at 9:45 a.m. 


Coffee hour held in Fellowship Hall after worship


Children  Sunday School  at 10:45 a.m.


Join us at 8:00 a.m. for our "People's Breakfast" at the Mainline Restaurant in Downer, MN for a casual order off the menu breakfast and fellowship to be shared!  All are welcome to join us! 


9:00 a.m. - Rugs & Quilts in Fellowship Hall. 

you do not have to know how to sew or quilt to join us!  All are welcome!




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Worship service at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays

with Holy Communion served on the first

and the third Sunday of each month. 

Sunday School for Children begin at 10:45 a.m.

ending at 11:35 a.m. every Sunday during

the months of September through May

each year.


All are welcome to join us!

There will be a coffee hour held in 

Fellowship Hall following worship.

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St. James UCC  Happenings and Photos

Our pastor, Reverend John Werner, is happy to have you join us!

You may view our services LIVE at

9:45 a.m. Sunday mornings or later at

the links listed in the weekly

announcements column. Click on it

and you can choose the service you

wish to watch!  Please check it out so

we can remain connected to each

other in faith.

St James UCC Happenings

Join us Monday Mornings for our "People's Breakfast" held at the Mainline Restaurant in Downer, MN.  It's a casual order off the menu breakfast and fellowship with FUN had by all!  All are welcome to join!



Rugs & Quilts meeting on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. sharing their creative talents while having fellowship and FUN!!  Please join them! All are welcome!


St. James UCC Family & Friends Fun & Fellowship Night at the FM Redhawks Baseball Game


   Potato Days Food Booth 2021

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"Weekly Children's Sermon


Once a month Family and Friend Activities paid for all to enjoy!  Such as Bowling!  New events each month!


St James Church
A United Church of Christ Congregation

Faith. Passion. Community. Worship.

Are the hallmarks of everything we do at St. James  Church!

 Founded in 1948, our church was established when First Congregational and the "German" Evangelical Church merged in the village of Barnesville. The churches decided, "We are better together! "


The newly formed St James Church espoused that everyone should have opportunity to learn, grow, and define their own spiritual identity through worship and through the faithful following of Jesus the Christ.

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Church Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
or by special appt.




​Sunday: 9:45am

Communion served on the first and the third Sunday of the month.

Sunday School 11:00 a.m.

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No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome in this United Church of Christ Congregation as you are, for who you are.  As followers of Christ, we are compelled to seek reconciliation and wholeness in a world that is all too often an unloving place.  Therefore, whether you are a believer, a doubter, or a seeker; whatever your country of origin; whether you are gay, straight, or in-between; in Christ’s love, we welcome you, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we can work together to usher in Gods Reign of justice, peace, and mercy.

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201 3rd Street SE

PO Box 369

Barnesville, Mn  56514



Wheelchair accessible with elevator from the South entrance with fully accessible bathrooms downstairs.

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