First Congregational United Church of Christ, Zumbrota, MN
In 1957, four denominations began merging to form the United Church of Christ. One of these is the Congregationalists begun in Plymouth Mass. by the pilgrims arriving in the Mayflower. Although, I have never been inside this beautiful church, I could tell from a distance what it was by the style. This looks similar (though smaller) to the first one in Plymouth Mass. This is my denomination and I am quite proud of it even though I am not very active within it at this time (different story) I was very involved at one time in their Lay Ministry Program. In this program, they teach and empower lay persons to fill roles within the Church normally filled by ordained persons. For about eight years I was priveledged to preach and lead worship in little crossroad churches that couldn't maintain full time pastors. It was a very rewarding part of my faith journey.