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First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown, SD
Church school 9:00 - 9:45
Sunday worship 10:00 - 11:00
Office hours 8:00 - noon M-F
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Never place a period where God has placed a comma.
We believe the church's mission is to change lives — individually, systemically and globally. We work to make transformation possible, but trust in God's grace. This is why we insist that churches must be places of vitality in worship, learning and advocacy. We are committed to working for justice, and we believe that lives are changed through global experiences and friendships. Why? Because God is still speaking,
|Description||We welcome back Carl Kline to First Congregational United Church of Christ as our interim minister. Carl's background includes campus ministry with the United Church of Christ to teaching in higher education, He has always been interested in the relationship between the secular and the sacred, the educated and the ethical, the pursuit of knowledge and the pursuit of human harmony. Jesus and Gandhi are the most influential figures influencing his thought and work. As a student of Gandhi, he has taken groups to India on numerous occasions and brought those from other countries to Indian country in the U.S. to learn harmony with the Lakota. He has also been coordinator of Nonviolent Alternatives, a small non-profit, since 1991. Peace Brigades International has been a long time interest as an experiment in creating a nonviolent alternative. Most recently Carl has been coordinating programming for the Satyagraha Institute. A truly international nonviolent movement is his hope for the future and the direction of his time and energy.|