10 a.m. worship service
10:15 a.m. Sunday School

Welcome to Edina Morningside!

Why EMC?

“You can be part of a small, close, caring, inclusive and welcoming community”

Welcome to Edina Morningside Church! We are an Open & Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, emphasizing Christian education, outreach and justice, and inclusion of all into the body of Christ’s love.

We gather at 10 a.m. each Sunday for worship led by our pastor, Rev. Oby Ballinger.

EMC offers childcare during Sunday worship for children ages 3-5. We have a full Sunday School program for kids in grades K-12, starting at 10:15 a.m. And we have a full plate of Christian Education offerings for people of all ages.

Please browse our website to learn more about us. We love to welcome new friends — drop by for a visit at our next worship service! And you can check out our Facebook page for our latest activities. Please feel free to call or email us for more information!

Up Next | See all events


Reading and Book Signing with Janet Parsons

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Music Rehearsal

9:15 am - 9:45 am


Sunday service

10:00 am - 11:00 am


UCC Retirees Meeting & Lunch

10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Stewardship Committee Meeting

10:00 am - 11:30 am


Governance Committee Meeting

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

LATEST NEWS | See all news

September 21, 2016

Pastor, author will share history with Edina Morningside

- Rev. Janet Parsons Mackey grew up in Morningside during the 1940s and 1950s. Now the retired pastor has published a memoir on E. Dudley Parsons, her “grandfather, his values and his passion for justice.” Not only did generations of town leadership come from her family, but relative Rev. Henry Parsons and wife Sarah helped establish Edina...

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Pastor Oby Ballinger preaches at Edina Morningside Church, July 2016.
September 7, 2016

Join us for Rally Day, meet new pastor

-   Pastor Oby Ballinger kicks off his new role as senior pastor at Edina Morningside Community Church on Rally Day, Sunday, September 11. “Our congregation is thrilled to officially welcome Pastor Oby on Rally Day,” says Sonja Martens, EMC moderator, “and we know he can’t wait to get started, serving our congregation and the greater...

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August 31, 2016

Serving families coping with homelessness

- Edina Morningside members cooked and served dinner to families transitioning out of homelessness at Parkway UCC in North Minneapolis.  Sharing a table with parents and after-dinner play with children are two of our favorite ways to remember that God loves us and asks us to love others.
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August 30, 2016

Dining in North Minneapolis

- Ten EMC members dined on big, perfectly cooked burgers, spaghetti and meatballs, and smothered chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy at Tootie’s on Lowry.  The late summer weather was gorgeous, and the conversation over beer and wine was equally warm and breezy. Dining in North Minneapolis is one way that we remind ourselves of the...

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Pastor Oby Ballinger

We have a new pastor!

Come join us any Sunday to meet and hear Rev. Oby Ballinger, to participate in worship, to enjoy a variety of music and to be welcomed by our faith community. Wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. (Missed worship last week? Visit obyballinger.wordpress.com to read or hear his latest sermon.).