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

Welcome to Edina Morningside!

Why EMC?

“Our members respect theological diversity”

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 interim pastor, Rev. Howard K. Bell.

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!

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Sunday service

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Governance Meeting

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Meals on Wheels

11:15 am - 1:00 pm


Hand of AA Meeting

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


BOCE Meeting

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

LATEST NEWS | See all news

August 23, 2016

A benediction for Pastor Howard

- Members gathered to celebrate all that Pastor Howard has meant to EMC during his interim calling—from his top-notch administrative skills and attentive leadership to his thoughtful sermons and good humor. Oh, how blessed we have been—we’ll miss you!
July 28, 2016

Hunger does not take a summer vacation

- The need of families for food can be greater in the months when children are not receiving breakfast or lunch at school. Six youth and four adults from Edina Morningside took time in July to pack food for people who don’t have enough. Why? Because we are people with enough abundance to have eaten ice...

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July 27, 2016

Clean out your clutter!

- EMC is hosting a rummage sale in early August. That means it’s time to haul out those bags of goodies you’ve been saving in your garage and basement. Bring them to EMC during office hours. Or contact Sonja Martens and arrange a time to drop off your treasures. Either way, place them on the stage in the church’s basement, and volunteers—join...

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July 17, 2016

Pastor Obadiah Ballinger accepts call

- Following a Wednesday-evening worship service, led by Reverend Obadiah Ballinger, EMC’s congregation unanimously selected Pastor “Oby” to become our new pastor. “Our search committee members, and now our congregation members, are thrilled that Oby has accepted our call to become our new pastor,” says Doug Toth, chair of the pastoral search committee. “He is personable, kind, thoughtful...

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Preschool slots still available!

Did you know EMC’s 4-Star Parent Aware-rated preschool is the oldest continuously licensed preschool in Minnesota? Or that we have both morning and afternoon sessions for children who are at least 3 years old by September 30?

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Space is very limited, so register now! Contact preschool director Melissa Clarke at 952-926-6555 or preschool@emcucc.org for registration details or to schedule a tour.

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