Who We Are

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

We are a Congregation of the ELCA

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

The ELCA believes that this is Christ's church, and there is a place for you here. We are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world. Find out more here

Curious about some Lutheran perspectives and traditions? Check out Living Lutheran for reflections on spiritual practices, religious news, social issues, and more.   

We are Extending Fellowship & Serving our Neighbors

Through Accessibility: This summer we celebrated the installation of a handicap accessible chairlift, and three handicap accessible bathrooms! These additions greatly enhance our ability to serve the entire community, regardless of physical abilities. 

Through our Community Garden: We have a large community garden, and meet Wednesday evenings, 5:30-8 pm and Saturday morning, 9-noon to garden together. Come and grow with us! 

Through our Partnerships:  

Joy Gospel International Church and The Way - Native American Christian Ministry.
Both of these congregations share space for their worship and ministry activities. Together, we support and uplift our individual and shared ministries. 

  • Joy Gospel International Church worships from 11 am -1:30 pm each Sunday. 
  • The Way - Native American Christian Ministry shares worship and a meal from 4-7 pm each Sunday.

Legacy Children's Foundation
We were excited to sell our parsonage building to the Legacy Children's Foundation in September 2016. They have renovated that building to meet the needs of students. For a few years, they utilized our lower level space to offer after-school tutoring, and now get to provide their services directly in the schools. We are grateful for ongoing partnership in our community.    

Tri-City Haitian Ministries partnered In sharing space for 11 years! And we congratulate them in their move to a new space near South High. We continue to support, pray for, and partner with one another in our ministries. 

Fargo Housing Authority 
The Fargo Housing Authority offers several gatherings a year in the Golden Ridge space for individuals and families who are residents of Fargo Housing. A Pumpkin Painting party will be held in later October.   

We are Spreading God's Word

Beginning in the early 1950's, this community of faith began as a mission to meet the needs of many new, young families in the growing neighborhood, meeting for worship and Sunday School in the local schoolhouse. Soon, the congregation had constructed a building of their own, only to be flattened a year later by the 1957 tornado, which devastated most of the Golden Ridge neighborhood. The people rallied and rebuilt much of the neighborhood. Now, nearly 60 years later, this resilient spirit still persists. 

We are a mix of ages and backgrounds, some people who have been here for years, and some people who are just checking out church for the first time. We seek to spread God's Word through our worship, and by being neighbor to one another. We are excited to see how God will work through this congregation and neighborhood long into the future. 

Check out our current newsletter here!

Come and See!

So, bring your questions and complexities - we are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. For us, this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover, and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.