Join us for worship in-person and online
at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings

1658 Lincoln Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 698-8871

Macalester Plymouth United Church is a vibrant faith community in St. Paul, Minnesota…

All are welcome here at Macalester Plymouth United Church! You can find us right next door to Macalester College. We are a community of peace, love, and justice. We don’t claim to have all the answers, but we ask the questions together. We believe God’s love is big enough for everyone – and we mean everyone.

We belong to two denominations: the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ. You hear a lot about division these days, which makes us even more proud to be the product of the union of four congregations over the years.

Open and Affirming / More Light
We welcome and affirm LGBTQ+ folks.

Just Peace
We stand for peace and justice.

Earth Care Congregation / Creation Justice Congregation / Earthwise Congregation
We care for the earth and maintain consistent sustainability efforts.

Learn More:
Staff & Leadership | HistoryWhat We Believe

Our Ministers

Rev. Adam Blons

Rev. Adam Blons
Lead Minister

Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis

Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis
Minister of Congregational Life


Sunday Schedule

10:00 am | Worship Service

11:15 am | Learn & Connect

9:30 am – 12:15 pm | Nursery care available for children 6 wks – 3 yrs

What Should I Expect?



Our services include singing and a sermon. Communion is celebrated once per month. We affirm many words and images to talk about God.



Feel free to wear whatever clothes are most comfortable for you!



Parking is available in the parking lot behind the church off Macalester Street, in the surrounding Macalester College parking lots, and on the neighborhood streets around the church.



Children are always welcome in worship or to drop in any of our children’s activities (listed in the bulletin) during the service. Activity bags are found in the Narthex. Nursery care is available from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm for children 6 weeks – 3 years.

hearing loop

Hearing Loop

Our sanctuary is equipped with a hearing loop to enhance the worship experience for people with compatible hearing aids.

after the service

After the Service

Stop by the Social Hall for a cup of coffee or tea and a chance to get to know others in the congregation! Programs for various ages are offered at 11:15 am. These forums are an opportunity to learn and connect. Check out the church calendar or the bulletin to see what’s coming up!

Easter Service


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Along with our weekly emails, we also provide a weekly Sunday bulletin and a monthly newsletter called the Here and Now. You can read our most recent publications on our Communications page.

get involved

Other Ways to Get Involved…


During Worship:

  • Nursery (ages 0 – 3)
  • SPARK! Preschool (ages 3 – 5)
  • Kids’ Celebration (age 3 – grade 5)
  • Music Garden (ages 3 – 5 and parents)
  • Alleluia Choir (grades 3 – 5)

Program Hour (Sundays After Worship):

  • SPARK! Elementary (1st – 5th grade)


Program Hour (Sundays After Worship):

  • Explorers Sunday School (6th – 7th grade)



Program Hour (Sundays After Worship):

  • Social Hour
  • Adult Forum


  • Chancel Choir
  • Handbell Choir (ages 10+)
  • Young Adults Gatherings
  • Women’s Bible Study
  • Men’s Breakfast
  • Women’s Breakfast
  • 55+ Fellowship
  • Craft Afternoon
  • Parents Conversation Group

congregation members

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