About Us

   In August of 1967 the leadership of two congregations, First Lutheran Church (Swedish heritage) and Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Finnish heritage) decided to join together to become one congregation.  It was a brave and bold decision with no certain outcome.  Over fifty-two years later we can look back and say that they were right and the Spirit of God was leading them. 

   Changes continue at United as we decided in October of 2013 that we would share the same pastor with Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa. Pastor Dave Johnson is our Administrative Interim Pastor.

   Records dating back to the late 1800's are available for genealogy enthusiasts to look over by appointment.  For a small donation of your choice, we will do some research for you.


Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday 8:30 - 11:30 am.


Our Staff

Interim Administrative Pastor:  The Rev. Dave Johnson from Calvary Lutheran in Quinnesec, MI

                                              and Bethany Lutheran in Norway, MI.

Office manager:  Alisa Nelson

Bookkeeper: Linda Hammerberg

Custodian:  Scott McGregor

Organist and accompanist and Handbell Choir Director:  Rachael Koivisto

Choir and Praise Band Director:  Marsha Wainio


Church Council

Council president:  Don Peterson

Vice Chairperson:  Wilma Kallies

Treasurer: Scott Kenney

Council Secretary:  Nancy Clark

Other members:  Kaaren Ness, Rachael Koivisto, Janet Hendrickson, Harry KalliesBetty Palmer, Al Anderson, Brian Perry, and Zac Hautala


Church Policies (click on the policy you would like to read)

Wedding Policy

Funeral Policy

Use of Building Policy

Memorial Policy


Pastor Dave Johnson

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