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.
Monday thru Thursday 8:30 - 1:30 pm. and Friday 8:30 - 11:30
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
Council president: Don Peterson
Vice Chairperson: Wilma Kallies
Treasurer: Scott Kenney
Council Secretary: Nancy Clark
Other members: Kaaren Ness, Rachael Koivisto, Janet Hendrickson, Harry Kallies, Betty Palmer, Al Anderson, Brian Perry, and Zac Hautala
Church Policies (click on the policy you would like to read)