Worship With Us on Sunday Mornings 10:00 am

Clark-Grace UCC is a uniting church of a traditionally African-American congregation and traditionally European-American congregation. Our open and affirming congregation welcomes people of all ages, sexual orientations, races, and abilities. We also welcome the curious who ask questions about their faith and people who wish to strengthen a wobbly faith or challenge a complacent faith. Walk with us in faith toward the heart of God.

If you are looking for a small, vibrant, integrated church that is breaking stereotypes, join us.

Our pastors are Rev. Lisa Bodenheim and Rev. Oliver White.


Panera Fundraiser- Tuesday, October 23

  • If you’d like to support Clark-Grace United Church of Christ, we invite you to order a meal—to eat in or to go—from Panera (Robert Street, West St. Paul)

  • When: Tuesday, October 23

  • Time: 4:00 to 8:00 pm

  • Present this coupon, paper or digital, at the West St. Paul’s Panera (located on Robert Street) and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go to Clark-Grace United Church of Christ

Fall Bazaar- Saturday, November 10, 9 am-4 pm at Clark-Grace UCC

  • Shop with Vendors selling Handcrafted and Boutique Gift Items

  • Sit and enjoy a lunch of Homemade Soup and Sandwiches

  • Don’t forget to pick up some breads and goodies from our Bake Sale Room

What do our members and friends say about us?

Clark Memorial was the first church in South St. Paul, but it is now Clark-Grace church and we will be celebrating our five-year anniversary on Sunday, September 9. There were some who said "it could not last" as a black/white church but Clark-Grace is stronger for this union.  All are welcome and encouraged to celebrate with us. 

When we blended our church 5 years ago, we ended up on the front page of the New York Times as well as in both the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press. Our partnership of a traditionally African-American and traditionally European-American church breaks stereotypes! 

How did we end up together? Grace Church lost many of its members after Rev. Oliver White took a stand in support of gay marriage. Clark Church, which had been supportive of gay marriage for years, struggled with an aging population and dwindling membership. The two churches decided to start a partnership and the result is a vibrant, integrated church.  

On-Going Events

  • Afternoon Bible Study: selected Tuesdays, 1:00 pm at Angelos. You are welcome to join us! We will meet on Tuesdays, October 9 and 23.

  • Gardening: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm. We work in our rain garden and native boulevard garden as well as the landscaping around the church building.

  • Choir Rehearsal: selected Tuesdays, 7:00 pm. If you're interested in singing with us, please come!

  • Off-Track Bible Study: Wednesday evenings, 7 pm. Join us! You can find the Murray Room though the office door at Clark-Grace. Lots of conversations as we relate the Bible to events of the times.

Looking Ahead

  • Saturday, September 29, Feed My Starving Children: We will be volunteering to hand pack rice, soy, dried vegetables, and nutritional meal packets at the Eagan facility.

  • Bully Awareness Month: #hatnothate We will be collecting blue hats to raise awareness about bullying. All sizes appreciated, store bought or hand-knitted or crocheted.

  • Friday, October 5, Craft Night: Bring your craft and work together 6 pm - midnight. Proceeds go to Neighbors, Inc. in South St. Paul.

  • Tuesday, October 23, Panera Fundraiser: Support our church and eat a delicious meal with friends. Offer good from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

  • October/November, Stewardship Pledge Drive: for 2019 calendar year

  • Saturday, November 10, All Church Fall Bazaar: Vendors and Crafters are selling their wares. We also have a bake sale, and a lunch of soup and sandwiches available.

  • Saturday, December 8, Christmas Caroling: We will again carol in the afternoon at Timber Hills in Inver Grove Heights


We are a diverse community. We journey in faith and work together, reaching out to serve our neighbors locally in South St. Paul and globally through the United Church of Christ special offerings. In South St. Paul we support:

Clark-Grace United Church of Christ, 779 15th Avenue North, South St Paul, MN  55075