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.

If you would like to support us financially, please donate.


Lenten Soup and Studies, Wednesday evenings at Clark-Grace with Community UCC of St. Paul Park

  • 6 pm, March 6-April 10 Soup Supper

  • 7 pm, March 6, Ash Wednesday Worship Service

  • 7 pm, March 13-April 10, book study, Living Faith While Holding Doubt by Martin B. Copenhaver

  • Studies to be facilitated between Pastors—Rev. Lisa Bodenheim, Rev. Janice Steele, and Rev. Oliver White

  • Come and join us as we prepare our hearts for Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday

  • April 19, Good Friday Worship Service at Community UCC in St. Paul Park

    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 as we study the book of Revelation. We will next meet on February 19.

  • Gardening—we will start up again in Spring 2019

  • Choir Rehearsal: for the winter months we have moved rehearsals to selected Sunday mornings after worship.

  • Off-Track Bible Study: Wednesday evenings, 7:00 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

  • February 16, Saturday, Minnesota African-American Heritage Museum and Gallery: Join the pastors and our confirmation students. We will carpool at 9 am from the church parking lot. The museum is located at 1256 Penn Ave. N. on 4th floor in Minneapolis inside the Copeland Arts and Training Center. The theme at the

  • Palm Sunday, April 14, 10 am Worship Service

  • Easter Sunday, April 21, 9 am Breakfast and 10 am Worship Service

  • Thursday, May 2, 9 am-3 pm, Minnesota Conference Workshop to be held at Clark-Grace

  • Sunday, May 5, 10 am Worship Service with Confirmation for our 2 youth who have gone through the Confirmation Process


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. We support:

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