About Us

History of Churches United

Churches United of Bemidji was first organized in 2002, when a number of clergy and lay persons came together to address the city-wide problem of the numerous low-income and homeless people and families who were frequenting the churches of Bemidji in need of financial assistance. As a result, after numerous meetings and discussions, it was decided that if all the various churches could come together we might find a way to pool our resources and therefore become more effective in assisting the poor. This, we all agreed, would also relieve pastors and church staff from the often time-consuming task of having to deal with those in need by referring them to a central location where trained volunteers and staff could be of greater help than we could accomplish by acting alone. Since that time, with the support of the many community churches, Churches United has successfully achieved our goal and continues to this day to be a place “where ministry happens” as we work cooperatively to “welcome the stranger as Jesus”.

MEMBER CHURCHES:
Aardahl Lutheran Church
Assembly of God Missionary
Becida Community Church
Bethany Free Lutheran
Bethel Lutheran
Calvary Chapel
Calvary Lutheran
Crossroads Church
Evangelical Covenant Church
Evangelical Free Church
First Assembly of God Church
First Baptist Church
First Lutheran Church
First Presbyterian Church
Malvik Lutheran
Mt. Zion Church
New Salem Lutheran Church
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Seventh Day Adventist
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
St. Philip’s Catholic Church
Tenstike Community Church
Trinity Lutheran Church of Bemidji
Trinity Lutheran of Debs
United Methodist
Zion Lutheran Church