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Heartland Community Parish

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Pastor Carleton Smee
csmee001@luthersem.edu


First Lutheran Church
10 Pleasant Ave
PO Box 98
Akeley, MN 56433

Sunday Worship
Sunday School - 9:15 am
(Fall to Spring)
Fellowship - 9:30 am
Worship - 10:30 am

Church Office
Hours: 9-Noon, Tu-Th
218.652.3335
firstchurchl@arvig.net


Bethany Lutheran Church
100 3rd Ave
Nevis, MN 56467

Sunday Worship
Worship - 9:00 am
Fellowship - 10:00 am

Church Office
Hours: 9-Noon, Tu-Fr
218.652.2030
secblc@arvig.net

History

We proudly celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2009!

First Lutheran Church was incorporated September 28, 1908 and conducted services in English and Norwegian. In 1919, we joined with Bethel and Dorset,and in 1921, Nevis. This merger re-split in 1982 when Nevis needed a full-time pastor.

Our church building was totally destroyed by fire in 1943. Thanks to Bethel Lutheran on the Hubbard Prairie, for $500 we received a new building and a bell in 1954. The bell tower was added in the 1990's. In 2002, thanks to many hard-working members, we dedicated our addition, complete with Fellowship Hall, kitchen, and office, class, and meeting spaces.