Welcome to the web site for churches belonging to the Upper Midwest Congregational Fellowship. UMCF Churches are members of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference that are located in Minnesota, Eastern South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin. To give you an idea of what our organization is all about, the following statements are from the Constitution of the UMCF:


In gratitude to God for the gift of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ; and...
Believing that the task of the Church of Jesus Christ is two-fold, i.e. the evangelizing of the world and the edification of the saints; and...
Believing further, that there is a definite need among the member ministers and churches of the 4C's in our area to join together for fellowship and for a more effective ministry...
We, therefore, humbly invoking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, have covenanted together to form such a fellowship.


The purposes of this organization shall be to provide a means of encouragement and fellowship for our member ministers and churches, to facilitate cooperation in the support of the ministry of these ministers and churches, and to plant and assist new churches in the UMCF.

Statement of Faith:

  1. We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  3. We believe in the deity of Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life in this present evil world.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ.



The Supremacy of the Son of God

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

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