Our Sunday gathering place, historic Bethania Church, on the grounds of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah

Everyone is welcome at our Sunday morning gathering. Our service begins at 10:00, followed by our social time and refreshments at 11:00. Come a few minutes early for meditative music before the service.

We gather on Sunday mornings to find meaning and live more deeply. Our Sunday fellowship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.

Elements of our Sunday morning service include:

  • Words of welcome

  • Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith

  • Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles

  • A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation

  • Quiet time for reflection

  • Readings—ancient or contemporary

  • A talk given by a guest speaker, a member of the congregation or a visiting minister, often including a time for discussion

  • An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for justice work in the community

We offer childcare for children during the Sunday service.