About Us

We, the United Church of Two Harbors,
empowered by the grace of God,
welcome and nurture all
to serve as followers
of Jesus Christ.

The United Church is one congregation fully related to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Methodist Church. We have been united since July 22, 1969 when the United Methodist and Presbyterian congregations of Two Harbors merged to form one congregation.

The Presbyterian presence in Two Harbors goes back to 1887 and was the first congregation to form in this town with the help of the First Presbyterian Church of Duluth. The Methodists formed a congregation shortly thereafter in 1889.

United is known for our outreach to the community and the world. We are truly a congregation that thinks globally and acts locally. We are especially active in missions related to hunger relief.

The United Church is part of the Reconciling Congregations Network and we welcome LGBT Christians as full partners in ministry in our congregation. The congregation voted on February 26, 2012 to officially oppose the proposed amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution that would ban same sex marriage.

Our current building was formerly the First Presbyterian Church which was built in 1906. The beautiful stained glass windows are original with the building and were lovingly restored in 2008.

Pastor Paula Gaboury was recently appointed by Bishop Bruce Ough of the Dakotas and Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church and began servicing in July of 2016. Her background can be found by visiting the Pastor page.

If you are new to our congregation and have questions please feel free to talk to an usher or our pastor. We regularly offer orientation classes for those interested in knowing more about our congregation or joining formally as members. You can inquire about these classes by contacting Pastor Gaboury at (218) 834-4257 or pastor@ucth.org.

Our building is handicap accessible with a street level entrance on the northwest corner of the building, across form the library.  There is a lift that goes down to the Fellowship Hall in that corner of the building as well.  Handicap accessible restrooms are located on the main floor and lower level.

Whatever your background – Presbyterian, United Methodist, Other, or None of the Above – we welcome all to serve as followers of Jesus Christ!