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About Us

Our Mission Statement

Chapel Hills welcomes all people to live and serve
in the light of God’s love.

Vision Statement

Chapel Hills UCC aspires to be an inclusive, innovative, collaborative and mission-driven congregation inspired
to learn and serve through the love of Christ.

Core Values

Progressive Christianity, Inclusivity,
Education, and Engagement

We are an Open & Affirming Congregation

Open and Affirming is an official designation of congregations in the United Church of Christ which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.  Affirming the full inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons in the church's life and ministry.
Chapel Hills’ Covenant was adopted by a unanimous vote on September 30, 2018.
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Our History

We have been gathering to worship, reach out to the community, and support one another since 1958. As the suburbs of Minneapolis expanded to the west, so the “mainline” churches followed. Chapel Hills began on the extreme western edge of Edina at a time where there were a few houses, the original Highway 169, and a few deer were fed by one of our early members. By the late 1960’s the church was established and growing and surprisingly enough was being served by Phyllis Diller’s husband’s brother Steve (yes, Fang had a brother). Chapel Hills is no longer on the highway, is surrounded by houses, and has continued in worship and service.


Welcome to Chapel Hills!
Here’s what you can expect on a typical Sunday morning:
  • Main Floor handicap accessible through front main entrance

  • 10:15 a.m. worship service typically lasts about an hour

  • Communion on 1st Sunday of the month

  • Live Stream on YouTube

  • Coffee, snacks, and community fellowship after service

  • Nursery care available year-round

  • Sunday School (Sept through May) except on 3rd Sunday of the month

  • All-Ages Sunday (3rd Sunday of the month) where children stay in worship for the whole service

  • Inclusive, welcoming community

The Chapel Hills Team

Pastor Nancy Swanson

Choir Director

Andrea Erickson

Sandy Davis-Lerner

Sunday School Teacher

Maani Ekka

Office Administration
 Stacy Kehrwald
Barb Okonek
Nancy Norris-Weber

Julie Guelich (Clerk)
Julia Molony (Enrichment)
Ted Schwarzrock (Facilities)
Stacy Kehrwald &
Nancy Norris-Weber (Hospitality)
Joann Hunt (Member at Large)
Ron Molony (Moderator)
Barb & Tom Okonek (Outreach)

Mike Camilli (Treasurer)
Evan Ramstad (Worship)
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