Who Are We?
It was 1922 when Norwegian immigrants, wishing to worship in their own native language founded Den Norske Lutherske Mindekirke – known by everyone today as Mindekirken. Mindekirken is still a home for Norwegians and all those interested in experiencing the rich cultural heritage Mindekirken has to offer! Visitors from Norway come to Mindekirken for worship as they do in Norway and a good visit over a strong cup of coffee!
Mindekirken enjoys a rich cultural experience – through language, music, arts and food. The church serves as a link between the Midwest and Norway. Mindekirken is honored to have His Majesty King Harald V as our patron.
What is our Mission?
To serve as a spiritual center for the Norwegian American Community, worshiping in both Norwegian and English.
To be a warm and inviting place for visitors and members alike, where people join in fellowship across different ages and cultural backgrounds.
To encourage activities such as the Leiv Ericksson International Festival, Syttende Mai Celebration, concerts, festive dinners and Norwegian language and cultural classes.
Come experience all that Mindekirken has to offer!
Du er hjertelig velkommen! You are heartily welcome!