About

Northern Light United Church

A Presbyterian (USA) and United Methodist Congregation

No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Northern Light United Church is a multicultural union congregation affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA) with ministry emphases in social justice, music, youth, and Native Ministries. Northern Light is a More Light/Reconciling congregation. We welcome people of all ages, races, classes, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities into the life and leadership of our church, and we commit to advocating for justice and full inclusion of all people in both church and society.


Sunday Worship Times

  • 11 a.m. during the school year; 10 a.m. in the summer
  • Childcare provided

Church Location

400 West 11th Street
Juneau, AK 99801

Youth Ministry

Northern Light is the host congregation for the Cooperative Youth Group that includes youth from Aldersgate and Douglas United Methodist Churches, St. Brendan’s and Holy Trinity Episcopal Churches, and the Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in addition to Northern Light. Weekly youth group meetings take place Sunday evenings. More information is available from the youth group director, Rev. Melissa Engel, pastor.engel.ak@gmail.com.

Music Program

The church’s music program is robust and includes three singing groups, The Chancel Choir, Tlingit Gospel Singers and the Alleluia Children’s Choir. New singers are always welcome.

Church groups

  • Young Adult Fellowship
  • Community of Christian Women
  • Friday Morning Men’s Breakfast
  • Households with Young Children

The church facility

Located in downtown Juneau, the church serves as a community center and bustles with activity seven days a week. In addition to church activities, the building houses the Juneau Cooperative Preschool and the Juneau Cooperative Nursery. It is also the hosts for Juneau People for Peace and Justice, the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 70, girl scouts troops, a cub scout den, 12 step meetings and various other community group gatherings. Blessed with wonderful acoustics, the church sanctuary is also the venue for Mudrooms, and many community musical events.

Northern Light United Church Staff