Church Profile

Minnesota Swahili Christian Congregation


REV: Andrea Mwalilino

SUNDAY SERVICE: 2pm- 4pm

​FELLOWSHIP: every sunday sunday 4pm-5pm

​BIBLE STUDY: every last friday of the month 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Recent Activities

2015 Youth Gathering Detroit, MI 

The 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering took place in Detroit, from July 15–19. Over 30,000 youth and chaperones attended this gathering, going out to over 600 different volunteer sites on the Proclaim Justice Day. The theme for the 2015 gathering was "Rise Up". Ford Field, hosted a mass gathering each evening the 15th to the 18th, and a final morning service on July 19. Each of the three full days of the gathering (July 15–19) was designated for a different "practice" of faith. On Proclaim Community day, youth were encouraged to visit exhibitions, participate in sports and other activities, donate hair, blood, and money to build wells at the Cobo Center. Proclaim Justice day saw the youth coming together to complete volunteer service projects. Finally, Proclaim Story was a day of worship and bible study in which each church's group met with other groups from the same synod. This was the first time Detroit had hosted a gathering.


​A Lutheran worship service in the Swahili language has been meeting at Holy Trinity for many years on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.  Pastor Andrea Mwalilino, originally from Tanzania, serves as the pastor for the Swahili Congregation.  This ministry invites all Swahili speakers and people from east African countries who now live in the Twin Cities area.The congregation has a youth director who works with the many young people and also has an active women’s ministry.  We love the opportunity to celebrate in community – so we have many celebrations, meals, and events following our weekly worship services.  We hope you will join us!

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