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Among the first things that were established in any new community was the formation of places of worship. Several churches have served the Sleepy Eye, Minnesota region since its founding, and some of these early churches are still in operation.

The Apostolic Assembly Church in Sleepy Eye is located on 2nd Avenue Southwest.

Calvary Baptist Church began as a home Bible study group, directed by the First Baptist Church of New Ulm, in 1968, and became a church in 1970. The congregation is associated with the Minnesota Baptist Association and the Minnesota Association of Regular Baptist Churches. An earlier Baptist church was in operation in Sleepy Eye as early as 1891.

Founded in 1882, Faith United Methodist Church is located in downtown Sleepy Eye.

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Church of the Lutheran Confession.

The Catholic Church of the Japanese Martyrs was named for the twenty-six martyrs from Japan who were canonized in 1862, five years before the church was established. It serves the Catholic congregation in Leavenworth, an unincorporated community southwest of Sleepy Eye.

New Hope Community Church is located on Main Street West.

Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

The origins of Saint Mary's Church go back as far as 1876, when a small wood church served the growing community of Sleepy Eye, and is currently houses in a much larger building just south of its original location. It is currently operated as part of the Divine Mercy Area Faith Community, which includes parishes in nearby Leavenworth, Comfrey, and Morgan.

Schoenstatt on the Lake is a Catholic lay movement founded by Father Joseph Kentenich in the Schoenstatt Valley of the Rhine region in Germany in 1914. The Family Jubilee Shrine in Sleepy Eye is one of more than 180 replica shrines that have been set up around the world in addition to the original shrine in Germany.

Trinity Lutheran Church began as the Danish Saint John's Lutheran Church of Sleepy Eye in 1882. The congregation met at the German Methodist Church until they could build their own building in 1897. Its name was changed to Trinity Lutheran Church in 1940, and a new church and parsonage were built in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The Union Congregational Church once served the Sleepy Eye community, but appears to no longer be in existence.

These and any other churches, chapels, temples, meeting places, synagogues, mosques, or any other type of religious meeting places or programs, regardless of the religion or denomination, are appropriate topics for this category. Topics related to faith, spirituality, or religion in Sleepy Eye are the focus of this guide.

 

 

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