Washburn has a vibrant and varied spiritual community. It consists of five churches that each have many organizations and activities associated with them.
Birka Lutheran Church is a small, but active rural church located about nine miles west of the town of Falkirk. Each Sunday, morning services are held at 8:30 am.
Communion services are held the first and third Sunday of the month and other special services include Lenten services each Wednesday evening during the Lenten season. Easter Sunrise service is offered each year and a special Christmas Eve worship is held. Birka has approximately 30 active members.
Please call the church at (701) 442-3163 for more information.
First Lutheran Church is a large - but family oriented/small town - friendly congregation of over 700 baptized and 617 confirmed members located at 709 5th Ave.
Worship is at 9:30 AM each Sunday year round with a Coffee/fellowship hour following worship at 10:30 AM. Sunday school is held at 10:45 to 11:45 AM from Sept. through May. VBS meets in June for kids pre-school--grade Six.
St. Edwin's Catholic Church, located at 906 Northgate Road in Washburn has a strong base in the community of Washburn. The church facilities were built in 1988 and provide a beautiful setting for worship. Call 462-3340 for Mass times and information.
Religious Education Schedule:
Preschool and Kindergarten CCD class is Wednesday at 5:00 pm. A light meal is served to all CCD students at 6:00 pm with grades 1-8 meeting at 6:30 - 7:45 pm. Youth group meets regularly also at student homes.
Mass schedule for December, January, and February is as follows:
Saturday 5:00pm - St. Catherine’s in Turtle Lake
Sunday 8:30am - St. Bonaventure’s in Underwood
Sunday 10:30am - St. Edwin’s in Washburn
For more information about St. Edwin's Catholic Church, you can call (701) 462-3340.
More than 160 members attend Washburn United Methodist Church Sunday morning worship is held at 10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday school is held before morning worship September through May at 9:30 a.m. During June, July and August the adults hold a coffee fellowship every Sunday at 10:00 before the morning service.
United Methodist Youth Fellowship - On Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. the church youth have supper then a weekly meeting service. The youth are active in missions and in the community. United Methodist Women - Women of the church have an active fellowship and activities together. Regular meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.
Rev. Rick Torkelson leads a 135 member-strong congregation at the Washburn Baptist Church. Each Sunday there are Sunday school services at 9:30 a.m. and then morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evenings are active with a 6 p.m. adult Bible study and Senior High youth Bible study at 7 p.m. The Junior High youth meet every other Sunday at 5 p.m. Each Wednesday during school months, children from ages 3 up to 8th grade meet for AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed). Services are from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information about the Washburn Baptist Church, please visit our website or call the church at (701) 462-3634 or Rev. Torkelson's office at (701) 462-3521.
St.Edwin's Catholic Church
906 Northgate Rd.
Washburn, ND 58577