The Evangelical Free Church

The Evangelical Free Church was established in Baxter by a group of Christians in 1976. The first services were held in a storefront on Main St. With much interest & growth, it was decided and voted upon to build a church. We first purchased the land from the Olson family and with the many talents in our congregation a church was built. The first service in our new church was held Easter Sunday in the spring of '78. Our church family is very active and we invite anyone to come and visit. Our worship service begins at 10:00 am. Awana meeting for the youth is held every  Wednesday evening at 7:00. 

108 S East Ave Baxter, IA 50028


Pastor Mike McClintock

Congregational United Church of Christ

Baxter Congregational United Church of Christ is a friendly and growing church located on Main Street in Baxter, Iowa. We strive to follow Jesus, and we will go out of our way to welcome you!

Founded in 1895, we have a rich history and an equally rich program for our church’s current children and youth. Music, community, family, and service are important to us. Communion is served the first Sunday of every month. Seasonal suppers, small group fellowship, and weekly Bible study are some of the ways we experience God outside of worship. We also delight in joining with our neighbors at Bethany UCC for special services.

No matter who you are, or where you are on your life’s journey, you are welcome with us!

218 S. Main St Baxter, Iowa 50028
Church: (641) 227-3382 (no voicemail)
Parsonage: (641) 227-3424

September through May:
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Coffee hour, 11:30 a.m.

June through August:
Worship, 9:30 a.m. 


Sunday School - 9:30am
Church - 10:30am
Youth Explorers Group - Wednesdays, 6:15pm

Bethany UCC

Bethany UCC is a pleasant and friendly church located just one short mile east of Baxter on North 95th Avenue West. There you will find a gray stone church housing a congregation of German Reformed background that now welcomes all that wish to worship, regardless of their faith history. Our building is accessible, via a lift located at the south end, under a rainproof portico.  Our sanctuary, fellowship hall, and classrooms are air-conditioned.  Ample off-street parking is available. 

Our Congregation is a diverse mix of teachers, secretaries, cooks, farmers, business owners and those of other occupations. We are younger than most congregations, with a significant number of children and young families. We are welcoming of those of diverse faith experiences, or no faith experience at all. We believe that such diversity makes the church stronger, rather than weaker. In this, we contrast with some contemporary bodies  who insist on uniformity of belief and practice. Our mission is to increase the love of Jesus Christ in our midst and in the world Christ died to save. Bethany offers Sunday School classes, special events, monthly Women's Fellowship meetings, and Fidelians, a group which meets jointly with Congregational's Good News Club. It meets each month for fellowship, programs, and special activities. We offer a youth group during the school year for children up to junior high age. Periodically, I teach classes for youth of Confirmation age.

To learn more about us, contact me at 641-227-3321, at, or by dropping by the parsonage just east of the church.  I am happy to provide counsel to those preparing for marriage, those experiencing grief or other life transitions, or those who are struggling with issues of faith and life.  We hope your time in Baxter is fun and enlightening no matter whether it is a few hours, a few years, or a lifetime. Come and be with us.

Our Sunday Schedule is as follows: September through May:  
Adult Sunday School 9-10 a.m.
Children's Sunday School 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Coffee Fellowship 10-10:20 a.m. 
Worship 10:30 a.m.
June through August:
Worship 9:30 a.m. 

We offer Communion on the first Sunday of each month, and outdoor worship periodically through the summer.