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411 S. Ohio, Mason City
Cerro Gordo County, Iowa


  With a thriving Sunday School in Mason City, the First Covenant Church was founded in 1947 as an Evangelical Covenant Church. Initial worship services were held in the afternoon of March 16, 1947. Services were in the afternoon because the scheduled guest speaker had passed awy several hours earlier. A lay person stepped in to conduct first services.

In June of 1947, an intern pastor, Norris M. Peterson, was called to Mason City. The church was dedicated the following fall.

Pastors who have served the church include:

Norris M. Peterson, 1947  Roy E. Olson, 1948-50
Theodore Clemens, 1951-53  Wallace Carlson, 1954-61
Robert Christiansen, 1961-63  David Carlson, 1963-67
Neil Peterson, 1966-74  Alfred Ulner, 1974-83
Frank Ashley, 1984-88  Dan Pietrzyk, 1989-95
Mark Anderson, youth pastor  Rich Murray, 1995-2003

  First Covenant Church celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1972.

Submission by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2013



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