Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church has a long and colorful history starting back in 1858. On Easter Sunday,
April 29, 1956, Mount Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church was consecrated. The church became a separate independent body with 415 charter members, the largest newly charted church (at the time) in the history of the United Lutheran Church in America.
Learn more about our unusually shaped building and the history behind it using the timeline and links below.
Wallace Mygatt buys property on the corner of Hwy 31 & 20 - later referred to as "Mygatt's Corners"
The Evangelical Church of the Atonement of Racine, led by Pastor Jerome Miller, preached the first Lutheran sermon at what was formerly Mygatt's Corners Lutheran Church
Atonement Lutheran Church buys the Mygatt's property from the "People's Church of Mount Pleasant"
Mount Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church becomes an independent congregation
Land purchased from Lincoln Lutheran for current church site
Current church site was dedicated
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) was formed
Church purchased corner property on 16th street and Hwy 31 for church remodeling
Construction of new narthex and education wing
Remodeling of musical performance area in sanctuary
Construction & installation of new organ
50th anniversary celebration
St. Saucer, Spaceship Church, Pancake Parish - we've heard it all! Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church is known widely for its unusually shaped building.
Built in 1975 by architects Helmut Ajango & Gene La Muro, MPLC was constructed to represent the crown of thorns Jesus was made to wear at his crucifixion.
The Labyrinth at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church
The labyrinth, located among the MPLC gardens, is surrounded by beautiful blooms and plantings that grow year round. All are welcome to walk the path and take a spiritual journey.
At its most basic level a labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.
Start your journey today!