Since the mid-1830s, when our founders took time from their hard frontier lives to conduct services, erect churches and hire clergy, active practice of religion has run deep in our community.
Early denominations include Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopalian, Presbyterian and Baptist. Today, that list has broadened to include all types of religions and congregational gatherings.
Historic churches and steeples dot downtown Burlington’s majestic skyline. But on the hills and prairies that surround the central business district, new and expanding churches abound. The community also offers a number of independent and nondenominational houses of worship.
In addition to the many worship services available, residents can participate in a number of outreach and social ministry programs offered through their churches. Several churches also serve as parochial schools, and congregations support a vast array of social events.