The rich history of Fron Lutheran Church began simply at
a meeting in a Blue Mounds Township home on September 27, 1880
At that gathering, it was decided to organize a
congregation to serve people living in and south of the small village of
Starbuck, Minnesota. This group of families had worshipped in various locations
throughout the county but yearned to have regular, consistent opportunities for
worship, education and fellowship with other Lutheran families living in the
They chose to call the new group Fron Norwegian
Evangelical Lutheran Congregation. The word Fron refers to a place in Norway
where many of these families had lived. In Norway, the Fron area, called a
Parish, is in the central county of Oppland.
The first 100 years of Fron Lutheran Church were times
of tremendous growth and change.
The church went from being a small group with no home
facility to being a large thriving congregation with a glorious facility. They
persevered because they believed that families should be given the privilege to
worship where they reside.
The congregation grew because the people of Fron knew
how important it was to make Christ known in the community, in the country and
in the world.