We hope you will join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Sunday morning services follow a traditional order of Christian worship with a variety of music, prayers, and a sermon. Children are excused after Children’s Time to attend Sunday School (approximately 9:45 a.m.) Our services are very visitor-friendly, last approximately one hour and are followed by fellowship time in the Fellowship Hall. An adult Sunday School class meets at 10:50 in the Fireside Room. We just started a new series on “Hymn Writers from Minnesota.” Please join us.
The February Faith In Action is available here.
Bishop Ough’s statement on Trump Immigration Order
Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, released the following statement in a press conference held by the Minnesota Council of Churches, on Monday, January 30, at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis:
Today, I stand with colleagues representing several faith traditions to strongly denounce President Trump’s widespread attack on immigrants and refugees. President Trump’s reckless, ill-conceived executive orders will divide families, impose a religious test for Muslims facing forced migration, penalize communities providing sanctuary, and wall off the United States from our neighbors. These actions are expensive, unnecessary, and profoundly antithetical to our values of compassion, dignity, and justice for all individuals regardless of nationality, religious affiliation, or legal status. (To read the complete statement, click here.)
Mark Your Calendar
- February 26 at 4:00 p.m. – Afternoon at the Movies
We will be watching Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white t-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a solution to the country’s civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about an agreement during the stalled peace talks. A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations. Come join us!
- March 1 at 5:15 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Supper at 6:15 p.m.
- March 1 at 6:15 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Worship
- March 8 – Lenten Supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by Worship at 6:15 p.m.
- March 15 – Lenten Supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by Worship at 6:15 p.m.
- March 21 – Lenten Supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by Worship at 6:15 p.m.
- March 28 – Lenten Supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by Worship at 6:15 p.m.
- April 5 – Lenten Supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by Worship at 6:15 p.m
- April 8 – 13th Annual Live and Silent Auction
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. to preview auction items. Dinner, featuring a pulled pork sandwich, will be served at 5:00 p.m. The live auction will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the silent auction closing at 6:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $8 for those twelve and older; ages 4-11 are $4.00. Make plans now to attend. Contact Judy or Lynn if you are able to donate something for the auction.
- April 13 at 7:00 p.m. – Maundy Thursday
We remember the last supper of Jesus and the disciples as we celebrate holy communion in a Tenebrae style of worship with light and darkness.
- April 14 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
We will have a four-hour prayer vigil. You are invited to join in prayer for 30-miute intervals at church or where you are. The church sanctuary will have music and resources available for people to use.
- April 16 – Easter Sunday – Breakfast at 8:00 a.m., Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Easter breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall. We will then celebrate the resurrection in the sanctuary with the our choir singing and our worship concluding with the singing of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.
Congratulations, John Kemp!
John Kemp, longtime member of Faith United Methodist Church, was awarded the Living Legend Award at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church on January 16, 2017. Click here for more pictures.