This month at Minnetonka UMC.

THIS SUNDAY – Confirmation Sunday

9:00 am Traditional Worship

10:45 am Jazz Worship

Sermon: Doubt: The Ants in the Pants of Faith

Scripture: John 20:19-25; John 20:26-31

Sunday School for PreK-6th grade during worship: Kids are invited to stay in worship for Confirmation Sunday!

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

2019 Photo Directory – New!  Improved!  Member-Friendly!  No Exorbitant Fees or Sales Pitches! 

What does that mean? 

  • New – because our directory is really, really, really out of date. 

  • Improved – We are using our own church software to create it, our own copier to print it, and can update it when new members join. 

  • Member-Friendly – No extra appointments, no guilt trips to buy a $500 photo package.  The photos will be OURS/YOURS – to use for the directory, a Christmas card, your Facebook page. 

  • No Exorbitant Fees for the congregation — A free-will donation is all that is asked. 

We are thrilled to invite you to sign up for a photo session with Shaina Austin, a talented family photographer on the following dates:   

  • Confirmation Sunday (4/28/19) 

  • Celebration Sunday (5/19/19) 

These dates were chosen because YOU will be dressed for the occasion!  No need to make another trip to church…you will already be at church, right?!  Simply sign-up for a time slot, head downstairs into the Multi-Purpose Room and SMILE!!!!  To sign up for a photo session click HERE. 

At the beginning of your photo session, we will ask you to verify your address, phone numbers, email addresses and a few other important details.  Then, Shaina will work her magic!  All well-behaved participants will receive a lollipop!  Finally, there will be a free-will donation basket to show Shaina your appreciation for her talents!  And…DONE!  If you have questions or would like to serve in the photo directory process, please email April at April.townsend@minnetonkaumc.org. If you would like a preview of Shaina’s talent, please visit her website at:  ShainaAnn.com. 

Let’s Talk About… Racism – Thursday, April 25, 6:30-8:00 pm, Hopkins High School Cafeteria: Join the Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative for a community conversation on the places and ways that racism still exists in our schools, communities and places of worship. 

 

Twin Cities UMW Spring Gathering – Saturday, April 27, 8:30 am: All are invited to attend the UMW Spring Gathering to hear from guest speaker Cindy Saufferer on Eliminating Institutional Racism: School to Prison Pipeline.  The cost is $12 for the morning and lunch or $5 to just hear the speaker at 10:30 am.  Register with Marge Spannaus (margespanaus@gmail.com) if you plan to attend for lunch.  The gathering will be at Lake Harriet UMC, 4901 Chowen Ave S, Minneapolis. 

 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am: Members of La Puerta Abierta (The Open Door) Methodist Church in St. Paul and our United Methodist Women will be hosting a Taco Fiesta. This is a chance to meet people from another Methodist community and help raise money for two good causes. UMW will be raising money for the Solar Oven Partners. La Puerta Abierta members will be raising money for their activities. Tickets will be available today. Reservation deadline is April 28. $12 adults; $6 children under 12. For more information, contact Norma Van Haaften at normavh@qwestoffice.net.  Everyone is invited!  

Dinners for 8 or 9: Have you thought, “Gosh, there are a lot of people I don’t know at church!” or “That person seems really interesting and engaging, I would like to get to know him/her better!”  Wonderful!  Join us as we begin Dinners for 8 or 9!  “But, what IS that?”, you say?  It is an organized method to introduce you to new people in a small group conducive to establishing meaningful relationships with fellow church folks during a meal.  You will be arranged into groups of 8 or 9 people and with your group you decide on future meeting times during the summer.  This opportunity is for people who are young, old, married, single, divorced, with kids or without kids.  Married couples can choose to participate in the same or separate groups as their partner.  Your group can agree to meet for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, cocktails, a picnic, with kids, without kids…the flexibility is endless. 

To sign up click HERE to register your name and information OR complete the orange paper copies that are available in the church office and Fellowship Hall.  Please do this by May 5 so that we can prayerfully arrange the groups by May 19. What is so special about May 19? Glad you asked!

  1. It’s CELEBRATION SUNDAY and the kick-off to our summer schedule of ONE service at 9:30 am

  2. We will have an all-church brunch following the 9:30 am service, hosted by the MUMC Youth and will be a fundraiser for their upcoming Mission Trip

  3. Dinners for 8 or 9 groups will be revealed!!

  4. The final day to get your photo taken for the 2019 Photo Directory

Mapping Prejudice will share about their work on Sunday, May 5, 12:15-1:45 in the sanctuary.  It is a team based at the University of MN that created the first-ever comprehensive visualization of racial covenant in Hennepin County. Dr. Kristen Delegard will be the keynote speaker.  There will be a time for audience questions.