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Adults

Something for Everyone

We are created to be in community, and at Minnetonka United Methodist Church, we offer a variety of opportunities for you to engage. Some are based on interest or life stage, some are ministry-driven and others are for pursuing and maintaining social connections. Whoever you are, whatever you’re looking for, we want to know and welcome you to our community.



Faith Groups

In faith groups, we grow as Jesus followers, deepen relationships with God and one another, and are spurred on to love our neighbors in word and deed. 

All-Church Studies

Once or twice a year, our pastor selects a resource for us to study together to foster connection and spiritual growth. People meet weekly in small groups for prayer and discussion. Topics and themes raised in the study are echoed in the preaching and worship each week. Past studies have included The Art of Neighboring, by Dave Pathak and Dave Runyon, and seasons 1 and 2 of The Chosen, the first-ever multi-season TV series on the life of Jesus.

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Book Studies and Classes

Small group studies and classes are offered periodically throughout the year. Choose the short-term group that best fits your schedule. Some past studies have included:

  • Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices, by Brian McLaren
  • Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer, by Rowan Williams
  • Disciple Bible Study, by The United Methodist Church

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Monday Morning Bible Study

8:00 – 9:00 AM

You’re invited to discuss Scripture with us in the Coffee Commons (in the lobby) every Monday. We typically start with a Scripture passage from the Lectionary and consider ways the biblical text intersects everyday life.

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Lydia Circle

9:30 – 11:00 AM - fourth Wednesday of the month

Join us in the Conference Room as we discuss faith topics and social justice issues reflected in United Women in Faith studies. All are welcome.

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Spiritual Journey

6:30 AM on Fridays – Zoom

Gretchen Fogo has been gathering us in study and prayer for a number of years. We are enriched by our time and prayers together.

United Women in Faith

We have an active United Women in Faith group that is connected to the larger, global United Women in Faith organization (formerly known as the United Methodist Women, or UMW). Together, they seek to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship and education, all for the purpose of inspiring, influencing and impacting local and global communities. United Women in Faith is driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood to improve the lives of women, children and youth through bold action for justice and community transformation.

Some of the events we’ve hosted to raise money for mission and service organizations have included:

  • Shred It – a shredding truck comes on site and people pay and/or leave monetary donations to make use of it
  • Nothing But Chocolate – a chocolate-based dessert sale extravaganza conveniently held just before Valentine’s Day

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Affinity Groups

Affinity groups exist to connect people through shared interests and strengthen Christian relationships.

Prayer Shawl Knitting Group

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, first Sunday of the month

The gift of a hand-knitted or -crocheted shawl will bring a smile to the face of someone going through one of life’s challenges. The Prayer Shawl Knitting Group shares its passions and talents by creating these special gifts for people in our community. We meet in the Coffee Commons (in the lobby) after worship on the first Sunday of the month to pray over our work, enjoy fellowship, and share tips. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? We’ll teach you! If interested, please let us know! If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving a prayer shawl, please contact the church office or Pastor Carrie.

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Walking with Friends

This group meets on Mondays and Thursdays and walks for an hour each time (about three miles), year-round. An accommodating group, we modify our pacing if necessary to fit the needs of the participants. For us, the conversation and camaraderie are as important as the exercise.

Spring/Summer/Fall - We walk at 6:30 PM. As the timing of the sunset changes, we walk earlier (sometimes starting at 6:00 PM, other times, 5:30 PM). Minnetonka is home to many fine trails and we try to make the most of them. The group adopted Tamarack Trail in 2022, which means we commit to keeping it clean of debris.

Winter - We gather at 9:30 AM, as evenings get dark rather early. Our location/route gets adjusted for safety purposes as weather conditions dictate. (Translation: we sometimes walk on neighborhood streets instead of trails.)

Interested in joining us? Click on the link below and let us know!

An email sharing the details of the week's walks is sent out on Sundays to those who have indicated their desire to participate.

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Yoga

9:00 AM - Wednesdays

Kate McDonald offers a Wednesday morning yoga class, open to all ($13 per session). We hope you’ll join us at Aquila Park in St. Louis Park this summer! When it gets cool again, we will resume our classes in the church’s multipurpose room (lower level).

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Quilters

9:30 – 11:30 AM - Mondays

Do you have a passion for quilting and want to use it to bless others? Join us in the church lobby help us create beautiful quilts that we give to veterans and their families.

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Card Players

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Thursdays

What began as a group of women helping to fold bulletins and prepare church mailings about fifteen years ago has become a gathering of friends, old and new, to play Hand and Foot in the Conference Room. Participants have tried numerous versions of the game and ultimately settled on one, in particular, that they enjoy and would be happy to teach you. There's always room for one more!

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Social Groups

Sometimes it’s just good to gather with friends, old and new. There’s a place for you among us!

Men’s and Women’s Breakfast Groups

9:00 AM – third Friday of the month

Anyone who identifies as male is invited to join the Men’s Breakfast Group at the Hopkins Perkins (Highway 7 and Hopkins Crossroads) for breakfast, conversation and a devotion led by Pastor Emeritus, Harly Hagmann.

When some of the Men’s Breakfast Group participants needed their partners to start driving them to breakfast, the Women’s Breakfast Group was born. We also meet at Perkins at 9:00 AM, but in a different room!

So that the restaurant can plan accordingly, please let Harly and Cleone Hagman know by noon the day before if you plan to attend. All are welcome.

Senior Spotlight

All are welcome to join us (whether you think the term “senior” applies to you or not!) for opportunities to connect with one or more of our pastors and others who are enjoying retirement life. Past gatherings have included but are not limited to:

  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Faith and Film (movie and discussion)
  • Footloose at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
  • Boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka

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Lunch Bunch

11:00 AM - fourth Wednesday of the month

Come grab a bite to eat with us at a favorite, nearby restaurant! We enjoy fellowship together; share our joys and concerns and send sympathy, encouragement and get-well cards to our church family. Meet at the church to carpool - we would love to add you to our reservation!

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