This month at Minnetonka UMC.

THIS SUNDAY 

Traditional Worship 9:00 am 

Jazz Worship 10:45 am

Scripture: Matthew 25:14-21; 1 John 4:10-12

Sermon: The Value of Elbow Grease

Sunday School for PreK-6th grade during worship: This Sunday theme is Space Ninjas vs Pirate Squirrels: Samuel

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Hennepin County Forum for Affordable Housing – Tuesday, October 22, 7:00-9:00 pmThe Mills Church, 13215 Minnetonka Drive, Minnetonka, 55305: The evening will highlight personal stories of the need and benefits of a community that prioritizes dignified housing options for all of its residents.  The night will also feature a panel including our area county commissioner Jan Callison to discuss what is possible.  Learn more at Isaiahmn.org.   Please Register if you can come @ RSVP for October 22 Forum  

 

Lydia Circle – Wednesday, October 23, 9:30 am: Lydia Circle will continue its study, Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship on Wednesday, October 23, 9:30 -11:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.  Read the Gospel of Mark in one sitting.  Consider how the gospel applies to contemporary problems like dismantling the cradle-to-prison pipeline or ending zero-tolerance school discipline policies.  

 

Lunch Bunch – Wednesday, October 23, 11:30 am: This month, Lunch Bunch will be gathering at Perkins in Minnetonka. The address for Perkins is 11300 MN-7, Minnetonka, MN 55305. Sign up is in Fellowship Hall. If you would like help scheduling a carpool from church, please call Matt Reaves or the church office. Everyone is invited to join in fellowship, fun, and fantastic food.  

 

Fall Festival is coming up Sunday, October 27, 4:00-6:00 pm: This all church event was a great success last year, and we want to make it even more so this year as we invite the community to celebrate with us.  You are invited to make a chili for the cookoff, decorate your trunk and give out candy for trunk or treat, help set up or clean up.  Here is a link to the sign up genius, or contact Pastor Tiffany or Becky Vaagenes.  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e4ba5af2ca3f58-allchurch3  

 

Quilt Silent Auction Fundraiser for United Methodist Women, October 27 and November 3 at the Opportunities Fair in Fellowship Hall.  A beautiful, cozy quilt created by Gail Wiczek, will go to the highest bidder. Funds raised will support the mission work of United Methodist Women in projects helping women, youth and children such as Emma Norton Services, leadership training, and advocacy work, etc.  Come take a look and leave a generous bid.  

 

A Gift for Family: Conversations on End-of-Life Discussion – Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am: Talking about death can be difficult, but the church can help. Join Pastor Dave and Pastor Tiffany to talk about funeral plans, obituary writing, the MUMC Caring Ministry, and so much more… and why it’s never too early to begin preparing our spiritual selves for the inevitable end-of-life. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall. If you have questions, contact Matt Reaves: matt.reaves@minnetonkaumc.org 

 

Opportunities Fair – Sunday mornings, October 27 and November 3: Join us in Fellowship Hall to see many of the fellowship, personal growth, and service opportunities offered at MUMC. Last year’s fair was very successful, so we had to do it again. Come and see how we strive to be “caring, inclusive, and Spirit-Filled” in our church and in our community. For more questions, please contact Matt Reaves: matt.reaves@minnetonkaumc.org 

 

Church Fall Clean-up – Saturday, November 2, 8:00 am-12:00 pm: Save the date to come be a part of preparing our church grounds for winter.  If you have any questions contact Ted Steidl, tedsteidl@yahoo.com  

 

Town Hall Meeting – Sunday, November 3, 12:15 pm: Servant Leadership Board is hosting a Town hall meeting on Sunday, November 3.  Anyone is able to bring their questions or topics they would like to discuss. The SLB will give a short update on finances. 

 

Facing America Exhibit: The FACING AMERICA exhibit is a collection of portraits painted by local artist Joe Burns that depicts new immigrants. The display will be at MUMC through October and is open to everyone in the greater MUMC community.  Viewing hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm.  Also, may be viewed Sundays 8:00 am-12:00 pm.