What’s New at Minnetonka UMC.

THIS SUNDAY 

9:00 am Traditional Worship

10:45 am Jazz Worship

Scripture: Numbers 13:26-33; Luke 5:17-26

Sermon: A Million Others

Sunday School for PreK-6th grade during worship

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

2020 Worship Volunteers: The 2020 Sign-up sheets for worship helpers are available on the slat wall in Fellowship Hall.  Sign up to read scripture, usher, provide Sunday flowers, or coffee host.  All areas are in need.  Thank you for your leadership! 

Lenten Text Devotions: We have had great success with our Text Devotion Ministry!  Thanks to everyone who wrote for Lent or Advent last year.  We would love to have you write for Lent this year.  There is a Signup Genius with verses to choose from, or you can contact Pastor Tiffany.   Then you choose a key verse, write a 3-5 sentence reflection, and then an action step.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26 and continues through Easter Sunday.  It is 40 days to reflect and grow in our faith.  To sign up to receive the text devotions during Lent, text EZDEVOTION to 474747 

  

Restorative Justice and Implicit Racial Bias Conversation Circles. The MUMC United Methodist Women and the Commission on Religion and Race invite you to participate in a three-part circle conversation series and a training to serve as community members in youth-community conversation circles facilitated by Restorative Justice Community Action. The restorative justice youth diversion program engages juveniles who have committed first-time, low-level offenses in a restorative process that helps them become aware of the impact of crime on communities and give them an opportunity to repair harm.  

  • Restorative Justice Training 
  • Saturday March 7, 9:00 am-1:00 pm 
  • Implicit Racial Bias Conversation Circles 
  • Part 1 – Saturday February 29, 10:00 am-1:00 pmPart 2 – Saturday March 14, 1:00-4:00 pmPart 3 – Saturday April 4, 10:00 am-1:00 pm 

A commitment to attend the training and all 3 conversation circles is strongly preferred. All sessions will be held at MUMC with light snacks and beverages provided. Limited seats available. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or online. 

 

Panama Mission School Uniforms & Supplies – Thank you to all who donated to the fund for school supplies and uniforms for the 58 children in Valle Alegre. The total donated to date is $3,140 toward our goal of $5,800. The leaders were thrilled to hear that the kids will walk to school in new sturdy shoes, carrying their very own backpack filled with the school supplies they need for their classes. Imagine the smiles and excitement on that first day! School starts on March 2 so we will continue our mission fund through Sunday, March 1. Please mark your donation “Panama Kids”. Muchas gracias! 

 

Pub Theology – Thursday, February 20, 6:30 pm: All are welcome to this off-site event.  Feel free to bring a friend or a co-worker.  People will gather at 6:30 pm and the evening will start with some ice-breaker questions and then we will dive into deeper issues.  Please sign up here and let us know you will attend.  Pub Theology will be held at The Gold Nugget, 14401 Excelsior Blvd #5821, Minnetonka, MN. 

Minnesota Methodists Conversation with Bishop Karen Oliveto – Sunday, February 233:00-5:00 pm Join in the conversation with Minnesota Methodists and Bishop Karen Oliveto, the first openly lesbian Bishop in the United Methodist Church.  Minnesota Methodist t-shirts are also available for purchase and pick up at the event.  Details about all the events with Bishop Oliveto can be found at minnesotamethodists.org or by calling 612.281.1595. 

 

Ash Wednesday worship – Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm: The service will be led by the confirmation class.  The service will end with the imposition of ashes.  Begin Lent with this meaningful worship service.