What’s New at Minnetonka UMC.

Join us for our live stream worship at 10:00 am Sunday morning.   Check the front page of the website for how to connect to worship. Register your attendance each week using this Online Connection Card. 

You can access Sunday worship on our website at https://minnetonkaumc.org/worship/livestream/ 

Scripture: Psalm 145:8-13; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Sermon: Rest For The Weary


Brown Bag – Mondays at 12:00 pm: This Class is Half Truths by Adam Hamilton. This book, written by the pastor of the largest United Methodist Congregation in the country focuses on five common sentiments that do NOT in fact come from scripture and which though partially true, fall short of true biblical witness.  Contact Pastor Dave to sign up to be included in the meeting. 


Knights of North Castle *VBS in a Basket* July 26-31, 2020:  Chill out this summer with a self-paced adventure led by Sparky and friends. You will learn how to do good, seek justice, and defend the oppressed—the very steps to becoming a KNIGHT of North Castle! The registration fee is $10 per child or $20 per household.  

On Sunday, July 26 from Noon to 2:00 pm, all registered families will be able to drive through the parking lot to pick up their basket of VBS activities and supply kits.  Sparky and friends will be there (with masks on the human-types) to distribute the baskets… and we may have a surprise or two in store. Don’t leave the kids home for this one! 

Baskets will include activities in crafts, science, storytimesnacktime, and games for either younger or older kids, so choose their age group in registration. (Pre-K through grade 2 or grade 3-6.) We will also have a mission to raise funds and supplies for Simpson Housing and the Dignity Center—details are below. Wednesday the 29th at 6:30 pm we will have a bike parade with Sparky and friends. Kids are invited dress up in their favorite medieval costume, whether it’s a Knight, Dragon, Royalty, etc! We love creativity!!! 

There’s always room for you. Please call/text Cindy at 612.670.1577 with questions or go to https://minnetonkaumc.org/children/vbs-2/ to register today!  

Coffee & Connect Sundays following worship: Are you missing camaraderie and coffee during the COVID pandemic.  Join us for an online Coffee & Connect Sundays following the 10:00 am service.  The purpose of this gathering is to enjoy fellowship and discuss and reflect on the sermon for the day. If you are interested in this group and would like to receive the link to the Zoom meeting, contact: Cynthia Jung, Cynthiafarkasjung576@gmail.com or Michelle Schober, office@minnetonkaumc.org 


Simpson Shelter Meal Service:  MUMC meal service at Simpson Shelter has been canceled for July 16. Simpson Housing is working with state and local officials as well as a vast network of other providers to determine how and when they’ll be able to welcome meal teams back into the shelter. You can help during this time by donating, either through MUMC or directly to Simpson Housing online by clicking here. They also have some specific needs at the shelter and for their housing programs: 

Supply Needs 

  • Diapers size 4, 5, and 6 (for our Family Housing program) 

  • New flip flops – all sizes for men and women 

  • Deodorant  

  • Shaving razors  

  • Travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion  

  • Mens boxers S, M and L  

  • Womens underwear S, M  

  • Tank Tops/Undershirts all sizes  

  • Sunscreen 

  • Coffee  

Please visit their website for more info: https://www.simpsonhousing.org/ways-to-help/give-supplies/  If you have goods to donate, please contact Kathy Arendt at kjarendt@aol.com or 612.810.0699 for pick-up and delivery. MUMC has supported Simpson Shelter for over 30 years. Thank you for your past support and for your additional support during this time.  


Preschool Playroom: Our indoor preschool play space can be used by one family unit at a time on Wednesdays. If you would like to come and play, please text, call, or email Cindy (612.670.1577) (cindy.vanliere@minnetonkaumc.org) Reservations required: Wednesdays 9:0011:30 am or 12:30-3:00 pm.  


PLEASE REMEMBER that even during these strange times, your church continues to pay its bills and create ministry opportunities that incur expenses.  PLEASE do what you can to stay current with your giving so we can continue to do God’s work in new and creative ways.  Our witness in the community is more important than ever! 

  • You can give online: minnetonkaumc.org/giving 

  •  You can give by text:  Text MINNETONKAUMC to 73256 

  •  You can mail your gifts to 17611 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55345 


Sunday Online Service: EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  We broadcast LIVE at 9:45 am with gathering music and the service starts at 10:00 am on Sundays.  You can access worship on our website at