A message from Rev. Diane Christianson

Dear Friends,

2017 is our quasquicentennial year. We are celebrating 125 years as a congregation! The name of our congregation changed over the years from Second Swedish to Ebenezer to Faith, and the name of our denomination changed from Methodist Episcopal to Methodist to United Methodist, and we are a congregation that has thrived through all these changes.

Many events are part of our celebration this year:

  • January pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Our Sunday sermons now include photos and stories from the trip.
  • April 30 worship and luncheon with former pastors and their families. Invite family and former church members to this time of reconnection. Our Communications Team has placed pictures of Faith’s former pastors on a display in the hallway between the church office and the music room.
  • October 15 worship with Bishop Bruce Ough preaching. We have one of the best bishops in United Methodism right here in Minnesota, and we warmly welcome him among us in our quasquicentennial year.
  • • One of our November worship services will celebrate our 60th anniversary as Faith Church. We became Faith Methodist Church in 1957, and in 1968, when the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) and Methodist Churches merged, we became Faith United Methodist Church.
  • • In December, we will celebrate the founding of our original congregation, Second Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church, Minneapolis.

We have a great history. We are a congregation that has reached new people with the good news of Jesus Christ each time we moved to a new location. We are a church that offers avenues for both nurture of our congregation and outreach to our community and world. We celebrate the present and say “yes” to God’s future.

It is a blessing to be in ministry with you!

Pastor Diane M. Christianson

News at Faith

Registrations are open for Faith UMC's antiracism study dialogue circle!

The circle will meet every Saturday morning from September 9 through November 11.


Faith UMC will be on its summer schedule through the Labor Day weekend. The worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m., and coffee and fellowship time follow the service.

We've created a “prayground” near the front of the sanctuary where the children have been sitting with their teachers at the beginning of worship. We envision this as a place where children can draw, read, play, and pray and where parents can sit nearby.

Rev. Diane Christianson will lead another group to the Holy Land in January 2018. If you didn't make this year's trip, maybe this next trip is the time for you to go!

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