A message from Rev. Diane Christianson

Dear Friends,

2017 is our quasquicentennial year. We are celebrating 125 years as a congregation! Here are some special events through the end of 2017.

  • Bishop Bruce Ough will preach on October 15.
  • District Superintendent Rev. Dan Johnson will preach on November 19.
  • Our concluding anniversary celebration will be in December.

In addition, two new resources will be available early this fall: The Faith UMC history booklet and supplement, and an enhanced DVD of the April 30 Pastors Sunday, when former pastors were with us to celebrate our 125th anniversary as a congregation.

Our congregation began as Second Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church of Minneapolis in 1892. In 1913 the church was renamed Ebenezer. In 1955, the congregation moved to St. Anthony Village. The name was changed to Faith in 1956, and the first service was held in our new building in 1957. We have a lot to celebrate!

-- Pastor Diane M. Christianson


 

Dear Friends,

We are gearing up for fall!

Rally Sunday, September 10, is our kick-off event. As we return from summer vacations and cabin living, we reconnect with one another. The theme for worship is “River Sunday” and we will have a river in the sanctuary. (Ok, it might be made of blue cloth, but we can still call it a river.) Lunch will be served following worship.

Our Stewardship Campaign begins on September 17 and concludes with Pledge Sunday on October 29. This year, with guidance from a book called Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase, we will talk about many ways of being a steward in God’s world:

  • Radical Hospitality
  • Passionate Worship
  • Intentional Faith Development
  • Risk-taking Mission and Service
  • Extravagant Generosity

Stewardship is about more than how we manage our finances. Stewardship is about all the ways we live our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. Come, enjoy the journey!

  • “Praise the Lord!
  • Sing to the Lord a new song;
  • sing God’s praise in the assembly of the faithful!” --Psalm 149:1

See you in church!

Blessings,

Pastor Diane M. Christianson

News at Faith

Faith UMC will engage in discussions this fall and winter on whether the church should become an “Altar for All” congregation and sanction same-sex marriages. A vote is planned for early 2018.

We want to remember your loved ones on all Saints Day.

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

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


Volunteers from Faith UMC will serve the meal on Sunday, November, at the Simpson Shelter for the homeless in south Minneapolis.

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