About Us

Who we are

Karen Allen & Nicole OjaFaith United Methodist Church is an inter-generational Christian community committed to Jesus Christ. We primarily serve the communities of northeast Minneapolis, St. Anthony and New Brighton, yet members come from many parts of the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. We're a church that's large enough to offer our members lots of programs and opportunities to serve, yet small enough so that we can really get to know each other. We generally have 100 to 130 people attending our Sunday worship service (10:30 a.m., except during the summer, when it is at 9:30 a.m.). We are a loving, supportive church where you are known by name and nurtured in your spiritual journey.

Our mission

Our mission is to help people develop and share their faith. We do this by affirming all persons as valued children of God, inviting people to experience a caring community, nurturing spiritual growth and renewal, responding to the human need for dignity, peace, and justice, and extending the church by sending and supporting persons to serve and minister.

We're a reconciling congregation

Faith United Methodist Church believes that we are all children of God, created by God with our many differences, and that all are welcome at God’s table. We recognize that God’s love is not limited by the boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical capability or mental ability.

We believe that prejudice, hatred, or discrimination directed toward any individual or group is contrary to the life and spirit of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we shall work to eliminate prejudice and discriminatory practices within ourselves and our community, and to show grace, in Jesus’ name. We proclaim ourselves a reconciling ministry and welcome all who seek a relationship with God.

Music and missions

While Faith Church has a wide variety of programs, two areas receive special emphasis: our music ministry and our missions ministry. Our Sanctuary Choir has sung on four European tours. In addition, we offer several smaller groups. The Centennial Bell Choir generally plays once every four to six weeks. We have a Faith Praise Band and Faith Praise Singers, as well as younger children’s musical groups.

In the area of missions, many of our members have traveled to Nicaragua as part of the Inter-Faith Service to Latin America (ISLA) mission. Each summer we sent a group of our youth to Appalachia to help renovate homes of needy families as part of the Appalachia Service Project. Each month a group of volunteers helps serve a community meal at Northeast United Methodist Church. And many other mission opportunities are available.

A military-friendly church

We welcome members of the military and their families. Our congregation includes several young people deployed in our military services, and we have three Blue Star Mothers among our members.

The importance of getting involved

We have many small groups formed around various topics, service projects, and occasions for offering support and making new friends. Within these groups you will be able to experience a renewed sense of belonging and the challenge of engaging with other seekers in the search for meaning, truth and fulfillment.

Meeting your needs

If you need transportation, child care or scholarship aid to participate in our activities, or if you have questions and need further information, please call Pam Pettit in the church office at 612-781-3167.

News at Faith

We have many special worship services during the Christmas season, including Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. We will have two services on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.


The St. Anthony High School Jazz Band and Chamber Choir will perform at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18. A putluck dinner will follow the performance.

At Christmastime, Faith UMC participates in Untrim the Tree, a program to raise funds for people in our community. Choose an envelope from our Christmas tree, and then put a donation in the envelope and place it in the offering plate. This Christmas we'll support the Faith Fund, UMCOR and Project Ag Grad.


Rev. Diane Christianson and our bishop will lead a trip to Greece and Turkey in October 2019. Make your plans now to join them.

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