Calendar & Events

The PPUMC church building is resting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All gatherings in the church building are cancelled at this time. Each will be reconsidered, rescheduled at a later date, or accomplished by online and telephone communication. The challenge of being physically separated is profound. We ask for everyone’s cooperation as we join to contain the spread of COVID-19. In the words of MN United Methodist Bishop Bruce Ough, “I believe those of us in the faith community should be the first responders when it comes to the spiritual, physical, and mental health of all of God’s people.” We are doing everything possible to fulfill that goal.

Though our building is closed for the time being, the PPUMC community remains active, vibrant and engaged. For instance, you’ll find a listing of on-going weekly activities on the right-hand side bar of this page (on mobile, at the very bottom of the page). In addition, Sunday morning worship continues each week online through ZOOM; check out the ‘online worship link’ on the homepage.

Also, you can contact the PPUMC office at any time, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.   Our office phone is 612-378-2380, or email at prospectparkumc@gmail.com.

We wish you and yours good health and safety throughout this challenging time.


Many community activities and groups find a home at Prospect Park UMC. It is rare to find a day on which there are not classes, meetings, rehearsals or other gatherings going on somewhere in the building. Music classes for toddlers, theater rehearsals, environmental groups, community choirs, learning clubs, yoga classes, conversation gatherings, neighborhood associations, caucuses, and more fill the space – most of these coming from the surrounding community to connect with each other and the world.

During normal times, the PPUMC community hosts many invitational activities throughout the year – some annual and others on special occasions, including those listed below. We look forward to the time when we are once again able to meet and celebrate together, face-to-face.

PPUMC Community Concerts: 2nd Saturday of each month from September – May (with occasional alternate dates.) Proceeds from these free concerts go to organizations that do excellent social justice work in the neighborhood, community, city and across denominations.
Annual Bazaar & Art Fair: The first Saturday in November – a kick-off to the holidays unlike ANY other! It’s traditional. It’s contemporary. It’s art. It’s crafts. And it’s delicious home-made food!
Easter Sunrise Service on Tower Hill: Everyone is invited to climb the path up to view the miracle of resurrection and sunrise from the top of Tower Hill.
First Saturday Folk: Rehearses the first Saturday afternoon of each month – all are welcome to come and sing along. (Grab a guitar or something similar, if you’ve got one.)
PPUMC Men’s group: Meets at the church the third Saturday morning of each month at 8:30. This is shared food and “let’s get acquainted.”
PPUMC Women’s group: Meets the second Wednesday morning of each month at a local restaurant. 8:00 at The Egg & I on University. This is shared food and “let’s get acquainted.”
Community Dinners: A monthly dinner that is open to all – held on designated Wednesday evenings, as announced. All are welcome to gather for good food and easy company.
PPUMC Choir: Rehearsals held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 pm in the PPUMC sanctuary, with participation at each Sunday worship service.

Note: Our building is used by a wide variety of organizations that are not managed by our church office. This calendar includes the information we have about meetings in the church building, but may not reflect last-minute time or location changes. Please check directly with the sponsoring organization to confirm meeting dates and times.

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