Prospectus 2.0: February 2017

PPUMC Email Newsletter | Issue 12, February 18, 2017.
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From Pastor Chris:
SAVE THE DATES for our Lenten Season!

MON February 20 (THIS Monday): Deadline for submission for the annual Lenten Devotional. The topic is WISDOM. Do you have any to share? Common sense to lofty philosophy; words or images; long or short; poetry or prose; original or quoted & cited. We’re looking for ideas that support us on our journeys. Please contribute!

(Email to Anna at

The book is set to be published by email on March 1 and available in paper copy after that date.

TUES February 28: Can you smell the pancakes? Shrove Tuesday is the occasion of our annual pancake supper in Community Hall at PPUMC beginning at 6:00.

WED March 1: Ash Wednesday. The 6:45 imposition of ashes will be offered by our sister community, Compassion of Christ; the women priests will preside.

SUN March 5, 12, 19, 26; and April 2: Lenten Sundays

SUN April 9: Palm Sunday - HOSANNAH!

THUR April 13: Maundy Thursday service at Epworth UMC: 3207 37th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406. This service is shared with Epworth, Walker and Living Spirit UMCs.

FRI April 14: Good Friday. Plans are pending and will be announced.

SAT April 15: Morning Easter Egg party for the neighborhood. Exact times and information to be announced (likely 9:30 – 11:00).

SUN April 16: Easter!! Resurrection Day!!!
Sunrise service at 6:20 a.m. on Tower Hill
Breakfast in Community hall following...then...
Sanctuary service at 10:00 a.m.
Love Grows Here!
Prospect Park United Methodist Church
22 Orlin Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Sunday Worship 10:00 AM
Childcare provided
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It's our 12th issue!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed, supported, and read Prospectus 2.0 over this past year.

If you have anything you would like to see in Prospectus 2.0, please do not hesitate to let us know. You can contact Cassie Davies-Juhnke, Communications Associate, at with any questions, content, etc.

Here's to another year, and thank you again!
The February edition of the PPUMC Community Concert Series featured the Compass Rose Brass Ensemble, performing for an enthusiastic and appreciative audience on Saturday, 2/11.  Known for their exquisite musicianship and engaging repertoire, Compass Rose Brass has become a favorite of audiences across the Upper Midwest, and they certainly showed why with their delightful and entertaining program!  Learn more about the group at

Proceeds from the concert's freewill offering will be donated to Voices for Racial Justice, a Minneapolis-based organization working to advance racial, cultural, social, and economic justice in the Twin Cities and across the state through leadership and organizational training, research and policy tools, and more.  Executive Director Vina Kay shared the organization’s story with the audience and expressed her gratitude for our support.  You can learn more at

Our March concert features the eclectic and virtuoso jazz stylings of Fuzzy MathSaturday, March 11, 7 pm in the beautiful PPUMC sanctuary, in support of Glendale Food Shelf.  Be sure to mark your calendar!
February 12th was Photo Op Sunday! All were invited to take photos before, during, and after the worship service to help build our library of images showing the life of the church.

The photo above shows the entire congregation after worship. The last photo of its kind was taken in 2005! If you would like to see that photo, it can be found in the Study Room, located adjacent to the church office on the 2nd floor.

If you have any photos related to the church, either from the 12th or other times, please send them to We would love to see them!
"The biblical witness is clear and unambiguous. Walls are unbiblical. Hospitality is biblical. Denying one’s neighbor is unbiblical. Welcoming the stranger is biblical. It is not surprising that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam teach the reign of God as a banquet to which all peoples are invited. We are to welcome the sojourner, love our neighbor, and stand with the most vulnerable among us. These very values from our sacred texts and faith traditions are currently reflected in the mandate of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and must not be usurped by any executive order. Orders, legislation, or administrative actions that would have the U.S. State Department disqualify refugees from protection and resettlement based on their nationality or religion are a denial of the very principles this nation was built upon, contradict the legacy of leadership our country has offered the world, and dishonor our shared humanity."

Click here to read the rest of Bishop Ough's statement on the Trump immigration order.
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