Posts by Cassie Davies-Juhnke

Wrapping up a successful season of the Community Concert Series

On Saturday, May 18 we had our final performance in the 2023-2024 season of our Community Concert Series. The Friends of Arthur Maud, a talented quartet of performers, filled the sanctuary with beautiful renditions of pieces composed by Arthur Maud, an accomplished composer and longtime Prospect Park resident. This final concert marked a departure from our usual pattern of raising money for external nonprofits; instead, we raised money for our Free Community Meals program, which allows us to offer a…

GCORR: 29 ways to participate in Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates the unique contributions of African Americans to the American history. Whatever your heritage or background, black history is part of everyone’s history. Religion and Race have compiled 29 suggestions to help United Methodists celebrate Black History Month during this leap year. Some ways to celebrate may include educating yourself on black history or the various African American Methodist movements. You might also support local African American businesses/charities or participate in local advocacy. You can also explore…

FREE Community Meals | Loaves & Fishes

This month we are launching our monthly community meal program in partnership with Loaves & Fishes. All are welcome to join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm for a free community meal in Community Hall. Meals will be nutritious, tasty, and balanced with no pork. Our first community meal will be Wednesday, January 17th. ALL are welcome! Upcoming Meals: February 21stMarch 20thApril 17thMay 15thJune 19th

Welcoming the Advent Season

Advent is here, and we begin the Christian year anew with a season of waiting. As the days grow darker, we draw closer to the arrival of the Light that turns the world upside down—or right-side up! The journey toward and beyond the manger is one of reversing expectations, encountering what we thought we already knew in brand new ways, and receiving good news in unexpected places. So, with one foot in the prophets and another in the Gospels, we…

2023 Fall Arts & Food Fest: Saturday, November 4!

The PPUMC Fall Arts & Food Fest (formerly known as the Bazaar & Art Fair) is BACK for another year! Join us on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. The Fest includes:-Artisans selling wares such as pottery, quilts & fabric art, jewelry, cards, and so much more!-Breakfast and lunch available for dine in or to-go!-“Silent auction” of food items prepared & delivered during November, December, and January!-Fresh, homemade…

Kicking off our 2024 Stewardship Campaign: SPLASH Love Around!

During the month of October, we will be raising money for 2024 via our Stewardship Campaign. This year’s theme is: SPLASH Love Around! We need $160,000 in pledges to meet our 2024 budget and we are asking you to prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the pool that makes all our work possible. This money will go towards funding vital parts of the church such as staff salaries, children’s programming, and more. It will also help to fund ongoing…

Welcoming Rose Craig Tyler, Director of Music Ministry!

This Sunday, September 3, we welcome our new Director of Music Ministry, Rose Craig Tyler! Rose will be planning music for worship, directing the choir, and providing accompaniment on the piano and the organ. We are so excited to welcome Rose to PPUMC and look forward to her music ministry! Rose Craig Tyler (she/her) is a current master’s student at the University of Minnesota studying wind band conducting. Prior to beginning her masters, Rose taught middle school band for five…

Announcing the 2023-2024 season of the Community Concert Series!

Join us as we kick off the 2023-2024 season of the Prospect Park UMC Community Concert Series with Pad the Road! “‘Pad the Road with Me’ is an old Scottish ballad involving coming together and spending time walking or ‘padding’ the road together creating a little craic. We perform Celtic music from around the Irish Sea (Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales) and other folk music. Vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Alex Aavang (whistle, pipes), Danielle Hantla (fiddle, spoons), and Justin O’Carrick (guitar, hammered…

Children’s Programming: Building Beloved Community

Building Beloved Community is a program tailored for preschool through 4th graders to learn about caring for the earth and caring for each other. Care for the Earth: Saturday, August 5, 10:00 – 11:30 am (RSVP by July 29, 2023)Care for Family & Friends:Saturday, September 9, 10:00 – 11:30 am (RSVP by Sept 2, 2023)Care for All:Saturday, October 7, 10:00 – 11:30 am (RSVP by Sept 30, 2023) Programming will include music, art, and other activities tailored to different ages/developmental needs. Children can attend individual sessions…

PPUMC at Pride

The 51st annual Twin Cities Pride Festival will be held at Loring Park and Parade Park in Minneapolis June 23 – 25, and will feature local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors, food courts, a beer garden, and music stages. Visit tcpride.org for a full list of events happening all month long. PRIDE promotes self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It is observed in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point…