Posts by Cassie Davies-Juhnke (Page 2)

Annual Conference 2023 Recap

The 169th session of the Minnesota Annual Conference took place May 31-June 1, 2023 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Drawing on Luke 24:13-35, the theme of this year’s gathering was “Encounter. Transform. Respond. The Emmaus Experience.” We heard from Rev. Dr. Michael Beck, co-pastor of Wildwood and St. Mark UMC in FL concerning Fresh Expressions. Pastor Isiah Dennis was recognized as a Licensed Local Pastor, Rev. Chris Kliesen Wehrman was honored for her time in ministry…

New Rooted Series: Our Beliefs as UMC

This Sunday, May 7 we will begin a new series for Rooted: Spiritual Formation (formerly known as Adult Education). This series, happening from May through June will be discussing “Our Beliefs as UMC.” We will be covering topics such as sin, the Wesleyan concept of grace, and liberal vs. conservative theology. Rooted happens every Sunday 10 minutes after worship, both in-person and online. For more information, check out the Rooted page here:

Children’s Programming Survey: What would you like to see?

We are planning programming for children for the next year. We are seeking input to help us put together the programs that will help meet the needs of children in our community.  Please complete this survey to help us gain insight on how we can serve the children within the community of Prospect Park. We would like survey submissions by May 1, 2023. If you have any questions about the survey or PPUMC, please contact Pastor Isiah Dennis at…

MN FoodShare Month: Supporting Glendale Food Shelf

Minnesota FoodShare Month is happening now through April 9. For the month of March, we will be taking donations for longtime community partner Glendale Food Shelf. Visitors to the food shelf continue to increase and the demand for fresh produce, healthy proteins, culturally familiar options and nutritious staples grows simultaneously. If you would like to donate food items in addition to your monetary support, below are some items that the food shelf could really use extra help with sourcing: Canned…

Building Closed February 22-23

Due to the winter storm in progress, PPUMC is closed on Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23. The 6pm Ash Wednesday Service has been moved to Zoom only. Please use the regular Sunday worship Zoom link to access the Ash Wednesday service. Thursday PPUMC choir rehearsal is cancelled. Thank you for understanding. Stay safe in the storm.

PPUMC Welcomes Dr. Marcus Simmons as Minister of Music

PPUMC is delighted to welcome DR. MARCUS SIMMONS as the new Minister of Music! Dr. Marcus is a conductor, voice teacher, worship coach, and Emmy-winner. Dr. Simmons taught at Indiana State University in Terre Heute, Indiana, was founding Conductor and Artistic Director of the Hoosier Community Chorus, and Music Program Director at 1525 The Warehouse in Bloomington, IN. His choirs have performed across the United States, the Caribbean, and in Europe. Dr. Simmons is frequently asked to bring his expertise…

Discussing Racism: Our Field Trip to the Science Museum

On Saturday October 15, 11 of us went to the Science Museum of MN to see the exhibit “Race: Are We So Different?“ with the intention of continuing the discussions we began in 2020 around racial justice. We spent about 2 hours walking through the exhibit, where we learned about the science and history of race and listened to various perspectives on terms such as: virtue signaling, “colorblindness”, white fragility, and more. Hearing the varied perspectives from people of all races and ages proved to be insightful, and…

Introducing Isiah Dennis!

This Sunday, we announced more details regarding our current pastoral transition. Below is a video of our new Associate Pastor, Isiah Dennis, introducing himself: To hear more about the pastoral transition plan, you can listen to Pastor Chris Kliesen Wehrman’s reflection here: