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:
Parking Update for April 2, 2023
The streets have been plowed around the church so street parking should be available, but the Pratt parking lot has not been plowed and the driveway is blocked with snow. Please park on the street if you’re planning to attend in person today. Happy Sunday!
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…
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:
April Community Concert Series: Support MNIPL!
In April, we feature the music of First Saturday Folk, and benefit Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL). The seed of the idea for the Community Concert series may have been born in a First Saturday Folk rehearsal. The idea of bringing fine musicians into the church while raising money for excellent causes continues to spread the music and the causes. Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is an interfaith community co-creating a just and sustainable world. They work in partnership with faith communities…
March Community Concert Series
In March, we feature the music of Tjärnblom, and benefit Glendale Food Shelf. Tjärnblom, Swedish for “woodland lake flower”, features a beautiful blend of Nyckelharpa, Octave Mandolin, Harmonium and Cello. Located in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, the Glendale Food Shelf provides food support to families living in Glendale Town Homes. To learn more and make a donation to Glendale Food Shelf, visit our Community Concert Series page.