Statement of Reconciliation
Prospect Park United Methodist Church (PPUMC) is a Reconciling Congregation that seeks spiritual growth through reason, experience, scripture and tradition.
We engage in work that struggles for justice in the community and in the world.
We use inclusive language to explore the many faces of God.
We believe that music inspires us, that sharing binds us together, and that reflection and prayer empower us to act.
We welcome seekers of all ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identification, and creeds to join us for worship and fellowship.
Reaching Out in All Directions
Members & friends of PPUMC are involved in a wide variety of different projects and activities that address equity and social action.
Fair Trade – during regular times, we hold a Fair Trade Sale each month, usually on the first Sunday of the month (check the calendar for exact dates). Items are for sale during Coffee & Conversation time — from 9:30-10:00 am and again from 11:00-11:15 am — before and after the worship service. Fair trade chocolate and tea, coffee from Honduras, and items produced by cooperatives in India are examples of some of the items that you might find for sale.
Minnesota Foodshare – PPUMC collects food shelf donations that are brought to the Glendale Share and Care Food Shelf for distribution.
Habitat for Humanity – PPUMC, along with St Frances Cabrini and St Cecilia churches, comprise Tres Iglesias. These neighborhood churches have worked together since 1992 on a variety of building projects in the Twin Cities area.
Congregations Caring for Creation: Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light provides resources for living a Green and Sustainable lifestyle. As Christians, we want to take steps toward being faithful stewards of creation.
UMC on Relief (UMCOR) – As a United Methodist congregation, we participate in special offerings and fund-raising events for UMCOR directed projects.
Southeast Seniors is a non-profit organization of health care professionals and neighbors helping people 65 and older remain independent and safe at home.
Pratt School – PPUMC has a close relationship with Pratt School across the street. PPUMC routinely helps distribute food to students in need and joins in fundraising for school trips and other initiatives. Pratt also provides off-street parking for worship services and events.
Simpson Housing programs include emergency shelter, single adult supportive housing, and family supportive housing.
Voices for Racial Justice is a team of organizers, trainers, and storytellers invested in strategies for racial justice that honor culture, healing, and resilience of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.
Twin Cities Pride – PPUMC has a long history of volunteering at the annual PRIDE festival in Loring Park. We are committed to LGBTQIA+ justice initiatives.
These are only some of the organizations that PPUMC partners with; we have a commitment to creation care, supporting strong families and individuals, empowering the marginalized, and promoting the creative arts.