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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…

Pastor’s Corner: May/June 2023

Good Family, May 2, 2022 at 6:30pm was when I walked into the doors of PPUMC and met with Pastor Chris, members of the SPRC and District Superintendent Rev. Dan Johnson in community hall. The Bishop and members of the cabinet through prayerful discernment concerning me coming to Prospect Park as the next lead Pastor. I received word a week before I went to Germany that by unanimous vote, it was approved. June 5th was when I graduated from Luther…

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…

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!

Pastor’s Corner: March/April 2023

Good Family, Welcome to the season of Lent, a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the resurrection of Jesus. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. Lent has always been my favorite season of the liturgical year because of a few things: the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the space to pause and reflect. I need this reminder daily because sometimes I can get so wrapped up in the daily routine that I miss what…

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.