An environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling,
socially just community of faith
in the United Methodist tradition in Northeast Minneapolis.
Let's change the world!
"what's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?"
Well, nothing, actually--but it turns out that practicing peace, and love, and understanding sure is fun! We may not have it all together, but together we have it all. Come join us--life is better when we live together. We are a community of faith committed to each other, our neighborhood and the belief that small actions of peace and love can change the world for good.
Peace. Pastor Sarah Lawton
(Learn what it's like to be a young pastor! Read Pastor Sarah's blog, walkingaround.)
Trinity Church Sale Complete
Leaders of Northeast United Methodist Church concluded a two-year process with the sale of the old Trinity Methodist Church on Lowry and Taylor.
The church portion of the building was sold to Faith Tabernacle Ministries of the Church of God in Christ. The church, headed by Rev. Bruce DeArmon, has occupied the sanctuary building since last December.
The education wing has been sold to Hongjoo Lee, a developer, who plans to convert it to an assisted living facility called Golden Nest. Lee owns a similar development at 19th and Hayes St. N.E.
Rev. Sarah Lawton, Northeast UMC, welcomed Faith Tabernacle to the neighborhood and said she looked forward to working with Rev. DeArmon. She also said Lee’s assisted living facility provides a much-needed service in the neighborhood.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church was built on the corner of Lowry and Taylor in 1882. The education wing was added in the 1960s. Membership began a slow decline. In 2010, when Trinity merged with Grace United Methodist to form Northeast United Methodist, active membership was down to 30 people. The new church has an active membership of about 100.
See Us at the Northeast Parade
Northeast United Methodist is joining with 12 other Northeast Minneapolis churches to "parade with a purpose." The annual Northeast Parade will be held the evening of Tuesday, June 18, along Central Ave. N.E. Representatives from the churches will collect non-perishable foods from parade goers along the route. It's all part of Mission Northeast, a group of area churches that is committed to loving Northeast through prayer and service.