Read the Liturgy
Can you read in a clear, expressive voice? Have we got a job for you! Join our Liturgy team and read Bible passage aloud at our Sunday services. Contact Pastor Sarah to get into the rotation.
Provide a Community Meal
Northeast UMC serves two free community meals each month, on the second and third Saturdays. It's a time when everyone pitches in to provide a hearty, healthy meal and friendship. You can support this mission by providing an entree or a side dish, by running the dishwasher, or simply sharing a meal with our neighbors. Contact Sara Jane VanAllen to volunteer.
Help Our Garden Grow!
A community garden is an ambitious undertaking, especially when it involves the pastor's backyard, and the churchyard. If you can dig, plant or pull weeds, come and join us! The produce from our garden is used at our community meals, or sent to the Little Kitchen Food Shelf. We can excess foods to sell at our own fundraisers. We're even growing our own altar flowers!
Make School Bags for UMCOR
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Prepare a 14" x 16" (finished size) cloth bag with handles and an optional closure (Velcro, snap or button) and place items in the bag. You can download instructions for this project and others from UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
Deliver Meals on Wheels
Deliver hot food and a warm smile to people in Northeast who can't get out and about. Contact Suzanne Olson for the Eastside Meals on Wheels schedule.
Donate to the Food Shelf
Northeast United Methodist collects food for the neighborhood food shelf on the first Sunday of every month. Bring your donations to church and place them in the shopping cart in the church lobby (narthex). Donated items are delivered to the Salvation Army on Central Avenue. Some suggested food items include canned fruit, peanut butter, canned tuna, cheese, baked beans, macaroni, vegetables, soups, diapers, toilet paper and paper towels. Contact Virginia Broich for more info.
Collect Campbell's Soup Labels
It's unbelievable what a UPC code can do. Members collect labels from Campbell's products (soup, Swanson's, Pepperidge Farms, Prego). When 2,500 points have been accumulated, they're sent to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky or McCurdy School in New Mexico. The schools use the points to purchase school supplies and provide transportation. The "collection box" is in a drawer in the credenza in the Narthex (lobby area).
Our vision: To be an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just community of faith in the United Methodist tradition in Northeast Minneapolis.
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
--John Wesley, founder of the United Methodist Church