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.
Meet Our Musicians!
Northeast UMC has a new choir director and a new accompanist.
Kirsten Lauver leads the choir. A graduate of St. Olaf College and Wesley Theological Seminary, she majored in the fine arts, including voice, dance, visual arts and theater. She works at Highwood Hills Elementary School in St. Paul. Previously, she worked with special education students at Hmong International Academ\y in Minneapolis. In her free time, she sings with St. Mark's Choral Society.
Momoh Freeman is our new accompanist. He hails from Monrovia, Liberia. He has played for many churches and studied jazz, music theory and improvisation at McNally Smith College, where he received an AAS in music performance. He also has a lovely baritone voice.
We are thrilled to have these two very talented people bringing a fresh sound to our worship services.