Fridley United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Here are questions you might have about us.
Yes, we baptize people of all ages. It’s best first to attend worship here, and see if you want to be a part of this community of faith. In the United Methodist Church, a big part of baptism is belonging, sharing the journey with others.
If you are attending here, and you decide that you would like to be baptized or you would like your child baptized, please talk to a pastor. We have baptism information meetings regularly. Please watch our publications for more information!
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Yes, you can be married in our church, if one of our pastors is available to do the service on the day you’d like to be married and if our church is not already booked for the day you choose. Our pastors also require that all couples complete premarital counseling before the wedding, so you will want to call several months before the wedding to begin the process and book your date.
Fridley Church welcomes non-profit organizations to meet at our church. For more information, contact the Church Office at 763/571-1526.
Frequently Asked Faith Questions:
What does a United Methodist believe?
Before everything else, we believe that God loves us, and desires to be in a healthy relationship with us. In response to God’s first loving us, we are called to love God and to love neighbor in all that we do, and seeking justice is a part of loving both God and neighbor.
We are Christian, in that we believe that Jesus Christ is the hope and salvation of the world. Everyone is welcome in our worship services, learning and serving opportunities, and to participate in the two sacraments of the United Methodist Church, baptism and communion. To learn more, please visit www.umc.org.
Are children welcome in worship?
Yes, everyone of any age is always welcome in our worship services. We believe that children learn faith by participating with people of all ages. We do offer nursery care and a preschool learning class for part of our worship service, so that families have these options, too. There are rocking chairs at the back of the sanctuary, and a variety of books and quiet activities for children.
What do United Methodists believe about scripture (the Bible)?
We believe that we make decisions and live out of information from the Bible, from history (tradition), from our experience and from our reasoning. Of these four ways, the Bible is primary. The Bible contains many kinds of literature, including history, poetry, letters, and more. It guides us in our decisions and teaches us about how to live. We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. For more information, see www.umc.org.
Why should I participate in the learning opportunities?
Because life is a journey, and on every step of that journey we make meaning of it. We try to understand why we are here, and where to go next. We can do that in a number of ways, but it’s easier with others, and it is good to know that others have the same questions and dilemmas we have. We believe that growing in faith is important at every age; it doesn’t stop.
On Sunday mornings, we offer learning opportunities for all ages.
Examples of other studies from the past year:
See Pastor Diane for more information on the classes, or pick up a brochure in the lounge, or go to the link above (leaning opportuntities).
Fridley United Methodist Church has been serving Fridley, New Brighton, and surrounding communities since 1956. (more...)