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To contact our pastor or other staff, call 763-571-1526 (our voice-messaging provides the opportunity to direct a message as you wish) or send an email to:
Our nursery is located on the lower level of the church, and staffed by a paid caregiver, Tanya Havens. She is a daycare professional, with pediatric first aid and CPR refresher classes. Her background was screened before she was hired, just as we screen and check backgrounds of our volunteers.
The nursery is open from 9:15 to 12:00 most Sundays (Sept. through May) and for special other occasions.
Families who leave their child in the nursery will receive a pager in case they are needed by the child. While we always welcome our little ones in worship, e also provide this safe and loving alternative for children to age three.
Older Adults are very welcome at Fridley UMC and one of our ministry emphases is specifically for people who are ages 55 and over. Our 55+ lunch is a nutritious lunch, usually with a program, on the second Monday of each month at 12:30 PM in the fellowship hall. If you are over 55, whether or not you are a member of this church, you are welcome at our 55+ Ministries! Join us!
We also have a fun 55+ Singles Breakfast on the first Monday of the month, which meets at Perkins at 9:30 am. We also offer a support group for Adults with Aging Parents, which meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM. This group is open to all adults who are caring for or about a parent with issues related to aging.
Most of our activities for kids are on Sunday mornings: Classes, nursery care,
worship, fellowship time and often special events.
Children are always welcome in our worship services. As a part of the services, there is a “Story for All Ages”, when we invite the children to join worship leaders to hear a story. Children are included in our sacrament of communion – taking the bread and juice alongside adults.
Children are included in inter-generational events, which may be on Sundays or other days. We have a group for families with young children, who do a variety of social and service projects during the year. One such project was a book collection for a tutoring center, and during Lent, they collected a variety of items to benefit children at Alexandra House, a shelter for families who have experienced violence. Families met for a potluck lunch and to sort and pack the items for Alexandra House.
Children are also an important part of our fellowship activities, and they are part of our service ministries, participating in Family Table service and outside group service, such as Feed My Starving Children.