9:30 - 10:30 am.
10:30 - 11:00 am.
11:00 - 12:00
• All Age Learning
(Sept to May)
Staff Information - who to contact
To obtain further information about events or registration, call Brenda LaBarre at 763-571-1526 or send an email message to her at email@example.com
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:
Rev. Wayne V. Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org
For our class and study descriptions, please read here.
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 11:45 most Sundays (Sept. through May) and for special other occasions. Call the church office if you have questions, 763-571-1526.
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.
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For Older Adults
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 once a month, and we offer a support group for Adults with Aging Parents, which meets on the third Tuesday at 7:00 PM. This group is open to all adults who are caring for or about a parent with issues related to aging. See Pastor Diane with your questions.
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, such as our December cookie bake. And, they are part of our service ministries, participating in Family Table service and outside group service, such as Feed My Starving Children.
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Our youth group meets the first and third Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. There are three things we seek to do together. The first is to find ways to serve the church community and the broader community. This means at least one mission trip outside of our local communities.
In addition, we try to serve the church by hosting a Cookie Bake where we gather with other members to bake cookies to bag and give to home-bound members, people that stop by for help, and other organizations that care for others. We also do Trunk or Treat, serve at Feed My Starving Children, Family Table, and other mission projects.
The second important thing we do together is provide a safe place to talk about the stress and challenges in our lives at home or at school. We talk and explore the needs of others. We also use this time to talk and learn about our faith, pray for one another and share in devotions.
The third activity we do together is have fun! We make working together fun. We also play games, watch movies, cook together and create and name new snacks. Along with the fun we create a caring and welcoming group.
Admittedly, we are a small group. We begin with 4th graders and up. Yet we see our size as an advantage. We get to know each other well. There are no cliques or “in” groups or “out” groups. We always have at least two adults present when we meet. Because becoming an inter-generational church, (a church where all ages know and are supportive of each other) is important to us, the youth sponsor events for people of all ages and all configurations of families.
There are “Three Simple Rules” we follow that were written by the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. First, do no harm. Second, love your neighbor. Third, but not least, love God.
These “rules” form the way we treat one another and the world as a whole.
Music is an integral part of worship and fellowship at Fridley Church. We have several music groups; the larger ones are the Sanctuary Choir and Handbell Choir. There are also opportunities for individuals and groups to participate.
Fridley United Methodist Church is concerned about safety and has adopted a Safe Sanctuary Policy for Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults. Contact the Church Office to read it.
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680 Mississippi St.
Fridley, MN 55432