Christ United Methodist Church

We proclaim no personal gospel that fails to express itself in relevant social concerns; we proclaim no social gospel that does not include personal transformation.
— United Methodist General Rules and Social Principles
 

We believe that gospel living means working for justice and serving others...

Our hands-on outreach activities include:

  • Saturday Noon Meals                                       Serving free family-style meals to around 100 people in need every week. Open to the public. Saturday mornings at 11am (lower-level of building) in Wesley Hall. For information on how to serve at Saturday Noon Meals, send an email to email@cumethodist.com. Read an article written about Saturday Noon Meals here

 

  • Appalachia Service Project (ASP)  

Building drier and safer housing for the people in Appalachia. If you would like to participate, please prayerfully consider becoming part of our ASP team and email katy@cumethodist.com for more details.

Forms can be found here for ASP

 

  • Food4Friends                                                   Teaming up with Folwell Elementary School and Channel One during the school year to pack meals into backpacks for children and families in need each week. Email email@cumethodist.com for more on this ministry or to sign up.

 

  • Interfaith Hospitality Network/ Family Promise   Providing food, shelter and loving support. IHN is a network of more than 40 faith communities that work together to provide food, shelter and loving support when a family finds themselves without shelter. More than 1,400 volunteers work within the network to provide the nightly housing, meals and support. Family Promise staff provide the support and case management to assist the families as they seek sustainable employment and permanent housing. Contact the church office (507 289 4019) for more details or see the website here.               

 

  • Dorothy Day House                                                                                                                                                             Offering a bed, meal and some warm personalities. Life happens. If you are in need of a warm bed, a warm meal and some warm personalities, we are here for you.  The Dorothy Day Hospitality House is a temporary homeless shelter conveniently located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota within walking distance to Mayo Clinic, buses and community resources. See the website here

 

  • Mission and Justice Committee                                                                                                                                      Our mission and justice subgroups include:                                                                                                   

Diversity and Reconciliation- this includes issues of racial reconciliation and LGBTQ- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer rights advocacy, community building, education, and more.                                              

Hunger and Food Justice- We serve the hungry at church through Saturday Noon Meals, Food for Friends, MN Foodshare, our small food pantry, and more. We want to continue to grow our food justice outreach and build up the ministries we already have.

Environmental Justice- We hosted “A Hopeful Earth” Conference, in collaboration with MN Annual Conference’s Hopeful Earth group as well as MN Interfaith Power and Light. We want to capitalize on that energy and advocate for more sustainable practices within the church, Minnesota, and our nation. 

Affordable Housing- Affordable housing is a big problem in Rochester, and it’s only getting bigger. Join us as we have powerful discussions and get informed about the way our church can potentially create or advocate for sustainable housing options in our city.

          To inquire about our next meeting, email katy@cumethodist.com.

 

  • Mission Trip to Guatemala                            Providing optical and medical care to the rural people of Guatemala
    • To check out our trip wordpress site, go here.
    • Read blog posts from the Lage Family (currently serving as long-term missioners in Guatemala) here.
    • Check out Salud y Paz, the organization we partner with. View their website here.

For more detailed information about these current outreach activities and others,       please send an email to email@cumethodist.com or fill out the contact form below.  

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