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
  • Appalachia Service Project (ASP)                    FORMS for this ministry can be found @, HERE

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 for more details or fill out the form to the right!

  • Food4Friends                                                                                                                                                                    Teaming up with Folwell Elementary School and Channel One during the school year to pack meals for children and families in need each week. Email for more on this ministry or to sign up.
  • Pride Festival
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network                                                                                                                                       Providing shelter for families in need. Contact the church office (507 289 4019) for more details.
  • Dorothy Day House
  • Mission and Justice Committee (see detailed info below)
  • Mission Trip to Guatemala                                                                                                                                               Providing optical and medical care to the rural people of Guatemala. For more information, go to or read blog posts from the Lage family (currently serving long-term in Guatemala) here:

For more detailed information about any of our current outreach activities, send an email to 


appalachia service project video

mission to guatemala videos


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 learn more or inquire about our next meeting, email