Prospect Park United Methodist Church
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Worship this Sunday

Sunday is Holy Trinity Sunday in the tradition of the church. A day on which theologians might jovially wish one another, “Good luck with that!” This year is less jovial. Why would we spend our energy on a philosophical construct when our specific historical/spiritual moment calls instead for blood, sweat and tears? But wait! That’s a trinity, too, or is it? We'll consider. Trinity is a matter of relationship. Nothing could be more urgent, more central to our collective need. In the image of the triune God we roll up our sleeves and get PRESENT and CREATIVE, and we get on the ground and start LOVING and HEALING and we offer our many and diverse gifts and combine as a MOVEMENT toward TRANSFORMATION. Creator, Christ and Constant Companion, be with us as we gather.

We also celebrate:
Communion this first Sunday of June
drumroll please - - - - - Graduates!

Skye Cutting, Beth Nielsen, Paul Nielsen, Alicia Velasquez Eberhart, 
Jake Velasquez Eberhart, Elizabeth Joncas, and Ida Grace Trimble

There will be time to share comments and good wishes, if you would like to think ahead!
NOTE: You might want to prepare for Communion by providing bread and juice or some equivalent. Ordinary or ceremonial, what you have is enough.

To join PPUMC online worship, click here:
Meeting ID (if requested):  890 2756 1222
The live feed begins at 9:30, with worship at 10 am.
For log-in questions prior to worship, please contact:
Cathy Velasquez Eberhart: 651-587-5356
Steve Ozanne: 612-986-4675 /
Audio-only dial-in: 1-312-626-6799 / meeting ID  890 2756 1222 #

Food Drive - Resources for Response to the Current Need

Our original plan for the month of June was to collect funds for neighborhood food shelves. Clearly, the need for food has increased due to the destruction of much of the food supply infrastructure in neighborhoods nearby.

We have created a new page on our website that contains a growing list of possible choices as to how you can respond according to your personal preference and capacity. You'll find the Racial Justice Resources page by clicking HERE.
You'll also find a link to resources and opportunities to assist through the Minnesota United Methodist Annual Conference, including food and essential supply donations, financial contributions, hands-on volunteer work and more.

And, as always, Glendale Food Shelf continues their work providing vital resources for residents in our own neighborhood, and we’re proud to partner in those efforts. You can learn more, volunteer, or make a contribution by visiting the East Side Neighborhood Services website at

Thank you for your generosity!
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Hey! What About Those Phone Calls?

A couple of weeks ago, we told you to expect a phone call.
Then the last two weeks happened. 
 A couple of weeks ago, it seemed that things were beginning to settle into some recognizable patterns around our practice amidst the pandemic.
And then the last two weeks happened.

Our Communications Team and Inreach Coordinators had worked to established a broad and consistent communication plan, including the time to focus on more focused conversations.

We dreamed up some very simple questions - ways to say, "How 'ya doin'?" 
"Are you out there? How are things working for you?"
We trust people to alert us to URGENT needs so were simply checking in. 
Then, things changed.

The liturgical calendar says we have now entered Ordinary Time. It doesn't mean "pedestrian," rather it means a time of walking through Jesus' teachings.
And that's what we will do - in both word and deed.
We will begin our grand systematic phone calling plan as soon as possible.
Until then, please don't hesitate to call if you need - or WANT to!

Online Small Group Gatherings

Small group gatherings continue. Consider checking one out, and if you are a regular (you know who you are!) maybe one of these days, invite a friend!

Friday Evening Movie Club: June 5 @ 6:30-7:30 pm
(Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix)

Saturday Morning Stretching: June 6 @ 8:30-9:00 am

Saturday Afternoon Makers Circle: June 6 @ 1-2:30 pm

Tuesday Evening Bible Study: This is the one group that is established and in session. We are studying the book of Job. If you are seriously interested, talk with Pastor Chris.

Wednesday Lunch Break: June 10 @ 12-12:30 pm

Please click on ANNOUNCEMENTS at the top of this email for details, or visit the Events page on our website by clicking HERE.

Highlight: PRIDE Month

In recognition of PRIDE month we offer this weekly spotlight. 
James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987)
was an American writer and activist.
Here is a particularly timely essay from 1962, titled "Letter from a Region in My Mind."
To read the essay, click HERE.

“Whatever white people do not know about Negroes reveals, precisely and inexorably, what they do not know about themselves.” James Baldwin

The people of PPUMC stand with the Minnesota Conference in rejecting the

Traditional Plan approved at General Conference 2019 as inconsistent

with the gospel message and will resist its implementation. 

We remain committed to full inclusion.


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