Announcements

Northeast UMC Weekly Announcements

Updated 5/22/22

Worship Changes Beginning on June 5, 2022

To simplify our worship technology, the pastors and Servant Leadership Board have decided to make a few changes to our Sunday morning worship starting on June 5, 2022. These changes may end up being short-term changes which may change again when the new pastoral leadership gets started, but for now, starting June 5, 2022, these changes will occur:

  • Worship streaming will no longer be available on Zoom and will only be available on Facebook. To watch worship online, you can go to www.facebook.com/NortheastMpls or www.northeastumc.com (there will be a link at the bottom of the webpage) and watch the live stream. You do NOT need to be on Facebook to be able to access it. 
  • Worship liturgy will no longer be projected and we will begin using a very simple bulletin format.

United Methodist Church Denominational News

After the third postponement of the General Conference (the gathering of United Methodists all over the world that occurs every four years, the Wesleyan Covenant Association (a theologically conservative unofficial advocacy group in the UMC) launched the Global Methodist Church on May 1. The Global Methodist Church, a theologically conservative breakaway denomination, has begun its official separation from The United Methodist Church denomination. For the most part, the people who want to eliminate The United Methodist Church’s bans on LGBTQ+ rights are not planning to leave the denomination.

 The Minnesota Annual Conference (the sub-group of UMC churches Northeast UMC belongs to) has decided to act together as a conference, whether that is leaving or staying, and there have been no decisions made about that at this time. Though there are currently four pieces of legislation from the Minnesota Methodists (the pro-LGBTQ+ group of UMC churches and individuals in Minnesota) on the docket for this year’s Annual Conference May 24-May 25, 2022, they are not related to steps around disaffiliation but rather to influence the conference conversation towards racial and LGBTQ+ justice. The only disaffiliation-related legislation is about clarifying a path of disaffiliation that Minnesota Annual Conference churches may use if they decide. You can read more about the legislation online here.

May 1 – June 12 Worship Series – “The People of God”

In Pastor Trevor and Pastor Leah’s final worship series with you, we will spend time learning about and learning from the early United Methodist societies and what it took for them to become thriving, lively, and enjoyable communities of Christ. Spoiler alert: they teach us that we already have 100% of what we need to do this! We hope you join us for our final worship series, and we hope that it helps you transition to the next season with confidence, hope, and excitement!

Property Updates

Property Updates: A Church Conference voted to authorize the Servant Leadership Board (SLB) to begin the process of sale of Northeast UMC’s two parsonages (2514 & 2535 Cleveland St. NE) after worship on April 3. The Church Conference was presided over by Superintendent Rev. Dan Johnson, and the vote passed by a tally of 28 to 1. Votes of this sort require only a 2/3rds majority.

Praying & Caring for One Another

We want to make sure we are continuing to pray and care for one another as best as we can. If you are ever in need of prayer (and when aren’t we these days?!), please remember that you can request prayer in these ways:

  1. Submit a request through our website HERE
  2. Call the church phone number (612.789.7462) and leave a message which will be passed along to our Prayer Team
  3. Share a request during Joys & Concerns time at worship

Interested in Feeding People?

  • Church gardening on Wednesdays @ 10am
  • Meals on Wheels Drivers needed
  • Monthly Community Meal – 2nd Saturdays of the month
  • Monthly Mobile Meal Ministry – 3rd Saturdays of the month

Servant Leadership Board

Our leadership board meets on the fourth Tuesdays of the month at 4:30pm to guide the present and future direction of our church to align with our mission, vision, and values. The SLB meets on the fourth Tuesdays of the month 4:30-6pm. If you would like to join, please contact Roger Hart to receive the joining info and participation guidance. SLB minutes are available monthly in the church newsletter.

Proof of Vaccine Upload Link HERE

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Letter from the Servant Leadership Board (SLB)

Dear NEUMC Family –

Like the weather’s transition from winter to spring, our church is also experiencing a transition. We are emerging from the confines of the pandemic, acknowledging the way we worship is different now. We have lived through very tumultuous times in our society, recognizing the world is changing and evolving. We are waiting with anticipation for words from the conference, informing us who our new pastor will be. We are intending to sell our residential properties and use the proceeds to advance Christ’s ministry in our community. At times God whispers in our ears. And at times it feels as though God is shouting from the mountains, pleading with us to listen and follow.

We’ve been through a great deal and we wonder what is left to change or make new in our world. Yet we know change is constant. God molds and shapes us into disciples, so that we can share the good news! God is at work again in our church, preparing to show us where He wants us to place our hearts and attention. 

As we ready ourselves for a new day at Northeast United Methodist Church, a prayer of surrender has been prepared for us. Nelda Hart penned these beautiful words. We will say this prayer every week in church, and I ask if you would also pray this prayer every day. We give our hearts and minds over to God, to bring us to a place of new beginning.

I pray for each of you, our community, and our world. May God give us all peace. 

Sincerely,

Mary Halet

Member, SLB