Experience what makes
Park Avenue United Methodist Church

We invite you to join us for worship each and every Sunday at 10am on the corner of 34th Street and Park Avenue in Minneapolis. There is also a smaller, more intimate congregation-led gathering in the Sanctuary at 8am.

Our church has been on the corner of 34th Street and Park Avenue (address & directions here) in South Minneapolis for over 100 years, and we’d love for you to be a part of the next 100!


February is recognized as Black History Month, and in each month of 2019 we will be recognizing a different marginalized group. Stay tuned to find out more. To view a video celebrating the unsung achievements of African Americans, click here

Pastor Jia referenced this extensive library of resources to learn more also!

Learn more – and pray – about this important decision (taking place February 23) regarding the position on human sexuality in the United Methodist Church. Visit www.minnesotaumc.org/wayforward for all the important information. There will also be a session held at the church on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30pm to watch a video and receive handouts to learn more.

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New Schedule … “Wednesday Night PUSH!”

From Pastor Jia … “As many of you may know, there is a new shift in the meeting schedule for several ministries so that more families are able to participate without feeling stretched for time. We are calling this “syncing of ministries” the “Wednesday Night PUSH”. Even if you are not involved presently, we are hoping that this will remove barriers that prevent folks from being engaged. It takes a village!”  Find out more here

“Prayer For the Journey” – Bible Study

The Bible teaches us to “come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it” (Hebrews 4:16). Join us on Wednesdays for this five-week Bible Study, as we dive deeper into the art of “prayer”. Together, we will dismantle some misconceptions about praying to God …and we will discover some creative ways to share our hearts to God, praying AS WE ARE. Beginning Wednesday, January 16-February 13, 2019, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Rev. Jia Starr Brown and Rev. Gloria Roach Thomas; this Bible Study will be held in the Gathering Room.

All-Church Sledding Party – rescheduled!

Saturday, February 16 from 1-3pm at Powderhorn Park
Come out on Saturday, February 16 from 1-3pm and enjoy winter in Minnesota. This is for all ages- you’re never too old for sledding and skating. Bring your sleds; extras will be provided (as well as hot choocolate). We’ll meet up in Powderhorn Park – the SE corner, near basketball courts (corner of E. 35th St. and 15th Avenue S.) Just come for fun and fellowship if you aren’t up for downhill thrills. Sponsored by our Children’s Ministry.


Position Open: Cornerstone Thrift Store Coordinator 
To coordinate and manage Park Avenue’s commitment to the needs of our community through donated resources, distribution of clothing, hygiene supplies and coordinating and supervising volunteers. For more information, click here.

Men’s Retreat

Sign up today! Click here for full details and payment information, but “The Men” of Park Avenue Church have resolved to get to know one another better in 2019 …will you join them? The retreat will take place Friday evening February 1st to Sunday early afternoon of February 3rd … just 90 minutes away in Stewartville, MN (south of Rochester). Scholarships are available. Sign up at the hallway table after service, and you can make payments online.  Contact Bert Hepp with questions at 612-281-7309 or Buckeye4426@gmail.com

Park Avenue Kids need YOU!
Click here to find out more about the servant-leader volunteer opportunities to serve in Children’s Church and Early Childhood ministries.

Donation Opportunities

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