Experience what makes Park Avenue United Methodist Church unique!

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 in South Minneapolis for over 100 years, and we’d love for you to be a part of the next 100!


Advent Festival: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3-5pm
Caroling, Chili & Cornbread: Sunday, Dec. 11 3-5pm
Christmas Concert:  Sunday, Dec. 18  4pm
Christmas Eve Service: Saturday, Dec. 24  5pm
Christmas Day Service: Sunday, Dec. 25  10am
New Year’s Day Service: Sunday, January 1  10am

Advent Festival – Saturday, Dec 3rd 3-5pm

We’ll have stations with a variety of fun activities throughout the main level of the church from 3-4:30, and then a short service with music by the GloryBe and Spirit of David choirs from 4:30-5.  This is an activity open to everyone and we encourage you to invite friends, family and neighbors. Invitations are available in church in the Children’s Village and at the Welcome Center.

To make it successful, we need helpers – adults or youth.  Please consider volunteering for an hour.  We’re trying something new by using SignUp.com (an online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our Advent Festival volunteer spots.

Here’s how it works:
1) Click this link to see our volunteer options: http://signup.com/go/iHv2oQ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

(Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me cjdurban@gmail.com and I can sign you up manually.)

And help by donating these supplies :

Butter boxes  (the package that sticks of butter come in) to make the base of our Nativity scenes. They can be dropped off at the Welcome Center box.

If you are able to bring 2 dozen shaped cookies (no nuts or almond flavoring) to the Festival for the cookie decorating station, please let Carla know!

Let me know if you have any questions! With much gratitude,
Carla Urban
Advent Festival Coordinator  cjdurban@gmail.com

Christmas Caroling & Chili Dinner  Dec. 11 afternoon

Join us for our annual all-church Christmas Caroling on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00.  We will meet in the Gathering Room and then go out in walking groups to spread musical Christmas cheer to our surrounding neighborhood. No singing ability  required! All voices welcome!  Song sheets provided. Free Chili Dinner to follow at 4:30 – come for either or both.


Christmas Concert  Sunday, Dec. 18 4pm

Everyone is invited to join in celebrating the birth of Jesus at our annual Christmas Concert, held in the Sanctuary and free of charge. Don’t miss this Park Avenue tradition featuring our choirs and special guests.

Wednesday Nights – Bible Study and Prayer

Pastor Alanna leads adult Bible Study in the Gathering Room at 6:30pm.  New attendees are always welcome.

And if you are in need of mid-week prayer, join us in the Children’s Village on lower level at 6:30pm. Prayer is an important part of Park Avenue — a time to pray for our church and raise our petitions and  praise to the Lord.  You can pray aloud, or silently – whatever your comfort level and needs require.

Job Openings

Interim Youth Minister

Announcement of Associate Pastor Appointment

Welcome Pastor Alanna Tyler!

Upcoming Events

Introducing Park Avenue Singles Ministry 

Photo Directory Sale

Volunteer Opportunities

 Early Childhood Ministry Leaders

Donation Opportunities

New Online Giving Website

Special Announcements

Overflow Parking

Early Risers Service