We are a diverse community of Christ’s followers who actively seek justice and spiritual transformation for all. 

About Our Worship Services

Early Risers Gathering

Sundays, 8:00 AM
Sanctuary

This is an informal, congregation-led service open to anyone desiring a small, friendly worship setting. 

Main Worship Service

Sundays, 10:00 AM
Sanctuary

We begin each service with intergenerational praise and worship. Vibrant gospel and jazz traditions influence our music, but we also incorporate beloved hymns and contemporary song selections.

Children and youth are dismissed for age-appropriate worship after singing, while adults remain together for a time of prayer and teaching. On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate communion with a family-friendly, participatory service incorporating children, youth and adults.

Children and youth programming is available for crawlers – 12th grade as follows:

  • 1st Sundays: Family Service; toddler and preschool care are available for crawlers – 3 years
  • 2nd-5th Sundays: toddler care, preschool church, children’s church, and youth worship

Directions

Take 35W towards Minneapolis. Exit on 35th/36th Street. Go east on 36th Street. Travel for about 7 blocks and then turn north on Park Avenue S. The church is located on 34th Street and Park Avenue S on the west side of the street.

Where Do I Park?

 There is free street parking around the church building and limited parking in the church parking lot on 34th Street and Oakland Avenue S. Additional free parking is available in the public school lot on 34th Street and Chicago Avenue S, two blocks east of the church. Get directions here.

What Should I Wear?

You’re invited to come as you are.

Our History

Who We Are

Our Story

The Park Avenue United Methodist Church story began in 1893

at the corner of 35th Street and Chicago Avenue S and in 1911 moved to the corner of 34th Street and Park Avenue S.  Today, Park Avenue United Methodist Church continues to fulfill its call to serve the Central Neighborhood community of south Minneapolis.

In 2011 we celebrated 100 years on this corner! We are eager to see what God will continue to do here over the next 100+ years.

Mission & Vision

The mission of Park Avenue United Methodist Church is to “Make Disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Our vision statement is: “We will be a vibrantly Christ-centered, multiracial, multi-ethnic, intergenerational instrument of transformation, actively engaged with our urban neighborhood and our world.”