March is Minnesota FoodShare Month
Faith UMC has set a goal of collecting 1,500 pounds of food/dollars for Neighbors Inc. now through April 8. The annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign serves as Neighbors, Inc's biggest food and fund drive of the year. Not only does it help stock the shelves for the busy summer months ahead, but it also helps them secure funding that is distributed later in the year – meaning a donation between now and April 8 goes even further. Bring (or send) your contributions to church to help us reach our goal — and help Neighbors all year long.

Click below to see the new United Methodist Now - Inspiration for Daily Living. Articles include: "Justifying Grace: a Wesley Tenet," "Lessons Etched in Stone," "Secrets of John Wesley's Death Mask," and "Methodist Women Who Made History."

Save the date for our annual Live and Silent Auction - April 14! This event is always tons of fun with our own lively auctioneer, Gil Kinnunen. Preview begins at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:00 p.m., and the live auction begins at 6:00 p.m.

Click below to see the new "United Methodist Now, Inspiration for Daily Living." Articles include "New Quiz for Lent 2018," "Presidents and Methodists," "What Olympic Sport fits John Wesley Best?" and "Denzel Washington Helps Black Colleges Make History."

The Hollywood star directed “The Great Debaters” about a 1935 team from United Methodist‑related Wiley College. He’s since given $2 million to keep the program strong.

Click the link below for the February/March "Faith in Action," also available on the church website.

On February 11 the choir sang "The Days of Elijah," accompanied/directed by Joan Fitch with Bob Scopatz on the drums.

Sunday, February 11, we will be celebrating Mardi Gras. Get ready for some different things in worship and some surprises.

Wednesday, February 14 is Ash Wednesday. We will have supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship at 6:15 p.m.

United Methodist Now - Inspiration for Daily Living
New Geography Quiz, The Minnesota Connection to 'We Shall Overcome,' What's Old is New: John Wesley's Health Tips for 2018, and Three Ways to Say "I love you."

2018 Golden Chili Cup Fundraiser for Be The Tool mission trip to
Houston TX to help re-build after Hurricane Harvey.
Silent Auction and Live Music!
Admission: $15 with a family cap of $45
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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There are now more photos from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on the Faith UMC website.

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul hosted Martin Luther King Breakfasts at multiple neighborhood locations, each featuring a live broadcast of the General Mills event. The West Side/West St. Paul breakfast site was Faith United Methodist Church, with breakfast prepared by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. More pictures are available on the Faith UMC website (see About section for a link to the website).

United Methodist bishops condemn President Trump’s “offensive” remarks against immigrants

The January "Faith in Action" is now available on the church website. A link to the website is in the "About" section in the column to the left.

January 13 at 10:00 a.m. - Women's Gathering at The Sanctuary (please note the time change)
Our first women's gathering at The Sanctuary, 1746 Oakdale Avenue, will include a history of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. All women are welcome.

The King of Rock and Roll was born on Jan. 8, 1935. See how a church agency was linked to the star's record label.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - 7:00-9:30 a.m.
Faith UMC is one of thirteen neighborhood locations at which you can have breakfast and celebrate the life and work of Dr. King. A live broadcast from the Minneapolis Armory featuring keynote speaker David Oyelowo, who received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 2014 film "Selma," will air. A hot breakfast will be served - $5 per person (children 12 and under are free). Register online at:

An adult Sunday School class meets at 10:50 a.m. in the Fireside Room. A new three-week discussion, "Learning from Native American Culture and Experience," began on January 7, led by Dennis Alexander. Together, the group is exploring Native American Culture, including the following topics: Who are the Native Americans? What are their Spiritual practices, values, and gifts? What have Native Americans suffered/endured and how have they persisted/flourished?

Study materials will be provided. You are invited to attend one or all of the sessions; each session stands on its own. This is a group discussion. All ideas and input are encouraged.

"Peace Has Come," a Christmas Musical by Mary McDonald, was performed by our Faith UMC Sanctuary Choir this morning. More pictures on the church website.

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